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Following are the partial list of recent projects we have developed for our customers

Application for Transloading company- Custom software web application developed for a large transloading company
Sun & Earth Inc - eCommerce Application
Smart Crew - Time reporting system in a distributed environment
CargoPoint - International Trade Software used by large Customs House Brokers and Freight Forwarders
Catalyst Exchange - Internet Exchange for large Retailers
Catalyst WMS - WMS Testing Process Automation using Rational Robot
MobilPro - PDA and web based Time Entry system
MobilRental - Wireless Booth Rental System
NCAP - National Customs Automation Program used by General Motors
Patriot - Time and Attendance system for large corporations
RMS - Recruitment Management System
ServicePoint - Customer Service and Help Desk System
SmartStaff - Employee Scheduling System
SmartQuotes - Online Quoting for Distributors
Time Off Requests- Adds the ability for employees to electronically record requests for time-off and for their supervisors to be notified of and approve or reject those requests.
WorkSmart - Online Work and Service Order Management
www.fleaportal.com - e-Commerce for large market places and shopping malls
Client Profile:

Large Transloading Company located in the south west specializes in rail transloading of a wide variety of building materials including all forest products, industrial products, bulk commodities, rebar, and steel coils & beams. With over 50 acres of space dedicated to transload, as well as over 100,000 sq.ft. of covered space to handle any sizes of various products.

The company had a custom built application, developed by a local software development company on a Linux platform using Postgres database.

Problems faced by the client:
The software application had a number of issues including:
The application used to crash a number of times during the day, which was affecting day to day operations of the client and user productivity.
The performance of the application was not acceptable and it used to take a long time to do routine lookups.
The local company supporting the application was not able to resolve the issues promptly.
The client was having problem in locating other companies having good expertise in Linux, J2EE and Postgres database.
There was no technical or user documentation on the software application.
 
How E-SoftSys helped client to overcome above problems:

E-SoftSys took over the application and immediately assigned dedicated resources to provide day to day phone and online support to the users of the existing unstable application. The prompt response and good support from E-SoftSys support team ensured that the users were able to get through their day to day operations with minimum downtime.

E-SoftSys, simultaneously assigned a team of resources to analyze the application thoroughly and came up with a number of recommendations including redefining the architecture and rewriting the application using J2EE, EJB and JBOSS on Windows platform.

The release 1.0 developed by E-SoftSys was a rewritten application with improved architecture and using JBOSS on Windows platform with MS SQL Server 2005 backend database. E-SoftSys made a number of releases, 1.1, 1.11, 1.2, 2.0, 2.1, 2.11 and 2.2 in a very short duration of 9 months and added many new features, which significantly improved the application.


Benefits to the client:
Low cost and high quality custom software development services.
Improved performance across the application including faster searches.
The application became very reliable after E-SoftSys took over the project and re-engineered the existing unstable application in to a very stable application.
Improved communication with Union Pacific Railroad after E-SoftSys automated the communication process.
Fast and prompt response from E-SoftSys support team to routine support calls and maintenance related issues.
E-SoftSys developed design documents and source code documentation and keep it updated through out the development phase of the project.

The application includes following key features:
Prenotification: Prenotification about a rail car before car arrival.
New Arrivals: Information on the new car arrivals. This has an email component developed that receives and parses the New Car Arrivals email from Union Pacific Railroad and stores the new car information in the system. Development of business logic to retain the new car arrivals information for a number of days specified in the system parameters.
Rolling Inventory: Rolling inventory, where material is added to the old inventory account of same material of same customer.
Car Based Inventory: maintains the fresh inventory for every new car. Inventory information is maintained through various types of Invoices and BOLs (Bill Of Lading).
Generation of Invoices and BOL.
Search Engine: the application has a robust search engine in order to search for the Cars, Invoices, BOLs and Truck Logs.
Car Release: The application has an email component integrated with the Union Pacific Railroad car release system and the cars released at the company’s premises get automatically notified to Union Pacific. The application also interfaces with Transcentric ftp for car release information by automatically creating a file in a format required by Transcentric.
Server Side Printing: Server Side printing option of Invoices and BOLs in addition to client side printing option.
The project involved re-engineering of existing application from the Linux Operating System and Postgres database to Windows platform and SQL Server 2005 database.

