How DevOps Helps Logistics Companies Increase Bottom Line

You might be surprised to hear that DevOps increase revenue directly. But this is just the tip of an iceberg.

Indirect benefits from implementation of DevOps practices on logistics projects are tremendous: from increased delivery time for new features through improved source code quality to increasing number of satisfied customers, and much more.

A recent study says, 88 % of interviewed companies (1,425 respondents were interviewed in the scope of this study) plant to adopt DevOps strategy into their development workflow.

The most significant benefits of the introduction of DevOps or logistics app development project include:

  • Multiplatform availability
  • Increased number of software deployments
  • Improved communication between teams
  • Improved app maintainability
  • Increased engaged user base as a result of all above.

DevOps directly affects user experience changing it for better which is crucial for logistics industry where server downtime or bugs can cost losing millions of dollars due to fines and/or missed profits.

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But avoiding errors not the only reason for the introduction of DevOps on a logistics app project: DevOps makes possible to deliver new features for less time while preserving app consistency. When a company does not establish a DevOps-based workflow when this is what its competitors will do, it will expect to start losing momentum and – as result – new and established customers to its faster competitors.

How does DevOps practices help with logistics app development?

There are the following points to consider:

  • Seamless deployment – users keep working in their copy of the software without even noticing the development team is updating software.

 

  • Improved collaboration – DevOps support code base transition from Dev(elopers) to Op(eration)s team ensuring alignment of responsibilities on a project.

 

  • Automation and monitoring – one of DevOps’ main activities is to optimize resources consumption as well as automation of all routine tasks that can be done without human interruption thus, reducing maintenance costs.

 

  • Testing environment – DevOps helps QAs deploy testing environment also, ensuring the software will be tested in real-like conditions. DevOps is tightly connected to automated testing as both are integral parts of Continuous Delivery pipeline.

 

  • Reduced time to market – DevOps ensures faster delivery of new features to the end-users as it helps to find and eliminate bugs as well as deploy in a more effective way.  

 

  • Zero-downtime practices – DevOps tools make possible to tune apps for fast and seamless scalability ensuring they do not break with rapidly increasing user activity.

Therefore, different companies are going to invest into DevOps while over two-thirds of respondents plan to hire DevOps engineers with acknowledged skills as the benefits of applying for DevOps strategy are visible and tangible. Even more, some of software improvements would not have been possible otherwise.

 

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