CASE STUDY

industry: software

Date: December 2019

Top Values Provided:

Speed To Market

NerdRabbit helped to significantly reduce the time to get to market.

Cost Savings

By using NerdRabbit, AgVoice saved big on finding top talent.

AWS Experts Hired:

AWS W2 Employees

Director of AWS Cloud Development

AWS Contractors

AWS Cloud-Native Developer

about the company

As a leader in voice technology in the food and agricultural ecosystem, AgVoice empowers fast and real-time data capture and analytics on-the-go for the global food sector.

challenges

With the increased demand for their ground-breaking voice capture technology, AgVoice’s growth was constrained by their legacy application. Using these existing systems made new customer acquisition difficult to accomplish in a timely manner, taking over three months, as it required customizations of the product. To reach their potential and keep their business alive, AgVoice needed to move their application to a more agile platform in AWS, while keeping costs down.

nerdrabbit solution

After 2-3 strategy discussions, and bringing in multiple partners, it became obvious to AgVoice leadership that they needed to bring in some in-house expertise knowledgeable on AWS, and in particular, the skill sets needed to move to DevOps.  Continuing to pay consultants and outside software development companies was going to deplete the limited funds AgVoice had available. Also critical was finding people with an understanding of their legacy code base along with new technologies from AWS like DynamoDB, Lamda, Lex, and CI/CD services. Agvoice turned to NerdRabbit to find them experienced cloud-native developers to re-write much of their core application.   

Nerdrabbit then launched an exclusive search to find the perfect candidates from their database of nearly 100,000 potential fits.   Within 3 weeks, the pool was narrowed down to 10 individuals who had the necessary technical background. Nerdrabbit account executives and the lead recruiter then helped Agvoice make their final choices and hire resources based on culture fit, skill set and other AgVoice specific criteria.

benefits

As a result of working with NerdRabbit, AgVoice was able to rapidly re-architect their application and move to AWS – lowering their operational costs by 80%. This result sped up software deployments for new customers, cutting the implementation time down from over three months to an average of one week. CEO, Bruce Rasa says, 

“The NerdRabbit team helped us find the perfect W2 and contract employees to modernize and optimize our platform, enabling us to more quickly deliver a range of paid projects for some of the largest food & agriculture enterprise partners in the world.. We are now working with two of the top three seed companies in the world and have secured $1.5 million in funding.”

With these accomplishments, AgVoice is now poised to be a leader in this multi-billion dollar industry.

aws outcome

As part of their migration, AgVoice used Dynamo DB, Lambda, and Cognito User Pools in their latest innovation. CEO Bruce Rasa says, “This strong foundation enables us to lay on ML & AI capabilities that leverage the high-value field data streams and enable our partners to make better time-critical decisions faster.” NerdRabbit was able to place candidates to architect their solution to be scalable, allowing them to meet the demands of new, multi-billion dollar customers. With the goal of this industry being to track and prove the source of crops on 10 billion acres of farmland, AgVoice’s need for a scalable system will allow their spend in AWS to grow as they do.

aws expertise of candidate:

AWS Lambda

AWS Dynamo DB

AWS Cognito

“We knew we needed to migrate to AWS, but were faced with a significant hurdle.  We could not afford excessive expenses to keep legacy systems operating while simultaneously investing in consulting companies to help us move to AWS. Relutech’s NerdRabbit division offered us access to individuals that we never could have hired on our own – and they were able to add members to our team at a speed that far exceeded our expectations.”  

Bruce Rasa

CEO

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