CLOUD BASED BUSINESS MANAGEMENT TOOL

NuHub is an incredibly flexible business tool to help you manage all aspects of your business

We found all systems were very rigid, you had to fit your working practices around the system and while some parts worked well you would have to find work arounds for the parts that did not.

Our aim in creating NuHub was to provide a system solution that could easily be adapted to suit any business and its particular way of working, with flexible forms and tables and a structure designed for bespoke tailoring, NuHub can be moulded into a perfect fit for your business and your way of working.

FULL SYSTEM

NuHub is already a full system solution.

We can take your requirements and change NuHub to match them exactly. 

Using the admin console we can build 60-80% of your new solution without any development work and then develop NuHub further so that it exactly matches your requirements.

We build your system on development environments and use the scrum development mythology which involves clients in every part of the process.

Once we have your complete system we can look at the best way to integrate it into your workplace, NuHub can plug into other databases so we can set it up to run alongside your current system and make it a gradual transition from your old system to NuHub. 

PARTIAL SYSTEM

Because NuHub can run alongside any system it can be built and customised to perform a particular function that your current system is unable to do. 

It plugs into your existing systems database and will perform its function without any issue.

Vision, Research,
Planning

We take time to get to know your business and understand the processes you employ to attract and sell to your customers.

Our extensive industry experience and addiction to research leads to an engaging, conversion focused website that stands out in the competitive eCommerce marketplace.

Branding, Wireframes,
User Experience

Once we've gathered all the information we need, a designer will work with you to produce a design concept that expresses your company's personality and brand.

The concept will progress through various stages including the creation of wireframes, visual prototypes and responsive layouts.

Development, Testing,
Fine Tuning

This stage of your website follows a strict development process, ensuring a smooth and timely delivery.

The build is split into bite-sized chunks all fully managed by our projects managers. We also give you a staging environment where you can get involved and see your site take shape. We want your involvement and your ideas.

Training, Maintaining,
Developing

And we don't stop there, we offer regular ongoing training and support including help videos to help you achieve the maximum from your store. 

Then, to make your store even better we can develop your site further, making it better for you and your customers and enabling it to grow and adapt with your business.

WE LOVE OUR TECHNOLOGY

We pride ourselves on using only the best tech for NuHub and that is why we have built the most flexible business solution using these great systems and languages.

By using the best tech we are able to build systems which are robust and able to scale to fit any small or enterprise size businesses.

CONTACT US!

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Start your business on the path to success.

 

Graphical Dashboard

Our client works with Universities and currently produces spreadsheets showing the sales information for each University, however this is a manual collection and distribution of information via spreadsheets and does not match the professional service or image that our client wants to offer their customers.

 

The Brief

To supply a professional tool delivering accurate, up to date sales information for their customers in a highly stylised graphical format which can be displayed on various media and downloaded as a PDF. This tool should be fully functional allowing them to completely administer each account. The collection of information from various sources should be automated with no staff input required. 

 

The Build

Pooling the information automatically into a separate database is done by connecting to the various data sources via a pre-built API already incorporated within Dynamic Hub which then pulls down the required data at preset intervals.  

Dynamic Hub then has all the functionality already built in that enables us to build the dashboards using the Dynamic Hub admin console.  We configured the logins and the permissions structure to allow us to grant the various levels of access to the Universities and to our client to allow them to fully administer each Universities account. This administration functionality also allows the client to add, amend and remove any University as required. 

This was all completed using the functionality already pre-built into Dynamic Hub.

 

Bespoke Work

The bespoke work we then carried out to tailor the product to exactly match the clients needs was to:

  • Incorporate HighCharts (charting package) and apply very customised styling to the dashboards.

  • Create different views of the dashboard for different sized screens, especially projector screens for the Universities to use for their own marketing purposes.

  • Dynamic Hub has PDF download functionality already built in however we made some changes to this to allow for a highly stylised PDF to be produced.

  • Performed bespoke work to make it so that individual data was shown according to each login that was used, so that each University would only be able to view the data that was relevant to them.

 

In Summary

Our client now has a professional tool showing accurate, up to date sales information for their customers in a highly stylised format which can instantly be displayed on various media and downloaded as a PDF. This tool is fully functional allowing them to completely administer each account.

Whereas previously the work was completed by staff on an ongoing basis, collecting the information from various sources and entering this each time into a spreadsheet, then outputting this spreadsheet and sending it to every university. This is all now done automatically by Dynamic Hub with no staff input. This process also removed data errors that occurred during the data collection process due to human error.

 

A much better end product for each University, and a large reduction in staff cost and a great increase in customer satisfaction for our client.

A much smaller task

Our client had a need for an Ingredient Calculator. It purpose was to allow an order to be entered and for a picking list to be produced.

 

Brief

Produce a system where each product contained sub-products. When a product was ordered the sub-products would be added to a master buying list which would contain all the sub-products for all the products that had been ordered that day which they could then place an order for with their suppliers. The system would also produce a product picking list that would be used to pick the sub-products for each customer order when they arrived.

