Pharmacy benefits optimizer

Revolutionized employee benefits technology with secure microservices and enhanced code quality 

Allata collaborated with the client to enhance their application through Spring Boot microservices, two-step authentication, code optimization, feature design, security implementation, incident analysis, peer reviews, and comprehensive training/documentation.

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  • Improved management of development processes (Agile) and Git branching model identified and implemented by Allata.
  • Enhanced code quality achieved through the application of best practices in the development process.
  • Improved precision in defining new functionality and changes to existing ones with the assistance of Allata’s specialists.
  • Client enabled to learn and analyze new technologies, such as Angular, through training provided by Allata’s developers.
  • Successful implementation of an authentication system across applications within different teams.
  • Documentation provided by Allata served as a guide for implementing security measures in other applications.


  • Java OpenJDK13
  • Spring MVC
  • Spring Boot
  • Spring Security
  • Spring Batch
  • Spring Data
  • Primefaces
  • Hibernate
  • MySQL
  • JUnit / Cucumber
  • JasperReports
  • Jenkins
  • Github

The Challenge

Revolutionize employee benefits technology with secure microservices

Our client is the employee benefits industry’s first and only technology-enabled PBO (pharmacy benefits optimizer). Due to their customer base growth, they needed to expand and adapt the functionality of their application. This, coupled with an increase in file processing, led the company to rethink the structure of their product. This meant adapting the organization to microservices technologies, changing the way they authenticated users, and redesigning processes for better performance.

This strategy required the incorporation of external collaborators with development knowledge who knew the client’s technology legacy and had the skills and tools to participate in the implementation of new functionalities during the migration to microservices and ensure secure communication throughout the team.

The Solution

Empowering innovation, security, and performance

In order to meet the client’s needs, a team of developers from Allata joined their in-house development team to work together on the maintenance of the existing application, the development of new functionality, and the migration of a part of the application to microservices.

Among others, the tasks that the Allata carried out were:

The Results

Empowering agile development, code excellence, and enhanced security

Allata improved our client’s development processes and code quality by identifying areas of improvement and applying best practices. They streamlined workflows and enabled the client to explore new technologies like Angular. Allata also implemented a secure authentication system and provided valuable documentation for implementing robust security measures.

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