OK - here's a boring topic - how do you allocate Toll road data from an external provider to each trip?
We get a massive amount of data from these toll road operators, and have to allocate each toll charge back to members - just the same you would if you had your own car. We realised that if we didnt automate this process quickly it would soon overwhelm us - so we made a toll allocation plugin system.
It works really simply - you upload the datafile provided by the toll operator, then our extra smart data crunching algorithm figures out who was using what and when and applies the charge to that particular bill.
"God, I love it. I used to have to enter and allocate these things manually - it was doing my head in...." said Rachel Moore, one of GoGet Carshares oldest employees. "Now, I simply click a button, deal with a few exceptions and I'm done. I can import and process 15,000 transactions in a blink. I cant imagine us not using it now."
We architected the system so it could allocate other bits of data - and plan to automate a few other manual business processes in the future too.
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|Our Software Testing Process - every 6 hours!|
Ok folks - a boring, yet vital topic. Software testing methodology!
The most important requirements for our platform is reliability - we have over 25,000 people relying on our engine on a daily basis. For our main client, GoGet, a single days outage can mean losses in the tens of thousands of dollars. It's enough to give you gray hair!
|Auditing user actions|
Many years ago, whilst a pimply undergrad at University (studying Finance and Accounting....more fool me!) I bumped into the topic of Auditing.
It was in third year, so by that time I'd gotten all my drinking / girl chasing behind me and was just about ready to knuckle down and complete my degree,
To my great surprise, I ended up getting an A+ in this most boring of topics....
But what's this got to do with Fleetcutter?