Modernization

Do you want Agile transformation with that?

Modernization

Do you want Agile transformation with that?

Impact

50%
reduction in user steps
single source of truth
for data integrity
rapid adoption
of Agile development methods

The challenge

One of the country’s largest media conglomerates had outgrown the billing system used to bill production companies for all the goods and services provided during movie and TV shoots.

The aging AS400 platform had become difficult to maintain and its clunky interface frustrated users. Data structure limitations made it virtually impossible to deliver the depth of management reporting the business needed.  Above all, it was simply incompatible with the company’s enterprise technology roadmap. 

 The client was also looking to increase Agile adoption. Client developers had received training and coaching, but new ways of working were not yet fully embraced.

Nexient solution

Nexient helped the client implement a modern, open-source architecture. The developers worked in parallel with teams developing and testing multiple integration APIs, so the new system could run alongside disparate legacy ordering and scheduling systems that had not yet been upgraded.  

A key feature of the new system is a simplified user interface, streamlining the process for creating customer transactions and accounts. By eliminating duplicate data entry, the client now has a single source of truth for billing information. 

The product team used an Agile co-building approach, partnering Nexient developers with client developers. Client developers even participated in Nexient’s Agile boot camp, getting the same training that Nexient staff receives.

The product team used an Agile co-building approach, partnering Nexient developers with client developers

The results

The company now has a billing platform that is aligned with its enterprise roadmap and is easy to maintain, with built-in flexibility to add enhancements, including a self-service portal and mobility features. 

And by adopting more agile processes, the client reports increased productivity for its developers and users alike.

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