About this project
SmartBorder is a fast, high-speed customs clearance software for air, ocean, rail, and truck shipments. Their mission is to make entering the U.S. easier and more efficient. SmartBorder provides brokers, carriers, and importers with tools to manage their operations and save money.
The customs clearance industry has strict regulations, which created difficulties for SmartBorder's customers who had to navigate multiple standalone systems to comply with changes. This costs customers time and money to learn each system. Additionally, SmartBorder had limited resources to maintain old assets and meet customers' demands for updated systems.
To address these challenges, SmartBorder aimed to offer a comprehensive solution that meets evolving customer and industry needs while improving quality and speed of time-to-market.
We teamed up with SmartBorder to create an innovative software solution that merges multiple legacy systems into one easy-to-use program. This SaaS and PC-based application helps brokers, carriers, and importers comply with customs regulations efficiently and manage operations from anywhere with an internet connection.
Our design team created a user-friendly software solution that puts users at the center. SmartBorder users can now automate back-office processes, manage operations efficiently, and adapt to industry demands. We also developed our own code generator that reduced production times from 4 days to just 10 minutes.
Our team went to Buffalo, NY to meet with SmartBorder's team and collaborate on product discovery. This face-to-face interaction allowed us to align on business goals and product vision. As a result, we created a proof of concept and the roadmap for the work ahead.
Our interdisciplinary team of 6 professionals began the project kick-off, focusing on the front-end development using the latest Microsoft and .NET technologies. With insights from the product discovery stage, we created an efficient and user-friendly front-end interface that meets users' needs and problems.
Our team expanded to 11 members who developed SmartBorder's own back-end code generator using new and innovative techniques. This reduced production time from 4 days to just 10 minutes, making development twice as fast. We also streamlined the process and increased efficiency by developing logistics commerce forms and rules.
SmartBorder's new application launched with a 100% customer conversion rate, and transaction automation increased from 50% to 100%. Within a few months, 200 new customers joined in with remarkable satisfaction with the product.
Our team of 18 people visited SmartBorder's headquarters to gather feedback from users and work on new designs. We were also given the opportunity to work on a new project, Autoexports, from the ground up.
Our team now has 20 people working to improve the software's front-end through redesigns and other improvements. We also provide critical back-end maintenance services to keep the software running smoothly.
Our team was entrusted with the responsibility of a new project called LEC. It's an innovative solution that automates e-commerce customs brokerage for importers to pre-clear high volumes of low-value parcels entering the U.S.
Our team initiated the project kick-off for a solution aimed at simplifying the vehicle import process to Canada. This application is part of SmartBorder’s core platform.
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