Our company was founded in 2000 by Peter van de Put, who has worked in the IT arena since 1984.
Peter was one of the first SAP consultants in Europe and has over 20 years of experience with large enterprise in developing tailor made software, implementing ERP and CRM systems and designing and developing management information solutions.
After running an SAP consultancy firm for over 6 years, it was time to start his own company with a focus on designing and developing solutions for small- and medium size enterprise.
Our customers call us: Pragmatic, Professional, Creative, Effective and always delivering what we promise.
In software projects we always work on a fixed price base so our customers know exactly your investment before we start and have no hidden surprises.
About Our Project
Intelligent Relationship Management™ (IRM) a term we defined based upon our 20+ years of experience describes a set of processes with application support to maximize your business results by managing your relationships in a more intelligent way.
Studies show that small- and medium sized enterprises (SME) can significantly improve their business results if they were in control of their relationships and processes.
After designing and implementing, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software like SAP and Oracle Applications, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software like Siebel with large multinational companies we have learned how to optimize processes but more important also learned that you can make things to complex.
Where multi-million dollar implementations where normal we believe implementation of software solutions for SME's should be easy, should be done in hours instead of months, possible by the management of the organization without hiring external resources and result in an improved working process.
IRM is the ERP / CRM solution for SME's all over the world.
Looking for a Standard Framework Based on Microsoft Technology
During the past years we have invested a lot of time in developing a standard framework for our application development. Every time we where almost finished, new technologies were there like Microsoft.Net 2.0, Vista, Ajax etc.
Therefore we started a search for a technology partner that could deliver us a standard framework based on Microsoft technology, keeping in mind we still needed the flexibility to use it as we want.
eXpressApp Framework Evaluation
In the summer of 2007, we have intensively evaluated DevExpress eXpressApp Framework™ which was not released at that moment, together with other technology providers.
The big test we performed was to completely redevelop our CRM application that was build on our own core framework from scratch using the eXpressApp Framework.
After reading most of the documentation, we started with great enthusiasm building domain objects instead of table and SQL procedures. After the first compile we where presently surprised to see the GUI being created and also a complete web interface.
Then the questions came up like "How do we...?"
Thanks to the excellent support organization, the questions we had where all answered most often the same day, including working sample solutions. So far we have never faced an issue that could not be resolved out of the box.
Project Challenges Overcome with DevExpress Tools
The biggest challenges each software developing organization faces are:
- Re-usability of code
- Cleanness of code (true OO)
- Consistency of code
- Consistent user interface
- Multi language capabilities
Benefits from Using DevExpress Tools
The main benefits are:
- No database programming and SQL programming but true Object Orientation
- Automatic and consistent UI creation
- We deliver all of our applications now as Windows and Web client (Unique Selling Point)
- Database independent
DevExpress Saves Time
We skipped UI programming and all the related meeting about screen layouts etc.
We also use the framework in our tailored software projects and we can say from our latest project we have reduced our efforts with 70% on average, resulting in a higher margin and a shorter time to market.
Lastly, DevExpress provides very professional support organization with well skilled staff.
What would you say if you were recommending DXperience to a friend?
Buy a license today and you'll earn it back in a week.
Peter van de Put