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How did we set a vision for Lumeer

Few months ago, when we started creating Lumeer, we had to start from scratch. There was no solid base on which we were going to build our solution, and there was so much to figure out, from technologies we wanted to use to what should user interface look like. Actually, every question we had to answer had given rise to another few and it was difficult to just choose the best possible answer and move forward. Anybody who has ever started a new project, regardless of its size or field, has surely experienced that situation. Have you? And if you have, what helped you to progress? If everything isn’t clear at the moment, how can we go and make the next step?

For us, the most important thing was that from the beginning, we knew the big picture – what do we want to create and what do we want to become. Organizations that know who they are, what are their values and where are they going – or, what their mission and vision is – perform much better than those which don’t know or at least aren’t that clear about it. We at Lumeer can only agree, because knowing our mission and vision enables us to make better decisions and progress faster. The second advantage is that our customers can clearly understand what can we provide and how can we help them.

Our mission is to enable you understand and use your data faster, easier and cheaper. With that in mind, we work hard to deliver only the best possible quality. Data are essential and Lumeer addresses and adapts to your real needs instead of forcing you to adapt to the software. We want to help you run your business more effectively. Time is your most important asset and we believe that by reducing overhead you can spend more time on creative tasks, increase your productivity and focus on what really matters.



How to create a comprehensive overview of job postings

Managing information about two or three job postings at your company is easy and can be done even in some simple tool or spreadsheet. However, as the number of postings, candidates and other information grows, it becomes increasingly difficult not to get lost in the data and maintain a clear overview. There are candidates with their names, addresses and positions they are applying for. There are also job postings with salaries and managers who want to hire people for those positions. Those pieces of information are related to each other and we will show you how to effectively manage and view them with Lumeer. As Lumeer allows us to put similar data to collections, we will want to store information about candidates, job postings and company’s employees in separate collections. It’s the most intuitive way because candidates have similar attributes, e.g. name, address, phone number or the date they applied for a job at the company. On the other hand, postings have their names and salaries…

How to track and manage your suppliers

Whether it is construction, manufacturing or digital services, supplier management appears in every business field. You need to track your suppliers and orders either for materials, tools or office supplies, and it can surely become a mess. In this article, we will show you how Lumeer will help you store and see all the information in one place.

We will use a chemical laboratory as a model example, but don’t worry, you will see that the supplier management principles are the same across all industries. We identified three basic entities: suppliers, orders and inventory items. Let’s create a collection for each one of them (if it’s the first time you are creating a collection, First time in Lumeer article can help you with that):

Then we fill the collection with all the items that we obtain from our suppliers:

And also with our suppliers:

Now we have two tables, but they don’t give us a complete picture, because they are missing the information about which supplier to contact when ordering…

How to track tasks for employees?

When multiple employees work on multiple projects, even in a small company it can easily happen that you lose track of who is doing what and on which project. However, it is very important to have quick and easy access to this kind information: you want to know progress on a project to plan for the future release, or you want to see if employees have some spare capacity or are too overwhelmed by the workload. 
Maybe you feel that all that information is being lost in a pile of spreadsheets and emails. They are all there, but to access them means to spend precious minutes or even hours on searching the documents, every time. You wish to have everything in one place, with every question about current status or capacity answered within seconds and with just a few clicks. You want to easily make changes that are smoothly and automatically propagated to relevant people in the company. In this article, we will show you how to achieve this with Lumeer.
After we login into Lumeer, we create …