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“As my internal team was focused on our data operations, I was in the process of looking for someone to help take over the development of the platform. I really appreciated the investment they (MindK) made to learn about the project. They do a very good job in that respect.”
With an idea to digitize hundreds of catalogs from manufacturers and synchronize all construction project participants, the company started working on a cloud platform. Once the project has outgrown Microsoft Sharepoint, it required a team able to build a sophisticated client solution. HPH changed several development teams, and due to a very poor experience had to look further.
MindK stood out as the next HPH development partner due to relevant tech expertise, willingness to learn about the project and its underlying business needs. It allowed the client to rest easy knowing the project was in good hands.
Starting with their idea and a few mock-ups, we built CINX as a cloud-based feature-rich platform for managing the supply chain for contractors, manufacturers, and distributors.
CINX aimed to become a centralized location of quality and up-to-date information on the products required by everyone in the construction process. The private catalogs of the users developed into over 25 million items.
Any user, be it a manufacturer, distributor or construction company, starts by setting up a profile and linking the employees and businesses that it does commerce with. Then they can set up and manage a custom catalog of products and materials they work with.
The basic premise to CINX is that project data should never be created or inputted more than once. Once the data has been entered it is available to be easily found, tracked, measured, analyzed and reused.
We took the best from relational and nonrelational databases to make working with data an enjoyable experience for users. No need to input the same content over and over again as the project passes through each of the firm’s departments and its supply network. All the redundant work is magically done by the system behind the scenes.
CINX backs up companies and estimating tools with accurate pricing data. Improving data flow between internal departments and the firm’s external supply partners could easily reduce their annual material expenses from 3 to 5%.
What would normally have taken hours of manual research, copying and pasting between disparate formats and programs, now can be managed within minutes at both the suppliers e-commerce site and inside a contractor’s purchasing workflow. Add to that a full-transaction tracking and analytical dashboards, and you get a bright spot for an industry with historically manually driven processes. The construction industry got:
Dashboard adapts to different user roles (manufacturers, distributors, and contractors). Companies can scrutinize where their dollars are going, and properly manage their load, that results in the best decisions per project.
Today CINX is widely used by contractors, manufacturers, and vendors in the USA. It’s been well-received by all existing HPH customers, who have given positive feedback on the platform. Now they are rolling out new system capabilities that will assist them to grow.
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“It is my pleasure to highly recommend MindK for any web development project...The team possessed the coding skills required, worked well in an agile environment, effectively interacted with our internal data developers, and most importantly took an active interest in the project. MindK takes pride in and responsibility for their work. I continue to count on them for our ongoing web and mobile app development."