Camtran jive

Complex business process management solution

CAMTRAN

Jive is a complex business process management tool serving a major role in everyday cycles of CamTran – Canada’s leading manufacturer of oil-filled transformers.

Duration:
2012 – Ongoing

Technologies used:
Tomcat, Java, JSP, Postgres Database, React

Case study

CLIENT

Cam Tran is a Canadian company (ISO-9001 certified), which specializes in manufacturing all kinds of oil-filled distribution transformers as well as in their repair & renewal. Since 1982, it secured its position as Canada’s largest company with full line distribution of oil filled transformers and is constantly leading on the market in the fields of product quality, design & innovations. Having 3 locations in Canada, company owns a total surface of over 250,000 square meters of manufacturing space.

SITUATION

In 2012, Gecko Dynamics won a tender for providing a custom software solution for management of CamTran’s business & manufacturing processes. The main part was focused around creating, storing, organizing, searching, viewing, editing, and controlling Standardized Work Instructions. The project was initially treated as a pilot project but was envisioned to grow and implement a larger custom software facilitating optimization of CamTran’s business processes, internally called Jive.

SOLUTION


Results of the pilot phase led to maintaining a long terms cooperation, during which Gecko Dynamics has delivered a system than includes:

  • Instant & quick access to all projects, KPI’s and critical customer information direct to shop floor
  • Jobs management including specifications, drawings, time standards and completion checklists
  • Project & Issue management with workflow from origination to resolution
  • Document management
  • Production and financial forecasting Internal audits
  • Winding schedule optimization

Results

Jive has been found to be a critical component in optimizing production and operations within the company

Number of human errors on all phases of production process has been decreased

Sales increase – key customers have been impressed with Jive and CamTran’s commitment to innovation, optimization and visibility into production process, which helped in securing multi-million dollar deals

CamTran is constantly undertaking a number of key initiatives following its continuous efforts to improve
its services, including state of the art equipment, robotization and environmental stewardship.
Nevertheless, 5 years after commence of the Jive project it is still #1 on the CamTran’s key initiatives list.

What the client says

Cascade Strategies
Jerry Johnson
CEO at Cascade Strategies, Founder of Nimbus Online
Seattle, USA

They were excellent. Timely deliveries and competitive rates combined with exceptional math and technical skills make Gecko Dynamics an ideal partner. They demonstrated a greater understanding of our mission than other companies had shown in the past.

5.0

Scheduling

On time / deadlines

They were typically, but not always, on time with deliverables. Scheduling is a definite strength.

5.0

Cost

Value / within estimates

We were pleasantly surprised to discover that they were more competitive by world standards.

5.0

Quality

Service & deliverables

We seldom had quibbles about the code performance.

5.0

NPS

Willing to refer

I’ve already passed their name along to people.

GoMobile
Adam Boryniec
Co-Founder, GoMobile
Poland

Their project management was amazing. They also suggested technical solutions that saved us time & money, which our customers also appreciated. After 9 years of continuous cooperation, I can recommend Gecko as one of the best business partners I’ve ever worked with.

5.0

Scheduling

On time / deadlines

5.0

Cost

Value / within estimates

They were much cheaper than programmers in Poland at the time.

5.0

Quality

Service & deliverables

5.0

NPS

Willing to refer

This is a great company. I would recommend them.

Xplorex
Derek Zarbrook
President, Software Dev Company
Canada

From 1 to 5, I would rate them a 6 if I could. They’re amazing. The value they provide is why we’ve worked with them so long. I’m willing to drive down the street in the middle of L.A. when I’m tired to make sure they have a good review.

5.0

Scheduling

On time / deadlines

Any issues with deadlines have been on our side, not theirs.

5.0

Cost

Value / within estimates

I would rate them a 6 if I could. They’re amazing. The value they provide is why we’ve worked with them so long.

5.0

Quality

Service & deliverables

I’ve never not been happy with their work.

5.0

NPS

Willing to refer

I’m willing to drive down the street in the middle of L.A. when I’m tired to make sure they have a good review.

Camtran
Head of Quality Assurance, Cam Tran
Canada

By synchronizing production information across all 3 plants, the database system facilitated substantial company growth, leading to sales doubling over 4 years. Gecko Dynamics familiarized themselves with unique industry challenges to produce a customized solution and become a long-term partner.

4.0

Scheduling

On time / deadlines

Better planning would improve scheduling.

5.0

Cost

Value / within estimates

Their competitive rates give me a bigger bang for my buck.

4.0

Quality

Service & deliverables

They've been very good. We encounter occasional misunderstandings, partly due to a lack of planning on my end.

5.0

NPS

Willing to refer

Homebuzz
David Polisi
Founder, Homebuzz
Canada

Profitability is up with a recent project achieving a 25% increase in monthly revenue. Added features deepen engagement with existing customers and attract an ever-expanding range of new business. While close relationships are a key asset, they’ve created an informality in need of correcting.

4.0

Scheduling

On time / deadlines

I push hard with deadlines and we sometimes fall behind schedule.

5.0

Cost

Value / within estimates

You can't get the kind of integration and development that these guys provide anywhere else. We toss aside every proposal from other firms.

5.0

Quality

Service & deliverables

They did a great job covering all aspects of our services, from heavy internet users to other consumers.

5.0

NPS

Willing to refer

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