In today’s business world, the logistics industry has experienced a drastic shift. Companies that remain at the forefront of technology enjoy a significant advantage. A prime example of a successful digital transformation is one of the leading companies in freight transport. This company has successfully transitioned from an outdated, monolithic IT system to a flexible, microservice-oriented system. All of this was made possible using the low-code platform OutSystems and the collaboration with the experienced implementation partner LINKITSYSTEMS, through which an innovative transportation management system was developed.
Problem statement: the challenge of an outdated IT system
Despite their success, our client faced a significant problem: an old, monolithic IT system. But this technology was not only outdated but also rigid and difficult to maintain. It was written in a programming language that is hardly learned by younger IT professionals anymore. This IT system represented a significant obstacle to the necessary digital transformation that the logistics company aspired to remain competitive in an increasingly intense environment.
Solution approach: development of a flexible, microservice-oriented transportation management system
To solve this problem, the company decided to replace its IT system with a new, flexible, and microservice-oriented transportation management system. This system was developed with OutSystems, a low-code platform that enables rapid implementation, ready-to-use security, high flexibility, and user-friendly administration.
Implementation and challenges: the path to digital transformation
The development of the new transportation management system was a complex process that required careful planning and execution. Initially, the core functions of the existing systems had to be identified and integrated into the new system. In addition, the automation of the booking process, the integration of interfaces of other logistics companies, and the consideration of special requests in the booking system were other challenges.
Outcome and future outlook: efficiency and flexibility through the new transportation management system
Thanks to the newly developed transportation management system, the company can now respond to market demands more efficiently and flexibly. The entire booking and transportation process was digitized and automated, which improved the information flow and enabled the company to make more informed economic decisions.
In today’s digital era, outdated IT systems are more than just a burden – they can seriously hinder the growth and development of a company. Our client successfully overcame this challenge and is now ready for the future of the logistics industry. If you face similar challenges, do not hesitate to contact us. Our experts are ready to help you with your digital transformation.