Reference Projects (Excerpt)

Project:

Maintenance and delivery system for documents

Industry sector:

Publishing

Time and effort:

9 person-years to date

Tasks:

Consulting, design, implementation, support

Platforms:

Solaris (Server), Windows (Clients)

Technologies:

Oracle Database, XML, Java, JSP, GWT, PHP, Perl

 

Conceptual design and implementation of diverse components:

  • Server-side software for importing, maintaining and exporting documents
  • Client-side tools for administration and researching the data inventory
  • Web-based components connecting external service providers
  • Compilation of variable reports to query and monitor the document pool
  • Tools for exchanging data with external processes, particularly to incorporate existing data from legacy systems
  • Providing consulting service to the customer regarding the implementation of new requirements
  • Support for installation, data migration, and maintenance

Project:

Document management system for automotive manufacturing and garage information

Industry sector:

Automotive

Time and effort:

3 person-years

Tasks:

Conceptual design, development, support

Platforms:

Windows

Technologies:

C# .NET, Java, JavaScript, XML, XSL, XSLT, XUI, ACL, SCHEMA ST4, Arbortext

 

Key tasks:

  • Cooperation in creating technical specifications
  • Migration of data from legacy systems including its adaptation to the current business model
  • Configuration and enhancement of the authoring client
  • Enhancement of the interfaces between authoring system and publication server as well as XML editor

Methods and technologies employed:

  • Process model: Customer specific phase model
  • Customizing of the DMS (SCHEMA ST4): XML, XPath, C# (.NET 1.1/2.0)
  • Customizing of external editors (Arbortext): JavaScript, DOM, XUI, ACL
  • Transformation into output formats: Java, XSL-FO, XSLT

Project:

Central archiving system

Industry sector:

Logistics

Time and effort:

2 person-years to date

Tasks:

Consulting, conceptual design, development, training

Platforms:

JBoss Application Server

Technologies:

Java, GWT, XSL-FO, Hibernate, Microsoft SQL Server

 

Key tasks:

  • Design and implementation of the web front-end
  • Design and implementation of several web services for the integration of external systems into the new archiving system
  • Conceptual design and modelling of the underlying database
  • Design and realization of style sheets for Proof of Delivery documents
  • Preparation of training material and presentation at the customer's site

Project:

Web based project management software

Industry sector:

Diverse

Time and effort:

7 person-months to date

Tasks:

Conceptual design, development, support

Platforms:

Web

Technologies:

Java, JavaScript, JSF (RichFaces), Facelets, Portlets, AJAX, JBoss, Eclipse, EJB, Hibernate, Oracle Database

 

Key tasks:

  • Enhancement of the PM server functionality
  • Realization of Web interfaces for new program functions

Methods and technologies employed:

  • Process model: Customer specific phase model
  • Development of interactive Web interfaces: JSF and AJAX technologies (RichFaces, QuipuKit)
  • Database access via Hibernate

Project:

Consulting in the field of Automotive software

Industry sector:

Automotive

Time and effort:

8 person-months to date

Task:

Consulting, conceptual design

Standards:

HBSG+B, UML

 

Key tasks:

  • Analyzing the existing company processes and tools
  • Consulting with respect to the requirements for the interfaces
  • Designing interface contracts and coordinating the process between the internal and external parties involved
  • Creating feasibility analyses and requirements specifications

Project:

SharePoint portal for process documentation

Industry sector:

Publishing

Time and effort:

3 person-months

Tasks:

Consulting, conceptual design, development

Platforms:

Windows, MOSS

Technologies:

XML, XHTML, C#, ASP.NET, SharePoint

 

Functions realized:

  • Extraction of the contents from an external document management system
  • Implementation of essential content types
  • Automated publication of the contents into SharePoint
  • Enhancement of the content presentation components
  • Adjustment and optimization of the search functionality

Additional consulting and assistance in:

  • Implementation of various extensions for SharePoint content types
  • Adaptation of SharePoint workflows

Project:

DVD authoring software

Industry sector:

Multimedia

Time and effort:

21 person-years

Task:

Product development

Platforms:

Windows 9x and higher (all languages)

Technologies:

C++, COM, GDI+, DirectX, OpenGL, DirectShow, DDK/WDK, XML, HTML, UML

 

On the organizational level, Genericom was responsible for the following tasks:

  • Technical project management and coordination of the component developer teams (customer’s own developers and external service providers)
  • Evaluation and planning of certifications (Vista logo, Blu-ray, HD DVD, etc.)
  • Support for licensees of the authoring module
  • Evaluation of component licences

Throughout the development cycle, the project was linked to the following processes at the customer’s site:

  • Product translation and maintenance of the help system
  • Product design
  • Configuration management
  • Release Management

The following methods and technologies were being employed:

  • Process model: Spiral model with short development cycles, used to allow for swift reaction to market developments on the part of the customer (e. g. HD DVD, Blu-ray)
  • Type of specification: Requirements specification
  • Design: UML for object-oriented design
  • Programming languages / libraries: C++/MFC (customer request), in-house development of MFC-type library (to achieve Unicode support under Windows 9x at the time); GDI+ for creation of 2D menus; OpenGL, later DirectX, for creation of 3D menus; DirectShow for video capturing and editing; DDK/WDK to support external hardware on the driver level; XSL/XML to allow for definition of authoring projects by OEM customers; HTML for creation of Web picture galleries
  • Test: Test plans were compiled and executed according to IEEE 829

Project:

Web based system for configuration and maintenance of documentation

Industry sector:

Aerospace

Time and effort:

9 person-months

Tasks:

Consulting, conceptual design, implementation, maintenance

Platforms:

Web, LAMP

Technologies:

KnowledgeTree, PHP, MySQL

 

Key tasks:

  • Analysing the existing system, with particular respect to the customer’s extensions
  • Establishing a concept for migrating the system onto a new technical foundation
  • Analysing and specifying new requirements
  • Project planning and counselling the customer
  • Implementing the requirements and installing the new system
  • Preparing training material and holding the training courses at the customer’s site

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