Eclipse and Plan Swift Integration

Consolidated Supply Company asked us to build a plug-in for connecting a desktop visual quoting application in the construction industry (PlanSwift) to an ERP platform (Eclipse), in order to fetch live pricing so quotes would be accurate and to upload final quotes back to the ERP. The challenge was to build a layer interfacing with COM to a Rest API. The solution was to build a .net stand-alone program that could access COM objects through the win32 APIs and use normal .net HTTP classes to connect to the Rest API.

Applications and Features – The plug-in is a standalone process installed on the workstation, that can be installed via an MSI, fetch configuration over the network, provided complex item search, tight integration with Planswift internal structure, pricing updates, office branch selection, and upload of quotes to the ERP.
 
Services – Business analysis, workflow diagramming, project management, vendor discovery, documentation research, programming, delivery
 
Tech Stack – C#/Net on Windows. Using COM interop, JSON, Http and sockets, LINQ, file system, and logging.
 
 

Notes from the client...

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"We had weekly standup meetings when we talked about progress and answered questions. That cadence worked well, and the project was on time and budget."
 
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Josh Jones
CityCounty Insurance Services

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Joleene Armbruster
Tangeloo Mobile App

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Steve Baker
Parity Software

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Jeb Bladine
News-Register

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Josh Jones
CityCounty Insurance Services

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Adolf Valdez
Precision Analytical Inc.

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Josh Jones
CityCounty Insurance Services

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Jeffery Bradshaw
Avanti Destinations

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Josh Jones
CityCounty Insurance Services

“The discovery phase was great. That was definitely helpful because we discovered areas that we hadn’t thought through and then made those decisions up front. The product works well, and we’re happy.“

Rod Sanders
Consolidated Supply Company

"They were never afraid to show me their code, so I could always see what they were working on."

Adolf Valdez
Precision Analytical Inc.

 I appreciated their knowledge, passion, and honesty. I also appreciated their forthcomingness and ability to tell me what the best solution was.

Joleene Armbruster
Tangeloo Mobile App

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Josh Jones
CityCounty Insurance Services

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Jeffery Bradshaw
Avanti Destinations

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Heyke Kirkendall-Baker
Parity Software

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Josh Jones
CityCounty Insurance Services

"I found the best thing I liked about them is their communication. We were never left in the dark, like with other development companies."

Adolf Valdez
Precision Analytical Inc.

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