It all began around 35 years ago when the client started serving a diversified range of markets and proven solutions backed by unparalleled expertise with Arrk. Its products provide exceptional performance in the most demanding environments. But, they faced challenges that became harsh on the company.
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Facing daily challenges in their operations and encountering setbacks in business growth and finances, the client was becoming increasingly anxious. Fortunately, Arrk was introduced. From the very beginning, Arrk started collaborating with both the technical and non-technical teams to understand the problem statement.
Massive dependency on SharePoint On-Premises
The application relied on a SharePoint on-premises site, creating a dependency on the on-premises environment. Hence, hindering flexibility.
The use of classic ASP and .NET 2.0 technologies was introduced. Its limitations made maintenance and support difficult.
Limited charting capabilities
The chart generation process utilized an outdated third-party library with limited features. It had a complex code, followed by troubleshooting challenges.
Only Windows for data entry
Data entry was performed through a Windows Form application. It caused difficulties in maintenance and updates.
The charts produced by the application had a basic visual appearance. They lacked the modern and visually appealing designs expected by users.
The project’s key objective was to modernize the old charting application to address the identified challenges and leverage cloud technologies for enhanced scalability, flexibility, and user experience.
This is how Arrk got it all done. Having listened attentively, Arrk assembled its team of required software consultants, including both technical and non-technical members, to document the tasks and modules, and determine the priority of upgrades. Arrk identified the tools that required enhancement and pinpointed the necessary software and licenses for successful implementation, with the goal of achieving a solution.
The application migration from SharePoint on-premises to SharePoint Online eliminated the dependency on the on-premises environment and simplified maintenance.
Enhanced Technology Stack
Upgrading the application to utilize Power Apps and Power BI introduced modern frameworks and tools, improving performance, maintainability, and supportability.
Improved Charting Capabilities
Re-developing the charting functionality using Power BI provided rich. These charts were visually appealing with accurate data representation. Also, we eliminated reliance on the outdated third-party library.
Streamlined Data Entry
The transition from a Windows Form application to a web-based solution using Power Apps removed the need for application redistribution and facilitated easier maintenance and updates.
Enhanced Look and Feel
Using Power Apps and Power BI offered a rich look. Ensuring a modern and visually appealing user experience for charts and the application.
In this whole process, the following services were used by Arrk:
- Microsoft Azure DevOps was used to track the project’s progress as per the Agile process, which involved multiple sprints with show-and-tell sessions at the end of each sprint.
A technology stack was established for the revitalization of legacy charting applications.
- SharePoint Online migrated the application’s data from SharePoint on-premises to SharePoint Online, eliminating the dependency on on-premises environments.
- Power Apps were used for developing the application’s front end, providing low-code development capabilities and easy maintenance.
- Power BI was employed for re-developing the charting functionality, offering rich and visually appealing charts with accurate data representation.
It was a challenging project. But, Arrk’s attention to detail working style made it possible in no time. We serve technology to make business function better, one technology at a time!