Please describe the scope of their work.
I engaged NthDimenzion for that program because it was not just creating a Web-based navigation platform, but it also involved mobility whereby new business dealers could capture data on the go as they’re measuring. They basically interfaced the system for using tablets. We interfaced the issue creation with image capture as it happens, so we interfaced the image capture on the camera of the tablet to get them to synchronize. The application has an online/offline feature to let it sync up.
The basic business goal was to aid the business unit in capturing data and report it to manager, create the capability to compare and analyze test data during a period of time, and see what progress we're making. This is one of the large engagements that we’ve been working on.
The next phase is the integration of another system during the phase with GPRS to know exactly where they are and what test groups they’re following. If they’re not responding, we'll work on that as a Phase 2.
We also have a project that is for other management systems that basically measures the efficiency of how R&D users use the resources and what they’re doing. We just went online with that. There are multiple engagements that are basically niche applications that are very specific to our core business needs and to improve our efficiency.
What was your process for selecting NthDimenzion Solutions to work with?
We were looking for someone who had a very fine understanding of what our needs were. We evaluated a couple of suppliers and wanted a smaller supplier. One of the challenges of going with a large supplier is skill and their understanding of technology. We were looking for smaller companies, which were focused more on the technology. That’s how we came across NthDimenzion, and we had some references on them.
Can you provide a ballpark dollar figure for the size of the work that they’ve done for you?
I'd like to keep it confidential. We’ve been engaged with them for almost two years now. On an average, we have about three to four people working full time at any time for our engagements.
When do you think all the work will be completed?
We are going live with the project. We are done with Phase 1. We're going to Phase 2 to extend it. The product is now going live. Typically, the life cycle of a product is between three to five months, and we keep going on and keep adding to it. Using the current scheme, it will probably taper down by March of 2014.