USE* IT was born from the notion that the best way to take our ideas and innovations to new and existing customers is to couple them to IT solutions.

Jonathan Quaife, USE* Managing Director
What it ’s all about - the Fundamentals of USE* IT

USE* IT software solutions complement the experience of USE* in the automotive sector, and particularly in aftermarket-related business. USE* IT solutions offer:

1. Tools based on an Extensible Platform

The USE* Rich Portal Foundation is the base platform for all USE* IT products released and in development. It is based on Open Source portal solutions, where we bring in components and modules, and adapt the functionality to a given context. The Rich Portal Foundation facilitates rapid development and cost-effective solutions for our customers.

2. Cutting-edge Technologies that support Old Systems and integrate into New Systems

USE* IT focuses on using the well-known and widely used language PHP and most often the database MySQL. But we retain scalability to support other systems and databases. By focusing on efficiencies, we are always looking to broaden the application of technologies by users, broadening their knowledge and experience.

3. Intuitive User-interfaces based on Usability Studies and with a Best-practice Approach

No tool is better than the possibility it provides to the user, so while functionality is key to achieving the desired result, it still demands an intuitive way of controlling it. Our solution: because USE* Rich Portal Foundation features an advanced template engine, we can easily change and update the user interface without influencing on the core functionality that sits behind the scenes.

4. Multilingual and Scalable Solutions

USE* Rich Portal Foundation supports a multi-server architecture but with a single administration and usage interface, offering a robustly scaleable solution. And USE* Rich Portal Foundation Language Manager provides support for multiple languages and UTF-8 encoding. If you need your web site in one language and the administrator panel in another, Language Manager makes this possible.

We also want you to know that

  • because a software tool adds value only when it integrates into a process and empowers the established team to maximise its performance, for USE* IT, developing a tool to support a project demands insight into how our customers are working. Because of this USE* IT offers our customers solutions founded upon our experience working in the aftermarket business arena. USE* IT aims to add value and save money beyond our customers’ expectations
  • all USE* IT solutions offer value for money because they are inexpensive and flexible: USE* Rich Portal Foundation modular design means that USE* IT can quickly and easily develop and integrate system modifications that best suit our customers’ business needs
  • solutions built on USE* Rich Portal Foundation can be deployed easily with a minimum of training required, and are designed as scalable solutions to support business and operational growth. Add-ons are constantly under development, increasing the functionality and support even greater re-use of information
  • USE* Rich Portal Foundation solutions are hosted using state-of-the-art SAS 70 Type II audited hosting facility, which is an internationally recognised auditing standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Passing a SAS 70 audit demonstrates to our customers that the hosted solution is in adequate control and safeguards confidential data

Case Studies

SRTD Portal

SRTD Portal

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Rich Portal Foundation

Rich Portal Foundation

Scaleable modular software development


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