Flanagan is the largest, independent food service distributor in Canada. Flanagan offers full services to more than 6,000 restaurants and food service operations across the province of Ontario. Flanagan’s main business application is an online ordering of food services by their customers. The application was originally developed using Oracle Forms 10g/11g and using Oracle Fusion Middleware Application server. The application uses database persistent connections with client-side SQL / PL SQL logic as well as calling database procedures /
Flanagan’s existing application was implemented many years ago when online ordering and shopping cart designs were still fledging. Applets used in the applications not only made it less usable, but some of the major browsers stopped supporting Applets completely. In a nutshell, the application they used was not user-friendly. Flanagan was looking to replace the existing application with a modern and responsive interface. They were aware that modern apps were more usable and provided the better user experience. Since modern apps and UI resources were expensive, Flanagan was looking for a rapid application platform which could reuse backend services and data that they have used over the years.
After careful evaluation of multiple platforms, Flanagan decided to choose WaveMaker Rapid Application Delivery (RAD). They chose WaveMaker for these reasons
- Visual development and little manual coding
- Ability to build responsive applications that worked on multiple browsers and devices
- Availability of widgets, styles and code generation to speed up delivery
- Reuse of existing Flanagan databases and Stored Procedures
- One-click deployment to Flanagan hosted servers
To help with migration, Flanagan decided to go with WaveMaker’s Jumpstart Professional Services.This helped Flanagan quickly evaluate important features and helped them implement core parts offunctionality within a week
Impressed by WaveMaker RAD platform and the Jumpstart service, Flanagan not only licensed the platform, but also extended WaveMaker Professional Services to complete the app. In addition, Flanagan picked up most of the WaveMaker skills needed to manage and maintain application by themselves, which has helped them keep maintenance costs to a
Using WaveMaker RAD platform and Professional Services, Flanagan completely modernised their existing Oracle forms application in under 6 weeks. With Flanagan’s backend logic already available, Flanagan leveraged WaveMaker’s RAD platform to redevelop the entire front-end and greatly reduced future cost of maintenance and operation. Flanagan was able to deliver modern app in half the time and budget compared to a more traditional migration.
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