Case Study: Apple - Loan Manager System


The Apple Loan Manager is an application developed for Apple to help the Developer Relations department manage the loan inventory they issue to apple developers in the UK. As a result of the introduction of US legislation, Sarbanes-Oxley, Apple now need to provide a transparent account of where all their loan equipment is at any given point.

The system focuses on the creation of a loan record for each piece of equipment held, and goes on to manage the delivery of the items, the retrieval and ensures the levels of stock in the inventory are updated in real time.

Solution Strengths

  • Interface design
  • Usability (highly efficient navigation, visual assets)
  • Detailed copy of standard OSX Interface widgets and methodology

The Results

  • Compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley legislation
  • Universally positive feedback on the usabilty and reduced admin work this system enables

Key Features

  • Process-orientated validation to ensure compliance with US governmen legislation, Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Barcode scanning integration - providing Apple Developer Relations with an efficient process for issue, receiving and accounting for stock movement
  • Inclusion of images of the equipment makes using the system feel like a much more natural 'Apple' solution
Client Version:Filemaker 9
Server Version:Filemaker 9
Servers:1 x Filemaker Server