Case Studies

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Nationwide Hobby Retailer
Technology service: Architectural Assessment, Performance Engineering and Code/System Re-Write to Achieve Scale

Gorilla Logic engaged with this client 6 months ago and continues to be engaged with them today. This significant hobby retailer had inherited an on-line scrapbooking application with a recent company purchase. Moving into the digital age, this application soon began to take on a higher priority with Digital Sales becoming a growing market. Working under a stringent deadline, Gorilla Logic was first engaged to perform load testing with the goal of supporting hundreds of thousands of concurrent users. While doing this work, it became clear that the application underpinnings were not optimal and the application had some scalability challenges. Gorilla Logic was then engaged to perform an Architectural Assessment and Performance Engineering Analysis. After this 4-week engagement, Gorilla Logic was contracted to implement their 9 critical findings to make the application robust, scalable, and reliable to support the valued and loyal customers of this retailer. Gorilla Logic continues to be engaged today doing enhancement work and now adding more engineers to an already significantly sized team to develop additional functionality for this feature rich internet application. The project was completed on time with the targeted deliverables met.

Leader in TeleManagement and Remote Site Monitoring Solutions
Technology service: Design and Development of Rich Internet Application with Flex User Interface

Gorilla Logic engaged with this leading Telecommunications Company for over a year. Gorilla Logic, known for the ability to create rich front ends with an robust back ends, was brought in to build a highly compelling Flex UI for access controls for a Secure Cell Service Application. This comprehensive UI had to handle administrative functions, monitoring functions, and cellular call functions all in a secure environment. Our talented resources designed and built the UI for this complex application and completed the integration to the back end systems. Our work in this space illustrates our expertise not only Flex, but in the Telecommunications industry as a whole.

A World Leading Fixed Income Management and Investment Services Company
Technology service: Security Clearance System, Flex and Java Development

Gorilla Logic initially engaged with this client in 2009, and continues to be an integral part of their development team today. With over 5 engineers working simultaneously on different key projects at this leading investment firm, Gorilla Logic is one of the company’s most trusted vendors. With a compelling Flex front end, and a robust Java back end, Gorilla Logic built the internal system for managing all securities and clearance information and the exchanging of this data between disparate systems. This data share function has become an integral part of the client’s business. Gorilla Logic understands the complexities of the financial industry having come from that space, and has the strong technical background to provide end-to-end financial solutions.

Leading Enterprise CRM Solution
Technology service: Annual FlexMonkey Support Contract

Gorilla Logic engaged with this client in 2010 and continues to be engaged today. Gorilla Logic created an open source functional testing tool, FlexMonkey, that launched in 2009. Now on it’s 5th release, this free tool is being heavily used by some of the biggest companies in the world. Along with our tool, Gorilla Logic is committed to supporting the open source eco-system through regular enhanced releases as well as a forum for community support. Some companies are using the tool so heavily, they needed additional, customized support beyond a standard Quick Start engagement (two weeks) which is what this premier CRM provided needed.

The annual support package includes 5 (on-location) days of implementation services for FlexMonkey, development of requested customizations, and over ten hours a month of dedicated FlexMonkey support. With this unique approach, Gorilla Logic is able to ensure that FlexMonkey works seamlessly with the customer’s unique Flex application and helps prepare the application for future automation testing. In addition, Gorilla Logic provided this Fortune 500 Company with a personal forum for the client to log bugs or send questions about the tool. The dedicated forum enables our team to provide timely solutions and responses with an SLA of a 48-hour response time.

ROI: This year long engagement reduces time and cost of client resources. By providing an “on-call” dedicated FlexMonkey expert for one year, the client was able to request numerous customizations to the tool and receive expert consulting advice and services in relation to FlexMonkey on their specific application. In addition, the FlexMonkey expert was able to mentor and train their team to ensure the future success of their application.

Colorado’s Largest Workers Compensation Coverage Company
Technology service: 2-Week FlexMonkey Quick Start Engagement

Gorilla Logic engaged with this peak performing Company in Workers Compensation plans to assist their development and quality assurance teams in gaining knowledge and full productivity with FlexMonkey. By providing 10 on-site days of implementation services, Gorilla Logic implemented customizations, established a continuous integration environment, and provided software consulting. Gorilla Logic was able to ensure that FlexMonkey worked seamlessly with the customer’s unique Flex application. A dedicated FlexMonkey expert trained and supported this growing company, allowing them to address all of their testing concerns and issues. This 2-week engagement reduced time, cost of resources, and improved the quality of code for a significant ROI.

