Our Projects

ÄRIPÄEV news portals and thematic webs
Software Development
Objectives of the project
  • Make editing and managing of news creation more convenient and faster
  • Provide more dynamic visuals that were no longer possible on an old and rigid product
  • Harmonize the thematic webs code base for cost-effective solution across all thematic websites
  • A modern presentation layer based on React.js was created with dynamic stand-alone microservices to manage reading rights, content display, news lists sisplay and more
  • Configuring, developing and deploying OpenContent article creation software for the project
  • Migrating news from the old environment to the new environment
  • Technologies used: React.js, Node.js, Laravel PHP, Solr, Elastic Search, Amazon AWS, Docker and more

Aripaev.ee is the largest local business media portal and one of the most visited websites in Estonia, featuring business news and thematical portals. The Äripäev newspaper has been published since 1989 and additionally the company publishes magazines, books, handbooks and newsletters, and organizes business conferences. Äripäev is owned by Bonnier Group, the largest media group in the Nordic countries.

Uptime OÜ has been a development partner of Äripäev since 1994. The development of Äripäev’s news portals and theme websites is the latest major collaboration with Uptime, which created two news portals (äripäev.ee, dv.ee) and 19 thematic websites (for example, raamatupidaja.ee, virtuaalkliinik.ee, ituudised.ee, imelineajalugu.ee, etc).

The news display on the web is configurable with the help of the implemented OpenContent product and gives editors the flexibility they need to lock the story, display pictures and galleries, tables, graphs and videos to reach the readers in the most engaging way.

The created technology platform also allows to compile interesting newsletters and supports the concept of “My Äripäev”, where reader can follow the keywords he is interested in and get personalised news list to e-mail address so that the user sees the content he is most interested.

During nearly a 1.5-year project, Uptime has developed 7 back end APIs that each deal with certain business functionality: reading/subscribing permissions, displaying article listings, search, keywords or displaying article content. The front end was built on the principle of a multi-tenant site so that similar sites could use the same code lines for cost-effectiveness – a total of 4 different code bases were built.

It was also important to ensure that all sites were upgraded to a new platform during the development process, because some parts still used the old system.

Not less important was the transfer of articles published since 1997 and the management of the differences between new and old systems.

We are long-term partners with Uptime and have been cooperating since 1994. Thus, the system for editing and publishing new articles was familiar to both parties, and the development was much smoother. We got a more flexible system that was no longer as rigid as the older platform, and thanks to the unified codebase of thematic web sites, creating new products and thematic webs for Äripäev is now much faster and easier.
Toomas Jõgi
IT manager, Äripäev
ABB Factory Centralized Enterprise Planning Software
Software Development
Objectives of the project
  • Labor Management – the goal is to manage employees, their skills and trainings, bonuses and salary reports based on reported work hours from Production Management.
  • Production Management – registration of employee working hours on a separate portal, a thorough overview of the resource situation for managers, approval of working hours and vacations, reference reports on resources and orders, orders forecast, product definitions, and other supporting functions
  • Finance Management – reports of sold working hours and other costs, reports of billing between cost centers
  • Quality Management entering and reviewing safety reports and internal audits; Key KPIs (OTD, TPT) reports across different entities
  • Main technologies: .NET Framework 4.7, HTML5, JQuery, LESS / CSS, ASP.NET MVC, Bootstrap, ELMAH, Hangfire
  • Business software has a few hundred users in the factory daily to enter the workhours of employees; the main application has a few dozen users
  • The software is integrated with a database based on SAP data
  • The system replaces the earlier Chronos application

ABB is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.
ABB Estonia was established in 1992. The company’s headquarters and factories are in Harju County, Jüri and nearly 1,400 people are employed here.
One of the factories, ABB Drives needed software to manage employee skills, worktime and training, to take account of working hours, to keep track of costs, and to produce quality control reports. To do this, Uptime developed a solution consisting of four business modules. Some of the modules were quite complicated in terms of business logic and it took some time to complete the details, but the result was good.
Despite of the size of ABB factory, the development achieved a good collaborative model that was suitable for a large corporation, but also ensured some agility to reorganize activities on a rolling basis.
Although there were many active participants on the ABB side, agreements were reached, and choices made very well. The project remained exactly within the deadlines.
Cooperation with ABB will continue with additional developments.

