ETEAM Blog AWS Case Study: Armatic

As a certified AWS consulting partner, ETEAM solves clients’ challenges by providing cloud computing technology solutions, product engineering, and consulting services. Read the case study below to find out how we optimized the AWS usage and reduced costs by up to 50%.

The Client

Armatic, now known as BlueSnap AR Automation, is a fintech solution geared toward helping SaaS companies automate their billing and payment processes. The platform provides invoice management, a self-service portal, and integration with accounting and resource planning software like Netsuite, SAP, Oracle, and Quickbooks.

The product was acquired by BlueSnap in 2019, being widely praised as one of the most effective software for increasing cash flow and collecting payments faster. Following the acquisition, Armatic was renamed BlueSnap AR Automation, currently a leader in accounts receivable automation. 

The Challenge

When the initial Armatic platform was configured on AWS, an ad hoc solution that “worked out of the box” was used. As the company expanded, this solution proved untenable. That's why our client turned to ETEAM’s AWS experts to optimize their AWS usage in several critical business areas:

  1. Automate the configuration of new instances instead of using labor-intensive manual setups.

  2. Increase efficiency through autoscaling and thereby reduce costs.

  3. Create redundancy to allow for 100% uptime.

The Solution

Based on our client’s requirements for replication, low-cost maintainability, and server uptime, ETEAM recommended and subsequently implemented Amazon RDS autoscaling and load balancing for three services. This allowed for separately scaling resources per load requirements.

Additionally, the nature of the product required advanced security solutions. This proved a natural fit for using AWS to encrypt data at rest, as well as configuring the VPC and overall network containing the database.

Our client was also looking to expand their product features using AWS. Amazon API Gateway is being delivered to directly call a Lambda function that converts a PDF into an image.

The figure below illustrates the AWS environment used:


The Result

After implementing the solution, the client reduced their AWS costs by 20–50% per month.

Additionally, several hours of engineering time were saved each month as instances no longer had to be manually configured during usage spikes.

ETEAM is a certified AWS consulting partner and we are ready to discuss how we can help your company optimize your cloud hosting, improve uptime during seasonal fluctuations, access real-time analytics, and get business-critical alerts.

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