Next PLC

A suite of enterprise apps to accelerate digital transformation and improve in-store systems for the UK’s largest clothing retailer

The challenge

Radically transform Next’s store management processes through a suite of Xamarin-built apps.

The outcome

A suite of 75 enterprise apps that revolutionise Next’s approach to stock management and cut stock inventory times from hours to seconds.

Xamarin consultancy

As Next was at the beginning of their Xamarin journey we guided them on solution architecture, environment setup, and development methodology.

Working closely with their team, we trained Next’s staff in Xamarin development, supported them with knowledge transfer and added velocity to their team. Thanks to our consultancy and input, Next’s ambitious schedule of development was achieved, expediting the efficiency benefits Xamarin offers.

UX optimisation

Our team worked to create a simple, clean, scalable UX that significantly lowered staff training costs through easier onboarding, reduced errors, and enhanced employee engagement.

Mobile device

Bespoke integrations

Our solution incorporates a mix of connected technologies and features to meet the demands of a modern, connected stock management and logistics environment.

From RFID scanners to an in store payment solution to boost customer service, our development team built bespoke integrations into the app to delight both staff and customers.

Technology

Our expertise in Xamarin mobile and integrations development allowed us to deliver a suite of scalable and robust enterprise apps.

Using the powerful Xamarin mobile development framework, we were able to cut the cost of developing a cross-platform solution without compromising on a high quality user interface and user experience.

Our innovative approach to improving Next’s store management process led to Screenmedia becoming an approved Zebra PartnerConnect Independent Software Vendor (ISV). As a Zebra ISV, we collaborate to develop impactful solutions using Zebra’s broad range of innovative technologies.

“Screenmedia were instrumental in fast-tracking new capabilities into our teams, allowing us to provide the software solutions our business demanded. Their architecture, scoping, user experience and coaching capabilities gave us the confidence to make bold solution decisions and the skills to take the technology forward. The consultants were friendly, enthusiastic and practical throughout, allowing them to engage seamlessly with the delivery teams.”

Results

Over the course of our partnership we have delivered 25 Xamarin apps and supported the internal rollout of 50 more, revolutionising Next’s approach to stock management. Through our consultancy and training they have benefited from an accelerated start to their Xamarin journey, maximising their investment.

Stats and awards

25

apps developed

4

Xamarin developers trained

Let’s create something amazing together

Get in touch