"We have been very pleased working with TechBlocks. TechBlocks is able to deliver high quality go-to-market solutions within a very short time frame and they are competitively priced. Most importantly, the dedication of the TechBlocks team to our success is unrivaled. They offer excellent advisory and customer service and continue to be a valued partner of SmartCentres. In fact, we are currently partnering with them in additional areas of our IT portfolio."
— Egil Moller Nielsen, SVP SmartCentres
SmartCentres worked with TechBlocks to define the business model and define the solution required to support their needs.
Based on the business model of Penguin Pickup, TechBlocks identified the need for two separate solutions, and they needed it ready to go live in 10 weeks.
We identified the need for two separate solutions.
The goal of developing the prototype was to validate the solution architecture, as well as verify that all devices and systems were working together. The performance and stability that needed to be validated were:
It was time to take the developed applications for a real world simulation test under the harshest possible conditions. The TechBlocks and SmartCenters teams worked together to ensure rigorous testing of the solutions before the anticipated release in two weeks.
From beginning to end TechBlocks employed an agile delivery method, allowing for a highly collaborative, loyal partnership. Not only was TechBlocks able to meet the aggressive target of building the solution within 10 weeks but they were also able to deliver the project under budget.
“TechBlocks ability to deliver such a customized solution within an extremely aggressive deadline was a huge contributor to the success of Penguin Pickup. Partnering with them meant the SmartCentres’ IT deparment didn’t have to re-prioritize our workload or manage any of the challenges which came up during the build and allowed business to focus on the other requirements to bring Penguin Pickup to the market.”
— Elliott de Launay, Manager, IT Business Analysis