Communication automation for Sever Minerals Corporation employees
Mobile application, admin panel, and backend of the service development
Main screen of the app for Sever Minerals employees
Sever Minerals is a vendor of technological solutions, equipment, and materials for the enrichment and processing of minerals.
This time it happened that Sever Minerals asked for a technological solution to improve internal communication. So, we helped them there.
A rather fragmented IT infrastructure became a data source for the project. It was important to have a clear understanding of where certain data displayed in the application interface comes from to coordinate the prototypes.
Previously, we used to solve this task via a bot in MS Teams, the app has been developed to replace this bot
Company management wanted to increase the level of employee involvement in corporate life.
Especially those who work at a factory and have no access to a corporate portal are wanted to be involved.
Company management also desired to speed up the new employees’ adaptation and create an internal wiki — vacation, manuals, and news.
We have designed and developed a mobile app, admin panel, and backend of the future service to achieve these goals. Here we tell you how it happened.
Elements of a system
We were responsible for the logic of interaction between different elements of the system, which should be reflected in the diagrams
We did this to show the customer which processes would be automated if he used the new service.
We decided to use BPMN (Business Process Model and Notation) — a graphical representation for specifying business processes in a business process model. Several stages could be defined in terms of the working process:
Сompiling a list of processes for modeling
Сoordination of the modeling format with the customer. Creating diagrams based on the agreed format
Getting feedback on the final diagrams. Here we could use easy export of Lucidchart to pdf
Editing and approval of the final version of the diagrams
Here we dry our BPMN diagrams as linen on a clothesline
Diagrams have become an artifact that helped to dive into the project quickly and significantly reduced the administrative panel development time.
The interaction process has become transparent for all participants. Optimizing the process of writing test cases for all sections of the application and the admin panel was possible.
Read more about how business process modeling helped us to submit the mobile app prototype for approval.
Services block – in action
The service could be used only by an employee or an admin.
We have identified there several functional units that should be available to the employee:
HR managers, Marketing specialists, Accountants, and Department heads act as administrators there.
MobileUp has implemented an administrative panel for them to provide relevant content quickly. It’s possible to find the following things inside the admin panel:
a constructor of first-day reminder
a block to create an adaptation plan for an employee
a system for managing and viewing tasks
a bar to moderate news
a unit to create polls
The first‑day reminder for administrators and employees
We developed a mobile application, a server part, and an administrative panel that helps to rule them all.
High and mighty Compositional Layout
The main screen has been developed using a very progressive method — Compositional Layout. UX has been turned into a twisted adventure. Every section could be scrolled in different directions: up-down, left-right.
This is a great piece of luck for a developer to create a project from scratch, without reference to legacy code and outdated versions of the platform.
We created almost all complex features using native libraries and our know-how.
That’s why the profile photo is so smoothly animated, the application help form dynamically adjusts to the user, but most importantly, the user sees a chic main screen at the start.
Quick Lync with colleagues
You can call any employee of the company from the application directly. We made it possible by integrating with 1C
open e-mail app
open chat in MS Teams
Phone number click
start phone call
Five testing types
- Functional testing
It is used for a conscious and in-depth insight into whether the product works as originally intended to work. And at the same time, almost 1000 test cases covering the entire application have been written.
- Exploratory testing
It is used to search for non-obvious gaps in the product and tech debt arising from these gaps.
- Regression testing
It is used to be sure that new product sections did not break any pre-made ones.
- UI testing
It is used to check if the interface matches what it was originally intended to be, and the usability of all this.
- Smoke testing
It is used for being sure that the product works stably after all the manipulations
This project was interesting that there was a fixed deadline for a planned release — the customer wanted to present a new product to employees at a corporate party and congratulate them on the New Year through the app. My team accepted the challenge and succeeded there.
A database with user data
A learning management system
A document management
and collaboration platform
Master Data Management
A database with the following data:
employees, services, and products
We are going to implement the integration with other internal systems of Sever Minerals to create the Great and Terrible SuperApp
Today, every employee of Sever Minerals has access to all necessary information
Now there is access to recent corporate news. Employees can view pay slips, search for colleagues’ contact details, take surveys, share feedback, and update personal data. In the future, the application will become an integral part of corporate life — services for filing vacation requests, roaming requests, and ordering certificates will be created.
An adaptation plan will be available for new hires to help them side with the company and navigate internal processes quickly. A third of the company’s employees downloaded the application in the first month. We expect that the number of users will only grow.
Polls to know all about everything
- UX/UI designers
Sasha Yudin, Vanya Andreev, Sveta Beldenkova,
- Project manager
Nadya Abasheva, Ildar Ayupov
- QA engineers
Ira Moiseenko, Dasha Kurkina, Ilya Zelensky,
Pasha Petrovich, Denis Sushkov, Andrey Komarov,
Anton Lisitsyn, Nikolay Chausov
Arthur Artikov, Angelina Podbolotova, Egor Belov,
Denis Fadeev, Pasha Aleksanrov
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