When looking at L’Oréal Luxe’s business processes, there is no system more important than the budgeting system – it must be able to cope with nearly 60 000 item numbers, and as it’s crucial for planning and revenue calculations, it must be loaded with all the necessary features, and work without a hitch at all times.
The system, developed by Uptime, combines many business-critical features, including item pricing, customer data management, and overall budgeting. The complex solution is also responsible for projecting and calculating the company’s turnover over a three-day period.
Uptime has delivered the features we wished for. They create the needed concepts, they develop it, we test it, and then it just runs. Once a new feature has been set up, it works from day one.
Uptime has helped more than 60 000 Danish high school students improve their foreign language skills by being a strategic long-term development partner for Minlæring learning platform and Fejlretter error-correction tool.
Both tools have been created with intelligence and ease of learning in mind, by offering students a more fun and interesting way to learn the skills required.
In addition to a solid tech-stack, Uptime’s understanding of its partners’ business needs and the use of best practices in its development process has helped to carry this project to new heights.
The client highlighted the fact that Uptime is able to understand not only their partner’s needs but also the needs of the students. As such Uptime has never been afraid to offer constructive criticism and this has led to constant improvement in the user experience.
Another factor he highlighted is the fact that Uptime always works as a team: instead of a single developer, Uptime ensures that a team of skilled specialists is involved in the project, which enables continuity in all instances and enables the use of the most up-to-date technologies.
Our cooperation is carried by honesty, transparency, and mutual trust. In their collaboration with us, Uptime has proven that they are a top-level software company with the ability and development skills to develop complex, demanding, and intelligent digital learning platforms.
The new mobile application for Estonia’s leading energy company Alexela provides customers with all the tools needed to quickly and conveniently get an overview of everything that is important for them – ranging from information about Alexela’s services, all the way to an overview of recent transactions and consumption. In addition to creating the application’s back-end business logic and the integrations with various other services, Uptime was also tasked with creating the app’s user interface in cooperation with Alexela and the digital agency ADM Interactive.
Uptime approached the project with a clear vision and understanding: in an increasingly mobile-focused world, the customer needs to get a quick, clear, and convenient overview of everything that is important to them from their smartphone.
Thus, it became clear that the app must be able to provide an overview of Alexela’s services, show the customer their transaction history, and provide an overview of their consumption history. In addition to this, the app got a feature that added the ability to start navigating to the nearest Alexela service station or convenience store with just a few taps on the screen.
It was Alexela's goal to get closer to their customers by using a mobile app, and doing so by offering added value to the customer. The app helps to save the customer's valuable time but also gives them a better overview of everything that's important: an overview of locations, discounts, receipts, and electricity and gas bills.
The global pandemic that began in the spring of 2020 forced many companies to close their doors for customers, and businesses in some sectors remain closed to this day. In order to provide support for affected companies, the Estonian government introduced new support programs.
The programs were to be administrated by the KredEx foundation which now had to quickly create new web-based tools to enable companies to submit both loan and loan-guarantee applications via its self-service environment.
KredEx turned to Uptime to handle the front-end work: not only to create the new web-based application forms and handle the integrations with various state-managed systems, but to also update the design of the self-service system to better match the general design philosophy of the foundation.
The development work was carried out by our long-term partner Uptime, who also helped us harmonize the design of the self-service environment with the new brand image of the foundation.
Sandman is the largest wholesaler of consumer electronics in Estonia. Although the company already had an e-shop for wholesale to other companies, it no longer met new business needs. Sandman turned to Uptime to create a simple and practical business-to-business e-shop that would be convenient for wholesale customers to use. It was necessary to take into account several special requirements for the e-shop arising from wholesale.
The design of the new e-store user interface already existed. Uptime developed the front end using Vue and Typescript. In addition, some design adoptions emerged during the project, which were further designed by Uptime.
The e-store solution has been specially developed for Sandman. As the wholesale platform has many business complexities, it seemed more sensible to make a special solution from start to finish. Sandman also had previous experiences with e-shop, so the customer knew exactly what they wanted and the platform-based solutions did not met exactly the needs.
