Craftsman book company Case Study

We developed Craftsman's flagship SaaS estimating and appraisal products that are fully cloud-based
Craftsman Book Co. is a leading publishing company in the United States that specializes in producing high-quality technical and professional reference materials for the construction industry. Their publications cover a wide range of topics, including building codes and standards, estimating and bidding practices, construction project management, and much more. For decades, Craftsman Book Co. has been a trusted resource for architects, contractors, engineers, and other construction professionals seeking reliable and up-to-date information to support their work.
Roxosoft developed fully cloud-based products for construction estimating and appraising.
Over decades, Craftsman has accumulated tons of high-quality reference materials for the construction industry. When the time had come to turn all this data into a software product, Craftsman started looking for a software development partner to entrust with this task.

Craftsman had a legacy desktop-based program for construction estimating, but it no longer conformed to modern industry standards. Additionally, it only worked on a single operating system and was hard to maintain because of the outdated codebase.

Craftsman turned to Roxosoft to rewrite the existing software for the Cloud to transform it into a SaaS product.
Project Stats
It's incredibly rewarding to see that our long and productive cooperation has led to such great project success.
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    Team Size
  • 8 years
    Project Duration
  • Support
    Current Status
Roxosoft Solution
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    Gathered Requirements
    For the success of this project, it was crucial to collect detailed and specific requirements for the new SaaS system. Craftman's main objective was to provide their users with the exact tools they needed. They simply could not afford to go through the trial-and-error development process. The new application had to be released as a production-ready, bug-free instrument that performed exactly as it was supposed to.
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    Planned Cloud Architecture
    Craftsman had developed their data gathering and publishing processes a while ago, before the cloud era. The architecture of the new cloud ecosystem needed to be carefully planned to ensure that the existing processes were preserved when necessary while also enabling cloud migration.
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    Designed Web-based UI/UX
    Craftsman had a legacy estimator product, which was designed to work on desktop computers. This product had a large and dedicated user base. However, with the shift towards cloud-based software, the Legacy Estimator was going to be discontinued. To enable a smooth transition from the desktop app to the cloud, a modern user interface was needed for the new cloud-based application.
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    Set Up Development Process
    In order to guarantee rapid and tangible advancements during the development phase, it was crucial to establish a CI/CD process at the outset of the project. We subsequently implemented a development methodology centered around weekly sprints. At the end of each week, we would conduct a review session with the client's product team and demonstrate the latest features in the same way that end users would experience them.
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