About The Project

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    Bespoke Software Development
  • This project involved the development of a custom application on top of the Vehicle Management System (VMS) to streamline car configuration management in the German automotive market.
  • The application was developed by Hicron and Hicron Software House, experts in VMS and bespoke automotive solutions to meet legal requirements.
  • The tool tracks and manages changes in car configurations throughout their lifecycle, provides comparative analyses, ensures timely confirmations of technical changes, and facilitates direct customer communication with order confirmations.

About The Client

The company is a leading European commercial vehicle manufacturer, providing trucks, buses, and vans. It is actively shaping the future of transport through the development of autonomous and purely electric vehicles, aiming to create a fully autonomous, zero-emission truck. With employees in more than 120 countries, it is a global player committed to making tomorrow’s mobility safer and more efficient.

Scope & Highlights

1 custom application

on top of VMS that effectively streamlined car configuration management in the German automotive market & met legal requirements

Improved operational efficiency

with an alert system ensuring no technical change remained unconfirmed for more than seven days

Created a user-friendly tool

offering robust functionality, improving both internal operations and customer satisfaction

Demonstrated value of expert collaboration

working with Hicron and Hicron Software House, leading to a successful project implementation

The Challenges

In the automotive industry, managing car configurations effectively and efficiently is a crucial aspect of operations, particularly in the German market, where it is a legal requirement. To address this challenge, a custom application was developed on top of the backend of the Vehicle Management System (VMS), facilitated by the expertise and experience of Hicron, a well-versed in VMS, and Hicron Software House, which specializes in providing bespoke solutions for the automotive sector. Key challenges to address:

  • Efficiently managing car configurations in the German automotive market to meet legal requirements.
  • Tracking changes in car configurations throughout their lifecycle, from customer requests to factory alterations.
  • Ensuring timely communication and confirmation of technical changes.
  • Facilitating seamless order confirmations for customers.

The Solution

The application was designed in response to a need for tracking and managing changes in car configurations over time. From factory adjustments to customer requests, every change throughout a car’s lifecycle is recorded and visible within the application. This provides a comprehensive overview of the evolution of each vehicle, facilitating informed decision-making and efficient management.

Notably, the application is not merely a passive record of alterations. Users also have the ability to accept these changes, with clear visibility of when and how many modifications are pending approval. This feature enhances transparency and control, ensuring that all stakeholders are kept up-to-date with the latest developments.

In addition, the application includes a feature for creating order confirmations for customers. With a few clicks, users can generate an email containing a PDF with all recent changes. This functionality streamlines communication with customers, providing them with a clear and concise summary of all changes related to their order.

The application can track various types of changes, from delivery dates and technical modifications to changes in the car’s final destination. This comprehensive approach ensures that no detail is overlooked, enhancing the quality of service provided to customers.

The Outcomes

  • Developed a custom application on top of the backend of VMS that records all changes in car configurations throughout their lifecycle.
  • Incorporated a feature that allows users to view these changes with complete visibility of pending approvals.
  • Introduced an order confirmation feature that generates an email with a PDF detailing all recent changes for customers.
  • Ensured the application met the specific legal requirements of the German market while enabling easy management of car configurations.

Working with Hicron and Hicron Software House offered significant advantages. Our deep understanding of VMS and their expertise in crafting tailored solutions for the automotive industry made the development and implementation of the custom application a smooth and successful process. Our support enabled the creation of a tool that not only met the specific requirements of the German market but also offered a user-friendly interface and robust functionality.


What our partners say about us

After carefully evaluating suppliers, we decided to try a new approach and start working with a near-shore software house. Cooperation with Hicron Software House was something different, and it turned out to be a great success that brought added value to our company.

With HICRON’s creative ideas and fresh perspective, we reached a new level of our core platform and achieved our business goals.

Many thanks for what you did so far; we are looking forward to more in future!

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Jan-Henrik Schulze
Head of Industrial Lines Development at HDI Group

Hicron is a partner who has provided excellent software development services. Their talented software engineers have a strong focus on collaboration and quality. They have helped us in achieving our goals across our cloud platforms at a good pace, without compromising on the quality of our services. Our partnership is professional and solution-focused!

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Phil Scott
Director of Software Delivery at NBS

The IT system supporting the work of retail outlets is the foundation of our business. The ability to optimize and adapt it to the needs of all entities in the PSA Group is of strategic importance and we consider it a step into the future. This project is a huge challenge: not only for us in terms of organization, but also for our partners – including Hicron – in terms of adapting the system to the needs and business models of PSA. Cooperation with Hicron consultants, taking into account their competences in the field of programming and processes specific to the automotive sector, gave us many reasons to be satisfied.


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Peter Windhöfel
IT Director At PSA Group Germany

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