Success Story: Steinbeis + Zartis

Read the case study on our collaboration with Steinbeis SMI

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About steinbeis SMI

The Steinbeis School of Management and Innovation is the business school at Steinbeis University, the largest private university in Germany.

Steinbeis University primarily offers part-time degree and non-degree courses, both in Berlin and across Germany. In addition to undergraduate courses, the University’s curriculum includes master’s and certificate courses.

steinbeis's goal

As a forward-oriented university seeking to adjust to the changing demands of the educational sector, Steinbeis wanted to create an online education platform. This would include fully accredited degrees entirely taught through video lessons. The project is being developed from scratch.

on-demand, flexible software development teams
real time software development and QA support

the zartis team

Zartis was able to assemble a team of 3 engineers within a matter of 4 weeks – some more specialized Backend or Frontend, but all with full-stack skills.

The three engineers were fully dedicated to the Steinbeis team.

The Solution

Speed

Considering notice periods in Germany, which are often around 3 months, we were able to assemble the team 3 times faster than it would have taken to hire a team in-house.

Trust, Flexibility and Collaboration

The Zartis team were able to offer expertise and help where needed and adapt to the needs of the project, from helping modernize a legacy system from WordPress to React with Gatsby and Contentful to developing complex new functionality from scratch in React, AWS and Lambda. Additionally, our team was able to quickly pick up and work with new technologies where needed, including learning Flutter on the go.

The Results

senior software engineers

increased expertise

Provide expertise with new technologies (React, Lambda, AWS, Python)

software deployment CI/CD

Agility

Learning on the go where needed (e.g. Flutter)

innovative technology stack

faster deployment

The team was in place 3 times faster than it would take hiring directly

Zartis have been a central part of our strategy to take the Steinbeis SMI Learning experience fully online and international. So far, we have worked with 3 full-stack Zartis engineers, focusing mainly on technologies such as ReactJS, AWS Lambda, Python, Moodle, Office365 and, more recently, Flutter, as we focus our development on a new eLearning product called eduBites.
Mark Macmahon
CTO | Steinbeis SMI

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