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Collateral Management Solution

Client & the Business Case:
The need was to have a single application that could be skinned for different users, providing them a platform to order for print collaterals like business cards and customize the prints according to their requirement. Our customer wanted a Collateral Management System (CMS) that could be used by their corporate clients to customize and order prints online. Currently the customer employs multiple systems to accomplish the above requirements. iWay system (developed by Press-sense) was used for customizable documents on demand; Promail's limited storefront was used to make stored products available via the web; Promail's back end was used for inventory control, packing list output, pick lists and shipping integration. Further there was a need to integrate the web application into the new XMPIE based authoring and fulfillment system.

Solutions:
ASP.Net Storefront was identified as the core online order processing system and tts flexibility to be skinned was utilized to quickly create multiple sites with various skins. Asp.Net Storefront was integrated with XMPIE to fetch designs with variable data that the user would key in a web form. Users' inputs are passed to XMPIE to generate a run time PDF that could be previewed. The confirmed orders undergo a simple workflow before they are put into the XMPIE for production. The development was further quickened using middleware tools like LLBGenPro and RAD user interface tools like Component Art.

The solution was developed offshore using TFS along with teams elsewhere. It is a classic example of collaborative development.

Technologies:
ASP.Net Storefront, XMPIE, C#, Javascript, SQL Server 2005.

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