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Legacy Coldfusion Web Application to Cloudbased Modern Single Page Application

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The Client's Story

Luke Technologies LLP, one of the Facile Technolab Team's onshore partner needed help in modernizing a legacy ColdFusion web application of a popular automobile association in the United States so that the web application can better serve their renewed business processes and operations changed so much across the years since the web application has been built.

Business Case

The Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association (GCADA) was originally assembled in 1903 to participate in parades, contests, and automobile shows. The first Cleveland Auto Show was held at Gray’s Armory in February that same year in downtown Cleveland, featuring 15 Cleveland-made automobiles, in addition to several other manufacturer's exhibits from other cities throughout the country.

Today, the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association (GCADA), which represents over 250 new motor vehicle dealerships in a 21-county region of northern Ohio, including franchised new-car and truck, motorcycle and recreational vehicle (RV) dealers, provides 45 products and programs, including many specialized services such as a second-tier financing company, HR management program, sales consultant and title clerk training classes, in-house legal services, and promotes the Cleveland Auto Show.

GCADA's online portal plays a major role in their operations. Luke Technologies LLP, Ohio contacted Facile Technolab Pvt. Ltd to associated and help them in modern single-page architecture design and development. Being a long-term technology partner of Luke Technologies LLP, we teamed up and helped GCADA with a legacy ColdFusion web application converted to a cloud-based modern single-page application.

Challenges

Some of the key challenges identified are:

  • Modernizing web application keeping the existing data of all their dealers, organizations, events, membership information, and other key data.
  • Analyzing existing features, understanding the business use case, and planning features that make employees more productive
  • No support from the team who built the legacy system.

The Solution

Facile Technolab architected cloud-based modern web application with agile project management methodology and delivered:

  • Modern single page web application using angular in the front end
  • Microservices with Highly scalable and secure back end using ASP.NET Core, web API, Azure SQL, and related technology stack.
  • Azure DevOps to implement CI/CD and iteratively deliver every sprint that can show regular progress, build confidence, and testable at every stage to track progress and take preventive and corrective actions.
  • SQL Server Analysis service for ETL existing data to the new database
  • Trello for managing project sprints and deliveries
  • Skype for online collaboration

The Result

The Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association (GCADA) achieved objectives and key results like:

  • Strong brand identity and web presence through a newly built website.
  • 10x Improved and easy to use event registrations
  • 60% automation and 6x employee productivity.
  • Dynamic content management system to publish new content any time.
  • Better reports with the improved user interface.
  • Serverless and cloud-based solution with automated backups and low recurring costs
  • Improved IT operations and long-term cost-saving in IT.

From The Client

The Facile Technolab Team played a critical role in the success of the project by providing their technical excellence. They take responsibility for full conversion, always listened, and helped to maximize the usefulness of the product, and always there to support. I am very happy with their performance in the project and I will keep using them long term. I recommend Facile Technolab Team as a technology partner to anyone needing a dependable Microsoft Technology Expert Team.
CTO,
Luke Technologies LLP.

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