The Client

A rapidly-growing technology startup in the logistics/supply chain space, where there has been an explosion in the use of technology to improve efficiency in the global supply chain. The company utilizes data and technology to help understand, react, predict and de-risk the freight market. 

The Challenge

In the client’s first year in business, they engaged Connamara on a small project to develop an index publisher to provide their proprietary data into a white-labeled third-party software platform. The project went smoothly, but they soon discovered they needed full control over prioritizing software feature development without being dependent on a third party white-label solution. And, more importantly, they desired full control of their clients’ user experience with their data. 

An initiative was born to take complete control of the UI/UX design and to build their very own desktop solution.  This quickly became the highest corporate objective and a major undertaking, and Connamara was tasked with building it. A deadline was set to have the project complete and ready for launch at a major industry conference they were hosting, a scant six months away — the event would have thousands of attendees with thousands more watching a live streaming feed on the internet.   With such a high stakes unveiling the client could not afford any doubts that the project would be delivered on time.

The Solution

Upon commencing the project, Connamara immediately dispatched a team to the client’s headquarters to meet with key members of the executive team. Working directly with the founder and CEO, head of product, quants and analysts, Connamara gathered requirements for the first release, and began development shortly thereafter. 

Connamara applied its standard agile methodology principles to the project and put the customer at the center of the development effort, giving them the final say on feature design and prioritization. With the user experience of the platform so important, Connamara integrated UI/UX design principles into the process by leading the development iterations with high fidelity wireframes and designs so the client could provide valuable i

The Results

Connamara successfully delivered the project on time and the client successfully launched at the industry event. Since then, Connamara has continued ongoing feature development and production support to the highly successful platform, including delivering four follow-up major releases every six months at successive events.

Since the launch, the client has continued to grow in the logistics industry, becoming a major news and analytics provider in the space. Their outstanding growth has led to major funding rounds and to recognition as one of the fastest growing startup companies in the U.S.