Product description: A supply chain cloud platform solution that helps companies align product, sales, demand, supply, strategy, operations and financial decisions across roles, geographies, products, time horizons, channels, customers and suppliers to improve efficiency and outcomes. It combines predictive, prescriptive, responsive analytics, and technology that enable organizations to respond to business opportunities in a timely manner.
Project Scope: Modernizing Steelwedge's legacy application
When I joined Steelwedge early 2015, we were a design team with very few resources. Understanding this system well and deeply was an arduous task. We felt it was important to deeply understand the business value that the legacy solution provided its users. It was also in the back of our minds to leverage the current value of the legacy system so that we didn't making enemies in engineering or caused chaos among its current users/customers.
There were several reasons why Steelwedge’s legacy system required modernization efforts. Besides its extremely outdated interface, the system was only compatible with Windows Explorer. These obstacles hindered:
Introducing new features or provide new opportunities
Flexibility and scalability
System speed and stability
Getting the buy-in from an engineering team that had a deep history with the product and its business goals
Ability to identify which functions or features to be either replaced or simply let go
Orchestrating and planning implementation of components from scratch
Understanding new capabilities from platform's re-architecturing of the back-end and what it meant to us designers on the front-end
Some examples of redesign exploration created by Steelwedge's former design team located in Bangalore prior to the company's rebranding (2014-2015)
Legacy solution sample, untouched in over 10 years.