Case Studies

Case Study: AGI/ASG

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Client

ASG (known as AGI at time of collaboration) is a leading global provider of packaging and creative services, dedicated to serving the customers with the highest level of innovation, quality, and responsiveness. The focus on innovation includes design, product development, and printing technologies using the graphics, structural, and material combinations that best addresses the needs of each customer.

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Solution

Cooperation with Logic 20/20 & Akvelon

Established in partnership with Logic20/20 the Offshore Development Centre has grown into a valuable extension of the ASG development team. The ODC performs the following tasks:

Server side development for series of in-house products used by different branches of ASG world-wide. The server is built using Java 5 EE with Springframework 3, Struts 2 and other technologies in the family. System is deployed on Tomcat 6 on top of Terracota cluster. MSSQL 2005 is used as a backend database server. The list of products being developed includes:

CSA3, which handles order lifecycle starting from customer’s request all the way up to sending the work to the print site. CSA3 supports multiple review cycles, splitting tasks between several team members etc.

Serialisation, which handles the process of printing secret bonus codes on packages starting from uploading code files up to preparing code batches for the printing machine.

Client side development for the applications mentioned above. The client side is built using Backbase 4 Client Framework with custom Javascript parts.

Consulting on Configuration Management. Having profound experience in the use of version control systems and project trackers, Akvelon provides valuable assistance improving these processes in cooperation with ASG.

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Benefits and Results

Offshore Development Centre was established and allowed ASG to improve product characteristics such as quality and development speed  and also resulted in a decreased in development costs.

 

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