Projects by industry
Patient Care Application_
During the height of the Covid 19 pandemic, a large multinational healthcare organization wanted to expand its offering to include remote hospital care. This initiative was expected to increase nurse job satisfaction and patient care quality due to the reduced cost and effort of care.
Using our proprietary platform with pre-built functionality as the basis foundation, we built a Patient Care Application that enables care teams to assign rooms, monitor patients and communicate via text and video conference. Our client was able to immediately take advantage of information collection, user management and role-based security, file share, video and live chat, and workflow management. This jumpstarted the app-building process significantly and saved our client months of development time and money.
We built the application with modern serverless patterns using .NET Core and C# and deployed as Azure Functions. The app is accessed through Azure API Management for security, scalability and reliability. The backend was developed as a headless application service to enforce authentication, role-based security, and encapsulate business logic via a configurable workflow engine. We chose MongoDB as our primary database to support the dynamic configuration-driven data that is needed for remote healthcare. The web application is architected as a single-page application written in TypeScript using Angular. This approach is very flexible and performant and provides clear integration points with the backend API.
Automated Error Tracking_
In the microchip fabrication business, removing risk of human error during quality inspection is critical to reducing waste and managing profit margins. Our client needed to automate tracking of bad sites within chip wafers, ensuring errors would be caught early in the build process to eliminate wasted time and resources during manufacture. A system was needed to track which sites were identified as compromised and at which step an error occurred, and then deliver that information to support decision making at later stages in the manufacturing process. Due to production timing dependencies, this system had to be built, tested and fully functional within 20 weeks.
Critical system requirements included an administrative web application to allow authenticated users to identify and record site error information, the ability to synchronize this data to the client’s Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and allow for evolving wafer disposition evaluation criteria.
Self-Service Reporting with Power BI_
Valore Partners was hired to build out an enterprise Power BI Premium strategy and solution in Azure as the core technology, develop a number of high-priority executive Dashboards and train IT staff on Power BI report development. Valore deployed a small team to provide enterprise data management and reporting thought leadership, Power BI architecture and report development. The team created the architecture and design including AD groups and role-based security, configured the Power BI Premium Workspace gateway, developed automated deployment scripts for connection strings and data sets and designed an intake process for moving requests through development to production.
Wizard Application Rebuild_
As part of a complete technology overhaul, a large Phoenix-based food distributor and supplier wanted their food ingredient ordering Wizard application rebuilt. The application allows the company’s customers to order food ingredients and track purchases, inventory and menu costs. The primary goals of the rebuild were to improve application speed and user experience, and to leverage customer order data.
During project discovery, it was determined that the application should be migrated away from Webforms and re-architected using Vue.js. Because of its cloud-based architecture, Vue.js is fast, flexible and can be adopted incrementally. It also has robust client-side functionality, which made it preferable to Angular.
The Wizard was completely re-engineered to offer a new and improved UI for all catalog, recipe and inventory features. The interface was designed to behave like Excel to make it user intuitive. We optimized performance of the entire application, focusing on areas most prone to delays like the cost calculation feature. By using asynchronous functionality, we were able to reduce timeouts during protracted calculations. And keeping future iterations in mind, we built the app on an open architecture so it could be integrated with point-of-sale software.
As a result of the improved user experience, user acceptance increased from less than 5% to over 80%. Company executives were so pleased with the improved UX and architecture that they instructed the sales team to use the new tool in sales meetings.
The data captured on customer orders allowed our client to build customer profiles based on purchase history. This enabled predictive data modeling, satisfying a major company initiative. Using predictive modeling, our client was able to offer their customers a way to leverage ingredient cost data and improve kitchen profitability.
A Public Utility’s IT department had been struggling with systems running on outdated technology, hindering its ability to provide operations leaders information in a meaningful and consumable way for them to make business decisions. Ever-changing requirements from the operations team created a snowball effect putting IT further and further behind in meeting the needs of their customers as they wrestled with inefficient legacy systems. A technology upgrade was needed immediately.
IT realized that in order to accomplish the many system upgrades in the time allowed, they’d need several teams working in parallel managing a variety of workstreams to rebuild multiple applications. The challenge would be finding a way to rebuild applications quickly while maintaining consistent look and feel across applications.
Valore was hired to bring thought leadership and technical skills in solving this problem. The goal was to consolidate four separate platforms, each including different technologies, data sources and services into one system. Targeted upgrades included uplifting older SQL to current version, .NET3 to .NET Core and Webforms to current Angular version. Using microservices enabled the creation of discrete applications supporting various functions, allowing teams to build smaller, reusable front ends for easier updates and changes. A monorepo was used to consolidate applications supporting code sharing across development teams driving efficiencies, consistency and faster completion times.
With this approach, the four development teams were able to work more efficiently than ever before in delivering the system upgrades. The result is a unified platform providing a much improved user experience through consistent interfaces. As a lasting benefit to the business, IT can now respond faster to new feature requests and enhancements with minimal required changes to the code base, driving down the cost and time to production.
Data Migration and Systems Integration_
Our client, a large home construction company, needed a new system to enable their sales teams to create new spec homes and models through a common, component-based user interface. The project consisted of a major back-end data migration of residential home information from their legacy application databases into a new data tier. Using Microsoft SSIS, data migrations were created to be repeatable, reversable and managed down to the Market/Community demographic. This design allowed the client to roll out the new software across the enterprise on a Market-Community basis.
The project involved both front- and back-end work utilizing Angular, Redux, OData API (via Entity Framework) and Azure DevOps / Git for source control, code review and pipeline build and release operations. To meet the required timeframe and ensure a smooth migration, we allocated a full team — three Software Engineers, a Business Analyst, Project Manager and Tester.