Development Tools:
JBOSS 4.0, Eclipse3.0, SQLServer 2005, Windows Server 2003.
 
Technology:
J2EE, Struts and Hibernate, JSP.
 
Please contact E-SoftSys at 800-469-1740 for more information or send e-mail to Click here.
 

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Sun & Earth
Clients:
Sun & Earth Inc., USA.
 
Development Tools/Technology:
ASP.NET, VB.NET, C#, Visual Studio.NET, Assemblies, Web Services, IIS 6.0, MS-SQLServer 2000, Crystal Report 9.0.
 
Project Overview:
Sun & Earth eCommerce site caters to the users worldwide in buying Sun & Earth environmentally friendly products. The shoppers can browse through the online catalog, select or add shipping addresses and enter the billing info. The billing transaction is done using Verisign’s secure gateway.
 
The Administrator can then track the orders, ship or reject them. The Admin can also send across promotional items, add special offers, and configure Shipping charges and Discounts to products.
URL: www.sunandearth.com

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Smart Crew
Smart Crew
Clients:
Smarttime, Inc. USA
 
Platform and Tools
Windows Platform and Visual Studio 6.0 (Visual Basic 6.0, Oracle 9i)
 
Technology
Client Server using COM+ technology
 
Project Overview
This project is designed to allow a number of time reporting functions to run in a distributed environment, decoupled from the host SmartTime host application at run time. These functions will allow supervisors to generate employee activities based on the employee's assigned work schedule, maintain the generated activity transactions if necessary, and approve the transactions for tramsmission to the host system. Upon upload to the host system, the activity transactions will be posted to the employee's timecard.

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Cargo Point    Trade Point
 
CargoPoint
 
Client:
TradePoint Systems LLC, USA.
 
Development Tools/Technology:
Visual Basic 6.0 with Service Pack 5.0
COM
Crystal Reports 8.0
SQL server 2000
 
Project Overview:
CargoPoint (formerly Questa) is a Customs House Brokerage System used by Customs Brokerage Houses and Freight Forwarders. CargoPoint has 4 main modules CHB, Export Manager, Break Bulk Shipments and Accounting Manager. Import system helps to control, track and focus on the many details of an import shipment, and offers comprehensive shipment tracking and exception reporting. Export system provides comprehensive quoting, document handling and warehouse control capabilities. Accounting manager addresses all of accounting needs. It handles the tedious task of ensuring that you track and bill all costs incurred on behalf of your clients, helps to manage the credit lines extended to customers, and provides with detailed financial statements and reports at the press of a button.

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Catalyst Exchange
 
Catalyst-Exchange
 
Client:
Catalyst International, USA.
 
Development Tools:
IIS 5.0, ASP, COM+, Microsoft Biztalk server, SQL server 2000, and SQL server Analysis services
 
Technology:
Microsoft DNA architecture, Web Farm
 
Project Overview:
This project is designed with a goal of providing an e-Commerce solution between retailers and suppliers to facilitate daily information exchange in the supply chain. The Portal acts as a central repository where retailers and vendors can query upon the status of the shipment and the purchase orders. Different modules developed are Advanced Shipment Notice (ASN) management, Order visibility, Alerts, Reports and Data warehouse. This offers an Internet alternative to the EDI/VAN model.

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Catalyst WMS
 
Catalyst Warehouse Management System
 
Client:
Catalyst International, USA.
 
Development Tools:
Rational Test Suite, SQA Basic Language, VU Script, Vantive, Unix, Windows 2000 and Oracle.
 
