Voortman’s distributors were already equipped with a legacy mobile solution deployed on outdated ruggedized hand-held devices. Finding devices to replace those that were dying in the field was becoming difficult and expensive. The legacy software, built on the Windows Mobile operating system, also lacked many features available with newer smartphone technology.
While the legacy software was mature and stable, it was built on the Windows Mobile operating system. This platform was designed in an era before consumer smartphones became mainstream and as such the overall user experience lacks many features that users now expect in a mobile software solution.
Voortman found themselves faced with the difficult challenge of replacing this mission-critical solution to a modern platform, on modern devices. They required a seamless transition from legacy to a new platform, carefully architected to plug into existing infrastructure and allow for side-by-side operation with the legacy system, to avoid a costly system outage.