Enabling Employee Recognition in Record Time

Inspirus develops software applications that help customers inspire their workers through effective employee recognition and rewards programs. For more than two decades, Inspirus has developed its solutions on the Adobe ColdFusion platform using rapid prototyping and agile software development methods. 

“ColdFusion and agile development are a natural fit, giving us the flexibility to change direction with ease and mock up a new solution in an acceptable timeframe,” says Steve Black, Manager of Development at Inspirus. “Rapid application development has resulted in a flexible platform that supports our client-centric business model for branding client solutions in a cost-effective, scalable way.”

The Texas-based company modifies its existing code base to show customers prototypes and iterations rapidly. The speed with which Inspirus responds to customers’ needs has resulted in a pattern of repeat business. Adobe ColdFusion also enables rapid conversions of legacy systems. For example, Inspirus saved 37 days of production time, which helped get the product to market much faster than originally anticipated. http://adobe.ly/1LohV7X

Fulfilling customer requirements by focusing on functionality





Since 2004, Promisan has built its management consulting and
systems business by creating tools that help clients optimize how they use
information. Promisan’s flagship enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution,
Prosis, surpasses rival solutions because it has been built using the stable,
mature, and powerful Adobe ColdFusion
platform. ColdFusion gives Promisan the flexibility to meet changing customer
requirements and to integrate with a variety of IT infrastructures

“Adobe ColdFusion is a fantastic application server that
outperforms others at a significantly lower cost of ownership. Because it’s
based on a J2EE-compliant Java platform, it readily supports Linux, Solaris,
Mac, and Windows operating systems. The platform integrates seamlessly into
Java and C++ projects—providing outstanding flexibility in the demanding,
challenging ERP arena,” says Jorge Armin Mazariegos, co-founder and operations
manager at Promisan.

Prosis has helped one global company cut staffing report times
from three days to one minute and a recruiting agency to gain real-time insight
into job recruiting status. The ERP system has also helped a crude oil
distributor cut the time required to refill storage tanks by 67%.

Adobe ColdFusion has allowed Promisan to eliminate nearly all
third-party tools for solution development. With ColdFusion, Promisan
developers have achieved a sustainable business model for Prosis that can
support sites with anywhere from 5 to 5,000 users accessing more than 1,500
normalized database tables.  http://adobe.ly/1BWdfnE


Improving European education with collaborative applications

Educators and students throughout Europe benefit from the
technological innovations that European Schoolnet builds using Adobe ColdFusion.
The consortium of 31 education ministries develops programs and projects that
benefit teachers, pupils, researchers, and industry partners who share the goal
of improving the quality of education in Europe.

European Schoolnet serves more than 250,000 users and 25
different languages with projects like the eTwinning portal, a virtual meeting
point for the exchange of information between schools. It provides all the
tools and services schools need to find partners, resources, advice, help, and
information, and even to build eTwinning projects in partnership with each
other. To support its objectives, eTwinning needed to integrate smoothly with a
wide range of third-party technologies, APIs, frameworks, and existing Oracle
databases while still aligning with the organization’s rapid development


“Development in Adobe ColdFusion is easily 40% faster than in
other development environments. Significant time efficiencies are found in
early development stages, faster coding, extensive code reusability, testing,
and debugging,” says Bart Vanhulle, technical manager and lead developer,
European Schoolnet. “In addition, any conceptual, integration, and
methodological challenges are readily addressed through the highly effective
Adobe ColdFusion online developer community.” http://adobe.ly/1xGtlOV

Speed and performance for fans of speed and performance

As specialists in tuning web applications for maximum
performance, developers at Webapper understand the expectations of a client
such as RACERSITES, a leading designer, developer, and content manager for many
of the top brands in motor sports. Websites for some of racing’s biggest
events, such as the Grand Prix of Monaco, the Indianapolis 500, and the
Coca-Cola 600, may experience traffic spikes up to 4,000% on race days. To keep
race fans satisfied, Webapper leveraged Adobe ColdFusion
to remove application bottlenecks and combined it with Amazon cloud services
for scalability.

ColdFusion has great performance metrics monitoring
,” says Patrick Quinn, co-founder and chief technology officer at
Webapper. “Based on data from many years of racing events, we were able to
deliver data to the Amazon engineers so they could implement pre-warming
strategies that would anticipate and handle previously unforgiving traffic
peaks on race days.

Before migrating to the cloud, as many as four ColdFusion servers
labored to answer up to 50 requests per second. By combining extensive
bottleneck analysis and tuning inside the new elastic hosting structure, the
team was able to keep request levels on each server below 20 requests per
second by handling large volumes with as many as eight ColdFusion servers at
peak, plus an active/passive Microsoft SQL Server database cluster. http://adobe.ly/1r9hULg

You could also get to hear from Patrick at ColdFusion Summit on October 16-17 in Las Vegas.


Innovation to solve business problems

As a provider of
IT solutions to government and private organizations, Digicon leverages Adobe ColdFusion
to give itself a unique competitive advantage. Specifically, Digicon uses
ColdFusion to build modules for internal implementation, then rapidly provision
and host the results commercially.


Our ability to
build applications in ColdFusion and quickly deliver them to customers gives us
a huge advantage over competitors who use other development environments,
” says
Mark DeLaney, senior application developer at Digicon.


Successful projects include a youth summer job program in which Digicon
replaced 50 paper forms with a new digital application system. The web-based
system can be used on smartphones, tablets, and even video game consoles, which
encourages greater participation from youth, as well as employers. To
date, nearly 5,200 jobs have been filled, which has had a significant impact on
meeting community needs. http://adobe.ly/1uTEQES