Innovation into Every Fiber – RugSimple

A Comprehensive Case Study in Modernizing the Rug Industry

https://www.rugsimple.com

RugSimple, a dynamic player in the rug industry, sought our expertise in crafting a comprehensive platform to revolutionize the way rugs are bought, sold, rented, consigned, appraised, and maintained. This multifaceted platform serves as a one-stop solution for all things rug-related.

RugSimple’s transformation journey showcases our ability to navigate complex challenges, innovate with cutting-edge technologies, and deliver solutions that not only meet but exceed client expectations. The strategic integration of VueJS, Hotglue, and Google Cloud services represents a harmonious blend of technology and problem-solving expertise.

Through this collaboration, RugSimple has emerged as a pioneer in the modernized rug industry, ready to meet the diverse needs of its clientele.

Overview

RugSimple’s innovative platform redefines the market for rugs by offering an integrated solution that supports the sale, rental, and consignment of rugs with ease. Its design prioritizes intuitive navigation, making the buying and selling process seamless for all parties involved.

The platform stands out for its robust appraisal functionality, utilizing a comprehensive database and sophisticated algorithms to ensure accurate and reliable valuations of rugs. Beyond transactions, RugSimple distinguishes itself by offering maintenance and cleaning services, allowing for easy scheduling of pickups and deliveries.

This not only extends the lifespan of rugs but also cements RugSimple’s position as a comprehensive service provider in the rug industry. Furthermore, the inclusion of built-in accounting features simplifies financial management, offering transparent and efficient transaction tracking and invoicing.

This suite of services enhances the user experience, ensuring a smooth, reliable, and comprehensive journey for rug enthusiasts and professionals alike.

The challenge

Upon taking on RugSimple’s project, a significant challenge presented itself in the form of extensive technical debt. To address this while incorporating new functionalities, we adopted the VueJS 2 print-run injection system, focusing on bridge components for efficient implementation.

01

Integration Complexity

The endeavor to integrate a modular QuickBooks system encountered platform constraints, compelling us to find an alternative.

02

Scalability Solutions

We faced scalability issues that necessitated the development of a "job queue" system. This system was designed to manage synchronization tasks effectively, preventing potential system overloads.

03

Notification Efficiency

The implementation of server notifications, specifically web-push notifications, led us to choose Google Cloud services. This decision was influenced by its superior compatibility and effectiveness, particularly when compared to AWS's capabilities for a Dead Letter Queue system.

04

Deployment and Maintenance Innovations

The final hurdle involved establishing a reliable cloud maintenance/deployment system. We ultimately decided on a serverless solution to optimize local testing processes, ensuring a more efficient and effective approach to deployment and maintenance tasks

The solutions

SciCan COLTENE’s existing platform needed a facelift to keep up with industry demands. The goal was to diversify various user roles by introducing multiple access levels, optimize device management, and seamlessly integrate a direct sales platform.

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Calendar Overhaul in Field Services and Inspections

We executed a comprehensive overhaul on the calendar side of field services and inspections, enhancing user experience and operational efficiency.
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Measurement Standardization

Resolving measurement standardization issues between metric and imperial units, we ensured accuracy and consistency in all aspects of RugSimple’s operations.
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System-Wide Synchronization and Time Zone Challenges

Tackling major system-wide issues, we successfully synchronized the system with different time zones, ensuring seamless global operation.
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Bug Elimination

Inheriting bugs from the previous team was a challenge. Through meticulous testing and debugging processes, we eliminated these issues, enhancing the overall system stability.
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Analytical Insights and AWS Optimization

In-depth analysis of complex scenarios specific to AWS was carried out using monitoring tools such as Kibana, Grafana, and Prometheus. The team focused on optimizing existing systems, employing AWS Lambda for specific functionalities, and managing infrastructure using Terraform.

Technologies

  1. VueJS 2 Print-Run Injection System: Leveraging the VueJS 2 print-run injection system based on bridge components, we ensured a smooth implementation of new functionalities, overcoming initial technical debt.
  2. Hotglue for QuickBooks Integration: Despite platform limitations, we successfully integrated QuickBooks using Hotglue, prioritizing this feature due to client demand.
  3. Google Cloud Services for Notifications: Opting for Google Cloud services for server notifications, we strategically chose a system that complemented RugSimple’s needs, especially in comparison to AWS.
  4. Serverless Solution for Cloud Maintenance/Deployment: Balancing priorities, we chose a serverless option for testing cloud maintenance and deployment processes, ensuring efficiency and scalability.

The Team

Heading the project was an experienced Project Manager, overseeing seamless communication, on-time delivery, and alignment with RugSimple’s objectives.

Guiding the team through technical hurdles and decision-making was our Tech Lead, who played a key role in the successful integration of new technologies.

The project enlisted the expertise of two adept developers. They tackled specific challenges, including standardizing measurements and eliminating bugs, significantly contributing to the project’s success.

Client’s Feedback

“The Synergo team was able to get up to speed quickly with our application and possessed the right combination and caliber of talent to complete tasks in an efficient manner.”

Dan Buganto

Founder RugSimple

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