Written by Luis Paradela|Posted on November 27, 2019
AccelOne’s custom software development team architected and developed SousZen, a food service automation platform that digitizes food prep and pairs it with actionable, real-world data. We built SousZen in conjunction with their innovation partner Xinova, and with funding from a well-known American multinational food and beverage company (we can’t say who, but you likely have some cans of their products in your fridge right now). The platform allows restaurant operators and owners to collect real data on what people are ordering, and use it to run a more profitable business. Features include the following:
The system AccelOne designed contains an “ingredients” database created by us, with data units and equivalencies (e.g. volume, cups, metric, etc.) defined. Geolocation also allows multiple locations of a restaurant to be visualized, with data analyzable on a local, state, or regional level.
AccelOne’s Custom Software Development ProcessWe started by assembling a technical team:
The technical team traveled to Mexico to meet with the client and the UX design studio hired by SousZen. AccelOne chose Amazon Web Services (AWS) to support the application infrastructure, Reactjs and Redux for the user interface framework, and Nodejs plus Express as the backend API. We also exposed a REST API to make SousZen’s platform integrate with other systems.
Throughout the project, we employed Scrum methodology, which utilizes a weekly sprint system to produce functional software sooner than traditional PM styles. At the end of each weekly sprint, stakeholders met with the development and design teams and gave feedback, which was incorporated at the next sprint. The client elected to be heavily involved at every stage of development, and we were happy to comply with this request.
Outcome: Pilot Program at Chain of Gourmet Nacho Stands
The project was implemented in a pilot program at a well-known chain of stands and food trucks specializing in gourmet nachos.
With this data, the corporation overseeing this pilot program will be able to use data collected by SousZen to improve their menu offerings, marketing strategies, profits, and food safety. Learn more about this project by reading our full case study, or contact us online for more information on custom software development at AccelOne.
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