Manage Places is a SaaS project management platform for companies in the construction and property development sector. The platform allows users and whole teams to access project management, financial documents and planning from any location and Internet-capable device. Starting from the ground up, Blue Tea built Manage Places with the involvement of the platform’s owners and by heavily relying on user feedback.
Blue Tea built Manage Places using Ruby on Rails and Vue.JS. Both are modern frameworks that allow the platform to be modular in design, expandable and easy to update on a regular basis.
We were also significantly involved in the overall user interface design of Manage Places, using Adobe XD as the preferred UI-tool.
The platform development also required two-way integration with Xero’s API, so that financial information can be instantly transferred between Manage Places and Xero.
Finally, Blue Tea is responsible for the ongoing infrastructure support of Blue Tea (based on PostgreSQL database, Linode and Amazon AWS cloud platforms).
Blue Tea relies on agile project management methods and the development of Manage Places was no exception. We followed the basic Scrum principle of ongoing development sprints to improve the SaaS platform based on continuous input from its owners and most of all, from its users. Our agile methodology also ensures that Manage Places gets regular feedback from our development team in a speedy and efficient way.
Blue Tea is providing the ongoing infrastructure maintenance and software patches, meaning the Manage Places team is unburdened with the technical maintenance and can focus on developing the business.
We are flexible enough to allow small releases for specific platform functionalities and larger releases of major functionalities.
Even though currently Manage Places are not planning on non-English support for users, Blue Tea has built the SaaS platform in a way that allows foreign teams to use it in a language different from English. Reliability and uptimes of the system are also guaranteed by us. We have introduced robust failover mechanisms and detection.
71 companies are relying on Manage Places at this moment and this wouldn’t have been possible without the flexible and friendly involvement of Blue Tea.