A large retail company needed a nimble software developer to establish their short-term loan system. While they had an off-the-shelf solution in place, they needed more flexibility and a faster turnaround time for new features,
Over 12 months we implemented a multilingual call-centre website, a financial accounting module to calculate interest and communicate with banks, a credit-worthiness module using publicly available scores, and a collections and tracking module to follow up on payment failures.
The core of the system was written in Django using a PostgreSQL database.
This project was a lesson in dealing with corporates, notably in that while the advantages of being a fast reacting agile company where clear, this doesn’t obviate the need for clear communication and separation of roles.