We worked together with the Canadian company Perimetre to make the platform Export Connect, which is by Getting to Global (GTG) with the support of the U.S. International Trade Administration and the State International Development Organizations (SIDO).
The platform’s main focus is to offer the companies that want to expand internationally the expertise necessary to make these first steps, with tools and experts custom selected for the client’s needs, allowing it to spend the energy on what is important to its business. Also, the platform made it easier for small and medium enterprises to find resources with trade and investment agencies.
To achieve a large number of clients, both teams agreed to use a technology stack with Next.js together with React, making it possible to apply the best practices in SEO in each tool available in the platform, together with a Node.js + Sequelize backend and a MySQL database. Beyond that, since it was expected a large amount of access to the website, we hosted the platform using Kubernetes, giving it reliable scalability.
With a decentralized development, our developers started the project, managed by the Perimetre’s team, defining together the project’s architecture and the steps, but giving their team the time necessary to hire and train local developers able to continue the work with the help of our team and after the final delivery.
In the end, constant and clear communication, together with a control of the quality of the code, made possible the success of this project with a deployment on the schedule of a trustful application, allowing other projects with Perimetre, as partners and friends.