Every car leasing company faces a question: how to handle the vehicle’s life cycle and remarketing, once the lease period has lapsed? That’s exactly the same question one of Poland’s leading leasing companies Athlon faced, and it was up to Uptime Development to come up with an answer.
By conducting several rounds of interviews, workshops, and brainstorming sessions with key system users, Uptime was able to get to know their challenges, expectations, and key needs.
From these consultations, it became clear that a tailor-made piece of software was the best option to meet Athlon’s needs. But this system could not stand on its own and had to be integrated with several other key systems, and a lot of emphases had to be placed on offering clear and easy-to-understand visual overviews for remarketing managers.
Another key factor that had to be kept in mind was Athlon’s agility and the often-adapting processes and procedures stemming from this mindset. As such, Uptime’s team could not implement hardcoded permissions for the system, but rather a matrix and a settings dashboard had to be created, that would allow administrators to modify access restrictions or permissions levels – all of this also enabled improved scalability and rapid adoption of new business processes.
A bespoke solution
Once all of the underlying business needs were understood, Uptime’s team of talented designers, programmers, and QAs could get to work on creating a custom application that enables remarketing managers to monitor their fleet, have a clear overview of every step of the process, to find each and every car under their management with just a few clicks.
Over several sprints, a web application based on Angular 11 and .NET Core 3.1 was built, where custom-made dashboards highlight the most important sales factors, integrations with cars appraisal systems reduce risks, protect, and increase assets’ residual values, and an advanced search engine enables everyone to find whatever they need without thinking twice.
Alongside all of this, the application is integrated with Athlon’s contracts database and vehicles’ appraisals software.
“At every step of the way, we consulted with our findings from previously conducted interviews and workshops to make sure that what we were building was always in the service of the users who’d one day use this application,” said Jack Malinowski, CTO of Uptime Development. “As such, a great user experience, well thought out functionality, and scalability were always on our mind.”
In the end, the new web-based tools enable improved workflows, better management of used vehicle inventories, improved scalability, and increased profitability in used vehicle operations.