How 1-click Cloud deployment instantly increased Business Success

The founding idea that Instant Access Technologies (IAT) had for epoints was simple – to build an online loyalty system with enough redeemable rewards to satisfy anyone.

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Business Benefits

With nearly 2000 online stores and partners, 2 million rewards, and a variety of innovative and interactive ways for users to raise their score, epoints has become one of the most powerful online loyalty platforms around.

  • Amount of time needed to set up a new test environment reduced from 2 hours to 5 minutes
  • Amount of testing time needed during each sprint reduced from 400 hours to 30 hours
  • Using a Continuous Delivery pipeline decreased development cost by 40%
  • Infrastructure cost was cut down by 30%
  • Fast and secure back-end and database solutions
  • Greatly reduced deployment time of critical hotfixes & last minute changes
  • The extensive ecosystem of 30 web services and 90 microservices delivers e-commerce products to thousands of UK customers on a daily basis

Results by Numbers



Reduction of time spent on regression



New environment set up time reduced



Done in 5 min for rapid feedback



Handled daily



Combined into an extensive network

Business Need

IAT wanted to build a new online loyalty platform in a short span of time. PGS Software knew that the best way to do that would be to use the AWS Cloud to develop a robust yet easily scalable and secure solution.

The core infrastructure was in place but the PGS Software team had to build the actual platform. The team put a lot of work into making epoints fast and secure, and into integrating it with a long list of partner sites and reward providers.

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Having worked with PGS Software resources on various different projects over the 4 years of our engagement, I am in a good position to verify that adding PGS Software resources to a new or existing project will increase levels of insight, velocity, quality, and resilience.

Andrew Sershall, Delivery Director, IAT

Project Details

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AWS Cloud, Infrastructure as Code, Continuous Delivery, Serverless

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Java 8, AWS Lambda, RxJava, Hystrix, Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, Spring Security, Hibernate, AngularJS1&2, Backbone

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Jenkins, Cucumber, RestAssured, Geb, Selenium Webdriver, Gatling, Docker, Terraform, Consul, Chef

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3 backend developers, 1 frontend developer, 1 graphic designer

About the Client

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Instant Access Technologies (IAT) helps businesses connect, motivate and reward customers, partners and employees through innovative digital solutions.

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