is a specialist chemical company producing high quality fuel and lubricant additives which supplies customers across the globe.
The client had commenced a programme to make their vast array of technical product and formulation information more accessible and more easily searchable by their technologists. As part of this programme, they identified a need to improve the way that users search for and filter information related to product claims to support published industry and OEM standards.
Rex was presented with a large and complex set of requirements which needed to be distilled into a proposal. We used our extensive and intimate knowledge of this industry area to show how these complex requirements could be satisfied by extending and improving an existing product claims system that Rex had previously developed for the client.
Rex re-built the pre-existing product claims database system by re-writing it in entirely new technology. This is because it was previously implemented as a .NET web application, but the new search and filtering requirements would have been too slow if they had been developed with the same architecture.
Rex therefore re-wrote the product claims database system as a Single-Page Application, using AngularJS for the front-end and web services for the back-end.
The new version was called LCDS. LCDS allowed the browser to load the data in such a way that search and filtering performance was quick enough that even users who were accessing the US-based system from Asia-Pacific were able to enjoy a fast application.
The client was able to realise its ambition of making it easier and faster for its highly-skilled technologists to find the information they needed without performance constraints.