Retail conglomerate embraces application integration
This retail store conglomerate boasts an impressive 73 stores in a total of 16 states. It offers a wide selection, as well as affordable shopping options.
The client needed a complete integration of several disparate systems and applications, which captured different types of data from their retail and online stores. Collected data included various point-of-sale, financial, and payment applications. The client requested unified and consistent data across applications and required an opensource Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) solution for data and application integration. Concentrix Catalyst strengthened and revised the project requirements to incorporate change requests along with active code development and integrated testing.
Catalyst implemented an end-to-end, complete development project for the integration which addressed the client’s requirements for open-source technology and SOA-based architecture. With over 80 applications and data integration points, Catalyst’s complex solution helped revolutionize this client’s business. Because the client doesn’t have a large in-house IT team, Catalyst took a consultative approach to work toward the client’s business goals. Catalyst developed a custom reporting application with a separate user interface and set up a Nexus Maven repository manager. Catalyst employed a methodology based on Agile/Scrum best practices and Kanban to define roles and processes to drive continuous and incremental changes.
Catalyst developed the project in units, demonstrating code quality and the application integration solution in two-week sprints. Thorough pre-integration and unit testing were part of Catalyst’s development practice. In addition, Catalyst experts also obtained continuous feedback from the client, revising requirements and redesigning the solution as necessary. Implementation occurred simultaneously with development.