Project Overview:
The project required the testing and development of test scripts for a Warehouse management system on a private network in US from a remote location in India. The biggest challenge was that this particular system had major applications; one was developed in ASP, one in C on Unix platform and a client server application.
Recorded Test Scripts according to Client’s Test Suites and Test Scenarios in Rational Robot environment using SQA Basic Language.
Different Test Scripts for modules like Inbound, Outbound, Putaway and Cycle counts etc. were developed in Rational Test Suite.
Developed two kinds of scripts: GUI scripts for Functional Testing and VU Scripts for Performance Testing on their WMS Application.

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Mobilpro
MobilPro 3.0, a PDA and WEB based Time and Expense Entry Application for Professional Services Organizations
Clients:
Lantium, USA.
Visionary Companies, USA.
Platform and Tools :
ASP .NET, COM, SQL Server 2000, Crystal Reports 9.0, AppForge, IIS 5.0
Technology:
PDA and Multi tier web technology
Project Overview:
MobilPro, a Time and Expense Entry application that will enable employees of any professional services organization to log the time spent on customer projects remotely using a Palm Pilot or Pocket PC or Internet. It also facilitates Employees to enter the Expense incurred on different customer projects. Expenses can also be distributed across different projects and customers, which makes it easy for the organization to bill the customer. MobilPro captures important customer and project related information such as project, job, task, hourly rate, diary, expense category, expense items etc.
MobilPro allows the time entries made through PDAs from any location without connecting to the server in the office, which can be synchronized with the central time entry database through the Internet. MobilPro provides the accounting department a web based interface for time and expense entry review, edit and approval prior to transferring the time and expense entries to the billing system. A standard billing system export function and a number of inquiries and reports functions are also available.
MobilPro 3.0 offers the following Benefits to Professional Organizations:
  Makes the whole time and expense entry process easier.
  Role based accessibility makes the application highly secured.
  Gives the option to enter time remotely either through the PDA or through the web, without connecting to the office network.
  Since time and expense entries can be made as and when the work is performed, MobilPro takes out the guesswork in recording the time spent expense incurred on each customer projects and thus eliminates loss of billable time and any misunderstanding with customers.
  Application is highly flexible and employees have the choice of entering time daily or weekly or as and when the work is performed.
  Group leaders can track the activities of their group members at any given point of time.
  Monthly calendar to view the total time spent on each day of a month.
  Highly flexible reports.
  Since the reports are generated using Crystal, users will have option to save the reports in Word or Excel format.
  Consolidated Monthly report that gives the clear picture of the time spent on each job by an employee.
  Weekly Expense sheet makes it easy to keep track of expense on each expense item by an employee
  Gives the manager and the accounting department the flexibility to administer the time and expense entries remotely through the Internet.
  Speeds up the time and expense entry review, edit and approval process leading to faster billing of project related time.

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Mobilrental
Client:
Rice’s Market, USA.
Development Tools/Technology:
  Pocket PC
  IIS 4.0, MS Access 2000, Embedded VB, XML
Project Overview:
MobilRental is a wireless application, which simplifies the process of booking, reservation and renting of booths in a flea market by means of a hand held device like Pocket PC. MobilRental provides a subset of functionalities of Booth Tracker like booking, payments and creating a new vendor. The primary function of this application is to allow the Market Places and Tradeshows manager to complete the bookings of booth to a vendor away from his office in the market.
Features and Benefits:
  Remote wireless booth rental operation
  Inquiry of inventory of spaces in Market Places and Tradeshows
  Spot booking of booth to vendor at the market place if the advance booked vendor is absent for the market day
  Inquiry about vendors, space availability and products
  Maintenance of vendor information
  Tracking of payments and outstanding balances due.

