Competing in such an aggressive environment Boden faced the challenge of needing more people to meet the demands of the business, but being based in the capital city meant that costs were high.
Boden had difficulties in hiring good developers to match their in house skills set; although using contractors worked well it wasn’t cost effective to continue growing the team that way.
“We didn’t consider outsourcing at first, I have had a previous negative experience. But after meeting with Godel we really liked their model and decided to give it a go. We were used to building software in house and so we had some concerns around giving this responsibility to someone else and kept a very close eye on what our Godel team were producing. Although we quickly realised that we were dealing with some really good developers” – says David Petronzio, Head of Development at Boden.
The Godel team were chosen to work on several applications which are used by Boden to automate their business processes. These included Supplier Database solution which is used to store supplier details and audits carried out to ensure that the Supplier meets the ethical trade standards, and Stock Management system which allows Boden's staff to define overselling and allocation rules for the markets and channels Boden is selling their goods to.