The system would need to allow for the addition of the products and the sub-products associated with them and these would need to be editable.

 

Build

About 60% of the system could be built with no development work required using the Admin Console. The rest was bespoke work as detailed below:

 

Bespoke Work

  • We needed to build in the ability to have sub-products that were associated with a product where these sub-products could belong to more than one product.

  • Added a predictive search for searching for products.

  • Built the picking lists, these could mostly be done using the Admin Functionality but needed some bespoke work.

  • Extra work on the PDF download functionality to produce a paper picking list.

  • Build of a Purchase Order template email with an email provider. The Rules section already allows for a purchase order to be created and emailed to each different supplier.

 

Summary

The client now just enters their customers order and the system does the rest including ordering the sub-products from each supplier by emailing a Purchase Order to each one. It has cut down immensely on the time staff take to manage a spreadsheet with all this information and also the time to list out each sub-product and order from each supplier. It has also reduced the mistakes made trying to manage such a huge amount of information.

You put the order in, the products are ordered and lists are produced to allow you to pick the products to fulfil each order.

Full System Build

We have a client that delivers freshly prepared food to their customers, currently they manage this via spreadsheets. They find this extremely time consuming, very labour intensive and prone to mistakes.

 

The Brief

They want a whole system solution to manage the whole process. From designing menus to entering orders, assigning and ordering the products associated with these orders, preparing a picking list and recipes for the kitchen staff and displaying a timeline for the preparation and delivery of orders.

 

The Build

This is a very large build with quite a few areas that require bespoke work to be carried out.

We planned the system using wireframes to highlight the areas that required bespoke work and then went about building the solution using the current functionality within Dynamic Hub. About 70% could be built with no development work required.

 

Bespoke Work

  • The bespoke work we then carried out to tailor the product to exactly match the clients needs included:

  • Adding a predictive search function to return search results as you typed.

  • Drag and drop functionality.

  • Some lists and forms required non-standard results to be displayed. 

  • Timeline functionality to keep progress of the order from the customer placing the order

  • We built a bespoke Ingredients Calculator where every recipe has been broken down into its component parts and entering a particular dish selects the required ingredients and adds these to a picking list. As more orders are placed a master picking list is built as well as individual picking lists for each order.

 

Summary

The system automates all the processes that are currently completed by different members of staff via spreadsheets and so saves time, staff costs and minimises mistakes. It makes all the relevant information accessible to each department when it was required. In a business where the product has a shelf life, effective management of the process involved in taking orders, ordering stock and then producing and delivering is crucial to the success of the business. There was not another system available that came anywhere close to matching our clients needs and to build this from scratch would have been enormously expensive. As it was the cost was about half the expected cost of a new build from scratch.

Off-the-shelf product

Advantages

 

  1. Much cheaper. 

  2. Very feature rich.

  3. Most bugs have been fixed.

 

Disadvantages

 

  1. Inability to be adapted to suit your company.

  2. Quite often changes can be made but only if they suit the greater good.

  3. Changes can be very expensive.

  4. General unwillingness to change the system.

  5. Usually your staff will find work around's for common tasks as the product doesn’t work as you need. 

Dynamic Hub 

Advantages

 

  1. Much cheaper than a bespoke build.

  2. An expert team is on hand to deal with any issues.

  3. Continued professional support for as long as you use the software.

  4. Your database/s are kept completely remote. Your data remains your own and can be used even after you stop using our software.

  5. All the most common functionality is already built in.

  6. Can connect to multiple data sources, and external API’s.

  7. Built to connect to any database, can run off your existing database/s and is built to run on multiple databases simultaneously. 

  8. Built to run alongside other systems and databases and can gradually take over. 

  9. It can be adapted through the packages to suit your requirements exactly. Depending on the requirements we may be able to use open source software to keep costs down.

  10. Work completed via scrum/agile mythology, software delivered in smaller quantities but very regularly so the customers can have input and make changes through-out the process.

  11. It is constantly maintained with bug fixes, security enhancements, user experience and performance improvements being added all the time. 

  12. We want happy customers and work very hard to make our product great.

Bespoke builds

Advantages

  1. Built exactly the way you want. 

  2. In-house developer on hand to make changes immediately. 

 

Disadvantages

 

  1. Very expensive.

  2. Management of backlog and continuing requirements is labour intensive and usually you will need to purchase software to manage this process, we use JIRA.

  3. Can be difficult and expensive to stay on-top of security especially once they have completed their work and moved on.

  4. Extra features cost money and so are not very feature rich.

  5. Long build time which usually over-runs.

  6. Very buggy. 

  7. Can become extremely complicated.

  8. Very difficult if not impossible to future proof. 

  9. Most developers will be an expert in one area or a jack of all trades, this can limit your end product capabilities.

  10. Mistakes and bad architecture you are stuck with as the product does not evolve once completed.

  11. Language versions and server compatibility will run out and versions the software is developed in will stop being supported, this leads to incompatibility of the software and server hardware.

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