Filmrobot web development services
At Filmrobot Systems, our talented team of programmers enjoy creating an energetic, collaborative environment with our clients. We specialize in anything from small application to enterprise level software implementations. By working off of each other’s expertise, we quickly get to the heart of business requirements and build the corresponding solutions necessary to generate positive results for each project.
Our success is based on an amazing culture that applies an agile, problem solving, startup attitude to every assignment. Contact us today for an introductory consultation and you will soon be convinced that Filmrobot Systems developers are among the most inventive, resourceful, and dedicated individuals you’ll ever meet.
Lululemon, Great Canadian Van Lines, YVR Airport, Fraser Health Authority, Agencylick, Nestbuilder
Lululemon is a world leader in athletic and yoga wear. Lululemon needed a solution to track employees’ time on a daily basis at each store. To this end, Filmrobot created WebTime, an online time and reporting system for Lululemon in the retail sector.
We designed a web-based system that would allow managers and employees to enter the time they worked on a daily basis and have it reconciled at the corporate offices on a weekly basis. By enabling the staff to enter their own data, the solution alleviated hours of paper reconciliation and tracking by providing a custom interface that works directly with their payroll system. WebTime provided them with easier scheduling and more accurate financial records.
-A scalable database system, custom-built for their needs
-High-end functionality and third-party integration
-Strategy, consulting, and planning
-Microsoft SQL server
-ASP.NET framework, C#
-jQuery and Ajax technologies
Great Canadian Van Lines is one of the largest moving companies operating in Vancouver, providing service throughout Canada and the United States for over 25 years. GCVL maintains an image of affordable pricing, fast delivery, and trustworthiness, providing insurance for local and long distance moves.
To maintain this image, Filmrobot worked closely with Great Canadian Van Lines to create Hercules Move Management System, a CMS that streamlines their entire business process. Using Hercules, GCVL can follow up on leads, sending an estimated cost and move timeline to the customer.
Hercules then streamlines the process of registering, scheduling, weighing, and paying for the move. By simplifying the moving process and improving accuracy, Hercules has helped GCVL take on significantly more customers than ever before.
-A custom Content Management System that automates the moving estimate process
-Site enhancements and modules to allow for registration, scheduling, and accounting
-A fully-responsive site design, allowing users to keep track of orders and handle leads from anywhere
-ASP.NET Web Forms, C#
-SQL Server, Amazon RDS
Fimrobot was part of a larger team working to implement the next generation automated passport control kiosks. The team at Filmrobot was tasked with implementing improvements and bug fixes to the kiosk admin website written in ASP.net MVC.
-Created reports using the Telerik Reporting engine.
-Created a stand alone reporting web applications in ASP.net MVC hooked up to the Telerik Reporting API.
-Implemented changes to the kiosk front end using WPF.
-Kiosks and services communicated through WCF.
As one of Canada’s largest and fastest growing health authorities, Fraser Health provides a wide range of integrated health care services to more than 1.5 million people living in communities stretching from Burnaby to White Rock to Hope.
Fraser Health’s human resources administrators selected Filmrobot
Systems to totally rewrite and modernize their outdated HR grievance tracking and respectful workplace complaints system as a secure, web-based application. The new OnTrack system utilizes C# .NET and SQL Server technologies and is designed to comply with existing Fraser Health security protocols.
-A custom programmed CRM specific to the needs of the Fraser Health employees in regards to grievances and respectful workplace scenarios.
-An advanced security model that allowed the solution to integrate with Windows security and the Fraser Health security of information standard.
-A fully functional search engine that allows for ease of use
-C# .Net framework
AgencyClick is a web application that enables casting professionals and agents to manage daily availability and rapidly changing on-set engagements for actors and background performers in a truly collaborative process. Originally developed in 2000, AgencyClick evolved from the ground-breaking Actionextra.com site. As the capabilities of websites rapidly advanced, AgencyClick kept pace by introducing productivity-enhancing features including a real-time availability calendar and an optional personal web page upgrade for performers.
Over the past sixteen-plus years,
AgencyClick has helped thousands of actors get roles in hundreds of movies and TV shows. It’s a powerful example of the technological advantages that can be gained by enabling your customers to manage and schedule their employees and colleagues in a timely manner.
