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Redefining B2B Marketplace with Single Sign On


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As the marketplace moves from bricks and mortar to clicks and enter space, more and more businesses feel the need to be online. One of the most lucrative businesses in this space is Online Retail. To take the full advantage of this opportunity, a strategic structured plan that covers every element of ecommerce. Sigma Infosolutions leveraged its expertise on Grails and web technologies to develop the application along with its web engine. Built on Grails, the application extends numerous customization capabilities to admin with analytical front-end.

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Redefining B2B Marketplace with Single Sign On

  1. 1. Redefining B2B Marketplace with Single Sign-OnA Grails Based Web
  2. 2. The Client provides an online marketplace for sellers or merchants andonline buyers. The Client is based out of NorthAmerica.The ClientBusiness Casesales@sigmainfo.netChallengesThere was no technical problem while developing the application, howeverClient was rigid and having unstructured communication even afterconfirming the architecture. There were few instances where we have facedfrequent change request for a particular function due to customer’s unclearunderstanding of the goals and the objectives of the project, even aftersigning off requirement document. Sigma Infosolutions’ web team never sayno Client requests and clearly explains the impact on implementation withpractical timesaving suggestions to ensure rapid project delivery.“40% cost savingson functionalitydevelopmentExecutive SummaryAs the marketplace moves from bricksand mortar to clicks and enter space,more and more businesses feel the needto be online. One of the most lucrativebusinesses in this space is Online Retail.To take the full advantage of thisopportunity, a strategic structured planthat covers every element of e-commerce.Sigma Infosolutions leveraged itsexpertise on Grails and web technologiesto develop the application along with itsweb engine. Built on Grails, theapplication extends numerouscustomization capabilities to admin withanalytical front-end.SuccessesThe Client wanted to built the application with a vision of unique design anduser convenience. The user interface is made as simple as possible.Considering business perspective, the application was made technically andfunctionally scalable. More than that the application is used in entire US butacts as locally. Powerful search functionality has added flavor to thisapplication, it can search item by city, state and category wise.The Client portal provides a marketplace where sellers or merchants can listtheir products or merchandise for promotion and sales. A cost-effectivemeans to access an integrated sales processing system that contains all thetools and information necessary to manage a complete sales-cycle. Theportal would provide the option to list individual advertisements for eachmerchant that can be viewed by potential buyers. The products will be listedbased on state and city across US. This will help the potential buyers to selectthe state or city to see the list of available products which are on sale. Thebuyers have the option to do a search based on various available categoriesand keywords.Therefore, the Client wanted to partner with a team who could help themquickly architect, develop, test the application. Sigma Infosolutionsproposed to use Grails to build core functionalities.
  3. 3. Technology Grails 1.2.1Business Benefits Monthly technical availability ismore than 99% An empowered solution to optimizeprocesses across the eRetail 40% cost savings on functionalitydevelopment Complete set of data, functioningalarms in real-time Ongoing operating costs at or betterthan budget Low system overhead and lowerSolutionSigma Infosolutions’ BI team successfully compiled BI architecture required for theproject which was then used by all other different vendors/teams working on theproject including Sigma. We were able to successfully set up a template for thereporting structure across all different teams onboard. Effectively setup thecontinuous integration infrastructure along with periodic checkouts with GITHUB(repository used) and pushing them onto the staging environment. The solution had 3organizations in the suite consisting mainly of admin, manager and users.Key Modules Developedo General Usero Merchant Usero AdminIntegration with 3rd party products or componentso Google MapAPIso First Data payment gateway integrationo Imagemagicko Grails Plugins - Jsecurity, FCK Editor, Jcaptcha, Calender, Jquery, Quartzwww.sigmainfo.netNext PhaseThe next phase includes creating morereports few enhancements in Adminmodule to add few more visibilityfunction which can be powerful decisionmaking tool for admin
  4. 4. Develop A Robust B2B Marketplace From ScratchAbout Sigma Infosolutions“ Sigma Group, an Indian conglomerate has more than 4 decades of experience in Mining, Chemicals Manufacturing & Export,Handicrafts Manufacturing & Exports, and Software Development Sigma Infosolutions is a TUV certified ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 27001:2005 company Headquartered in US with development center in India Some of our esteemed customers include Airtel, Zyme Solutions, Yodlee, Celerity Consulting, Resolution Economics, BirlaGlobal Asset Finance, Fosroc Chemicals, Surgery Planet etc. Sigma Infosolutions’ services comprises of application development, application management, IT Consulting, Offshore testing,and Website and Portal DevelopmentSigma Infosolutions, Sigma Towers, #66/A, 13th Cross6th Main, JP Nagar, 3rd Phase, Bangalore- 560078Telephone: +91-80-40865100Sigma Infosolutions, 2082 Michelson Dr.Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92612Telephone: +1-714-717-1826Fax: +1-866-405-6750, Toll Free: 1-888-861-7360Website: www.sigmainfo.netE-mail: sales@sigmainfo.netToll Free: 1-888-861-7360