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Mobile web application with offline functionality provides return on investment in less than one year

Avery Weigh-Tronix partnered with BCD's Professional Services team to develop a mobile web application that would enable their service technicians to complete work orders while servicing scales in the field, regardless of whether or not they had an Internet connection.

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  • Industry: Manufacturing
  • Products: WebSmart ILE

PHP-based B2B e-commerce application improves customer service and encourages nationwide sales

Dillon Floral partnered with BCD Professional Services to develop a PHP-based B2B e-commerce application that integrates with their IBM i. The application, which was built with WebSmart PHP, enables retail flower shops to order products, pay invoices and self-manage their accounts without assistance from Dillon personnel. This allows their sales team to focus on what they do best: building relationships and selling, rather than taking orders.

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  • Industry: Wholesaler
  • Products: WebSmart PHP
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Wholesale distributor saves time and reduces data entry errors with modernized and mobilized application

BCD Professional Services' proof-of-concept for this mobile Presto application got immediate buy-in from the company's executive team. Their forklift drivers now use the touch-friendly screens on tablets to complete seven million inventory item picks each year. The touch-friendly buttons make the application easy to navigate, larger fonts reduce errors by making details more visible and a flyout menu maximizes screen real estate.

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  • Industry: Wholesaler
  • Products: Presto

Mobile-friendly, multilingual website allows customers to order products from PCs, tablets and smartphones

Alfa Aesar first partnered with BCD Professional Services in early 2009. The initial requirement was to design a new corporate web site. The project blossomed into the development of a full-featured site using WebSmart that allowed Alfa personnel to customize the content. The site included secure B2B and B2C ecommerce and supported a multilingual environment. Since then, Alfa Aesar and BCD have collaborated to introduce many new enhancements including a site for mobile devices, secure delivery of MSDS information, e-procurement "PunchOut" and much more.

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  • Industry: Manufacturing
  • Products: WebSmart ILE

Health care company improves operational efficiency by giving their RPG programs a web GUI

A prominent healthcare company (name withheld for confidentiality reasons) partnered with BCD Professional Services to give one of their RPG applications a web GUI. BCD used Presto to deliver the project within the client's compressed two-week deadline.

The modernized screens have replaced an inefficient pen-and-paper workflow, which has increased end user productivity and satisfaction, and resulted in fewer data entry errors. The client considers Presto a high-priority, strategic initiative and continues to work with BCD on new green screen modernization projects.

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  • Industry: Healthcare
  • Products: Presto
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Mobile-friendly sales dashboard

This dashboard uses JavaScript charts to visually display sales data. It's also responsive and resizes based on the size of screen you're viewing it on. This makes it easy for sales reps to easily view real-time data on any device, including smartphones. Harmonics Wholesale is a fictional company we use for demo purposes. View dashboard »

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  • Industry: Wholesaler
  • Products: Clover

Sales force accesses real-time IBM i sales data and enters orders on the go from mobile-optimized web portal

Hornady has grown steadily over the years and along with this growth comes a need to streamline ordering processes and to access important business intelligence from the web on a variety of devices. BCD has provided integrated solutions and services to support Hornady's growth, including real-time web-based sales reports with Clover and a mobile-optimized order entry application developed with WebSmart ILE. Nexus Portal is the point of entry to access to these applications. Nexus users and group structures govern access to the portal and provide customized menus with multiple levels of authority.

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  • Industry: Manufacturing
  • Products: WebSmart ILE, Nexus, Clover
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Seneca Sawmill cuts costs and time with GUI and web technology

Seneca is using advanced technology throughout its mills, not just in terms of how trees are sustainably processed and sawn into lumber, but also - using several tools from Business Computer Design (BCD) - in how information about its business is gathered and shared, from the front gate to the back office.

Read the full story on IBM Systems Magazine's website »

  • Industry: Manufacturing
  • Products: WebSmart ILE, Presto, Nexus, Clover
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Skechers modernizes order fulfillment system

BCD's Professional Services team used WebSmart PHP to develop handheld touch screen and desktop web applications for Skechers' Visual Tracking and Quality Inspection systems. Through a graphical system that provides efficiency and additional quality checkpoints, the solution has helped Skechers increase accuracy in fulfilling customer order service requirements, reduce implementation time for new requirements, improve employee efficiency, and reduce training times.

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  • Industry: Retail
  • Products: WebSmart PHP
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Manufacturer tracks sales and orders with visual dashboard and dynamic sales territory maps

BCD Professional Services used Clover and WebSmart to develop a real-time order tracking dashboard and dynamic sales territory maps for a furniture manufacturer. The dashboard includes reports and charts so management and sales can find the information they need at a glance. The maps were developed with Websmart. They use XML to customize the color of the territories and display information when you hover over the map.

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  • Industry: Manufacturing
  • Products: WebSmart ILE, Clover
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Multiple eCommerce sites running from same code base on IBM i

Western Glove Works (WGW) is one of Canada's largest and best known manufacturers of denim products including Silver Jeans and Jag Jeans. BCD Professional Services redeveloped and redesigned their eCommerce web sites and used a single code base for their two sites, each of which has a very unique and distinctive look. Both sites run on WGW's IBM i and integrate with their database and order fulfillment system without any unique programming for each site.

