Internationalization of an application in particular of the function extension for 21 ESA markets as well as for importers

The goal of the project was to further develop a Java business application developed in 2020 for quotation calculation of vehicle service contracts for international use.

sales application international i18n

The first step was to add multilingual and multicurrency capabilities to the application to enable the subsequent application rollout to 21 ESA markets.

After the internationalization went live, the second step was to expand the user base and the functional scope of the application to include “importers”.

The cooperation with BITS GmbH

“The amount of positive feedback from users, as well as the importers’ desire to work with our new application, shows me that we’ve all done a super job over the past 2 years.”

Steffen Haubold, MAN Truck & Bus SE, Application Owner IT, Sales Digitalization & Transformation

Challenge

The challenge was to ensure that all relevant languages and country specifics (currency, forms, interfaces, etc.) were fully implemented for a global rollout as well as the implementation of the respective country-specific costing and printing.

  • Interface to SAP for the exchange of prices based on vehicle parameters

  • Interface to the Printing Press

  • Development of a version concept to avoid inconsistencies

  • Connection to a new Group-wide registration project

  • Complete storage of all relevant master data, planned costs, user administration, etc.

Realization

BITS took over all the necessary services, from the conception and coordination of technical requirements with the involvement of all the people involved at the customer, through sprint planning, implementation and introduction of changes and new developments, to training and maintenance of the introduced systems.

BITS provided a project manager to coordinate development activities, a development team for implementation, and a test team for quality assurance.

The implementation was based on the following technical basis:

  • Implementation as browser-based application (executable in Microsoft Internet Explorer / Edge, Firefox, Chrome)

  • Central application server (Apache Tomcat)

  • Central database server (Oracle)

  • Operation in the Group-wide IT infrastructure

  • Implementation as browser-based application (executable in Microsoft Internet Explorer / Edge, Firefox, Chrome)

  • Central application server (Apache Tomcat)

  • Central database server (Oracle)

  • Operation in the Group-wide IT infrastructure

Project roles at a glance

BITS experts took on the following roles in this project.

  • IT-Consulting / Consulting

  • IT Project Management

  • IT Quality Assurance

  • Scrum Master

  • Senior Software Architecture

  • Senior Oracle Database Development

  • Senior Java Backend Development

  • Senior Angular Frontend Development

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