Netrix seamlessly integrated The Boldt Company’s current software and data and simultaneously enhanced the system’s aesthetics and functionality. Netrix utilized XPages as a solution to layer new and improved capabilities on top of their legacy system and aligned their IT team’s updating processes with their internal and external communication.
Boldt utilized a 10-year-old Lotus Domino and Notes-based management system to manage records and communicate with employees, clients, and third-party contractors through every phase of large and complicated construction projects.
As an industry-leading construction services firm, Boldt’s outdated Domino and Notes system provided clients and partners with a poor user experience and image. The system required two cable streams, which meant any functionality changes made for internal users required development for the Web-based interface serving third-party contractors.
Boldt needed a solution that would be more than eye-catching. It needed to be a quick and intuitive solution that enabled all parties to communicate on a single platform. A solution that made a favorable impression through its user interface and positioned the company as a leader in project management technology through improved functionality and easily managed, unilateral updates.
Netrix started the process by learning the structure and functionality of the current system. Weekly meetings with the client and its stakeholders throughout the project revealed that the best solution wouldn’t be one created from scratch, but rather one that leveraged the functionality the client had already developed over the previous decade with their legacy Domino and Notes system. Valuable data was already available, and it simply became a matter of optimizing back-end processes and creating user interface improvements for employees and contractors.
With a commitment to building onto the significant investment already made in their legacy system, Netrix recommended an IBM XPages solution and helped Boldt’s team understand the capabilities of the technology.
IBM XPages, available using the most current version of Notes, was the next logical phase of the existing system. It integrated seamlessly with their current software and data and provided a way to layer new and better capabilities on top of the legacy platform so Boldt could leverage the platform they already had.