Vias

B2B iPad app for a New York company featuring the most extensive portfolio of Italian wines.

Vias - App fo wine distribution

About the app

Vias Imports Ltd is a New York-based company specialised in importing fine wine. Founded in 1983, Vias features the most extensive portfolio of Italian wines in the United States.

This time, the mobile product we handled was to be used by the company’s sales force to showcase their products in front of their B2B customers – mainly restaurants, hotels, bars and wine stores in the United States. Therefore the mobile app had to integrate tightly with all the other systems the company had used, but also bringing a new edge for its business. 

Vias - Wine Customers & Distributors meeting point

Challenge

The hard truth we in the mobile development industry are all painfully aware of is that managing lots of data within a mobile product can be difficult sometimes.

One of the challenges we met during the project was the need for the application to work offline, which of course is not a problem per se. But downloading tons of data on a mobile device is, so we had to find ways to optimise the process. Another interesting point in the software application’s development was the integration with Vias’ Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP, their business management software.

“We worked with Tapptitude on our very first app. We only had an idea of what we wanted the app to be. Tapttitude delivered on time, a fast and reliable solution that exceeded our expectations. They guided us along every aspect of the app from product concept to specifications to professional and user friendly features and design. Equally important, they were available after the initial delivery for questions and additions no matter how small.“

Cristian Nicola | Collaborator Vias
Vias - Select wine quantity by bottle or cases

Solutions

The Vias iOS app is a useful tool for the sales agents of the Vias Imports Ltd, making their daily B2B transactions a lot more efficient – which is something any mobile product out there should focus on.

The Vias iOS mobile app we’ve developed allows Vias’ sales people to keep a record of all their clients, their current and past orders, and even features an invoicing system. We’ve optimized the app to the point where it’s working just as well offline as it is online, making it a true companion to the Vias Imports Ltd sales agents.

  • Mobile Product Strategy
  • Native App Development
  • Mobile UI Design

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