The original WIC system was written using PowerBuilder and a Sybase database. CQuest wanted to modernize the system and eventually move over to a SQL Server database.
CQuest’s existing staff did not have the appropriate resources for this large enterprise-wide rewrite, and therefore they reached out to MSF&W for their specialized IT needs.
MSF&W provided two senior .NET developers, one junior .NET developer, one business analyst, and one tester. Data and project management was performed by the client. The team handled all application phases from conceptualization through testing.
The development team designed the application as a multi-tiered WPF windows based application written in C#. The application was built around Model View View Model (MVVM) architecture and WCF service architecture.
Once the WIC system was upgraded to .NET technology, it went into production in Kansas, New Hampshire, and the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona (ITCA).
The Illinois Department of Insurance issued an RFP for staff resources with expertise in Microsoft programming technologies including C#, ASP.NET, and SQL Server.
Indistar is a web-based system implemented by a state education agency, district, or charter school organization for use with district and/or school improvement teams to inform, coach, sustain, track, and report improvement activities. ADI approached MSF&W with a need for a staff resource capable of providing support and maintenance to the Indistar system.
ISBE issued an RFP seeking a senior programmer to serve as a project leader for an upcoming development effort. The agency hoped to build upon three existing systems related to special education reporting. The goal of the initiative was to aggregate data from legacy systems into a user-friendly format for reporting and analysis.
MSF&W provided a senior .NET developer to serve as project leader on a team of four developers. This resource was responsible for the design and development of the Windows application and the web pages, as well as mentoring the other development staff.
The system, which incorporated data from multiple legacy systems at ISBE, required specialized technical skills and MSF&W was able to provide a highly qualified resource who saw the project through to completion.