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Interview with Maxime Riahi, founder of OOTI

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The weather was nice, it was hot, it was summer, and it already seems too far away. Because the back-to-school atmosphere can sometimes seem a bit heavy, at OOTI we thought we would continue to be non-conformist by sharing good news with you.

The first of these is that OOTI is doing well. Which is not necessarily obvious in the post-containment context. While startups have the annoying tendency to set their horizon at 6 months and to collapse after 3 years, we had to make up our minds: we should no longer be a startup because so far everything is going well. We even have the audacity to project ourselves over several years...

Chance of the calendar, we must admit that our service offer turned out to be perfectly calibrated for full remote work. Remote work in French. " The question of dematerialization in an architectural agency is not new, but was not the subject of a real strategy in practice, often postponed, postponed explains Maxime Riahi, founder of OOTI.

Yes, but that was before March. All of a sudden, far too brutal, we agree, the dematerialization and access to remote activity management data, have become more than an obligation, a condition for the survival of agencies.

The OOTI offer then took on another dimension.

We won't go so far as to say that confinement has been beneficial to OOTI

He, like everyone else, imposed on the teams to confine themselves to too small Parisian apartments in which only the desire for space and the countryside germinates. Then, like all companies, he imposed a complete review of the flight plan.

In the medium and long terms, on the other hand, it is not excluded that the lessons will be beneficial. “No one imagines a return to normal. Habits will evolve, practices and mores too, now that the last refractory to teleworking have also seen the benefits. continues Maxime.

Once that's said, there's just as much, if not more, work to do. Because OOTI is a constantly evolving solution, the teams have worked on the deployment of a massive update, carried out during the summer.

Our developers took the opportunity to redesign the user experience and navigation design. Understand, easy handling according to user profiles (accountant, architect, partner, project manager, etc.) and a more ergonomic design.

Concretely ? " In the case of a user identified as an architect, we have studied each of the dedicated pages, such as time entry, project visibility, etc.. And we asked ourselves very simple questions: is it clear? Is it easy to do the action I want to do? »

Users' verdict: "I think I can say without being mistaken that we have succeeded in our bet" enthuses the CEO of OOTI.

Tomorrow, what are we doing?

The program for tomorrow, the day after tomorrow and every day after, is essentially the same as that of yesterday and the day before yesterday: the OOTI teams will continue to code, develop, and write whole pages of computer code that seem to have entered the Matrix alongside Neo. "Nah but it's very simple, it's CSS on Python in Javascript"


For ordinary mortals, 3 areas of development will shape the coming months:

1. meet. At your place, at our place, at trade fairs, when they are not canceled, anywhere we can discuss your needs, your expectations, and the prospects that OOTI can open up for you in the management of your agency.
2. Develop. Because OOTI is doing well, we need to expand our ranks with new talent full of ideas, projects and perspectives for our solution. OOTEAM continues to grow.
3. Innovate. Tomorrow, the solution will offer more functionalities. To stick more and more to the practices of architects, the platform will integrate a more in-depth management of co-contracting and sub-contracting in order to improve the management of fees and invoicing.
It will also be possible to see, in one click, the workload schedule of the agency and all its employees. Who is free, who is overloaded? What forecast for the next two weeks?

In short, we have not finished developing the OOTIs that are lacking in archis …

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