A business system that replaces Excel

The Brief

Goodfabs fabricate exhausts for the top race teams, managing projects from initial design and development through to fully inspected and trackable race systems.

The challenge they faced was that their Production, Financial, Reporting and supply chain data existed in different systems. The resulting poor data integrity, time-consuming data entry and inaccurate information compromised decision-making and kept the cost of maintaining the systems high.

Our Solution

We designed and built a bespoke SaaS system, hosted securely on the cloud, which integrates different elements of financial data, leaving the source systems untouched.

This involved us following a Discovery phase, mapping out the different data sources, their formats and frequency of updates in order to determine a functional, consolidated database design.

Establishing a well considered database design was the cornerstone of the system’s success. Only by fully understanding Goodfabs' business, goals and systems, were we able to create an intelligent database design. From there, we integrated the most valuable and easiest to integrate data, gradually working towards the more complex.

Drawing the data together was only one half of the equation, understanding how the business wanted to interrogate and analyse the data was the other half. Understanding how businesses work is a passion of ours. A lot of technology firms like focusing on the technology, we don’t. We like to focus on the business, how it makes money and how our software can make it more money.

"Only by fully understanding Goodfabs' business, goals and systems, were we able to create an intelligent database design."

Having that deep understanding helps you design and build systems that are intuitively right for the business, and help either save or make it money.


With Excel removed Goodfabs is now enjoying a significant increase in data accuracy, instant reporting, faster delivery times, happier customers, and a drop in labour costs. The system is regularly enhanced and expanded through our continuous improvement process and it now includes more channels to market, of which one is mobile.

  • Single view of client job data and financials
  • Processes over 2000 jobs per year
  • 75% increase in the speed of data entry
  • 1,500 work hours saved per year

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