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Deciding to partner with Plant an App, the IT team were given the tools they
needed to realise their digital solutions in record time. They first integrated with
the existing Active Directory, allowing for easy identification of students, and
creating a method for scheduling appointments. Following this, they were able to
build appointment actions, an interim intake form, a calendar booking interface,
and incorporate notification functionality.
Moving on to back-end solutions, two key roles were established – A Super
Admin and a Testing Operator – allowing for management of every appointment.
This back-end also included analytics and reporting, providing valuable data for
the current state of the testing operation.
The team was able to build an elegant solution in just two days, launching a
production-ready application which students could use immediately and without
compromise. The accessibility of Plant an App’s platform meant that the
industrious IT team were able to act quickly and effectively. Where some systems
may have taken months to come to grips with, Plant an App enabled every team
member to quickly become involved.
“Out of all the ways of creating data-driven digital experiences, this is the most
straightforward, approachable way of doing it,” said Jim Everett, Development
and Innovation, University of Strathclyde. “Moreover, it creates a structure that is
flexible, extensible – there is no constraint to doing further development.”
Most importantly of all though, the solution meant that over a thousand students
were able to go home and enjoy Christmas with their families – none were left