Jun 23, 2020

ObjectSharp: building cloud-first digital transformation

Matt High
3 min
cloud technology
ObjectSharp delivers innovative software solutions to businesses using Agile, DevOps and software automation...

ObjectSharp consists of a team of senior software development professionals and industry-leading experts.

These individuals are the backbone of the company’s proposition, bringing tactical experience of implementing sophisticated and innovative real-world solutions.

ObjectSharp partners with companies to provide innovative business solutions that deliver a cloud-first digital transformation.

To do so, it focuses closely on embedding itself in its partner’s business and remains dedicated to improving people, processes and products.

End-to-end transformation

Such an approach means that ObjectSharp works with customers from the ideation and design phase, through embedded Agile and CI/CD automation and cloud-first, serverless architecture, and on to DevOps, microservice orchestration and automated testing.

Unlike other consultancies, the company’s team of experts achieve this through a close and technology-driven relationship.

The aim of this isn’t to simply deliver technology and close a project. Rather, ObjectSharp believes in the fostering of innovation within its partner company so as to deliver true value both to the business and its end users.

Building software the right way

ObjectSharp works with companies and organisations with an ambition to lead their sector through the innovative use and deployment of software.

The company’s range of services covers:

  • Product ideation and business analysis
  • User experience and design
  • Embedded Agile and leadership coaching
  • Cloud-first and serverless app development
  • CI/CD, DevOps and microservices orchestration
  • Automated QA testing
  • Governance and monitoring

With regards to cloud, ObjectSharp is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner - and a recognised leader - in Microsoft Azure cloud.

There are several advantages to a cloud-first software delivery, says ObjectSharp. Accordingly, the company works with its partners to leverage the benefits of automation and scalability that a cloud environment offers.

The company offers enterprise cloud onboarding, for example. This delivers a pragmatic and proven approach to scalable cloud adoption, that enables businesses to see value from the very early stages of their cloud adoption journey.

Similarly, ObjectSharp has a proven approach to software as a service transformation. This includes the building of a specific roadmap that takes into account all key architectural, security and operational factors.

For those companies moving to Azure DevOps, ObjectSharp uses Microsoft’s Cloud Collaboration Environment for Development Teams.

This allows organisations to streamline operations, free up IT resources and budget and gain access to the latest innovative technologies.

Partners

Naturally, ObjectSharp works with industry leading and globally recognised names to deploy mission-critical cloud software that works at scale and ensures a successful digital transformation journey.

This includes Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).

The Canadian defined benefit pension plan, which is tailored to the healthcare sector, has recently reached the end of a sweeping three-year IT strategy based one a cloud-first approach, the adoption of Agile working methods and a flattening of the IT team structure.

The delivery of the strategy, as SVP Information Technology & Facilities Services, Reno Bugiardini recently told FinTech magazine, has been a huge success and further aligned the company’s IT team with the broader organisational strategy.
 

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Jun 18, 2021

Intelliwave SiteSense boosts APTIM material tracking

APTIM
Intelliwave
3 min
Intelliwave Technologies outlines how it provides data and visibility benefits for APTIM

“We’ve been engaged with the APTIM team since early 2019 providing SiteSense, our mobile construction SaaS solution, for their maintenance and construction projects, allowing them to track materials and equipment, and manage inventory.

We have been working with the APTIM team to standardize material tracking processes and procedures, ultimately with the goal of reducing the amount of time  spent looking for materials. Industry studies show that better management of materials can lead to a 16% increase in craft labour productivity.

Everyone knows construction is one of the oldest industries but it’s one of the least tech driven comparatively. About 95% of Engineering and Construction data captured goes unused, 13% of working hours are spent looking for data and around 30% of companies have applications that don’t integrate. 

With APTIM, we’re looking at early risk detection, through predictive analysis and forecasting of material constraints, integrating with the ecosystem of software platforms and reporting on real-time data with a ‘field-first’ focus – through initiatives like the Digital Foreman. The APTIM team has seen great wins in the field, utilising bar-code technology, to check in thousands of material items quickly compared to manual methods.

There are three key areas when it comes to successful Materials Management in the software sector – culture, technology, and vendor engagement.

Given the state of world affairs, access to data needs to be off site via the cloud to support remote working conditions, providing a ‘single source of truth’ accessed by many parties; the tech sector is always growing, so companies need faster and more reliable access to this cloud data; digital supply chain initiatives engage vendors a lot earlier in the process to drive collaboration and to engage with their clients, which gives more assurance as there is more emphasis on automating data capture. 

It’s been a challenging period with the pandemic, particularly for the supply chain. Look what happened in the Suez Canal – things can suddenly impact material costs and availability, and you really have to be more efficient to survive and succeed. Virtual system access can solve some issues and you need to look at data access in a wider net.

Solving problems comes down to better visibility, and proactively solving issues with vendors and enabling construction teams to execute their work. The biggest cause of delays is not being able to provide teams with what they need.

On average 2% of materials are lost or re-ordered, which only factors in the material cost, what is not captured is the duplicated effort of procurement, vendor and shipping costs, all of which have an environmental impact.

As things start to stabilise, APTIM continues to utilize SiteSense to boost efficiencies and solve productivity issues proactively. Integrating with 3D/4D modelling is just the precipice of what we can do. Access to data can help you firm up bids to win work, to make better cost estimates, and AI and ML are the next phase, providing an eco-system of tools.

A key focus for Intelliwave and APTIM is to increase the availability of data, whether it’s creating a data warehouse for visualisations or increasing integrations to provide additional value. We want to move to a more of an enterprise usage phase – up to now it’s been project based – so more people can access data in real time.

 

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