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Positiva is a fast-growing high-tech company combining creativity and software tools. We combine our extensive experience in traditional market communication and a development of digital tools in order to create an optimal set of communication solutions for our customers.
Our company is engaged in creating web sites, online portals and stores, mobile, online and business applications as well as in designing and implementing communication strategies and advertising campaigns.
With a clear development strategy and a strong team of professionals we are becoming one of the leading companies dealing with information system development. Our mission is to create and manage comprehensive information systems. And our clients as well as their business goals are in the centre of our advice-providing services and work. We help our customer to the most optimal solutions as we strive for quality solutions and long-term partnerships.
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For our loyal client – the company Dnevnik – we have created a hybrid mobile application Časnik Dnevnik.
The application allows to review the print edition of the daily Dnevnik as well as its supplements Objektiv, Pilot, Nika, Moj dom etc. The application allows reading in both graphic and text mode (as in an online application). The application allows you to browse through the archived editions of Dnevnik as well. Once downloaded from the Internet, the edition is saved locally on your device and remains there until you delete it. Once the edition is downloaded onto your device, you no longer require an internet connection to read the paper.
The hybrid application has been created on the IONIC platform. Hybrid application is an online application in its essence but is included in a “light container” of native application allowing it to use certain functionalities of native platform and to access hardware of the device (camera, calendar, push notifications, display gestures…) which online applications usually have no access to.
We have modernized the web site www.dnevnik.si, which is among the most frequently visited Slovenian online information portals. Since 10 December 2016, the daily Dnevnik has brought to its users fresh and up-to-date news from the world of politics, economy, sport, culture, entertainment and spare time, in a responsive mode. Responsive Web Design is an approach to web design that adapts to the device we use. In practice this means that we can have one web site which can be accessed from different devices and browsers. Yet, its content remains the same and is prepared optimally to be used on our device.
We have also renewed their paywall system or the subscription system. Unsubscribed readers can read four articles in full per month, while the rest of the information is available to them to a limited extent. They can ensure access through one of the attractive subscriber packages that are available here.
Web site Dnevnik.si has been written by means of the ASP.NET MVC framework. It is set up on the Microsoft Azure cloud service. The data search is made through the Solr platform, and the data is saved on the MS SQL server.
For our client TPV we have developed a hybrid mobile application TPV Smartphone. The application allows the employees of TPV to access certain information and data anywhere at any time. It has been developed with the aim to increase the company’s mobility and efficiency.
The application itself has been developed on the Ionic 3 platform. The API part of the application is driven by the reliable Laravel that provides a fast and safe operation of the back end system.
The application is divided into several different modules in the framework of which users can see a calendar of company’s holidays and events, and register to such events.
The application also allows users to warn of any obstacles they come across in doing their job. At the same time, they may also publish their innovative suggestions or solutions.
Another interesting function is a survey which allows the management to efficiently obtain the opinion of their employees with the aim of different improvements in various areas.
The application also has the TPV Advertising tool which allows users to donate or sell things, or place an ad to buy something.
The greatest advantage of a hybrid application is that you only need one version of it. There is no need in designing, developing and maintaining separate versions of applications running on one or the other platform (iOS and Android).
For our loyal client Tem Čatež we have upgraded the online application Tem Modul Manager with a hybrid mobile application created on the IONIC platform. The API development part was created with the Laravel framework. One intriguing feature of the project involves a complex synchronisation of data with the online version as the application runs also in an off-line mode.
Thanks to the TEM Modul Manager application the choice of switches and sockets has never been more fun, easy and comfortable. The MODUL MANAGER configuration tool allows you to design and assemble the modular switches and sockets to suit your taste from the comfortable zone of your armchair.
You can choose among decorative frameworks of 3 designs (Line, Soft and PURE) as well as among a wide range of colours, samples and forms to adjust the switches and sockets to match your furniture, walls and space.
The greatest advantage of a hybrid application is that you only need one version of it. There is no need in designing, developing and maintaining separate versions of applications running on one or the other platform (iOS and Android). Despite this, you will get an application which will allow users a smooth and native-feeling app experience.