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National Customs Automation Program (NCAP)
Clients
TradePoint Systems LLC, USA.
End User:
General Motors, USA
Development Tools:
Websphere 4.0, IBM DB2 7.x, Win 2000 server, EJB2.0, JSP, Servlets, XML, HTML 4.0, JMS, MQSERIES5.2
Technology:
J2EE
Project Overview:
National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) is part of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). The current version of NCAP is used on the Northern and Southern Borders to handle Truck Shipments in the ports of Laredo, Detroit and Port Huron. Customs plans to expand the program to include all ports and all methods of transportation. Customs requires that NCAP shipments consist of known commodities from known importers and is transported by known carriers. An importer must apply to Customs in order to qualify to use the NCAP program. The importer must identify their trading partners such as suppliers, buyers, shippers, consignees and carriers. The carriers must identify their conveyances (truck license plates) and their crew members prior to shipping NCAP commodities. In this project we used struts framework.

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Patriot
Clients:
SmartTime, Inc. USA.
Platform and Tools :
Java, EJB, Servlet, Oracle 8,and SQL server 7, JBuilder
Project Overview :
Patriot is a workforce management system for large diverse workforces and mid-tier enterprises. Patriot helps customers effectively manage and compensate their workforce by streamlining operations and delivering proven, bottom-line results across all industries. The flexible web-based or client-server architecture provides efficient, cost-saving solutions to track employee time, work activity, paid time off, and to perform a wide range of other time, attendance, and labor reporting functions. Scheduling module supports an infinite schedule span and handles an unlimited number of employees.

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RMS
RMS 1.0
Client :
Large Corporations.
Platform and Tools :
Windows NT, Apache and Tomcat, Servlets, Java Beans, JSP, MSSQL7.0
Project Overview :
Recruitment Management System is a web based application for any corporate house, which eases the tedious work related to their recruitment process. This can reduce huge amount of paper work associated with selection process. Using RMS, an organization can setup a data bank, sort resumes according to the needs, schedule and conduct tests and interviews, generate reports on various criteria’s such as test and interview results thereafter easing selection process of candidates.

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Service Point
Clients:
Tradepoint Systems LLC, USA.
Tradepoint Systems Ltd., UK.
Development Tools/Technology:
IIS 5.0, Visual Interdev, ASP 3.0, Windows 2000, COM+ using VB 6.0, MS-SQLServer2000 with sp2, IE 5.0 or higher, Crystal Report 6.0
Microsoft DNA architecture using COM+
Project Overview:
ServicePoint 2.0 is a Customer Service and Help Desk system that helps companies to improve customer satisfaction in an efficient and cost-effective way. ServicePoint 2.0 helps the customer service department of any organization to accurately and efficiently record and track complaints or incidents reported by customers. It maintains complete history of reported incidents and generates flexible reports that will be useful to the customer service department, top management as well as customers.
ServicePoint 2.0 can be customized as per the needs of the customers. The Look & Feel is very simple and controlled through Cascaded Style Sheets, which can be modified to the Customer’s needs very quickly.
Features:
  Customers can connect to the application online and submit an Incident or Complaint related to the Product or Service they have purchased.
  Customers will receive an e-mail acknowledgement with an Incident Id for the reported incident.
  Customers can inquire the status of the Incidents reported by them or by the user of their company.
  Internal Client Administration module provides Administrators to create new customers. Dispatch Products to them and Create new Users and assign rights.
  Internal Client Administration module provides facility for administrator to assign the incidents to Support Analyst and modify the status of the incidents.
  Support Analyst will get email messages on the Incidents assigned to them. They can work on the assigned Incident and modify the status of the Incidents when it is Fixed
  Flexible Reports helps users to check Incident information in different formats, like Graphical Reports, Non-Graphical and Excel format etc.
  Provides interface for downloading software patches for products owned by them.
  On-line Bulletin Board (News Group) allows Users to post/review/reply articles and questions on products and services.
  Personalized Home page for every Customer.
  Customer Service department can accurately and efficiently record and track Customer reported Incidents which helps in a quicker response.
  Improved communication. As client is logging the Incident or complaint, they can fully explain the problem in their own words there by avoiding miscommunication.
  Customers can be given direct access to a Knowledge base created and maintained by skilled professionals regarding specific information that will help them in resoling the Issue without reporting.
URL:www.e-softstudio.com

