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B2B e-Commerce Portal for Pharmaceuticals Trading: Revamping Conventional Industry Business Practices with New Technologies

e-Commerce Portal
eCommerce

eCommerce

Portals

Portals

Integration

Integration

In an effort to pump up traditional approach to making business in the Healthcare industry, the client engaged Softeq to develop a B2B e-Commerce platform that would provide a common ground for matchmaking among private and government sector pharmaceuticals suppliers and buyers.

Fast Facts

Client: A pharmaceutical products distributor

Industry: Healthcare

Country: Mexico

Engagement Model: Fixed Price

What were the Client’s expectations of the service provider?

The client required a technology partner with strong roots in web technologies, as well as proven project management experience in a distributed team environment, to build a medical e-Commerce platform. Softeq qualified for prompt RFI turnaround time, solid subject-matter competency in advanced web stacks, extensive e-Commerce solution implementation experience along with demonstrated project management process transparency.

Project Description

What was the goal of the project?

The team was to develop an e-Commerce platform for pharmaceuticals trading that would provide a common ground for matchmaking among private and government sector pharmacy laboratories, as well as distributors, and hospitals along with pharmacies.

What are the product’s functional capabilities?

The system is positioned as an online stock marketplace leveraging the B2B model of direct sales. The alpha version of the portal has the following features:

  • User registration
  • Seller account:
    • Product management
    • Batch management
    • Sales management
    • Possibility to view the catalog of products governed by the state Ministry of Health
  • Buyer account:
    • Cart management
    • Order placement and management
    • Possibility to view the catalog of products governed by the state Ministry of Health
  • Admin panel:
    • Customer management
    • Registered companies management
    • User management
    • Product/batch management
    • Order management
    • Management of the product catalog governed by the state Ministry of Health

The portal is integrated with a payment and shipping gateway.

What methods are used for insuring the solution security?

To ensure the solution security, the system utilizes the SSL security technology, the MD5 message-digest algorithm, as well as Base64 encoding and decoding algorithms.

What project methodology did the team employ?

The team employed Scrum, an iterative and incremental agile software development methodology, to be able to flexibly address the emerging requirements.

Results

Did the team manage to meet the project goals successfully?

Softeq successfully delivered the alpha version of the system in line with the client’s requirements. Further implementation plans include platform extension with Auction and Live Chat capabilities. Once released, the solution is set to become an efficient sales and marketing tool that allows identifying key pharmaceutical product suppliers and buyers on the market, while tapping insightful industry statistical data invaluable for leveraging the best business opportunities.