Multinational Automaker
Technology service: Flex Development

Gorilla Logic initially engaged with this client 2 years ago, and continues to be engaged today. Gorilla Logic has built the entire Flex Front End with a rich User Experience (UX) in mind for the innovative Dealer Diagnostics Plug-In Tool used on the wide range of automobiles that this Fortune 100 Company builds. With Gorilla Logic’s consistent ability to provide solutions for complicated challenges, our developers are also responsible for the integration between this sexy front end and their N-tier back end. Once this project is complete, our senior engineers will proceed to the development of the mobile version of this advanced tool.

Major Airline Carrier
Technology service: Performance Engineering, and Flex Development

Gorilla Logic conducted a 6-month engagement with this client and continues to be on their go-to list today. Today’s website for this company was built by GL and is truly a Rich Internet Application (RIA). The Flex UI interacts with a sophisticated backend that exchanges commands with the complex Sabre Reservation System. GL conducted a ground up Software Architecture Plan and then executed on that plan to build the entire website. Before the coding began, GL configured the hardware to handle extremely high traffic loads and then proceeded to put the hardware to the test. Load balancing and automatic failover were musts. This engagement included stringent security requirements that were met via Single Sign-On (SSO).

Worldwide Leader In Unified Communication and Collaboration
Technology service: FlexMonkey Quick Start Engagement

Gorilla Logic engaged with this high definition telepresence, video and voice company to assist their development and quality assurance teams in gaining an in depth knowledge and productivity with FlexMonkey, a functional testing tool. By providing 10 days of on-site implementation consulting services for FlexMonkey, the engagement resulted in customizations to the tool to fit their business needs, continuous integration, and test suites. Gorilla Logic was able to ensure that FlexMonkey worked seamlessly with the customer’s unique Flex application. A dedicated FlexMonkey expert trained and supported the company’s internal QA and development team, allowing them to address their unique testing concerns and challenges.

ROI: The Quick Start engagement increased productivity, established a Continuous Integration environment, enhanced the quality of the code being produced, and reduced time spent on manual testing. The client said they received efficiency and monetary ROI’s, but had the unexpected outcome of the QA and development teams beginning to work more collaboratively. Employees felt their efforts were more valuable because they were not spending so much time doing manual testing.

Online Digital Photo Company
Technology service: FlexMonkey Quick Start Engagement

Gorilla Logic engaged with this leading on-line photo sharing website to assist their development and quality assurance teams in gaining an in-depth knowledge and productivity with FlexMonkey, one of todays leading open source tools with over 14,000 users. By providing 10 days of on-site implementation consulting services for FlexMonkey, the engagement resulted in customizations of the tool to fit their business needs, continuous integration, and software development. By instrumenting the application’s code so that it could become “automation ready”, and integrating the testing framework into the build, Gorilla Logic was able to ensure that FlexMonkey worked seamlessly with the client’s application. A dedicated FlexMonkey expert trained and supported the company’s internal QA and development team, allowing them to address all of their testing concerns and challenges.

ROI: The Gorilla Logic FlexMonkey expert assisted the development and QA team in writing their top ten most difficult test cases. This was a start to replacing a suite of 2500 manual test scripts that were required for every release. These 2500 tests had been off-shored in order to save money. Because manual testing could not be completely replaced by automated testing, it is safe to say that FlexMonkey replaced about half of the 2500 tests. With 25 offshore testers working to complete 100 tests per day, making less than $7 per hour working 20 hours a week, (rather than 40 hours because we are cutting their time in half) each regression cycle could save this client $3500. If the releases are routinely done once a month, this would save the client $42k per year. With FlexMonkey automation efforts, we save clients not only thousands of dollars, but we also save them Time To Market. When tests are automated, developers will have the ability to run them in minutes and gain instant feedback about the quality of their code, and can also proceed with the fearlessness to refactor without unintended side effects.

Top Television Network
Technology service: Performance Engineering, and Flex Development

Gorilla Logic engaged with this client 4 years ago and continues to be engaged today. At one point, Gorilla Logic had 10 people working on various projects, many positioned in technical leadership roles. These projects included Video Players, Publishing Experience (CMS), Social Media, Advanced TV Services, Site UI and Design Services. The Social Media Application had to be built to dynamically scale to handle significant spikes in load with throughput up to 3Gbps. They needed the ability to spin up and ramp down as demand fluctuated. Therefore as part of this effort, GL also designed and deployed a private cloud for this client. The custom Video Distribution and Content Player were built with the ability to facilitate ad insertion and interfacing with the ad inventory system. Additional features included viewer tracking and timing. This effort included backend transcoding, work flow and approval processes.