Another quarter of 2017 has come to an end. As announced, we present the most important events from this period.
Over the last three months, six new projects have been started. The companies that decided to begin a cooperation with i-systems, operates among others in furniture, cosmetic, fashion and sanitary industry. A company from chemistry sector has decided to carry out a business analysis. This shows the broad spectrum of modern B2B e-commerce solutions.
At the beginning of the Q2, e-commerce systems for Vistula Group joint-stock company have been launched. The scope of works included new sales platforms for brands: Vistula, Wólczanka and W.Kruk. More information on those implementations will be published in the nearest future.
Trends in system development
Increasingly important in B2B transactions are tools that are typically associated with the B2C sales model. They can build the loyalty of the target customer as well as increase satisfaction from the daily use of the systems. Examples of such solutions introduced in the second quarter of the year in company’s customer’s systems are: the ability to create personalized price lists for wholesale customers, the optimization of order fulfillment in a furniture company or multicart module in a company specializing in wholesale of fasteners.
Another trend is the development of sales through the use of external network marketplace.
Strategic development of the organization
To continue the adopted strategy of i-systems development in the international markets, i-systems representatives participated in Retail Business Technology Expo in London. At the biggest retail fair in Europe, they exchanged experiences with foreign entrepreneurs and customers. Polish conference, E-commerce Summit, has shed a new light on the progress and development of e-commerce, and during the Marketing Forum, the future of e-commerce has been outlined. The above-mentioned meetings and conferences have resulted in new business contacts.
The company also develops employer branding activities. As a result of participation in job fairs in Q1, Career Days were organized in i-systems. During the meeting in April, jobseekers were not only able to see what the company’s life was like from the inside, but also talk to the current employees about their day-to-day work, as well as leave their CVs for selected job positions. These and other activities have made the i-systems team grow by 10 new people in the last three months. Further recruitment is planned.
Internal projects for quality improvement
At the end of May, training on unit tests was organized for employees. Participants learned new solutions for unit testing. Moreover, scenarios for testing the upgrades of the base version of e-commerce have also been completed. Both solutions increase the quality of software delivered to the customers and are part of a long-term vision of software development.
In the last quarter, a log server service has been launched. The solution is part of a modern e-commerce server infrastructure. It facilitates work on a system and raises security.
Over the past three months, i-systems has been awarded four distinctions. The company was placed among the fastest growing companies in Europe, the ranking was created for the first time by the Financial Times, in collaboration with the Institute of Market Research – Statista.
– Being placed among the 1000 fastest growing companies in Europe gives us a sense of well-performed everyday work. We are doing our best to make a measurable impact on the development of e-commerce, not only in Poland. Being listed in the ranking of such a prestigious magazine as Financial Times is extremely motivating for us – comments Paweł Jaczewski, CEO at i-systems.
Business Center Club awarded i-systems with European Medal. It is a distinction for companies with products and services which meet European standards and are innovative in the market.
The company was also honored with the title of Firma Dobrze Widziana [Goodwill Company] for its CSR activities. What is more, the i-systems research and development department directly contributed to the receiving of Innovation Initiator award. This contest was organized by the Newsweek weekly, and PWC was the content partner of the event.
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