“Although a complex solution, it simplified our work – mission accomplished for us!”

Challenge

As an institution that has always been responsive to the constantly changing needs of the society, Hermann Oberth Faculty of Engineering has to adapt to the current requirements so that it enables access to information and knowledge to anyone.

The client wanted to communicate using a networking environment, so that they can share resources on the Internet with partners all over the world. In this context the capacity to attain flow of information and the ability to extract knowledge from it becomes a mandatory task.

The characteristics the client wanted for the solution referred to:

  • Efficiency – for fast insertion, search and recovery of data;
  • Easy to use interface – even for the personnel less used to a document management solution, without the necessity of a time-consuming training.

Solution Implemented

The solution was designed and developed using IBM Lotus Notes and Domino Server. Lotus Notes is an integrated desktop client option for accessing business e-mail, calendars and applications on IBM Lotus Domino server.

The designed solution delivered the following main functionalities:

  • Dashboard
  • Email and group calendar
  • Organizational functions – orga chart
  • Address Book – organization addresses and contacts – can be categorized based on different fields
  • Document management – inclusive special documents that are needed for students management
  • Project Management – basic activities needed to roll up a project inside of customer organization
  • Workflow management – allow users to start a new approval flow – it interact with all other functionalities

Development and technology

For the development of eUniv software our engineers used IBM Domino Designer as environment and for different functionalities they used all techniques (i.e. Lotus Script, Formula, Java agents) as to the possibilities the platform provides.

Notes/Domino is a cross-platform, secure, distributed document-oriented database and messaging framework and rapid application development environment that includes prebuilt applications like email, calendar, etc.

The project team was made of engineers experienced in software development and certified on Lotus Notes, as well as a project manager and a solution architect.

IBM Certification

Based on our customer’s requests we decided to invest in IBM technologies, becoming IBM Business Partner in 2001.

IBM partnership involves:

  • IBM/Lotus software certifications
  • Products and services corresponding to IBM quality demand.
  • Competence in implementing IBM technologies
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Benefits

The main benefits of the solution include:

Collaborative platform for academic institutions

  • increased performance of university specific activities;
  • improved quality of projects and documents
  • employees flexibility
  • optimized communication channels and methods between different departments
  • easy data transfer
  • existing services adapted to social requirements and needs

SPECIFIC SERVICES

Software Consulting

Requirements management
System analysis
Risk analysis
Process management

Software Development

Software implementation

Software Services

Maintenance
Software tuning
User training

Testing & QA

Load/Performance testing

Standardized ITMS Services

Change management
Problem management
Incident management
Release management

NEARSHORING ADVANTAGES

  • Quality custom software development
  • End -user satisfaction
  • Short time to market
  • Quantifiable value
  • Guaranteed performance level
  • Reduced and controlled costs
  • Managed risks
  • Good value-for-money
  • Flexibility