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MVP: one jar of peanut butter

Pioneering with Outsystems in a retail environment

Wouter Teensma

OutSystems Developer
“For a major nation-wide Dutch retailer, we’re using OutSystems to create an application for Automatic Item Setup – a solution that supports their entire assortment change process. Currently they’re doing that with spreadsheets and e-mails and a lot of manual steps. Automating it is uncharted waters for them, which makes it quite exciting and rewarding, really.”

Tough job?

“Yeah, it’s turning out a nice little challenge. Our Minimum Viable Product is to process a single jar of peanut butter. That may sound simple, but I was really surprised how complex it turned out to be. Products can have different suppliers, store order units, warehouse units, dimensions, and so on. There are literally hundreds of attributes that need to be correct. Data quality errors in external sources add even more complexity.


Also, this is one of their first projects with OutSystems. I’m an OutSystems developer myself so it feels like home to me but to them, managing things like infrastructure licenses, APIs and automatic deployments in the platform really was "uncharted territory". They’re quite happy with the results though, and we’re pretty proud we got them here.”

How‘re the results?
Up to now, we've created import and editing functions for assortment changes and we’re currently working on the many – and I do mean many - validation business rules. We’ve created a solid base to expand the application beyond the MVP, both in terms of technology and IT-business cooperation.

So, we’re happy?

“I’d say we are. The MVP should be doable in about three months’ time, saving a lot of manual work with improved data quality and reduced processing time. The end users are excited to work with a new modern application, which does a lot for good vibes in the team. Also, it’s quite fun to learn about what goes on in retail like this.”


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MVP: one jar of peanut butter

Pioneering with Outsystems in a retail environment

Wouter Teensma

OutSystems Developer
“For a major nation-wide Dutch retailer, we’re using OutSystems to create an application for Automatic Item Setup – a solution that supports their entire assortment change process. Currently they’re doing that with spreadsheets and e-mails and a lot of manual steps. Automating it is uncharted waters for them, which makes it quite exciting and rewarding, really.”

Tough job?

“Yeah, it’s turning out a nice little challenge. Our Minimum Viable Product is to process a single jar of peanut butter. That may sound simple, but I was really surprised how complex it turned out to be. Products can have different suppliers, store order units, warehouse units, dimensions, and so on. There are literally hundreds of attributes that need to be correct. Data quality errors in external sources add even more complexity.


Also, this is one of their first projects with OutSystems. I’m an OutSystems developer myself so it feels like home to me but to them, managing things like infrastructure licenses, APIs and automatic deployments in the platform really was "uncharted territory". They’re quite happy with the results though, and we’re pretty proud we got them here.”

How‘re the results?
Up to now, we've created import and editing functions for assortment changes and we’re currently working on the many – and I do mean many - validation business rules. We’ve created a solid base to expand the application beyond the MVP, both in terms of technology and IT-business cooperation.

So, we’re happy?

“I’d say we are. The MVP should be doable in about three months’ time, saving a lot of manual work with improved data quality and reduced processing time. The end users are excited to work with a new modern application, which does a lot for good vibes in the team. Also, it’s quite fun to learn about what goes on in retail like this.”


Als eerste op de hoogte van nieuwe inspirerende cases?

Op dit moment ontvangen 674 mensen direct onze nieuwste cases. Wil je ook direct op de hoogte blijven? Vul hieronder je emailadres in:
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Knowledge base

Deploy a Serverless API to Amazon Web Services (AWS)

17-12-2018

Serverless, Inc., Amazon Web ServicesIn a previous article, I wrote about building a serverless contacts API. I walked through setting it up for local development and did not talk about deployments to AWS once the API is finished. In this article, I will close that loop by showing you how to deploy the same API to your AWS account. AWS credentials Let’s start by logging into AWS and creating

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