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To take our product to the next level our executive management team prioritized and approved a project to substantially improve our system performance by making a platform change. This project was set to be a multi-million dollar investment to change our back-end data storage solution to one that would offer the scalability and performance we were looking to achieve. To ensure this was the right investment we reached out to Wes to evaluate the scope of the project. In a very short time he was able to help us develop a prototype that addressed our performance needs without the need for a platform change.
Instead of relying on new architecture to provide the performance we were looking for, Wes showed us a path to substantially optimize our code without the need to change platforms. Wes then worked with a single developer in a code advisory role to transform the prototype into production code. This project was done in less than a 10th of the time we had originally planned and exceeded the performance gains we were hoping for. Our original goal was to make our software 10 times faster. With Wes’ direction our product is 23 times faster and already in production.
This change has made a significant impact on our client base, as they are able to access results to complex calculation models in less than an hour where they used to have to wait on average 8 hours for the those same results. We exceeded our goals, optimized our client satisfaction, solidified our place as the market leader and saved millions of dollars due to the project scope reduction thanks to Wes’ experience, dedication and guidance.