This project was undertaken for an insurance company who caters to needs to musicians in United States. They already had an intranet application going on but their service providers were not able to manage and maintain the system very well. After a few years’ development work users still had to do some work manually. Also, because of the design of the system, it was not possible to fix minor defects without breaking something else in the system.
So this project was undertaken to clean up and reengineer the software as well as automate daily tasks performed by the users manually.
The project started with these objectives:
Though the objectives were pretty straight forward, the project had many challenges
Since the system was already live and mission critical the project was started with resolving daily issues faced by users and, in parallel, documenting business logic and functions of the application. Once the team gained clarity in the business processes a new business layer was created to consolidate all logic in a common location and reduce recurring issues. Some of this logic was to be used in multiple separate applications going forward and so was created as a web service API.
Other applications and background processes were built using the web service API layer mentioned above. A security token was generated through the web service and was passed for performing each DB operation.
The system was built on these technologies: