Case Study: Smart Stocks

Bringing Web Application Development to the Next Level

How Smart Stocks saved money and upgraded to a reliable software solution.

“With Hyper IQ, you’re likely to save a lot of money and to get a product you didn’t think you could have.”

 

The Challenge

The PHP-based system, built on Drupal, was constantly going down and not delivering on what Smart Stocks needed for its nearly one million users.

Our Approach

Smart Stocks needed their website to be redone efficiently and at the best price possible – without compromising quality. That’s where our team at Hyper IQ came in.

We provided them with a dedicated manager, who communicated with the CEO almost every day through the main rebuild. Through the web application development process, we saw their unstable legacy application and knew the existing software would only continue to have major outages. It was clear we needed to craft new, reliable software.

In order to create a product that would stand the test of time and improve the user experience, we rewrote the system using Ruby on Rails. Using a high performance web application development framework like this allowed us iterate fast and build a truly reliable stock trading platform.

“Ultimately, we felt most comfortable with Hyper IQ. They gave us a product that will last the next generation.”

Results

The complete rewrite of Smart Stocks’ legacy software took them from a system that suffered from many outages to a fresh solution with 99.9% uptime. Our team at Hyper IQ also reduced their monthly server and data costs by 63%. We are proud to be their ongoing partner to this day.