Department of Finance:
EU Structural Funds
The Department of Finance had a requirement for a secure monitoring and reporting system to allow for the administration and auditing of grants under the EU Funds Programme 2007 – 2013. Regulatory requirements meant that the timeframe for the delivery of this complex system was extremely tight: 10 weeks.
The web-based system was developed using our library of PHP components, allowing us to deploy tried-and-tested functionality to rapidly build complex systems. An Oracle back-end to the solution ensured a scalable, secure, highly available system. Despite some very complex functionality including some 60+ screens, five-level security matrix and complex business and financial logic and reports, we delivered the system to budget and deadline.
Key features of our approach which facilitate rapid development include:
Participative design phase:
Working closely with subject matter experts and utilising design workshops, facilitated quick requirement gathering and definition and significantly shortened the design phase.
Rapid iterative development:
Short, iterative build cycles with minimal documentation facilitate rapid development.
A shared knowledge base which is accessible to all stakeholders facilitates collaboration and fosters communication and quick decision making.
We delivered a complex solution to a tight timeframe in order to help the Department meet its EU regulations. We continue to provide support, maintenance and enhancement for this critical system through our Managed Services Division.
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