Asendia UK

Ongoing support and enhancements to order processing platform

Asendia is one of the world’s top three international mail and parcel specialists, delivering  mail, packages, parcels and documents to more than 220 destinations across the globe. They offer many value added services too including fulfilment, print, data, returns, and ecommerce solutions.

Asendia UK’s Fulfillment Centre in Bedford run a complex order processing system both for their internal processes and externally for their clients.

We have worked with Asendia to enhance and extend their order processing system to:

  • Migrate from ACF (Adobe ColdFusion) to Railo/Lucee
  • Allow multiple orders for same customers to be “merged” together to save on postage costs
  • Allow orders to be despatched and confirmed in batches rather than individually
  • Allow orders to be automatically picked and grouped by common characteristics, e.g. country and type of SKU
  • Integrate with Shopify ecommerce platform to import orders and push back tracking information as well as triggering client emails
  • Integrate with leading TMS (Transport Management Systems), NetDespatch and MetaPack

We are also in the process of providing our consultancy services to help with:

  • Configuring and supporting a new WMS (Warehouse Management System)
  • Migrating clients from existing order processing system to new WMS

AC Education

New webserver hosting and migration

AC Education are leading supplier of e-learning to providers of children’s and adult services.

Their BTEC application was built “in-house” so they were looking for a company who could quickly familiarise themselves with the product and:

  • Provide ongoing support to their staff to support the BTEC program
  • Provide consultancy on their:
    • Current hosting situation and expenditure
    • Website performance
    • Website Backup
    • Website Security
  • Formulate a plan to attempt to:
    • Save money on hosting
    • Reduce licensing costs
    • Increase the application security
    • Recover the site in the event of a disaster

We successfully worked with AC Education and:

  • Transferred site from a traditional hosted server to a Cloud Based server with Rackspace:
    • Reducing hosting costs
    • Improving response times in the event of an issue
    • Installing a proper backup strategy for both Website and Database
  • Migrated the Application from ACF (Adobe ColdFusion) to Railo (An OpenSource CFML language)
    • Improving the performance and security of the site
    • Saving on licensing costs