Modular Consignment Experience
An efficient solution to help sellers manage their consignments at Christie's
used to have a legacy
“My Account” application that used legacy technology stack and showed sub-optimal performance. Costs associated with extending the functionality were too high due to the limited scalability of the application, and mobile users were limited by responsiveness.
The monolithic solution prevented Christie’s from adding new functionalities or updating the existing ones easily. There was very limited documentation available, and thus any adjustments to the source code posed a significant risk. These challenges were overcome thanks to the dedicated support of Christie's Business Stakeholders throughout the entire project.
ACTUM applied a budget-conscious approach creating a modular extension of the existing
“My Account” section. The goal was to build
a Consignment section that can be used independently of the legacy solution and
re-used in the new “My Account” section. The Consignment section provides a consistent brand experience for the customers, and would, for the first time, allow sellers to view and manage aspects of their selling activity at Christie's. In the past this has all been managed offline with physical paperwork and communication.
A scalable solution is exceptional for its availability, security, and high performance under any load. The solution is highly resilient to data center failures.
We optimized the operating and maintenance costs by utilizing Amazon Web Services and provided Christie's total control and transparency over the spending.
Fully independent of the legacy system, the application can be easily adapted to the client's future needs. Modularity allows for easy upgrades or extensions of the client zone app.
“A big thank you to ACTUM for the strong collaboration in delivering our special seller experience so elegantly and on time. Through ACTUM we had a skilled team who worked together seamlessly to deliver exactly what our stakeholders expected, precisely when they needed it.”
Michele Nauman, Product Owner at Christie's