For the biggest Slovenian wholesaler of medicines – Salus d.o.o. we have created a B2B online store. The online wholesale store is intended for their business partners – pharmacies, hospitals, health care centres, specialised stores as well as for other institutions and sole traders pursuing medical or veterinary business activity.
The online store allows their partners to have access to more detailed data and information on the range of products as well as to order over 9000 medicines, medicinal products, sanitary equipment, food supplements, cosmetic products as well as other health care products electronically.
More exactly, B2B portal allows users to:
- search for products in the catalogue
- to manually select products and submit their order
- to submit their order by importing a file
- review current promotion activities and new products
- to be acquainted with and review the recalled products
- to submit and review the status of complaints
- to have access to documents such as delivery notes, invoices and credit notes
- to access analysis certificates, safety sheets and lists of mutually interchangeable medicinal products and therapeutic medicinal products
Basically, the store is set up on the Magento 1.9 platform (technology) which is adapted to the needs of the client. The best feature is it can synchronise data with Microsoft Dynamics NAV and use the NAV Web Service methods.
NAV synchronises the following data to the Magento platform: buyers, products, prices, stock, categories, documents (invoices, delivery notes, credit notes…), recalls, orders (statuses and orders not submitted via b2b), complaints.
The Magento platform sends “real time” data to NAV through Web Service methods: orders, recalls and complaints.
Technically significant functionalities:
- system of rights (each user can be determined their own rights and access to the func. portal; however, they can also have limited access to certain products or limited possibility to buy certain products)
- import of orders by means of a file (submitting an order with 200+ items)
- deficiency (the last step before the order is submitted; the buyer obtains all the information about the order – short deadlines, promotional activities, a warning that the product is out of stock or that the stock is limited)
For our client we have developed an online store on the Magento 2 platform. Currently, Magento 2 is the most flexible e-commerce platform. It is a masterpiece as it offers endless options to technology buffs. Magento supports several currencies, tax rates, product groups, groups of customers… It is easy to integrate with various payment systems such as PayPal for example.
Magento e-commerce looks professionally and well organised. The platform provides the largest number of functions and options possible allowing you to build the optimal e-commerce. It comprises virtually everything, from promotional activities, to private sales, customer segmentation…
The online store is integrated with the UJP payment system which is a characteristic of the Slovenian public sector.
The store can be designed in line with the customer’s wishes. The store is connected to the ProLis program for the pharmacy operations management.
Lekarna Soča is hosted by Microsoft Azure Cloud.
"They are constructive, agile, and focused on finding good solutions."
Positiva developed a web platform for a pharmaceuticals retailer. The team integrated the platform with the client's existing Navision ERP and went on to provide further development services.
"They are constructive, agile, and focused on finding good solutions."
May 22, 2020
The new solution supports around 90% of the client's orders, meeting the expectations of the internal team. Positiva works in agile methodology to ensure the needs and requirements of the client are being met. The team is professional, hard-working, and attentive.
The client submitted this review online.
Please describe your company and your position there.
Salus is 2 largest wholesaler for drugs and medicine articles in Slovenia. We are owner of company Sanolabor and Carso in slovenia and other in Balkan area. My position in company is IT manager, responsible for IT in the whole corporation.
For what projects/services did your company hire Positiva?
Customers are creating orders with direct conection to our ERP solution and get information of availability of articles.
What were your goals for this project?
The main goal is to implement B2B platform for our customers.
How did you select this vendor?
We did research on SLO Market. The references and price performance of their solution was main factors. In process of selection 4 vendors were checked. The selection was done by power users and IT stuff.
Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.
First we did project of creating B2B platform for our customers and integration with Navision ERP. We were were satisfied with their work, so we are upgrading B2B solution with new advanced solutions. Second project we are doing with them is digital marketing in our customer stores.
Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?
solution we implemented is now supporting order from our customers in 90-95%. For us this is huge benefit on working time and also for customer time and quality.
How was project management arranged and how effective was it?We had two project managers, one from their site and I was on Salus site. We did "User requirements" which were discusted and confirmed from both sites. Major effectines was gained when the critical part were developed on Salus site with agile concept.
What did you find most impressive about this company?
They are constructive, agile, and focused on finding good solutions. Realy partner you wish to have. Now they are doing a lot things for us.
Are there any arirements eas for improvement?
Nothing that would come to my mind.