Vivek and Devang are management experts and had extreme insights of the travel industry before they founded OneWayCab. Since they both did not have expertise over technology, when they approached Innovify they were doing 80% of their bookings using a call-centre and the rest via website which involved a lot of human intervention.
This was not scalable and hence needed a strong Tech Team so that they can transform to accomplish all 80% bookings in an automated fashion.
This was the transformation they were looking onto & Innovify resolved this in an Agile way – ‘defining smaller targets, achieving them, learning from them & defining the next iterations.’
In order to serve such a realtime application, the technology needed to be scalable and robust. Innovify ensured implementation of enterprise principles while building the product in an agile way. Foundation of the product was so well thought; through that any component to add was a piece of cake. Some of the key components which built the foundation of the application are:
Innovify not only acted as the product development partner, but also brought in Agile & Lean processes using Scrum Methodologies so that the team can scale for tomorrow. Innovify’s unique BOT model (Build – Operate – Transfer) helped them raise funds and provided them enough time to hire the key positions in-house to take the product to next level. The Agile coaches at Innovify trained new members of the OneWayCab Development team about Agile and Scrum whilst the Technical Architects not only helped in hiring the right talent, but also ensured that the right development practices are followed in the organisation.
Oneway.cab which was bootstrapping, could successfully raise $450K from Indian Angel Network and was prepared to take on the stalwarts like Uber and Ola in intercity travel domain and now are operating in 400+ routes with very less staff and with the help of Innovify’s transparent process; now controls the tech and scaling it from there. Still, Vikas Agarwal is the Acting CTO of the company to help and guide them whenever they need assistance. They are now planning to raise $3M to ensure country wide operations.