Successfully Attracting an Investor Thanks to nxt
03.09.2020, Mirco Widmer

We were able to support our client Amros-Global in the search for investors. In several iterations, nxt developed a Minimum Viable Product, that digitizes, indexes and classifies aircraft documents.

Amros-Global was thus able to successfully attract investors for its idea.

Giuseppe Renga
«The prototype developed by nxt enabled us to successfully attract investors.»
Giuseppe Renga – Business Development Manager Amros-Global GmbH

Starting Position

Amros-Global is a consulting firm in the aerospace industry based in Switzerland. In aircraft transactions, the aerospace industry works with large volumes of paper documents. To extract information from these documents, they must be digitized, indexed and classified. Amros-Global’s goal is to automate these time-consuming, manual steps with a software solution. With a minimum viable product investors should be convinced of the idea.

Approach

In just a few meetings nxt got a picture of the challenges. The domain experts from Amros-Global described the most important requirements for the system to be developed. We outlined how we imagine a system that meets these requirements. We then implemented this system and showed Amros-Global the current status of developments, so that we could incorporate feedback early on.

Results

Within three weeks nxt was able to show with a minimum viable product, that the most important system parts can be successfully integrated. A first version of the web application includes the following functionalities:

  • Authenticated users can upload and download files via a user interface.
  • The text of scanned documents is recognized by OCR software.
  • Automatic identification of document types based on the content.
  • Users can search all PDFs, view them online and see related information in their web browser.
  • The documents are automatically uploaded to the cloud.
  • A dashboard makes it easy for users to see the current status of the system.
Screenshot of the dashboard with document states, visualized as cake diagrams.

In the months following, we extended the system with the following features:

  • Periodic import of documents via a cloud interface.
  • Authorization system
  • Optimized and extended search

Implementation

These are the technologies we successfully used in this project:

  • ASP.NET core web application (developed in C# and TypeScript/Angular)
  • Authentication against Microsoft Azure Active Directory
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Azure blob storage

The application is hosted completely on Microsoft Azure. We provide the cloud via Terraform, which enables us to allocate the required resources in a comprehensible manner.

Cooperation

The cooperation with Amros-Global was very pleasant. Both companies come from different industries. They were able to combine their know-how so that a functioning first version of the required software was built with minimum of effort. Using this version, investors were successfully convinced!