It appears that boredom can, in fact, strike twice in the same day – I’ve added another entry into my projects section for anyone interested.
Commerce Network is a product I created for a small Wilmington, NC – based company by the name ofPrimeVendor Inc. It was designed to electronically handle all invoices, purchase orders and receiving reports passed between the private sector and the United States government in addition to all state governments governed by the US. At the time of creation it was typical of most government agencies (and many contractors) to handle all of this manually on paper through snail mail and faxes with humans processing the documents. Needless to say, the cost savings of replacing all of these humans and paper with a software, paperless solution are dramatic and compelling.
In order to meet these lofty goals the product had to bedesigned in such a way as to support any and all delivery mechanisms, protocols and data formats and,similarly, be able to then transform this data of ‘any’ format to an output destination of ‘any’ protocol in whatever format the receiver required. It also had to be able to scale to the levels of potentially handling billions to trillions of such interactions in a day. Additionally, we needed a web portal accessible by both our clients and the agencies they dealt with where the users could create, send and receive these documents in addition to being able to view the logs of all documents that passed through our system (and bring up each archived document for display).