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Softstar Computer Consultants Pvt. Ltd here, in association with the US-based Softcase Inc has executed the first phase offshore contract, Atlas for an American florist company 1-800-FLOWERS.

Revealing this to news persons, The Softstar General Manager said: “1-800-FLOWERS ” is a leader in the floral industry with a multi-million dollar turnover and a great plan to expand the business using the technologies of network computing and Web paging. Softstar and Softcase achieved the distinction of being one among those network computer integrators by developing and implementing customized application software for use on NC’s by 1-800-FLOWERS.

"The application software for Atlas order entry, personnel and customer satisfaction information systems has been developed using Oracle’s Developer 2000 and Designer/2000. in which Softstar has expertise. Currently, Softstar and Softcase in association with Oracle Corp are working on integrating the newly developed Order Entry System with Oracle Financials.

The director (Information Technology) of 1-800-FLOWERS, Mr. Guru Ghosh, while describing the details of the project said : "The concept of moving the existing mainframe-based legacy system to a client server based Oracle platform was initiated by 1-800-FLOWERS a few months ago and Oracle was approached for the design and development. Oracle recommended Softstar and Softcase as developers of the project.

The decision came as a sequel to SoftStar’s track record in Oracle based development especially using Oracle’s CASE tool, Developer 2000. The development work started off by Softstar in July has been completed in around two months.

Stating that the existing legacy systems had several drawbacks including slow response times during peak seasons, non-availability of a disaster plan, nil growth potential, high system administration costs and longer training cycle, he said the new system being implemented by Softstar on network computers addressed all these drawbacks and provided for a higher productivity, faster response, easy training, efficient and user-friendly operations.

We saved around 66% of development costs by contracting the project off-shore, he said and add that the developed project, which would be used for 1-800 operations worldwide was being tested in New York.

Giving details of Softstar’s operations from India, the company’s Director. The company is in the process of capitalizing on the domestic software industry. 1-800 Flowers is one of the major offshore project for the company.

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ORACLE INTEGRATOR
          ( Dated JUL/AUG 1996 )

A Star is Born

Softstar Computer Consultancy, is based in Hyderabad, India. Softstar India specializes in conversion, migration and maintenance services utilizing several software engineering tools, including Oracle CASE and Oracle Forms. Since its inception, Softstar has successfully undertaken a variety of projects and has provided consultancy, training and high-end solutions to many different companies and organizations.

Warner Insurance Services

Softstar has created a module for Warner Insurance Services to provide the property and casualty industry with a reinsurance management system. It calls this system RIENS. Softstar has developed REINS in Oracle 7 with state-of-the-art technology of CASE 5.1 implementation along with Oracle Forms 4.0, Reports 2.0, and PL/SQL 2.0.

Cover-All Systems

Cover-All Systems, a subsidiary of Warner Insurance Services, engaged Softstar in the development of a statistical reporting system (STATS) and a cash, billing and commissions system (CASH). Designed for precision and deadline responsiveness, STATS collects and formats all information necessary for completing the reporting requirements of the various bureaus and regulatory agencies. Softstar has implemented this project using Oracle Forms 4.0 and Reports 2.0 using CASE 5.1 under Oracle 7 environment. CASH administers cash receipts and disbursements, the collection of premia, the disbursement of return premia, and the processing of loss and commission checks.

AT&T
Softstar created a global communications operations package for AT&T’s Worldwide Forecasting system. Softstar built this module, referred to as WWF, using a technical combination of Visual Basic, Oracle Objects and Microsoft Excel with Oracle as the backend.

SARS
Softstar’s Student Accounts Receivable System (SARS) is a generic package that can be used by any educational institution in the US. The company originally developed SARS in Oracle Version 6 using SQL*Forms 3.0 and is going on the convert the system to Oracle 7 using Designer/2000 and Developer/2000.

Bristol-Meyers Squibb

One of the Softstar projects is on a clinical administrative system (CAS) for the pharmaceutical company Bristol-Meyers Squibb involving the conversion of already existing applications in Oracle version 6 under CASE 5.0 to Designer/2000-Forms 4.5 under Oracle 7.1. The applications consist of approximately 3000 complex forms, all of them customized after CASE generation.

The ultimate goal of the development work is to achieve the same application functionality using Designer/2000 and Developer/2000 and an in-house customization tool.

Bristol-Meyers Squibb is also the primary client for Customeizer 2000. Developed by Softstar, Customizer 2000 is totally automated to customize CASE-generated code according to the user’s requirements. Softstar created this tool using Developer/2000 and Oracle Forms 4.5. Its objective is the incorporation of additional features that are not supported by CASE. At a generic level, Customizer 2000 supports user defined triggers, modifies the code generated through CASE, implements new triggers through property classes, and enables reusability through code sharing.

Summary

Softstar has serviced corporations, as well as state and local agencies through the company’s expertise in integrated software solutions and the application of reverse engineering.

Softstar is currently working with several US organizations to popularize the concept of designing systems in the US and is developing them in its off-shore facility.

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