H&O Investments is an established landscaping and lawn maintenance services company serving businesses and local parishes throughout Louisiana. They were using an off-the-shelf property management software system, costing them thousands of dollars per month in licensing fees. The property management system was only able to manage a portion of their operations, and it was not built for H&O’s specific business processes and personnel. H&O management wanted a proprietary custom software solution developed to eliminate the licensing fees and optimize employee productivity.
We developed a complete set of custom software applications that fully manage H&O service fulfillment operations. Our developments included three ASP.NET MVC 5 web applications, a native iOS mobile application for field crew productivity, and a Windows service for work order management. All four applications share web services built with ASP.NET Web API and a SQL Server database. The developed web and mobile applications include:
- An operations console application, which is the largest application and manages all clients, work orders, properties, crews, and invoicing.
- A security studio application, which is a complete user permissions and roles administration solution.
- A customer portal application for client login and relevant information access.
- An iPhone application that provides the tools for field crews to better manage production activities and also attach before and after pictures to completed work orders.
H&O’s complete fulfillment operations solution not only increases employee productivity, it also lays an essential foundation for H&O’s strategic growth and expansion goals.