A self-developed methodology in a custom-built SaaS

E2P Systems saw major potential for improvement when it came to project management in the construction industry. They developed their own working methodology to solve this and implement the methodology into a SaaS platform for project management, dPlan. Today, dPlan has more than 500 users from 80 different organizations.

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dPlan Solution

Client

dPlan

No-Code Solution

Use Case

Extensive platform with functionality for all parts of a project. Essential to have understandable and speedy development to implement self-developed methodology

Key Results

Quality of the app gained exposure for dPlan.
Converted exposure from digital solution into real growth.

Developed by

Gture - Appfarm Partner

Industry

Construction

Challenges faced by client

  • E2P Systems AS wanted to digitize project management and leadership of extensive construction projects, traditionally characterised by physical process planning with post-it notes and manual processes.
  • Based on their experience from several years of project management and consulting, the founders of E2P Systems AS developed their own methodology for project management. Now the challenge was selecting the right path in turning their methodology into a fully developed digital solution.
“Having experienced how project management in the construction industry often is deficient and based on unrealistic assumptions, we developed our own methodology based on principles of decision-driven and LEAN project management. To implement the methodology, we needed to provide our customers with a tool,”
- Jan Petter Nærby (CEO, dPlan)

No-code solution process

  • The goal was to combine the ease of use of tools like Trello with the functionality of traditional project management tools. Utilizing Appfarm as a development tool that is easy to understand and well-fitted for rapid development was key in the decision to develop the solution 'dPlan' in Appfarm.
  • In a couple of weeks, the MVP was developed through Appfarm’s partner, Gture. The MVP was used to test the product in the market and was then launched in the spring of 2020.
  • The MVP was used to test the product in the market and was then launched in the spring of 2020.
“dPlan has a relatively complex user interface, which emphasises the flexible capacity of Appfarm”
- Gture Contribution

Key Results

  • Quality of the app gained exposure for dPlan.
    dPlan was launched and is SaaS solution, giving companies the opportunity to manage their projects in a very efficient way, by planning and measuring  critical project data throughout the project's lifetime and across all projects. The need for an app like this within the construction industry was vast and it was quickly recognised as an innovation worth adding to an enterprises tech stack. A short while after the launch, dPlan won Statsbygg’s competition for “ LEAN Management Tools on Statsbygg’s construction projects”.
  • Converted exposure from digital solution into real growth.
    Statsbygg has been using the platform since June 2020 and has more than 220 users of the solution. dPlan has already been used in a variety of projects, both in the design and production phases. Thus, proving the demand for a digitalised project management tool in the construction industry. In November 2020, they were accepted to the accelerator program of StartUpLabs. With acceleration comes new customers, and with new customers comes new demands for functionality.

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