2017: A Year in Review
2017 was another successful year for Haulmont Technology with business growth across all of our key products.Take a look at the highlights below.
Haulmont has seen consistent growth throughout 2017 with profit doubling since 2016 and sales increasing by 75%.
Sherlock Taxi continues to grow and help more businesses improve fleet efficiency and profitability. During 2017 four new customers joined the Sherlock Taxi ranks; Central Taxis Coventry, Cabs Smart Ipswich, West Quay Southampton and Biz Cabs Malta. A number of other companies signed up to go live in 2018 so keep an eye out for further updates. 2017 wasn’t just about new customers and existing clients saw an average fleet growth of 16%, with our flagship client LeCab growing a remarkable 84%! LeCab also hit a new milestone of 10,000 bookings in one day in December.
In November, the annual Pro Driver Qsi Awards took place. The awards are the only show dedicated to the private hire industry in the UK and celebrate the best companies in the industry with a particular appreciation for quality, service and innovation. We were delighted to see three Sherlock Taxi customers nominated with all winning at least one award.
Sherlock Taxi continues to go from strength to strength with nearly 700 new features released this year.
CUBA Platform (now Jmix)
Two years ago the CUBA Platform (now Jmix) was published as an open-source solution. Since 2016 the framework has been completely free and distributed under Apache 2.0. In 2017 the team took further steps towards increasing the visibility of CUBA Platform (now Jmix) through releasing the source code on GitHub and encouraging the developer community to contribute to and influence the development of CUBA Platform (now Jmix).
There were four minor releases which introduced new functionalities including a UI client based on Polymer, BI module, screen templates available in CUBA Studio (now Jmix) and bean validation, to name a few. The Haulmont team also began developing additional components for the platform such as integration with WebDav, LDAP, IMAP and new administration tools. All of these functionalities will become available at the beginning of 2018.
Today the CUBA Platform (now Jmix) is well established within the Java community and the team exhibited at a number of conferences around the world in 2017. Platform users are always keen to learn more about new updates to the framework and ask questions on the CUBA (now Jmix) forum.
CUBA Platform (now Jmix) is free, but the supporting CUBA Studio (now Jmix) is chargeable. The distribution of CUBA Studio (now Jmix) more than doubled in 2017 through greater visibility of the product and brand. What’s more, as a result of the growing popularity of the platform, more and more clients are requesting bespoke solutions based on CUBA (now Jmix) with over 40 members of staff now part of the Bespoke team.