Sapere were commissioned by a North East parking enforcement company to further develop a legacy software application for managing parking enforcement and to develop, from scratch, an Android App for issuing parking tickets.
The company had historically used overseas outsourced software development resources. This approach failed and had ultimately led the client to approach Sapere for consultancy and software development expertise on their web and mobile offering.
There was a need to add new functionality to the clients web platform and also to create a mobile app for parking enforcement and integrate this with the web app.
The legacy software was in need of modernising to meet the requirements of the clients customers using the system and potential clients wanting to purchase licenses to use it. The legacy software was written in such a way that it took four times longer to implement changes than it would using current development techniques and technologies. For this reason the decision was made to start to isolate areas of code and update these to make future development quicker & more efficient.
Additionally, ruggedised PDA devices cost local authorities many thousands of pounds to buy before a license for the enforcement software was acquired – an Android app was proposed to retire the need for ruggedised PDA’s and significantly reduce hardware costs.
Sapere created an Android app which allowed the client to drastically reduce the costs they had previously had to pass on to their own clients. Because the devices used to run the software were cheaper the cost of the clients offering could be reduced too.
As the app was cross platform the app could easily be ported to work on iOS devices too at little additional cost.
The following business benefits have been realised since the app development went live.
We needed our systems to be more robust and to produce reliable data that would inform our business decisions – Sapere delivered just that. The company resolved the issues we had been experiencing and worked to create a platform that could grow with us. We were so impressed, we have continued to work with Sapere for additional projects.
Kevin Brown - Pacifica Group - Group Managing Director
With more than 10 years' experience providing solutions for the financial sector, the team at Sapere are talented, professional and good fun to work alongside. We spent 40 hours with them detailing our specifications and I was extremely impressed with how well this was captured. They really understood the intricacies of our business and have helped improve the working environment for staff. The new digital system they've built has addressed the frustrations of our previous system, especially in reducing the…
Phil Carey - Chief Executive of Tees Mutual and Managing Partner at Careys Personal Credit
Active Chartered Financial Planners have used Sapere's services for many years now for all of our software solutions inc Web Design, Web Hosting and most recently, building a brand new Client Management Database. If you are looking for a local, personal and knowledgeable IT service, then look no further than Sapere Software
Karl Pemberton - Active Chartered Financial Planners - Managing Director
I wanted a software solution that would both allow my business to grow with more ease and give my domestic and commercial clients a better experience. I approached several companies but decided to go with Sapere due to their professional and easy to understand approach to software development. I knew where I stood at all stages of development and having my own go-to contact in the development stage meant the process could be more organic, with things changing along the…
Andrew Hancock - Owner
Sapere really delivered on this project. From the outset they took the time to understand each element of the business and then built a solution that not only met the needs of the business but developed a solution which can be adapted to suit the developing utilities market.
Andrew Richardson - Troocost CEO