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Smart Staff
Client:
Product of SmartTime, Inc., USA.
Platform and Tools :
Visual FoxPro 5.0, Oracle 8,and SQL server 7
Project Overview:
SmartStaff is a completely automated employee scheduling system that lowers payroll costs, ensures sufficient staffing and provides accurate record keeping system, enabling companies to effectively manage complex work environments. This scalable enterprise application supports an infinite schedule span and handles an unlimited number of employees. Large enterprise-class companies can easily manage varied Job assignments.
It streamlines business operations and lowers operational costs by centralizing employee schedule maintenance. The application dramatically increases scheduling efficiencies by combining the benefits of both centralized and decentralized scheduling with multiple data-entry and reporting capabilities.
There is no limit to the number of months or years for schedules, nor are there limitations on the number of employees, skills, work assignments, or shifts. Data can be collected on workstations, multi-site kiosks, and over Intranet.
Main features:
  Allows any scheduling period with unlimited future scheduling.
  Provides cost and conflict checking for vacations, employee skill sets, overtime and schedule overlap and other settings.
  Recommends appropriate fill-ins for open shifts.
  Track dates for past attendance exceptions, current work, and future training.
  Offers centralized or decentralized scheduling.
  Interfaces with Time & Attendance, Payroll, and similar systems.
  Easy Backup of data that improves software speed efficiency.
  Powerful security options with the ability to assign access rights to each menu options of the software.
  Efficient multi-user handling ability.
  Ability to handle Overtime schedules.
  Delivers comprehensive reports, schedules, and calendars.

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Smart Quotes
Client:
JPC, USA.
Tools Used:
IIS 5.0, Visual Interdev, ASP 3.0, Windows 2000, COM+ using VB 6.0, MS-SQLServer2000 with sp2, IE 5.0 or higher, Crystal Report 6.0
Project Overview:
SmartQuotes is a web application used by JPC Specialties to automate the quote processing, through which Customers and Vendors can maintain and update the information on quotes, bids and status of the orders. SmartQuotes allows JPC Specialties to effectively manage the information on the web, and provide scope for a large customer and vendor base.
Features:
  Provides Interface to the www.alicorp.com to download quotes and awards and apply it to the JPC system. It also provides the interfaces to directly upload Request For Quotes (RFQs) and awards into the SmartQuotes system.
  SmartQuotes provides the information of Vendors and Customers, at the fingertips, and easy to navigate screens. Vendors can login and update/maintain their quote information. This allows JPC to keep the vendor and customer information up-to date.
  Using this application Bids and Purchase Orders can easily be kept track of, and reports can be generated in a user-friendly format.
  SmartQuotes provides web interface for
  Assigning RFQs to Vendors
  Selecting best vendor from multiple vendors, who submit quotes to JPC
  Biding the customer Quote.
  Secure access of information over the web.
  SmartQuotes uses Knowledge base to maintain Vendor Parts Cross reference, which will be updated by the system
URL: http://www.jpcsmartquotes.com/