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  • Industry: Retail
  • Products: WebSmart ILE

WebSmart programs integrate with ERP system on the IBM i

WebSmart allowed Mitsubishi Fuso to write applications that tightly integrated with their ERP system running on the IBM i. This allows real time data and transactions when dealers inquire on availability of trucks or parts, buy trucks and spare parts, and manage warranty claims. Mitsubishi Fuso is able to present information on the complete life cycle of a truck from the time it is ordered from the factory to when the dealers sell it to an end user.

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  • Industry: Transportation
  • Products: WebSmart ILE

Revamped government website improves access to information

The Murray City, Utah web site was redesigned and revamped providing improved information access and on-line applications. The On-Line Utility system was one of the applications that Murray City wanted to move directly onto the IBM i platform. This provides real time access to data and eliminates using another web application server and the associated costs for hardware, software, and programming. Hosting this application on the IBM i also means that the Murray City IS group can maintain the programs using WebSmart.

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  • Industry: Government
  • Products: WebSmart ILE
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Difficult to maintain public website redesigned with Drupal

BCD Professional Services redesigned and redeveloped the Saanich School District 63 public web site with Drupal. The existing site was difficult to maintain and needed a new look. The new site is easy for the staff to maintain as it does not require them to have HTML knowledge to update content. Four themes were created to give the site a different look during each of the four seasons.

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  • Industry: Education
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Resourceful retail

Hickory Farms improves productivity by building a Web-based application and datastore.

Read the full story in IBM Systems Magazine »

  • Industry: Retail
  • Products: WebSmart ILE

Website developed with content management system is easy to maintain without HTML experience

BCD's Professional Services team gave the Tricots Liesse public website an updated design that effectively showcases their fabrics and encourages prospects to contact them. The new website is built on BCD's custom PHP content management system (CMS), allowing Ellery to maintain the site without coding HTML.

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  • Industry: Manufacturing

Consultant selects BCD for pharmaceutical ERP project, wins high praise

When SteelNet Solutions hit a snag in an iIBM i ERP project that was almost finished, the project deadline and budget to which SteelNet had firmly committed were in jeopardy. The client, a pharmacy wholesaler, was expecting successful completion of the project. After determining the ERP package would not satisfy the requirements of the pharmacies served, SteelNet chose BCD and WebSmart.

  • Industry: Pharmaceutical
  • Products: WebSmart ILE

BCD's WebSmart gives Formica Corporation a competitive counter punch

An improved distribution channel communications and WebSmart enhanced order entry processes help Formica maintain its leadership role in the building materials industry. "Everything that customer service came up with, we were able to make work using WebSmart."

  • Industry: Manufacturing
  • Products: WebSmart ILE

Formica Corporation adds to cache of web-based customer service tools (follow-up)

In one month the inventory inquiry system served 14,000 inquiries and the order inquiry system was accessed 5,000 times. Also, 490 orders were placed through the extranet order entry system. "We don't see any load from this on our system. It's so invisible it's ridiculous."

  • Industry: Manufacturing
  • Products: WebSmart ILE

Web Orders system replaces old, unreliable process with real-time, intuitive solution

uniPHARM implemented a browser-based Web Orders system with the help of WebSmart and BCD Professional Services. The intuitive solution improved the organization's ability to service shareholders and customers (pharmacies). Previously, these orders were processed via an Electronic Order Book (EOB) package, which required each pharmacy to install this software on a local PC. Orders were transmitted via e-mail resulting in a variety of problems associated with such an old, unreliable system.

  • Industry: Pharmaceutical
  • Products: WebSmart ILE

Online order management system facilitates shipping and tracking orders

Nippon Express, located in Wooddale Illinois, needed to facilitate shipping and tracking orders for Mazda Corporation. The project had a very tight deadline and they had no in-house resources to complete it in the time allowed. They contracted the services of BCD to assist with the development of a Delivery Order Management and Tracking system. The first phase was completed in good time and everyone was pleased with the outcome.

  • Industry: Transportation
  • Products: WebSmart ILE

Site redesign with dynamic content maximizes product visibility

Wenger's public website was developed by the BCD WebSmart consulting team. This site allows customers to access products and information and uses flash which communicates with the back end using XML. (This site went live in 2006 and has since been updated again by BCD Professional Services).

  • Industry: Retail
  • Products: WebSmart ILE
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Carlos is an internal application used at Universal Music for tracking royalties by artists, catalog numbers (i.e. product - CD's, DVD's, etc.) and titles. It is used by 28 different countries, including Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Greece, Thailand to name a few and was created with WebSmart and highlights WebSmart's multi-lingual capabilities.

  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Products: WebSmart ILE

Initial sales order inquiry application developed in 5 days

Working with assistance from the BCD Professional Services Group, Tricots Liesse were able to get their initial web application, including sales order inquiries, price lists and product lookups, developed in 5 days. At the same time they gained a working knowledge of WebSmart.

  • Industry: Manufacturing
  • Products: WebSmart ILE

EGS developers work with BCD Professional Services to transition to web-based programming

To deliver information to their distributors, sales reps and managers, EGS contracted BCD Professional Services to assist them with the development of their browser-based applications. With the recent consolidation of their database, WebSmart applications now service the entire EGS product line currently available at their internal, password-protected site.

  • Industry: Manufacturing
  • Products: WebSmart ILE
 

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