PSI AG replaced the existing front-end software development tool Microsoft Visual Basic 6 with SW-ProPlatform and changed the client-server architecture to Java Platform Enterprise Edition.

Results Achieved

  • SW-ProPlatform allowed PSI AG to generate Java Swing client interfaces very fast and reuse their custom components.
  • The Oracle database was reused 100% by importing all the structures into the business model with a custom add-on.
  • The Visual Basic developers were able to generate Java EE applications after only one month of training.

Customer Problems

  • The existing front-end software development tool – Microsoft Visual Basic 6 – was not more supported.
  • The old client-server architecture was not scalable.
  • The Oracle database must be reused 100% in the new architecture.
  • The target Java Swing interfaces must incorporate the enterprise custom components.
  • The Microsoft Visual Basic developers had no experience in Java EE technologies.

VBO-Services Solution

  • SW-ProPlatform offers a modern Java EE architecture and generates Java Swing interfaces very fast.
  • A custom add-on was developed in order to import all the Oracle structures into the business model.
  • The template framework allowed an easy reuse of the enterprise custom components.
  • The developers were able to generate Java EE applications after only one month of training.
  • In the future the transition to Web clients can be implemented very easy.

Add-Ons

  • Import of Oracle structures into the business model (over 700 objects).
  • Support for primary keys as LONG datatype.

About The Client

PSI AG was founded in 1969 and implements network control systems for renowned customers in the energy supply sector.

Services Provided

  • Tool Customization
  • Maintenance and Support
  • Training