Gulf Winds operates an expansive but legacy set of systems to operate their network of facilities, departments and service functions. These legacy systems operate on premises and were built with a mix of MySQL, PHP, Perl and pre-HTML5 markup. Because Gulf Winds appreciates the vital differentiation and enablement role of technology, they brought Mercury in as a strategic partner to help modernize and cloud-enable modern replacements for their legacy systems.
MercuryWorks’ partnership with Gulf Winds commenced by assembling a cross-functional Scrum team for Agile product development. The first order of business was to stand up new cloud architecture, modern technology stack and design system. A vigorous discovery and “Sprint 0” period resulted in a long-term roadmap and technology plan to evolve from old to new systems followed by ongoing development sprints and incremental new system releases.
Following a very active period of co-development, Mercury and Gulf Winds are progressively rolling out a new modern enterprise system into the cloud. The modernized Gulf Winds system is a Progressive Web App (PWA) that provides native-app like features including sometimes-connected functionality across desktop, tablet and phone. While still working through a long-term roadmap, features for scheduling, quote creation, reporting dashboards and warehouse operations are in production use.