SOPeasy wanted to partner with an organisation who could help to scope and produce a software product that would automate Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). These procedures would be automated via an easy to configure, use and deploy application accessible to the end-user/shop floor operative.
Working with Catalyst IT gave us many advantages for the development of this application. Their speed and agility during the project and ability to suggest and incorporate changes as the application continued to evolve was of tremendous benefit. We now have a SOP application for customers who wish to streamline and effectively record their processes.
Grant Beverley | Managing Director of SOPeasy Limited
The application would convert potentially under-utilised paper based operating procedures into an easy to use electronic entry process. Its main focus was on the procedures carried out within the manufacturing industry.
SOPeasy and Catalyst IT held a workshop to discuss the existing SOPeasy designs and prototype. This enabled Catalyst IT to understand the development already undertaken and helped to define the strategy for future development.
Following this, Catalyst IT proposed a client based application that would be delivered via a Windows 8 based tablet device. This provided SOPeasy with a cost-effective, reliable and future-proofed solution. The initial design could be delivered locally installed or as a hosted Software As a Service installation. Each configuration had the benefit of being bespoke to an individual customers’ SOPs and could easily be configured within the tool by the SOPeasy consultant.
Fully customisable, the completed solution uses a highly configurable designer-based process to map a particular customers process, including text and image information. It also provides data entry capacity and issue logging for process problems or process improvement ideas.
SOPeasy benefited from the experience and expertise of the development team at Catalyst IT and now has an application that is end-user ready. During the development lifecycle, SOPeasy had the ability to conceptualise their application, whilst remaining fully supported by a knowledgeable team. The fixed price agreed for the project and flexibility provided by Catalyst IT enabled the application to evolve into something tangible.