-A very early (circa 2006) implementation of an AJAX and typeahead-enabled main search feature that instantly displays a filtered results list.
-Casting request feature: broadcasts details of current, open gig breakdowns to all listed Agencies – or notifies specific target Agencies.
-Agent-level dashboard to organize personal performer lists, color-coded production lists and incoming casting requests.
-Advantage upgrade option: an opportunity for performers to boost their search ranking and attract more attention from busy casting professionals
-Drag-and-drop online resume builder and photo galleries for Advantage members
NestBuilder is a mobile and web-based real estate resource that makes finding a home easy and enjoyable by providing home buyers, renters, and sellers the tools they need to make informed decisions about where to live. With over 1 million active listings, NestBuilder has become one of the largest real estate resources worldwide.
Easily one of our largest projects to date, Filmrobot was tasked with building NestBuilder from the ground up. This project had to include a customer-facing web portal as well as mobile apps for both Android and iOS.
Filmrobot also had to design and deliver a database infrastructure that could check and update millions of listings on a daily basis. This was no easy task, especially with the wealth of videos, photos, and listing data to handle, but we pulled it off. The resulting site is fast, functional, and user-friendly.
-An enterprise-scale website with a fully searchable dynamic content frontend
-Full-featured mobile applications on multiple platforms
-Advanced database solution with RESTful API
-Microsoft SQL Server 2012
-Ralio Open Source Web Server
-Objective-C and Swift
“No matter when I contact them, I can rely on a quick response.”
Working with given requirements and designs, Filmrobot Systems handled the backend development of a custom software for a relocation company. They continually add more features as requested.
“No matter when I contact them, I can rely on a quick response.”
Dec 4, 2019
The end product produced by the team has drastically increased the overall efficiency of the business. Automating traditionally manual tasks, their attentive project management style fostered a confident, long-term relationship. Their reliability added value to the development.
A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.
Introduce your business and what you do there.
I’m the president of Great Canadian Van Lines.
What challenge were you trying to address with Filmrobot Systems?
We were building custom software to replace the existing software we had. The new solution was aimed at creating a more convenient and efficient dispatch system.
What was the scope of their involvement?
To build out this solution, we provide them with requirements and instructions. Then, they create code to program the software. We handle most of the design, and they focus on development.
In our ongoing phases, we set up an initial dispatch and sales forms online. They’re directly connected to each other, so it can handle everything from an invoice through sales to an actual bill of lading on the transport end. Our transportation department uses that file to create a manifest for a drive, and then the entire dispatch system works off of that initial invoice.
Every month, we’re adding new components and layers to the system. For example, we’re now redoing an estimate form that customers can use to get data and information through to our salespeople and ultimately our dispatch team. It’s a long-term, ongoing project.
What is the team composition?
I work primarily with Jay (Developer, Filmrobot Systems), Mark (Co-Founder, Filmrobot Systems), and Patrick (Owner, Filmrobot Systems).
How did you come to work with Filmrobot Systems?
We found them through referral.
How much have you invested with them?
We’ve spent a few hundred thousand dollars on this project over the course of our partnership.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started our engagement with them in 2014, and our teams are still working together.
What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
The solution they created completely streamlined the business. Efficiency has gone way up. We’ve also been able to reduce our dispatch team size as a result of the robust automation. There’s no longer much manual extry. Most of our processes now have an automated flow, making operations more efficient.
How did Filmrobot Systems perform from a project management standpoint?
They’re very responsive. We used to work through management software, but now we communicate over email. Our teams will also have meetings in our office, which is where we start working after devising initial ideas.
What did you find most impressive about them?
Essentially serving as our IT department, they’ve done a great job of making themselves available to us. I really like their quick response rate. No matter when I contact them, I can rely on a quick response. That allows me to tackle issues and problem solve.
Are there any areas they could improve?
The occasional project takes longer than expected. This is not a regular occurrence with them. Out of ten projects, only one or two take longer than expected to complete. The odd project takes longer, which is expected in all business.
Do you have any advice for potential customers?
Make sure you have a designated project manager that you actively communicate about the project, deciding on expected response times. When you’re starting up with some projects, it's important to have a key point of contact.