The client is a primary online software solutions provider for K-12 school districts in the U.S. They represent over 35 states in the U.S. to streamline many manual procedures by using their software, which saves time and money while offering useful payment tools for parents and the community.
The requirement was to upgrade an existing product which enabled parents to make payments to the school. This was hosted by SAAS product that required a significant upgrade in terms of the functionality. The product consisted of two parts- The first module is a customized to Dot Net Nuke Solution and the second module being a tailored version of BV commerce. To meet this initiative, our client found it appropriate to leverage Chimeras technology and prior expertise in handling similar applications, and outsource the enhancement of their product to us.
Our method was to first understand the existing functionalities of the product before proceeding to upgrade the system. Multiple remote meeting enabled the team to define the requirements for improving quickly.
The elucidation for the challenges was written in Dot Net Nuke (DNN) for import and export modules as user controls new menu items and modules which were added to the existing DNN framework. The BV Commerce software had to be customized to showcase the special product categories added to the current software. Additional business logic was created in the storefront to add unique kinds of payments.
In addition to demonstrating Chimeras capabilities in handling new technologies, it also further demonstrates our adeptness in executing software projects offshore, especially with an organization experimenting offshore for the first time.
- Communicating with parents is faster, resulting in quicker payments saving time and money as no more cash collection and counting
- Enabling digital process to chase late payments automatically means fewer payments are late and far less school time is used to track late payments
- Schools are no longer at danger of maintaining the card information and pursuing the family when the card numbers are obsolete
BV Commerce, DotNetNuke(DNN), .Net 3.5