Challenge

Our USA based client manufactures cubical curtains for the healthcare industry. They were facing problems for tracking and managing quotes, cost estimation and determining BOM. They wanted a web application that could be accessed by their distributors so that the specification entered by them was directly available to manufacturers. The key objective was to develop a small, light and portable application that smoothen their process.

Key challenges were:

  • Convert the Photoshop design file into Silverlight XAML design with an animation
  • Graphical representation of Curtains as per the curtain shape selection

Expertise

  • Programming Language :

    C#
  • Database :

    Microsoft SQL Server
  • Framework :

    Microsoft .Net Framework
  • Development Tool :

    Visual Studio, Silverlight
  • Reporting tool :

    Crystal Report
  • Other Tool :

    Microsoft Expression Blend
bill-of-material-generator

Web App

Solution

TatvaSoft developed a web-based applications on Microsoft Silverlight platform with following core features:

  • Administration
    • It facilitates an administrator to manage the basic information such as system users, distributors, tiers of distributors, default rates, etc., which are used to auto-generate quote and bill of material.
  • Distributor
    • Manage Users: It facilitates distributors to create and manage users on their premise
    • Manage Sales Distributors: A distributor can select a sales person who makes sure that the distributor will get their material/product as per their quotation
  • Quote Management
    • A distributor can generate and manage its customers' profiles
    • Track the specification of curtains per room
    • Estimate cost per room and total
    • Generate quotation and BOM
    • Administration: This module takes care of master data like users, distributors, tiers, default values, etc.
    • Distributor This module manages following activities:
      • Manage Users: It facilitates distributors to create and manage users on their premise.
      • Manage Sales Distributors: A distributor can select a salesperson who makes sure that the distributor will get their material/product as per their quotation.
      • Quote Management:
        • A distributor can generate and manage its customers' profiles
        • Track the specification of curtains per room
        • Estimate cost per room and total
        • Generate quotation and BOM
        • Based on given specification of curtains and required hardware, a graphical representation of rails is created having information like Track type, Room and total quantity.
      • My Account: It helps users to manage their own login credential and profile details.
      • Reports: It provides reports on sale cost, trace materials on high demand, etc.
    • Sales: A salesperson can see curtain and room cost per customer as well as can manage credentials and profile details of his account.

Result

Bill of Material Generator application offers following benefits.

  • Curtains and hardware specs management for individual room and customers will become easy
  • Cost estimation is done automatically based on the provided quote. Hence, it reduces efforts for complex calculations and saves time.
  • Generation of BOM will become easy and error free.
  • It will help to estimate stoke/production of required hardware.