Upgrade your workshop with Apromas
Meet Apromas, a powerful automotive process management platform. Apromas exists to help workshops within production overview, quality assurance, staff planning and time registration. And that's just to name a few. The great people at Apromas serve thousands of customers on a daily basis.
The Apromas platform handles complicated processes. Unfortunately, the user experience was overly complicated, as well. Time had taken its toll on parts of the software. In great companionship with the competent and super friendly team, I continue to help shape the next generation of Apromas. And what a joy it is!
Apromas is now an intuitive automotive process management platform providing a complete overview of workshop resources.
Colours with confidence
The old colour palette of Apromas was the traditional corporate shades of blue. I rebooted their colours completely. Their new unique colour palette combines a feeling of authority with a small hint of playfulness. All in all this sets Apromas apart in a competitive and traditional industry.
Trust and steadiness
We needed a functional and stable typeface to convey trust and steadiness. It also needed to be very legible even in smaller sizes and changing lighting conditions We landed on Roboto - an open-source, grotesque sans-serif typeface released through Google.
Spot the difference
We needed a typeface to display numbers effectively. Roboto Mono does an excellent job as its letterforms are easy to distinguish from one another. Our secondary typeface was an easy choice.
Important or not?
All orders contain a worksheet, and this is where the employee gets an overview of the job at hand. Depending on their profession, some areas of the worksheet may not be of importance to them. Therefore they can toggle those areas on or off.
Almost like a time machine
All orders go through nine steps to ensure everything is on track. To help keep the employee on track, we invented the timeline. The timeline is an integral part of the worksheet.
The timeline offers the all-important order overview at a glance. We divided the timeline into three sections.
1. Past events: By default, we collapsed all previous steps - no need to use screen real estate on things of the past.
2. Current and future steps: The current step of the order is highlighted, along with eventual errors.
3. Final deadline: The final deadline is crucial to success. The content area sticks to the bottom of the screen and is positioned above the rest of the timeline. As a result, it is always visible.
Icons for every occasion
I created a set of 58 new icons for Apromas to use throughout the platform. When it comes to icons, consistency is king. Any given icon has a specific optical "weight", determined by parameters like fill, stroke thickness, size, and shape. Keeping those parameters the same across a set of icons builds consistency and a much more harmonious feel.
Ready, set, go!
Often used tools are right at hand by the inline action bar.
To reduce page reloads and maintain context, we introduced the slide-in pane. It's an efficient way to present relevant content. Whenever needed, we added a sticky action-bar to the bottom of the pane.
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