We've worked with Uptime before. This time, many areas were involved in development and cooperation between different parties was essential. The factory's central working time registration and planning system is an important tool for us, so flexible and quick reorganization of things according to the demands of the users was necessary during the development. But finally, we achieved a collaborative model that was suitable for everyone and the project was completed within the deadline.
Lauri Tamberg
Business Engagement Manager, ABB Drives
InfraFLY Heavy Machinery Ordering Service
Software Development
Objectives of the project
  • Creating orders for heavy machinery rental
  • Orders and bookings calendar for owners
  • Reducing time and complexity for users ordering heavy machinery
  • Solution was built on Vue.js and Vuetify
  • Database and authentication over Google Firebase
  • Possible to select from over 500 machines
  • Interface with Nexmo messaging and Firebase Push Notification
  • Heavy machinery can be ordered with the help of a mobile app created for Android and IOS

InfraFly is heavy machinery ordering tool for proffessional users saving their time and making ordering smarter.

Ordering heavy machinery is as simple as ordering taxy or mobile parking by app – everyone can do this quickly and simply. InfraFly environment brings together heavy machinery rental service providers and  clients.

The user of heavy equipment rental searching service no longer has to communicate with each bidder separately and repeat questions, what is time consuming, but everyone can get the offer at once instead.

The software development lasted from March to September 2018, when the needs of customer changed thoroughly. An upgraded product was completed, which, in addition to the functionality of the original in about a year ago, now offers fleet management, orders calendar and much more. Two developers were constantly working on Uptime with the application.

Mobile app for Android and IOS was also developed and is publicly available from October 2018.

Uptime is Infrafly's strategic partner and service provider. We are generally very happy with Uptime, and the collaboration has been successful. Developer's contribution to Infrafly's success is immeasurable. The most important challenge for both sides was product design and implementation in a state of uncertainty - customer needs and desires changed every week, if not more often. We solved the challenge - the service is on the market and with optimal cost for the customer, considering the variability of the initial task.
Andres Kall
IT and Technology Manager, InfraFLY OÜ
Back-office system, call center and taxi onboard software for Tallink Takso AS
Mobile and cloud Software Development
Objectives of the project
  • To design and build a custom back-office system for managing resources and employees, tracking income, prices and managing contracts
  • To build a custom taxi onboard software that provides an interface for taxi drivers for managing taximeters and communicating with call center
  • To build a custom call center for managing incoming orders
  • Technologies used: back-end of .NET, MVC, WebAPI, SignalR, NHibernate, PostgreSQL + PostGIS, StructureMap, Quartz, Swagger; Front-end of Razor, Signalr, Knockout, Bootstrap, Lodash, JQuery, Moment, CQRSP with Mediator
  • Taxi on-board software was a WPF application with .NET, Signalr, Dapper, CastleWindsor, Swagger, SQLite
  • Backup module was built on top of Azure, table storage and Angular5 front-end
  • Devops was done using Visual Studio Online
  • For monitoring - Application Insights on top of NLog

Tallink Takso AS has been offering high quality transportation service in Tallinn since 2007. Tallink Takso operates 3 brands: Tallink Takso, Takso 24 and Tallink Taksobuss; all focused on meeting their customer expectations for comfort and flexibility, safety and reasonable prices.

Tallink Takso had been using a solution for call center and onboard software, which over time didn’t meet all the needs of the growing company. Hence the company felt a need for a custom-made solution that could be further developed as business changes.

Uptime built a custom system that consist of three major components:

  • fully integrated back-office system for the taxi company starting with resource management and price lists with reporting features. The module removed the need for manual work with extensive Excel sheets;
  • a new call center software where administrators could enter orders that would automatically be assigned to available taxis. Uptime and Tallink Takso together redesigned the business logic of how orders should be handed out to drivers;
  • on-board application for taxi drivers to be used in cabs. This application is built to work with an hardware kit developed by a third party (Taximeter, router, Bluetooth, printer, panic button) and to be in sync with the call center software.

The system is being constantly developed further to automate even more business processes and customize it to meet taxi drivers’ and call center employees’ needs.

"Software development has become a daily part of what we do. Moving forward in today’s market situation is impossible without a reliable software partner. With Uptime we have established a good working relationship that we can rely on."
Tõnu Uusmaa
Member of the Management Board, AS Tallink Takso
Search and Big Data Software Development
Objectives of the project

Aripaev.ee is the biggest local business media portal and one of the most visited web pages in Estonia covering business news and publishing different lifestyle portals. The business newspaper is published since 1989, company publishes also magazines, books, handbooks, information letters and organizes business conferences. The owner of Äripäev is the biggest northern media group Bonnier Group.

