Johnstone Supply Part Stock Web App
Johnstone Supply is a US leader in the distribution of HVAC repair parts. Their company is comprised of hundreds of individually owned stores all over North America. They needed a solution to allow their field techs to easily replenish their trucks after making a repair.
I created a robust mobile web application written in PHP to allow their techs to place orders once a repair was complete. The multi-level app served stores, customers and users. Orders were able to be routed for approval by managers, or placed directly, based on the desired configuration. Once approved, orders were sent via email to the Johnstone store’s back-end system and accepted automatically.
The app was rolled out to several Johnstone stores individually at first, then reconfigured to handle all stores with one application. It’s now used for hundreds of Johnstone stores.
- Multi-level app consisting of stores, customers and users
- Multi-level users permissions consisting of super users, customer admins, store admins, and standard users
- Fully functional AJAX-powered cart
- Integration with several Johnstone pricing APIs
- UI cusomization at the customer level
- Order approval and editing system
- Customizable product catalogs at the customer level
- Full administration panel with full reporting suite, including flat-file and excel exports
- Consumable tracking in addition to orders
I see PartStock uses API integration. Is it possible to integrate with Kickserv, which also uses API? That way, as parts are used, the list would automatically be created.
Regina – I’m sure it’s possible. It would be contingent on the backend system. If you’re using Kickserve as a backend, and it has an API, it would be possible to closely integrate the two.