We love Ext JS so much that we are using it all over at Idera, Inc. now! It is great to use our own products and have our own case studies that validate the merits of Ext JS (for one, there are far fewer approvals needed!). As many of you know, at Idera, Inc., we are particularly proud of the efficiencies in our process and the high level of automation we achieve, and Ext JS is a perfect example of efficiency in rapid development. We’re looking to grow these efficiencies across all of our functional areas from Finance to Sales, R&D, etc.
The first internal Ext JS app that we are launching will extend our customer and sales management capabilities from Salesforce to our global teams and partners. The custom app will provide streamlined UX and flows versus the Salesforce standard solution, and improve control and gain visibility over our customer data that is required to be GDPR compliant. We leverage a simple architecture that uses Ext JS for the front-end Web App with REST APIs into a Delphi based RAD Server and from there through our Enterprise Connectors into SFDC. The team was really impressed by the speed of development and flexibility to iterate during the development process using an agile approach. Most of all, the Ext JS UX is really elegant and simple to use. In an effort to share what we’ve created, we will make the source code of the application available as a template for our RAD Studio customers, who can benefit dramatically by the capabilities of Ext JS.
We completed a similar exercise a few months ago with a Survey app that used native mobile apps built with Delphi / C++ and a Web Portal for results management using Ext JS. Development was very fast and helped us think through better ways to support RAD Server integration, which is now part of the latest RAD Studio release.
Another important app that we are implementing with Ext JS is a replacement of the Embarcadero Customer portal. We were debating for a while what technology to use to replace the outdated Delphi .NET solution prior to our acquisition of Ext JS. But based on the success of the the Salesforce app, we decided to use Ext JS. The first iteration of the UX only took one week! The team was absolutely wowed (and I was very happy). This should officially go live in June.
We have one more significant project in the works. We are going to replatform the web interface of one of our leading Database Management product lines at Idera, Inc. This update will warrant its own case study in the future.
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