Cognizant Microsoft Business Group
With a decade of experience delivering solutions on the Microsoft platform and over five years’ experience leveraging Microsoft cloud, Cognizant Microsoft Business Group bring a wealth of knowledge and repeatable solutions to business and technology challenges. Our unique Cloud Managed Platform is a turnkey methodology to help you assess, migrate and then manage your workloads and infrastructure in the cloud. Our application development team helps you build next generation business and consumer experiences across mobile, tablet and the web.
Bellrock is a management company that works as part of their client’s team to deliver value for money across a range of facilities and property management services. They engage and manage the best-fit local, regional and national supply chain partners in order to deliver services tailored to the evolving needs of their client’s estate. Bellrock firmly believes in flexibility, transparency, shared objectives and independence.
Bellrock had a number of paper-based processes within the rate card, job sheet and invoicing space that they wanted to automate. They were looking to streamline their business process to provide themselves and their supplier’s efficiencies, which would, in turn, be beneficial for their clients. They were in need of a solution that could easily scale to match the company’s growth, as well as looking to benefit from cost savings through improved governance.
Cognizant Microsoft Business Group ’s application development team created a system aptly named Lens. This provided Bellrock’s several thousand suppliers with the ability to submit costings and invoices for jobs in a paperless process. This means that the suppliers get greater transparency and an improved turnaround time for feedback when making bids. The centralised store of information allows Bellrock to manage and optimise labour rates and material costs. They can easily add or remove rules based on a number of factors to meet the unique needs of each of their clients. Running on the Microsoft stack, it could easily scale to match the company’s growth, vital for sustainability going forward. Following Scrum, an Agile methodology, Cognizant Microsoft Business Group delivered working software with each iteration during the project. This allowed full system integration and user acceptance testing to begin much earlier in the process. This enabled feedback to be reviewed and changes made with minimal rework and disruption to the development process, expediting timescales.
Cognizant Microsoft Business Group were very impressive. The project was run in an Agile fashion, thus every two weeks we received a review and a demo of what they had created. This allowed us to feedback to Cognizant Microsoft Business Group who then incorporated that into the next iteration. They also reviewed and prioritised any backlog on a frequent basis throughout the project to ensure that we received maximum value. Lens proved invaluable, streamlining our processes and saving time and money for us, our suppliers and ultimately clients. It was a pleasure to work with Cognizant Microsoft Business Group’s friendly and experienced application development team.Chris Weston, Chief Technology Officer | Bellrock
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