Setting a high standard for member experience

Standards & Membership

Setting a standard for member experience

We helped a global standards organization build a cloud-native micro services-based platform to store and share data on billions of products with members.

Client

One of the world’s leading retail standards organizations.

Goal

Build a 24x7 cloud-based platform capable of storing and sharing data on billions of products.

Tools and technologies

Java, Python, NodeJS, .NET, Azure PostgreSQL, Azure SQL, MongoDB, Redis, Azure DevOps, Pipelines, Git, Docker, Kubernetes, Azure App Service.

BUSINESS CHALLENGE

Our client is a global standards organization. Its products and codes are used by millions of brand owners, retailers and supply chain partners around the world.

The organization needed an always on, scalable cloud-based platform capable of storing and sharing data on billions of products and related information with members and partners across the world.

The client also wanted the ability to onboard member organizations quickly and seamlessly.

They wanted the business capabilities developed on platform to be available as modern and secure enterprise-level APIs.

SOLUTION

Iris chose a microservices architecture for high agility, loose coupling, independent deployability and maintainability.

We followed an API design-first approach and designed according to the standards-based API specification (OpenAPI Specification).

In line with best practices for securely publishing and maintaining APIs, our team deployed the Azure API management solution. We used Azure APIM developer portal to deliver a superior developer onboarding experience. The solution had other features as well:

  • Design and implementation of the Azure Virtual network for securely hosting the platform
  • A cloud-native architecture using the Azure AppService and an Azure-managed Kubernetes platform.
  • Comprehensive performance testing and optimization at all levels to meet strict SLAs
  • Security testing and vulnerability assessment to ensure secure APIs

OUTCOMES

  • A robust and secure API platform that handles 200,000 API requests per day
  • 50 million codes uploaded in 40 product categories across more than 130 countries
  • Delivered a developer portal for quick on-boarding of MOs and application developers
  • New 7-step verification mechanism led to creation of new revenue streams

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An API ecosystem expedites customer onboarding

Transportation & Logistics

How APIs help in rapid customer onboarding

A global leader in logistics created an API ecosystem that significantly transformed its customer experience.

Client

The client is a leading logistics and transportation services provider, ranked among the top 10 in the world.

Goal

Rapid onboarding of partners and customers; improve customer experience.

Tools and technologies

Azure, Dell Boomi APIM and oAuth 2.

BUSINESS CHALLENGE

The growing volume of business required the client to respond faster to market demands. On their current systems, it was a challenge for the support staff to onboard new clients and service their requests.

The client needed a solution that would help it respond quickly to diverse business needs, including:

  • Last mile shipment tracking and alerts across carrier networks
  • Quotes for multiple shipment options
  • Special fulfilment orders
  • Order personalization for seasonal surges

SOLUTION

Iris proposed and developed a comprehensive API layer that allowed customers and partners to access client systems using APIs.

Customers and partners could easily track shipments and get quotes on their own. This reduced the need for support personnel to service routine requests. The team configured these APIs on Boomi’s API Management to enable seamless real-time integration.

OUTCOMES

  • Improved onboarding speed: 20+ partners per month
  • Enabled client to handle large volumes of requests, with a service capacity of 35,000 API requests a day
  • Improved customer experience through real-time rates and quotes

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