Index Partners are one of the leading, sole partner Accounting and Advisory firms in Canberra providing services in Accounting, Management consulting, Training and Financial viability. Founded in 2001 by Managing Director Stewart Ball, Index Partners have received national awards for innovation in risk management and have produced software products and services that have developed into businesses of their own right.
Index Partners approached Infinite in October 2013 with the opportunity to design and build a new Software as a Service (SaaS) application. Index Partners required a system that could identify, analyse, search and store risk data to help with assessing financial viability for corporate clients. Previously only available to major corporates, accounting firms, credit bureaus and government agencies, Index partner’s vision was to create a level playing field and make this information available to all Australian businesses across multiple industry sectors.
Index Partners required the system to be scalable to potentially monitor millions of businesses and to provide risk alerts to tens of thousands of users. They needed to partner with a reliable, accessible and highly capable technology provider to achieve their vision.
Infinite developed both a full SaaS application and a supporting website in under four months. Following an agile development methodology, Infinite were able to deliver on all the customers’ requirements in an adaptive and flexible way. This was facilitated by regular reporting, iterative sprint releases and solid engagement and feedback from the client. Infinite* provided the following services in creating its customised solution for Index Partners:
- Business Analysis and requirements elicitation
- Solution proposal and project planning
- Network and infrastructure consulting for set up
- Application built utilising the Symfony2 PHP Framework
- Responsive web user interface design for multiple devices
- Secure billing and plan integration
- Integration with multiple third party api information sources
- Extensive security and performance testing
- Project management
The project was successfully delivered within a tight timeframe and without any cost blowouts, Formal testing meant that the delivery and go live of the system, and supporting website, went smoothly and the product was market ready from day one. Index partners now have a commercial tool that monitors the financial health of thousands of ABN’s, pulling from multiple data sources, such as the Australian Business Register and ASIC. The project has proven so successful that Index Partners and Infinite are already working towards the next major release of the system which will bring even more powerful functionality to Index Partners customers.