PIX4D Fusion

CRM & Web portal for UAVs franchise

UAVs in a digital transformation of agriculture.

What if you were looking at farmlands as a big set of data?

Such a perspective can really help to improve the effectiveness of a farm. Pix4D, a company dealing with modern ways of mapping surfaces using drones decided to give farmers tools to the digital transformation of agriculture.

We were a part of this process – a tech partner who developed important tools: CRM and web portal for UAVs franchise.

The products were delivered in just 3 months!

Drones, associated mainly with the last mile delivery are now a tool for a digital transformation of agriculture.

“Skyrise implemented the partner portal for us, based on a requirement document from start to finish, including QA and UX I enjoyed their professionalism during all of our encoounters.” Thomas McGuire

Project Manager, Pix4D

Project overview

The challenge

 

💡 To unlock the client’s ability to sell services in a franchise model.

Solutions

→  We created Pix4D Fusion

It is a membership program settled on a web platform that gives franchisees access to drone technology.

Pix4D Fusion connects the dots between a comfortable web application for end-users and a fully managed cloud tool for admins.

Pix4D Fusion ready in 3 months

Quick project preparation was possible thanks to the synergy in building the front and back-end.

Cloud solution

The solution is hosted in the AWS cloud – the most popular and largest cloud in the world.

Perfectly designed flow

The portal is used by the franchisee and franchisor. Both parties received an intuitive and easy to manage product.

360° software service

We took care of our client comprehensively – from business analysis to post-implementation service

The connection

Pix4D Fusion is a platform where the interests of 3 different user groups meet. Each part is designed in a thoughtful way to make the portal maximally functional for them.

A real benefit for agriculture and business

The tool helps to unlock the potential of sustainability as well as effective decision making about crops.

General background

Cultivated fields are large data sets

Modern farmers eagerly use drones to map their lands and enlarge their cultivation options.

No one sees crop fields as just stones and soil anymore. With the image-based technology and UAVs, they are seen as huge data sets.

By studying them, farmers gain invaluable knowledge about what is hidden above and below the surface of the earth, thanks to which they plan their crops wisely, take care of their health and maximize profits from sales.

Pix4D knows the importance of a holistic approach to agriculture. That is why the company has created the proper tools for both: farmers and business partners who work directly with UAVs renting.

Pix4D Fusion responds to all the needs of Pix4D business partners.

Our approach

The scope of work

What we needed to do to deliver the solution in just 3 months?

To help Pix4D achieving a success we delivered:

  • Business analysis service
  • UX services
  • Full project documentation creation
  • Back-end & front-end development services
  • QA services
  • Implementation service

Business analysis & project documentation creation from scratch

How to digitalize agriculture?

What UAV fleet does the customer have? When and how do farmers use drones? What risk do the platform participants take on? What return on investment do Pix4D customers expect?

We conducted business analysis activities to find answers to hundreds of questions.

We described the client’s requirements and the expectations of the platform’s recipients in the documentation we developed throughout the project.

Best user experience for each stakeholder

How to make agriculture become high-tech?

On the one hand, there is our client: A global leader who employs engineers, R&D researchers, scientists and photogrammetry specialists to cross next technological boundaries for the use of the most economically important industries.

On the other hand, there is a farmer. The modern farmer is progressive and willingly adapts to new trends.

So what should it look like and what functionality should the portal for franchisees have who work with farmers all the time? Should it simply be a mirror image of the world of technology and nature?

Our UX designers knew perfectly well that it would not be enough. In order for the project to reflect the real needs of portal users, it was necessary to find a way for … high-tech agriculture showcase.

Simple process flow

Worlds of nature and technology combined

Simple visual communication to make the portal pleasant and intuitive

Consistency throughout the platform

Consistency with the Pix4D brand

We created tables of inspiration

We designed simple interfaces with a very intuitive flow

We’ve designed consistent elements

We took care not only of the colors but what is most important – for communication of key brand elements

Software development and testing

What did the work on the human-centered web portal look like?

Pix4D Fusion was to be released before spring. This undertaking required a lot of commitment from us and only the work in a trusted, well-integrated team come into play.

The project was developed simultaneously on the front and backend. Check out our web development services!

“What we did was much more intense testing. We performed automatic tests, design tests, retests, documentation tests, regression tests and more!” Joanna Tyka

QA engineer, skyrise.tech

Tests, test and more tests

5 amigos meetings – we were able to solve problems that appeared along the way due to our team’s wide competences

Delivery process

01

Business analysis

& creation of business requirements

02

User Interface designs

03

Front and back-end development

Simultaneous with testing

04

Continuous testing

 In the smallest possible iterations

05

A web portal and CRM launch

Tech stack

Back-end

 

        

    

Front-end

 

     

Testing

 

       

UX / UI

 

   

The final outcome

Franchisee

→  Pix4D Fusion is a portal that allows Pix4D business partners to generate profits.

It’s as simple as creating an offer for a farmer, and when he uses it, issue an invoice and generate a sales report.

Franchisor

→ Managing the franchise network and corporate events is easy

thanks to features such as the calendar, franchise database, interaction log and more. In addition, we have created a report module.

Trivia

There is a “three amigos” method used when creating user stories. But – due to the very short project submission time – we made our own adaptation of this method and gave 5 amigos perspective to the client! This significantly accelerated and facilitated the work, because each of the 5 amigos cleared up the tasks to be performed.

About the client

Pix4D is one of the largest providers of surface mapping services for drones. Our client since 2011 develops modern photogrammetric technologies (reproduction of shapes, sizes and mutual location of objects in the field based on photos). In 2019, they mapped over 570,000 km2 for the agricultural, education, public safety, surveying, construction, and mining industries.

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