Uptime LLC has been development partner to Estonian media company Äripäev since 1994. Äripäev Infopank (“Info Bank”) is their newest development with Uptime, which involved creating a database with more than 350 000 personal profiles and 310 000 company profiles. The software development project involved the development of different tools which clients can use to make queries on the database and order specially tailored products or overviews.

With Äripäev Infopank tools it is possible to create lists with filters, based on companies and people, to support business marketing and to analyse business segments by volume. Companies can also put together target lists for sales and marketing actions.

At the Äripäev Info Bank there is a data management module that regularly updates the information from the Business Registry, Estonian Tax and Customs Board, other public sources of information and from direct contacts.

Uptime software development for Äripäev lasted 8 months and included a new back-end system with database, data source interfaces and data logic. Äripäev’s  data management team now have a new environment for data validation, correction and additions. Infopank.ee website has already been created by Uptime earlier.

Enterprise Estonia Moved to Digital Document Management System
SharePoint Software Development
Objectives of the project
  • To support moving over from paper document solutions to fully digital document management changing doucument handling faster, cheaper and more reliable.
  • MS SharePoint Server
  • Integration with external apps

Established in 2000, Enterprise Estonia (EAS) promotes business and regional policy in Estonia and is one of the largest institutions within the national support system for entrepreneurship by providing financial assistance, counselling, cooperation opportunities and training for entrepreneurs, research institutions, the public and non-profit sectors.

In 2006, EAS decided to move on with digital document management system. Selected solution was MS Sharepoint.

The main goal, when Uptime started a software development project with EAS, was to move to fully digital document management system what can handle document management tasks and track history.

For today, solution is used at one of the main digital systems supporting EAS self-service environment, accounting, CRM and project management software. System joins documents arriving from different channels and adds relations with application management, tenders, and other processes of organization. There are over 140 000 documents created yearly in organization, so the important part of solution is desktop created for users where they can find necessary documents for different tasks quickly.

Document management system was made on Sharepoint platform, because this was the most suitable solution for client and Uptime has long-time experiences in Sharepoint development.

"There are no steel cabinets any more in our office and archive rooms are turned to meeting rooms within last 10 years, if we moved to paperless document handling. This has made all business processes significantly faster. It was not easy for developer to follow our organization´s peculiarity. Uptime has not been discouraged of that, they are enthusiastic and respect their promises."
Sigrid Harjo
Board member
Solution for efficient planning and managing of the manufacturing process
Software Development
Objectives of the project
  • To develop a unified project management system
  • To support the activities of a production company
  • To allow the project management system to communicate with other in-house software systems
  • Used technology: .NET, MS SQL, WinForms
  • Web Servers
  • Application Servers
  • Integration with the company´s accounting software

ABB is the leading international company in the area of power and automation technology that serves infrastructure and industrial businesses and provide jobs for 140,000 people around the world. Company´s activities are divided into two areas: production and sales. ABB Estonia was established in 1992. The company’s headquarters and factories are located in Harju County, Jüri and nearly 1,400 people are employed.

ABB needed project management tool for planning and managing the production process in the switchboards and other LVS (Low Voltage Systems) products manufacturing plant.

We developed a custom software that will help ABB reach their sales and production goals. The software is useful for production managers, project managers and sales personnel, enabling them to promptly compile RFP-s and gives overview of the tenders and orders. It also provides a simplified overview of the project status. A single system helps to manage sales goals, projects and their budget, as well as send data directly to the accounting software for calculation of invoices and salaries and compile reports. Price calculation module helps to very quickly evaluate the length and cost of a project.

We develop the software consistently further so ABB could manage the manufacturing processes even more efficiently.

“In long-term software projects, there will be inevitable challenges, which must be solved by developer and customer together. Uptime is always taken them seriously and solved tasks arising to achieve the best results.”

