Case Study

British Gas

Written by Ignotas (Iggy) Turskis
Solution Lead

How British Gas Optimised Its Parts Supply with Google App Engine

 

THE CHALLENGE

British Gas store parts at Royal Mail depots around the UK. Details of what is kept at each depot was managed in a series of spreadsheets at individual locations, making it impossible to see which parts were available where – particularly when out on the road.

THE SOLUTION

We built a highly visual web app which integrated Google Maps with Google App Engine. The app shows British Gas engineers’ locations and identifies the closest Royal Mail depots stocking relevant parts. The app can be accessed by both parties.

THE RESULTS

  • We delivered the customer’s solution in just six weeks
  • Developed an app tracking 6,000 engineers’ locations for full visibility
  • Rolled out a highly visual, user-friendly map to optimise parts supply