Automotive configurator with banking & finance integration

Overview _

Client:

Major car manufacturer
> 100000 employees
Germany

Business case:
  • Simplify vehicle’s presentation and configuration
  • Present live data: packages, accessories, price, financing options
  • Launch the marketing websites across multiple countries with individual market specifics

Industry _

  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Marketing

Services _

  • Software outsourcing
  • Team augmentation

Project type _

  • Web
  • Cloud

Technology _

  • JEE
  • Oracle DB
  • Glassfish
  • REST
  • SOAP
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • SCSS
  • Maven
  • Gulp
  • React
  • Angular
  • Jenkins
  • Docker
  • Selenium

Description _

The manufacturer and its associated bank need a common platform that can be deployed for various purposes, without producing multiple versions. It is very important to provide comprehensive functionalities by transforming project requirements into features, such as:
_

  • Vehicle configurator
  • Financing options
  • Storage of financing offers
  • Price and instalment calculations
  • Marketing model tree
  • Web analytics

 

Challenges _

 

As a global solution to be implemented and tweaked across multiple markets, our platform has to face major challenges, such as:
_

  • High level of availability, scalability and security
  • Extreme load reaching thousands of requests per second, millions of requests per day
  • Multi-market, support for different countries and regions
  • Responsiveness
  • Display mandatory legal information alongside a financial instalment
  • Continuous integration
  • Change management

Solutions _

We met the high expectations of both our client and their final user, with a series of cross-technology solutions:
_

  • Clustering, load balancing, CDN and auto-discovery of microservices
  • Market-specific logic and content, alongside a standalone configuration application
  • Updates can be applied live, without the need of application restart
  • Nightly ETL jobs for mass calculation of prices and instalments in advance
  • Web widgets, ready to be integrated into a host application
  • Micro service architecture, each service deployed automated on multiple stages
  • Quarterly planning, development and release of new functionalities
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