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					Case Study 1 -
A leading medical services firm had bought a specialized piece of software several years ago
from a third party vendor but found that the product was difficult to use, required a license to an
obscure database platform, and that the product itself was no longer supported by the vendor.
Now business is frozen in time and this company found themselves working around the problem
by entering data in places that were not designed to contain that information. This caused data
integrity problems, confusion, and losses in productivity.
After an exhaustive search for qualified vendors who could take on the project, the company
came to us to create an updated, modernized variation on the original software product that
would be specifically tailored to their needs. Our technical business consultants met with the
company to translate their business needs into working software.
Three months later the project was completed and working to specifications. The company found
that our software was self contained, did not require any additional software purchases, and was
completely comparable with their existing infrastructure. All of their data had been successfully
migrated and seamlessly corrected. It didn't take long for business productivity to rise to an all
time high, where it has been ever since.
Case Study 2 -
A national staffing firm had a problem. Over the course of several years, they had acquired a
number of smaller staffing firms nationwide and had multiple sources for managing client and
employee information across divisions. Unfortunately, through their ten major divisions, nobody
could exchange certain typed of critical information back and forth. In effect, due to this data
divide, they could not run as a single company. This divide caused painstaking problems for
managers and executives that needed to run reports and work with this information, but could not
fly down to the various offices to get a hold of it.
This client came to us with the monumental task of creating a single client and employee
management system. Being a working application, there could be no down time for existing
users therefore all of the data in the system needed to remain intact.
Our strategic managers flew out to the clients offices across the country to talk to the end users
of the application as well as to get access to the individual databases they would need to
complete the project successfully. The existing systems were diverse. Some ran on simple
MySQL databases, while others used platforms as obscure as Pervasive SQL. Still others opted
for Microsoft SQL Server, DB2, or Oracle. This problem is common for large organizations that
have had a lot of recent consolidation.
Our Software Engineers chose a gradualb approach to the project. They needed to design and
implement a scalable application framework that would preserve the features as well as the
usability of all ten of the original applications without losing any of the original functionality,
cause data loss and still be scalable in the event of additional mergers. The team worked with a
three step approach.
   •   Step 1 consisted of deploying the new application nationwide with access to the initial
       databases that each client site had access to. They opted for a centrally managed
       application environment because that allowed the team to deploy modular updates
       seamlessly and easily. This allowed end users at the client sites to phase in to using the
       new system.
   •   Step 2 involved moving all of the client sites to a new consolidated database system. The
       team chose ORACLE for speed, performance, security, and usability, and Java on the
       front end. Since the entire application was network driven, and centrally managed, the
       end users felt no inertia from the database being consolidated.
   •   Step 3 Quality Assurance. Webnavix employs quality assurance technicians. These
       individuals are faced with the monumental responsibility of ensuring a consistent level of
       quality for every application we develop. In this case, they tested for security holes, data
       types, check points, etc. They did everything they could to break this new application, but
       could not.
For the first time in its history, this company had a central system that was adaptable, universal,
scalable, and up to date. It could be easily deployed and even used to assimilate information from
new sources in the event of another merger or acquisition.
Two years later the companies productivity is at an all time high. The application we developed
is still in use and the staffing firm is more agile than ever. Executives within the company
estimate that this application has saved them over $8,000,000 in lost productivity and time since
it has been online.

				
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