Evean Built a Sophisticated Web Tool for Personnel Scheduling and Planning without any Coding
Evean is a prominent Dutch healthcare company that provides specialty care and nursing help in the Northern Netherlands area. Building the right team for every project is of utmost importance to Kim and his team, and they were looking for a solution to help them track their scheduling from a centralized location, and not worry about sending Excel workbooks to their clients, managers, or team members.
“The solution had to be scalable and easy-to-maintain. The data model had to be easy to adjust. This way, another team could use the same tool without making substantial changes in the logic. We also didn’t want several workbook versions to keep track of. Excel isn’t the best tool for our use case.”
The template for this scheduling tool was already created in Excel. They knew what they wanted to in the user interface, and the calculation logic for payments and validation had to be as defined in Excel. They started searching for alternatives to custom coding, as doing so would have been a costly endeavor. SpreadsheetWEB ticked all the boxes.
“We considered hiring an expert, and creating a custom web application. This would have been a larger investment, in the thousands of Euros range. We already have experience with another custom project we did before, where we had to make changes to the tool every now and then. That project led us to believe that custom coding wasn’t going to be the best solution. If we went the custom coding route, the initial investment would have been fairly high, and it would not be easy to make adjustments in the tool.”
The project could be completed in the matter of a few weeks, including building their web application and setting up hosting. The end result is a solution that costed them far less than a custom approach.
What Evean got was a white-label solution, where their brand, logos, and color scheme could be integrated into the entire platform – from the web application, to the control panel and data access.
”We considered custom coding, but that would cost us several thousands of Euros. The initial model was going to be 6-7,000 Euros. We had to see whether the business model made sense. The custom code approach would have been too big of an investment for this. The license and fee structure of SpreadsheetWEB made this transition much easier, and save us money.”