FORWARD THINKING COMPANIES
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We’ve developed websites, apps and other online tools, such as:
We build custom
Got an idea for a killer mobile app or web application? We work with established companies looking to innovate within their industry, as well as startups looking to create the next big thing!
We also help with
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Custom built logistics software to handle order management and fulfillment in the international freight forwarding industry.
When importing and exporting freight, there are multiple parties making up the supply chain (including freight forwarders, customers, suppliers, carriers, agents, shipping companies, and 3PL’s). Because of this, active communication and updates are essential for keeping everyone informed and avoiding mistakes that could cause delays or costly demurrage or detention fees.
Hemisphere Online is a custom-built software consisting of three linked applications accessed though 7 different user types. It simplifies the freight order management process with bespoke planning, tracking and notification systems. It also allows their clients to integrate directly with the software via EDI/API access.
Staff rostering software that simplifies the complicated process of assigning staff to shifts and rooms while avoiding conflicts and inefficiencies.
Using Excel spreadsheets to manage staff and room rosters is a great option for small businesses. But companies grow, the process of managing the right number of staff, administrators and receptionists can get awfully complicated – so much so, that it can result in multiple staff spending a full day or more per week, managing their roster and sorting out timesheets.
Better Roster is a software product built by Orchid that helps businesses effectively manage their staff schedules and timesheets and maximise the use of their rooms.
Interactive kiosk app design & development
MYBO wanted to simplify and add a bit of fun to their conference booth. Orchid built a kiosk app for this purpose which worked so well we have designed more than one (themed for specific events). There was a mixture of information discovery, enquiry and competition forms. Kiosk apps like this can also be customised to run quizzes, games, calculate estimates/quotes/indicators etc. If you let us know your goal, we can suggest ways to achieve it.
Using the Kiosk App that Orchid created for us we noticed an increase in enquires (60% of event attendees – a really good number)! Our stand was the busiest of the whole expo. We really appreciated their time, feedback and clear communication throughout the process: prior to the event during the design and development phase, support during the event and afterwards with timely reports provided – they were so much help. Looking forward to future projects together.”
NZ MARKETING COORDINATOR, MYOB NZ LIMITED
Freight Rate Calculator
An online portal for clients to request freight quotes on-the-fly, saving time and resources for both Hobbs and the client.
Integrated Order System
An online ordering system for one of their client companies, replacing a fragmented ordering process that was causing numerous problems across the client’s network of stores.
Order Tracking Application
An online application allowing clients to view order status of freight. This involved developing software which integrates with Ports of Auckland Limited and Cargowise.
Orchid built and manage the Hobbs website as well as online marketing campaigns for new leads. The website includes a secure document sharing portal for their clients.
iPad app design and development
Auckland Live, part of Regional Facilities Auckland, commissioned Orchid to build digital signage for Digital Art Live, a permanent programme showcasing interactive art works created by local and international artists. The interactive kiosk has been located on Level 2 of the Aotea Centre in Auckland’s CBD up until 2017.
Digital Art Live is an initiative created by Colab (AUT University’s creative technologies research centre) and Auckland Live (part of Regional Facilities Auckland)
Orchid provided accessible and reliable solutions for Auckland Live to communicate with our audiences. Orchid’s ability to react quickly and in a timely manner to challenges or changes has been invaluable”
DIGITAL ART LIVE, PROGRAMME DEVELOPER
With Orchid as your software development partner you can expect:
But most importantly we'll be on your team. When you need to call us, we'll answer, and talk with you as easily as talking with your workmate opposite you.
*Unless, of course, you’ve got a beef with that particular workmate, in that case it’d be a bad example!
“Orchid was great to work with. They delivered the code on time and it was executed right the first time. Even though we’re based in United States, working with them could not have been easier. I appreciate all their hard work and will definitely use them again.”
Orchid were extremely accommodating and helped contribute some great creative ideas for our recent Instax Facebook competition. Great communication and the ability to achieve deadlines on their behalf made them incredibly easy to work with and I would recommend them to anyone thinking of building an app….”
If you’re just about to start a custom web application or mobile app project, that statistic should scare you. Software should make things run faster and more smoothly, not cause headaches and more work for everyone!
Your new web application or mobile app is going to be in the 20% of projects that are delivered within agreed upon budgets and timeframes and working exactly how you wanted it to work.
That’s because Orchid’s core concern is to maintain our track record of 100% successful projects
– we do this by taking time before we start writing code to sit down and brainstorm with you, so we understand exactly what problems you need solving before we put together a detailed action plan on what needs to be delivered and when.
We are constantly tweaking and improving our systems and procedures so that we can guarantee superior quality work for every project we work on, as well as ongoing support after the initial project is done.
FORWARD THINKING COMPANIES
We've built Orchid on a foundation of great reputations. Our clients recommend us because they know we have a track record of producing results — we take the time to comprehend the problem at hand, and put together a plan of action with milestones that we'll achieve.
We want to build long term, meaningful relationships with everyone we work with. We don't want to make a quick buck! If you bring us a request to build something one way, but we can see a better approach that will cost you less, that's the solution we'll present.
How much does it cost to design and build a house? ... it depends, right? Projects usually start from NZ$25,000, but until we fully understand your business and what you're trying to achieve we can't give you a useful answer. What we can say, is that we only want to take on clients when we know we can give them a positive return on investment.
Have you seen our guide: 'How much will your app cost to make?'
Just fill in the form below, or call us right now (09-950-3824) and we can start a conversation. We look forward to meeting you and hearing about your business (whether or not we get the project)!
Our headquarters can be found in Auckland, New Zealand. But as a company, we’ve truly embraced remote working and have team members working around the country (as far as Nelson and Christchurch) as well as overseas.