Station Five worked with Manettas Seafood Market to develop a marketplace enabling wholesalers to sell seafood to the Australian public. Built on top of the WordPress platform for ease of use, Manettas Seafood Market went live in 2017 by leveraging the e-commerce functionality of WooCommerce. This was enhanced further to enable a two sided marketplace between seafood wholesalers and the Australian public.
With technologies constantly evolving, the need to use a new platform isn’t just important from a technology standpoint. Newer platforms ultimately provide access to additional features, modern approaches to user experience and a faster experience overall. These all enable a website to stand out amongst a business’ competition, if implemented correctly. In this blog, I’ll be covering trending platforms for website design and development in the context of public facing websites.
While we don’t typically compare two products, the ongoing debate between which of CargoWise One and Precision is better for supply chain management is one we needed to contribute to. Naturally, successful companies have adopted state of the art solutions that have enabled them (as freight and logistics organisations) to remain industry leading organisations. While the industry has been slower than others to eliminate manual processes and adopt software solutions, some companies have taken a technology first approach, and reaped the benefits over the last decade.
Honestly, it shocks me that businesses are still not actively utilising their data. I wonder whether people harvest their data expecting it to jump up one day, collect itself into a strategy and present itself to you, ready for profit. Data is one of the most valuable assets your business has, enabling you to back your decisions with science within moments. However, few seem to actively be doing it. Those who are have the data (ironically) to show its success.
Building an AI model can be incredibly tricky. As an emerging technology, the rate of failure is quite high. This exists due to the lack of standards and open source libraries enabling developers to fulfil each use case. AI also comes with an incredible amount of ambiguity. For instance, when building a mobile app with a private messaging feature, there are use cases and open source code enabling a developer to understand precisely what the expectations of the platform are from a usability perspective, and code that other developers have published enabling them to achieve this.
With blockchain boasted as immutable, secure and the single source of truth, naturally we expect it to be as secure as Fort Knox. When it comes to getting data off the blockchain, this would naturally seem to be a very difficult issue for many companies. However, with many companies executing initial coin offerings (ICOs) and later falling illiquid, it is natural to be weary of the data that network was holding on the blockchain on your behalf (which naturally is still out there). Even more critical in some cases can be retrieval of that data.
Business process automation has become increasingly relevant over previous years. With businesses having now seen the benefits first hand, the requirement to create further efficiencies using automation is becoming even more apparent. In a previous blog post, we covered the process of implementing business process automation. This post will outline some potential means of implementing automation to improve your business’ customer service and team morale.