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We were very satisfied with both the cooperation and the result, and we dare to recommend Uptime as a development partner for other companies as well.
Aripaev.ee is the largest local business media portal and one of the most visited websites in Estonia, featuring business news and thematical portals. The Äripäev newspaper has been published since 1989 and additionally the company publishes magazines, books, handbooks and newsletters, and organizes business conferences. Äripäev is owned by Bonnier Group, the largest media group in the Nordic countries.
Uptime OÜ has been a development partner of Äripäev since 1994. The development of Äripäev’s news portals and theme websites is the latest major collaboration with Uptime, which created two news portals (äripäev.ee, dv.ee) and 19 thematic websites (for example, raamatupidaja.ee, virtuaalkliinik.ee, ituudised.ee, imelineajalugu.ee, etc).
The news display on the web is configurable with the help of the implemented OpenContent product and gives editors the flexibility they need to lock the story, display pictures and galleries, tables, graphs and videos to reach the readers in the most engaging way.
The created technology platform also allows to compile interesting newsletters and supports the concept of “My Äripäev”, where reader can follow the keywords he is interested in and get personalised news list to e-mail address so that the user sees the content he is most interested.
During nearly a 1.5-year project, Uptime has developed 7 back end APIs that each deal with certain business functionality: reading/subscribing permissions, displaying article listings, search, keywords or displaying article content. The front end was built on the principle of a multi-tenant site so that similar sites could use the same code lines for cost-effectiveness – a total of 4 different code bases were built.
It was also important to ensure that all sites were upgraded to a new platform during the development process, because some parts still used the old system.
Not less important was the transfer of articles published since 1997 and the management of the differences between new and old systems.
We are long-term partners with Uptime and have been cooperating since 1994. Thus, the system for editing and publishing new articles was familiar to both parties, and the development was much smoother. We got a more flexible system that was no longer as rigid as the older platform, and thanks to the unified codebase of thematic web sites, creating new products and thematic webs for Äripäev is now much faster and easier.
ABB is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.
ABB Estonia was established in 1992. The company’s headquarters and factories are in Harju County, Jüri and nearly 1,400 people are employed here.
One of the factories, ABB Drives needed software to manage employee skills, worktime and training, to take account of working hours, to keep track of costs, and to produce quality control reports. To do this, Uptime developed a solution consisting of four business modules. Some of the modules were quite complicated in terms of business logic and it took some time to complete the details, but the result was good.
Despite of the size of ABB factory, the development achieved a good collaborative model that was suitable for a large corporation, but also ensured some agility to reorganize activities on a rolling basis.
Although there were many active participants on the ABB side, agreements were reached, and choices made very well. The project remained exactly within the deadlines.
Cooperation with ABB will continue with additional developments.
We've worked with Uptime before. This time, many areas were involved in development and cooperation between different parties was essential. The factory's central working time registration and planning system is an important tool for us, so flexible and quick reorganization of things according to the demands of the users was necessary during the development. But finally, we achieved a collaborative model that was suitable for everyone and the project was completed within the deadline.
InfraFly is heavy machinery ordering tool for proffessional users saving their time and making ordering smarter.
Ordering heavy machinery is as simple as ordering taxy or mobile parking by app – everyone can do this quickly and simply. InfraFly environment brings together heavy machinery rental service providers and clients.
The user of heavy equipment rental searching service no longer has to communicate with each bidder separately and repeat questions, what is time consuming, but everyone can get the offer at once instead.
The software development lasted from March to September 2018, when the needs of customer changed thoroughly. An upgraded product was completed, which, in addition to the functionality of the original in about a year ago, now offers fleet management, orders calendar and much more. Two developers were constantly working on Uptime with the application.
Mobile app for Android and IOS was also developed and is publicly available from October 2018.
Uptime is Infrafly's strategic partner and service provider. We are generally very happy with Uptime, and the collaboration has been successful. Developer's contribution to Infrafly's success is immeasurable. The most important challenge for both sides was product design and implementation in a state of uncertainty - customer needs and desires changed every week, if not more often. We solved the challenge - the service is on the market and with optimal cost for the customer, considering the variability of the initial task.