Case Study

Custom Reverse Auction Platform : eBridge

Services Provided

  • React Development
  • ASP.Net C# Development
  • Custom Realtime Auction Platform
  • SignalR Development
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eBridge Global is a leading provider in reverse auction platforms for large corporate buyers.  Buyers can create auctions for large purchases of items such as road salt, vehicles, fuel, and professional services.  Suppliers save time by avoiding the RFP process and simply placing their best bids for various items in real time.  The result is cheaper prices for buyers and reduced cost during the bidding process for suppliers.

The Problem

eBridge needed a new online bidding portal capable of handling the complex rules of government procurement along with the ability to scale to thousands of simultaneous users.  They also needed a team of developers capable of enhancing and supporting the product over a multiyear period.

The Solution

Switchbox built a fully custom reverse auction platform.  A new hosting environment was created to handle the new application along with a redesign of the user interface(UI/UX).  SignalR was chosen as the primary real time transmission technology since C# for ASP.Net was the primary development framework.

The Results

The new auction platform launched in Beta form on time and on budget.  eBridge's customers can run significantly larger auctions with more suppliers and items then ever before.  Users have responded extremely well to the new interface and the support team at eBridge has seen a huge reduction in the time required to support an auction.