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Stromberg
Clients:
Stromberg, USA.
Development Tools/Technology:
ASP.NET, C#, Visual Studio.NET, Assemblies, IIS 5.0, MS-SQLServer2000, Crystal Report 9.0, .NET Http Runtime APIs.
Project Overview:
The application Time Off Request adds the ability for employees to electronically record requests for time-off and for their supervisors to be notified of and approve or reject those requests. The Time Off Request application provides ability to request time off via Stromberg Time and Attendance web solutions e-Access, e-Kiosk, and e-Timesheet. The Time Off Request also provides ability to be called from Stromberg Time Manager, a client server application, without using IIS web server.
Time Off Requests has the following Features:
Employees
  Have the ability to request time off via e-Access, e-Kiosk, and e-Timesheet.
  Able to select multiple days in a single request.
  Each day could have its own category.
  Able to select which type of time; i.e. Vacation, Jury, Personal.
  Able to see response from supervisor.
  Able to respond to supervisor’s notes/questions on declines.
  Able to refer back to future approved requests to cancel them.
  Screen where customer can select which categories can be used by employees to request time off.
Supervisors
  Able to see employee requests inside of e-Supervisor and Stromberg EE and CE.
  Able to approve or decline request.
  Able to see note with decline back to the employee.
  Able to see other requests already approved for their employees.
  Able to route request to third-party, i.e. HR or Payroll.
  Able to write the approved request to the employee’s schedule.
  History of all requests were maintained if they were approved or not. Along with any comments made by the employee or supervisor.
URL: www.stromberg.com

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Work Smart
Online Work and Service Order Management
Client:
Visionary Development Company, USA.
Development Tools/Technology:
  Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
  Visual Basic 6.0 with Service Pack 5.0, COM+, ASP 3.0, MTS, IIS, Crystal Reports 8.0, SQL server 2000, SQL mail.
Project Overview:
WorkSmart is an interface to manage the complete flow and life cycle of each and every service order or work order in a Service industry. Users can view service orders or work orders over a period of time. Secure User level access to all the functionalities makes the application highly effective. This application also provides complete Time and Expense Entry system working with Work Order/Service Order and Reports based on user parameters for quick and easy decision-making. WorkSmart facilitates paperless service/work order processing over the web for multi-user environment.
Features and Benefits:
  Interface to manage the complete flow and life cycle of each service order or work order
  Views for archived service order or work order over a period of time
  Complete Time and Expense Entry system working with Work Order/Service Order
  Remotely enter time through PDA without connecting to the office network
  Ability to hot sync PDA time entries to the transaction database on the network by connecting to the Internet
  Reports based on user parameters for quick and easy decision-making
  Interface to QuickBooks makes it easier to create Invoices
  Online Help
  Auto generation of Service/Work Order numbers
  Flexibility to add Users, locations, priorities and user defined reports
  Better Time and expense management
  Accessible from any desktop computer with access to the Internet
  Generation of reports in a user-friendly format
  Flexibility to add more functionality as required
  User-friendly PDA interface makes the time entry process easier
  Automatic E-mail facility makes it easier to the user to keep track of the status of the Work /Service order

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Flea Portal
Client:
Large Market Places and Shopping Malls in North America and Europe.
Development Tools :
IIS5.0, ASP.Net, VB.NET, COM + Services, SQLServer 2000 and Visual studio.net
Technology:
.NET technology using Assemblies and Web services
Project Overview:
Flea Portal, an e-commerce site for market places that allows the vendors registered through the market to sell their products on the Internet for a small monthly fee. Flea Portal will generate additional revenue for markets and the market vendors. It gives the shoppers additional means to shop at the market by providing them online access to the market 24 hours everyday, the results of which are significant, because markets can now reach shoppers in distant locations and increase shopper and vendor loyalty.
Flea Portal is a multi-tier web based e-Commerce application developed specifically for the Market industry using Microsoft .NET technology and provides many powerful features, similar to the ones offered by leading e-Commerce sites. Flea Portal uses 128 bit encryption using SSL for all secured communication between the shopper’s browser and Flea Portal server.
Flea Portal provides the following key features:
  Shoppers entering the FleaPortal.com site from a registered flea market website can be restricted to only search for products sold by vendors who belong to that market or optionally can be given access to the Global Market site that contains vendors from multiple markets.
  A flexible advanced search option instantly locates products.
  FleaPortal enables the shoppers to return, change or cancel orders depending upon the individual vendor’s policy for the items purchased.
  Shoppers can make payment for the items purchased by providing their credit card details over a secure network.
  Flea Portal provides a number of management reports for vendors and market owners.
URL: www.fleaportal.com

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