TMBR – A Pioneering Application for Comprehensive Timber Turnover Management in the US
In cooperation with the client, we have developed two applications that communicate directly with each other. TMBR is a web application that will be converted into a mobile application in the future. The app is aimed at landowners in the US and companies involved in overall land management. It allows the addition of specific land and different types of timber and calculates the value of these assets. The app also shows the stock market value of the added goods.
Additionally, we have developed TMBR.market – a dedicated web application for US-based sawmills, which allows users to download specific to the area timber sale offers. Users can access the system by purchasing a subscription for the assigned areas in the US and a given number of users.
Translate business requirements into technology and refine the vision into an application
The client wanted to work with a partner who would help organize and refine the product vision, both functionally and visually. Our task was to analyze the client’s business requirements and application ideas to convert them into the final product. The client’s ultimate goal was to develop a user-friendly system that would enable the addition of crucial goods like land or different kinds of timber, for example, along with the second timber sales application that communicates with TMBR.
Our work also included the development of a second timber sales application that communicates with TMBR. The challenge was to ensure constant communication between the two applications so that sawmill employees could access up-to-date timber sale offers from the regions they are interested in.
Furthermore, the client was looking for a long-term partner for cooperation. There are plans to expand the application by extending additional functionalities, such as the ability to sell land and short-term and long-term rentals. In the future, the client plans to create a dedicated application for managing different commodities such as cotton or corn.
How did we help the client achieve their business goals?
To help the client organize the product vision, we offered to participate in a comprehensive product workshop. As a result, we mapped the critical processes in the application and established the scope of work and user flow in the application, which enabled us to start the product development process quickly. Consultancy and proactive suggestions of solutions played a crucial role in our cooperation – the client presented us with many ideas and expected recommendations that were worthwhile following through on.
Then, based on the client’s business requirements, we created two scalable applications that are directly connected. The TMBR application allows users to add specific goods to a list and calculate the price per acre for a piece of land (the user draws the plot on a map, from which the plot size is calculated), the value of a plot of land (the user draws his plot on a map and based on this, the plot size is calculated, and then the price per acre). The app also includes a stock market quotation bar so that users can check the stock market values of added goods in real time. The second application, called TMBR.market is aimed at sawmills looking to buy timber. In the future, there are plans to expand the system to include a marketplace model, allowing users to sell, buy and lease land and commodities.