ATL (Associated Translators and Linguists) is a Sydney based company founded in 1964. After a change of ownership in 2012, the company’s goal was to systemise time consuming paperwork and administrative tasks.
What we did
Ostral developed ATL website based on existing client’s design and systemised ATL day to day operations into a hosted booking and management system: the OBMS (Online Booking and Management System).
The system is used daily by ATL office administrators handling over 100 requests a day as well as ATL translators, interpretors and clients (Legal, Insurance, government institutions). ATL office administrators, translators and clients are now working on a central database accessible online via user-friendly dashboards.
Ostral engaged two developers who worked closely with the business owner. An initial platform was built after a few month, tested and used by ATL staff.
The system has been continually improved over the time with new dashboards created (admin, interpreters, clients), new functions implemented (SMS booking / reminders), new integrations with existing systems (XERO) and performance increased to cope with the growing number of business users / requests.
The system uses HTML5, CSS3, AJAX, REST and JSON for the front-end part of the application.
The back-end is coded in PHP linked to a mySQL database. We are currently moving the existing back-end system to a RESTful API developed in PHP.
The current system is hosted on a private VPS managed by Ostral.