Traditional Desktop Development Portfolio
Before the internet became the predominant development platform, most software was destined for the desktop. This characterized the desktop revolution of the late 1980s and 1990s during which time corporate users and small businesses were empowered by capable software tools that allowed for the creation of all types of applications. RHB was born during this period and continues to develop desktop applications in response to situations that do not merit internet development.
- developed countless process management and organizational workflow applications. These programs help departments and other groups manage and report on information maintained as part of a defined process. These applications are anchored by database management systems such as MS SQL Server, MS Access, and MySQL.
- designed and distributed 'smart' documents such as Microsoft Word and Excel documents which have been programmed to behave like sophisticated applications. The ease of distributing Word and Excel files have made these solutions a very cost effective way to manage parts of an overall data management process.
- created 'data bridges' that connect otherwise disparate processes. These significantly reduce human intervention, duplicate data entry and the problems associated with redundant activities.
Listed below is a small sampling of our work.
Need: Organization Workflow Management
Organization Type: Human Services Agency
Key Features: Information capture/reporting; Task management
Technologies: Visual Basic 6; Microsoft SQL Server.
System Deployment: 2003
Project Description: This multi-stage project began with a technology assessment, followed by a redesign of the technical infrastructure and ending with the design/build of a custom enterprise system utilized by 75+ users.
Need: Document Creation & Management
Organization Type: Government
Key Features: Document creation; Business rule enforcement; Task management.
Technologies: MS Access; MS Word and Excel [automation]
System Deployment: 2002
Project Description: This application streamlines a large document creation and management process involving several divisions of government and scores of contractors.
Need: Cross Platform Data Management
Organization Type: Product Manufacturer
Key Features: EDI file processing
Technologies: Visual Basic 6
System Deployment: 1999
Project Description: Provides vendor with the ability to automate the processing of orders received from third party retailers and communicate order processing status.
Need: Financial Data Processing
Organization Type: Global Product Manufacturer
Key Features: MS Excel automation; Fiscal rule enforcement
Technologies: MS Excel
Project Description: Excel workbooks distributed to branch offices for gathering and processing of new product sales.