Trader Machinery is a top-tier used and new machinery dealer. It is one of the largest in North America, with an inventory that includes every vendor in the North American region. It sells equipment, does appraisals, and conducts auctions through a sister company. It is among the highest-rated in the US and Canada, with the largest database of machinery for sale.
- Synchronization between new sequential database and master database
- Advanced inventory management system with real-time updates
- Online ordering system with shopping cart features
- Custom quotation generator for selected products in cart
- Custom report creation to enable better executive decision-making and an auditable trail of information
- Receiving desk module to allow employees to specify information about received parts
- Alert system to provide due date notifications and reminders
The biggest problem Trader Machinery was having was communication with the database of vendors for machinery in North America. This database, which was built in the 90s, needed to communicate with Trader Machinery to have a larger inventory. There was also a need for online orders, and a requirement for customers to generate quotations for custom orders on request.Schedule A Consultation
Type of Systems Used in Project
Clients with large catalogues and inventory sizes required search filters to improve accessibility and the speed with which product information was retrieved. Custom search filters were built and integrated into various client systems. Multiple attributes were used to organize products and resources. In certain situations, automatically updating filters were implemented where required. Additionally, clients with administrative access could add and modify custom parameters for filters.
In situations where complex inventory structures resulted in regular search being insufficient to find items, the implementation of these search filters significantly improved the user experience. Users could select parameters to narrow down search results for faster, more accurate searches. Custom filter management allowed user-defined parameters to be set to meet unique inventory hierarchies. The integration of these search filters saved time, eliminated irrelevant results, and improved satisfaction across the board.
Online Ordering System
Development and implementation of these online ordering systems leads to seamless end-to-end order placement that significantly improves the ease of the process. Additionally, the elimination of human involvement in the ordering process reduces staffing costs, eradicates the risk of human errors, and makes the ordering systems available 24/7. Special calculator integration also drastically boosts the speed with which large, complex orders are placed and processed. The automation of this system helps reduce supply chain complexity while allowing multi-stage customizations with ease.
Often, important information is located in multiple systems or spread over multiple locations. It is essential to communicate specific data among these locations as required. Identifying relevant data, transferring it to a centralized database, and synchronizing the data among various sources is a major issue.
Specialized bridges were programmed for clients with multiple databases, locations, and sources of information to facilitate the synchronization of data between these. These bridges were built to translate data between various types of databases including relational and non-relational or sequential and non-sequential. Additionally, transference of data between sources written in various languages such as MySQL, MS-SQL, Oracle, etc. was established.