Vahur Suurküla
Department of Development and Design, Manager

"The opportunity to implement a custom software that is developed specifically to match our needs has really helped us to simplify the production and make it more efficient. I'm sure none of the ready-made software solutions could do that."
Mart Jüristo
Senior Project Engineer
Stoneridge staff training and competencies Information System
Software Development
Objectives of the project
  • To create a staff training and competencies Information System for HR staff and department leaders
  • To make user-friendly and fast web-based solution
  • The system provides an overview of each employee's competencies and completed trainings
  • Software has a module for planning and scheduling trainings
  • It is possible to create different useful reports from all kind of collected data
  • Technologies used: .NET, MVC, MS SQL, Bootstrap, Nlog

Stoneridge Electronics is international company of hundreds of specialists with different skills who are employed in Stoneridge factory at Tänassilma industrial park, Estonia. New Technologies need constant development of personal skills, so it´s very important to plan and schedule right trainings for everyone. It´s also important to get overview of current skills of workers. Stoneridge ordered an information system for that from Uptime.

Cooperation was very good between developer and client, because client was always ready to think together with developer and actively supported the whole process. So, the solution was ready to use even before deadline.

Stoneridge Inc. was established in 1965. Their products are generally from automotive and machinery industry. Company produces electrical and electronic components for machines, tractors, buses and trucks. Biggest Stoneridge clients are well known companies like MAN, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Volvo and Scania.

In Estonian factory, Stoneridge produces electronic control modules, electricity distribution modules, tachographs, supporting products and door modules. There is also product development team in Estonian factory, so training and skills development is very important there. New information system helps to organize it much more effectively.

"Our staff skills reinforcement and continuous training is very important to us. Because of that, a staff training and competencies Information System is important Project for our Estonian factory. The result met the expectations and we were pleased that we were able to keep up with the process constantly. Developer took into account our feedback, delays and promises were detained. The project was completed even faster than promised."
Mare-Anne Vahtra
HR Manager
Software Development
Objectives of the project

aripaev.ee is a business media portal, one of the most visited websites in Estonia. Newspaper Äripäev is published already since year 1989. The company today is issuing altogether three newspapers, numerous books, manuals, newsletters, and organizing business conferences. Owner of Äripäev is the largest Nordic media group Bonnier.
Uptime is Äripäev´s development partner since 1994.

Äripäev wanted to implement the software that would better manage the process of purchase and sales of their publications. Many of today´s consumers prefer to control the process of buying the products and services they need, so it is important to provide the self-service possibility.

Uptime developed a user-friendly web shop that enables Äripäev to offer their publications for sale conveniently and from a single source. We used a template software Nop Commerce and customized it to the specific needs and requirements. The customer is directed to finalize their purchase in the web shop´s shopping basket from all of Äripäev´s sites and theme webs via interfaces.
Depending on the customer´s purchase, system can recommend additional products that might be of interest. This will also give Äripäev an opportunity to learn more about their clients and their shopping preferences.

We develop the e-commerce environment continually with additional product categories, while improving the reliability and user experience of the system.

Alexela Oil AS
Software Development
Objectives of the project
  • To introduce an integrated and easily applicable software for managing fuel card transactions
  • To enable a flexible management of the discount campaigns and invoicing
  • To fully integrate service stations and the card program, which allows the fuel cards to be used both online and offline
  • To create a single multilingual software for implementing in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (currently available in Estonia )
  • To create a self-service environment, which allows the customer to access necessary primary data
  • Technology used: .NET, MSMQ, MS SQL, NServiceBus, IIS, Hyper-v Cluster
  • Web-based software integrated with banks and filling stations
  • Convenient and contemporary self-service environment

Alexela Oil has one of the biggest fuel station chains in Estonia. With network consisting of 63 service stations all over the country, from which 59 are automated, no car is left on the road with an empty tank.
Uptime is Alexela Oil’s IT partner since 1992.

Alexela Oil needed a software to handle all transactions of the customers´ fuelcards.
For the solution, we offered a card centre software, which enables 24/7 online and offline exchange of data between the card program and the filling stations. The system also issues invoices, monitors the receipt of payments and compiles reports.
Today, all refueling operations are managed by the card centre software .

In addition, customers of Alexela Oil can also use a convenient self-service environment and manage their Alexela account, for example, change the personal data. Self- service environment works on any internet browser. Mobile application runs on both Android and iPhone platforms.

" It is very important for Alexela Oil that our card center software is constantly up and running. We want to be sure the service our customers receive is flawless and they continue to choose Alexela´s filling stations. We know that Uptime is taking good care of the development, maintenance and smooth operation of our software. "
Ain Kuusik
Chairman of the Board