Challenge

Our client based in Melbourne, Australia wanted to upgrade their old visual basic client server application to web based application with various new functionalities. Online business manager helps upper level management in strategic planning and business management by analyzing data with many different criteria. The client was looking for an application that could assist the following features:

  • Helps in strategic planning
  • In-built customizable reporting tool
  • Enables complete auditing of the system
  • In built decision support system
  • Support for multiple departments
  • Charting tools
  • Helps in executing business plan and strategic plans
  • Helps basic level risk analysis
  • A system that can be expanded for future modifications
Solution

We developed an online business manager application having an appealing GUI using C# and Flex. It is browser based yet, gives the user the feel of a desktop application. This application provides realistic view of expectations and long term objectives for an established business or a new venture. Main features of the system are specified below:

  • Manage budgets and plans
  • Supports multiple departments
  • In-built customizable reporting tools
  • Complete auditing of the system
  • Easy to use interface.
  • Charting tool as decision support system
  • Easy to manage and plan strategic & business plans
  • Basic level of risk analysis
  • Drag and drop user interface
  • Action/Plan scheduling and comparison with the actual performance
  • Tracks progress of strategic plans
  • Actions are set against business plans. This helps to describe steps to be taken to complete a business plan
  • Different reports like strategic plan report, department report, business plan report, action report
Technology
  • Server: Windows Server
  • Web Server: IIS
  • Programming Language / Technologies: Flex 3.0, C#, Web ORB (Remoting)
  • Database: SQL Server 2005
  • Development Tool: Visual Studio 2005, Flex builder 3.0
  • Project Management Tool: MS Visio 2003