The basis of this project is to solve the need for a more streamlined application for the Build To Order furniture industry. This application connects finishers, builders, and stores in one central application cutting down the average time from ordering a custom furniture piece from 6-14 weeks to 2-3 weeks or an 85% reduction in wait times from worst - best time.
I was hired on as a full stack developer CO-OP student until the end of April and I'm tasked with converting their old legacy Microsoft Access application into a modern Web Application using React, SQL, Redux, Material UI, Docker, and Microsoft Azure Cloud Services.
Currently in the custom build to order furniture industry the time from ordering a custom piece to receieving that custom furniture takes on average 6-14 weeks. The main bottleneck in this process is the delayed communications between the three main parts of the supply chain (Finishers, Builders & Retailers). Things are also slowed down by the lack of automation and human error, as orders can be lost or a sales person can get busy and forget about sending an order to the next part of the supply chain.
The solution Dadolinks/Axcys came up with is a centralized retailer application that will connect Finishers, Builders, and Retail Stores in one convienent & fast application. Originally there was a legacy program created by the CEO which was made using Microsoft Access.
My first tasks were to update the login page, and create a registration page for new users of the application. I created a login page in addition to registration pages which were connected with Redux Store and eventually writes to our backend SQL database using a REST API to communicate with our server. I also implemented authentication and resulting in only authorized users being able to view/use the system
New Registration Confirmation Screen
Next the Dashboard
The dashboard needed a lot of work and I created the updated version with a more modern feel. I mainly used elements from Material UI in addition to Chart.JS to create a new modern dashboard for the application
Updating lists and adding new items to lists
Currently I'm working on updating the various lists which showcase things such as products, vendors, hardware, colour options, and more.
Comparison of old/new Customer Component
Comparison of old/new Add Customer Component
New Editing Modal
We decided to use modals which pop up when a user clicks to edit a certain customer, product, colour, etc.
I'm currently working on the application full time and will be periodically updating this page as the project moves forward towards a production ready application by April when my CO-OP finishes.