Platform modernization to reduce costs and innovate faster

Business Benefit
For Avantas, moving to AWS allows them to scale faster and they can leverage AWS services to better maintain their applications and platform. They can build proof-of-concept environments for new development efforts quickly and with little extra cost to the business.

For Avantas’ customers, moving to AWS means improved predictive modeling and analytical insights. The system has set itself apart as a comprehensive tool with predictive capability, which has led to better hospital-system staff resources management. This means less time is required from clinicians for administrative details and more time is available for clinical care. In addition, Avantas’ clients now benefit from the SaaS platform that facilitates fast implementations and access to the latest software enhancements at no additional cost.

Why Object Partners
Object Partners saw the big picture; both the internal benefits of using a modern stack and what that meant for resource staffing and innovation, and the external benefits of better software product releases that hospitals need. OPI followed an Agile development process. This incremental approach allowed Avantas to deliver production-ready features without a complete rewrite.

Overview
Avantas is a healthcare scheduling software company helping customers optimize clinical workforces to cost-effectively handle patient demand. They engaged Object Partners to build a vision for a new long-term software architecture strategy that aligned with their business aspirations.

Challenge
Avantas was paying a high annual cost for their customized software product. Their older technology stack used a customized markup language that predated most open source frameworks and libraries, and was becoming difficult to maintain. They were also struggling to find new employees to support the older technology.

Solution
To help with scalability and application control, Object Partners worked with Avantas to lift and shift their custom healthcare scheduling and analytics service offering from a hosted data center to a cloud platform using AWS. The final product was an Infrastructure as Code solution that allowed all environments to be created and destroyed in a repeatable and dependable fashion.

OPI also helped Avantas with platform upgrade efforts to help move them from their legacy system to a cloud platform. The technology stack recommended for the new platform included a React JS frontend with Spring Boot services on the backend. OPI followed an Agile development process–an iterative development process focused on working collaboratively, and testing software after each iteration in a continuous integration process. This incremental approach allowed Avantas to deliver production-ready features without a complete rewrite.

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