Software development for talent portal | Agile Outsourcing

Boosting the experience of +1.5M users

About

SaaS development for a talent platform used by Coca-Cola, Unilever, ABC and ESPN

Insala is a talent portal that provides solutions for companies who want to help their employees develop their careers within. Their mission is to enable successful career journeys by assisting organizations worldwide to envision, plan, implement and evaluate talent initiatives. Insala has offered services and SaaS technology for companies such as Coca-Cola, Unilever, ABC and ESPN resulting in over 1.5 million users.

Challenge

A 6-year agile development partnership

Since 2013, Insala has trusted us with the development and maintenance of its main system, a talent portal that provides different tools for career development. Some of these include a platform to match coaches with coachees, assessment tools that identify the user’s working style and suggest improvement opportunities, and features like a job board, a calendar, groups, forums and others.Insala’s clients can customize the portal and provide a unique experience to their employees.

After working with an onshore partner in India for some time, Insala found they could move faster and more efficiently with UruIT’s outsourcing model. Our time zone proximity and code quality practices are some of the main reasons why this partnership has been successful and sustainable.

Solution

Good practices for remote software development

The main challenges were due to the system's complexity and size. In order to manage effectively a distributed team with professionals working from Uruguay, Brazil and the US, we relied on a thoughtful onboarding process and constant communication through digital channels.

Results

Improving a talent portal with modern technologies and practices

Our highlighted achievements with this project include:

  • more modern technologies than the ones used in the system’s legacy code;
  • the integrations between the talent portal and social networks;
  • the development of a mobile portal for alumni;
  • and the implementation of GitHub as source control, which allowed us to improve the way we managed the app’s different versions.