White Paper and Case Studies

As a leading edge software development company, Macrosoft provides a complete suite of White Paper and Case Studies. Additionally, we sort our White Papers and Case Studies into our major service offering groups. These groups include Application Development, Business Analytics & AI, Cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), Migration and Staffing.

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Industrial IoT in Production and Manufacturing

Industrial IoT (IIoT) in manufacturing allows you monitor an entire production line in real-time

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Macrosoft Recruitment Services

Macrosoft offers qualified technology consultants rewarding, challenging, and prestigious careers at the frontiers of the profession.

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Technical Staff Augmentation Services

For over twenty-five years, Macrosoft has supported Fortune 100 companies with their technical staffing needs across a multitude of technologies and job descriptions.

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Macrosoft Campus Program

Macrosoft Campus Program is design to provide Graduate Students a platform for continue learning of modern technology, cultivate their innovation and passion in Information Technology through our well-define process.

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What can IoT do for my business?

What is it you don’t know about your business? IoT can help figure it out.

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Weather Verification Scoring Algorithms

We have developed various advanced scoring algorithms based on statistical methods to be incorporated into the Mine-Weather platform. This is the first among the three papers that we consider to start a discussion on the advanced methods, by setting up a conceptual framework that focuses all our thinking on weather forecast verification.

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Weather Verification Scoring Algorithms – Part 2

In this second series, we provide a detailed description of the weather scoring algorithms currently incorporated into the Mine-Weather system. It uses a number of scoring models based on statistical methods to verify weather attributes (temperature, precipitation, wind speed/gust, etc.) in the form of scores.

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Assessing the Accuracy of Weather Forecasts

Macrosoft’s Mine-Weather is a flexible analysis platform designed for utilities to asses forecast accuracy under different weather conditions. Electric utilities have always been on a look out to assess the accuracy of their weather forecasts, as they need to plan out their activities and preparedness during an extreme event.

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Accuracy Forecasts During Extreme Weather

This White paper focuses on how Mine-Weather can be used to probe weather forecast accuracy during extreme weather conditions. From a business dependency perspective, extreme weather conditions are critical time periods for the forecasts to be accurate.

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Mine-Weather: Analytical Reporting Dashboard

To add to the complexity, the sheer number of forecasting services and their variability in the accuracy of their forecasts by geography, forecast timeframe and weather parameter makes it hard for many companies to choose the correct forecast.

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Mine-Weather’s Flexible Scoring Algorithms

The goal of Mine-Weather is to provide analysts with a flexible analytical platform for verifying and comparing the accuracy of weather forecasts under a variety of different weather conditions.

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Complexities Linking Forecast to Observational Data

The goal of Mine-Weather is to provide analysts with a flexible analytical platform for verifying and comparing the accuracy of weather forecasts under a variety of different weather conditions.

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Applying Mine-Weather to Different Industries

Weather forecast information form a critical component in both capacity planning and utilization as well as in demand projections. The importance of the weather forecasts depends on different weather variables, weather thresholds and time periods.

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Cloudy with a Chance of Outages?

Use the power of analytics to tame the most uncontrollable business variable of all: Weather. Mine-Weather is a game-changing application evaluating the confidence of your weather forecast. It is backed by the power of data science and analytics.

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Convert Visual FoxPro Databases with DataMorph

Migrate your Visual FoxPro (VFP) database with ease. In just simple steps DataMorph migrates VFP DBC/Free tables to Microsoft SQL Server, via a fully automated visual process.

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FoxPro Code Matrix The VFP Analyzer

Macrosoft’s FoxPro Code Matrix analyzer tool is an easy to use, one-click utility which enables you to quickly analyze your Visual FoxPro Application and generate a summary report immediately. FoxPro Code Matrix version 3.0, identifies non-compliant General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) data and suggest ways to make the data compliant.

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ROI Calculator: Converting Your VFP Code

This calculator simulates the potential financial return on investment that you could realize by converting your VFP applications. In addition, we will show you how and why conversion boosts productivity and generate savings within the first year after implementation.

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Migrate VB6 Application to .NET Framework

As Microsoft announced the end of support for VB6 development, companies face the challenge of moving their current application to an updated platform. Now is the right time for businesses to plan for a VB6 to VB.NET migration than to be forced to do it out of necessity in the neck of time.

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The Security Risks of Running a VFP Application

Macrosoft helps you to migrate Visual FoxPro applications seamlessly right from documenting the existing system, requirements analysis, platform selection, design, development and deployment.

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Logical Migration Methodology

Macrosoft migration team having successfully supported clients across multiple verticals have developed a proven 5-step migration methodology for successful .NET migrations.

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Case Studies

Classic ASP to ASP.NET Migration Case Study

An industry leader in the Promotional Products business faced challenges in their live websites built in Classic ASP and VBScript which limited their ability in work distribution, web analytics and user information security. They engaged Macrosoft to provide an analysis and migration project.

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VFP Migration-NY Control Equipment Provider

Macrosoft migrated a legacy VFP application for a New York based industrial water hygiene chemical feed and control equipment provider. Client had four primary Visual FoxPro (VFP) business applications and old VFP database for their daily operations.

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Visual FoxPro Migration–Financial Industry

A leading European financial institution specialized in Asset Management and Private Banking services relied on a highly complex and specialized Visual FoxPro (VFP) based Financial Management software that was evolved from Clipper in the 90s and used successfully to manage assets for thousands of clients.

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Visual FoxPro Migration

An industry leader in providing stack monitoring systems in United States, had their proprietary, mission critical applications originally developed using Visual FoxPro and Visual Basic, which Microsoft stopped supporting. In 2014, they made the strategic decision to migrate to .NET two of their core products.

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Why Use WPF Instead of WinForms

If you are looking to use Microsoft technologies to develop new desktop based applications, you have 2 choices: Windows Forms (WinForms), Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)

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The Benefits of a SQL Server over Access

Most organizations are stuck up in decision making whether to go for Microsoft Access or .NET Framework with SQL Server. Access is more suitable for smaller groups of up to a dozen users, but outside these parameters, you should think about a SQL Server client/server model.

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A New, Agile Approach to VFP Migrations

Our past experiences have enables us to develop a new ‘agile-like’ approach for VFP migration. It is all set to make a big difference in due course with respect to time and cost of conversion. This agile approach takes the best part from building an application on business rules to utilizing the existing VFP codes.

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Postive ROI For Converting Your VFP Application

Whether to migrate your current Visual FoxPro application to a modern platform or not is a challenging question for most corporations. There are various organizational factors that come at play when making a big decision like this.

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Upfront Analysis Before a VFP Conversion

We would like to recommend that before selecting a vendor for the entire re-development effort, first perform an autonomous analysis of your application. For those who are considering a possible conversion project, we strongly advise you to consider de-coupling the Analysis phase from the Development phase and bid them out separately.

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Apples-to-Apples, Not for VFP Conversions

Do you believe that VFP conversion project leaves the company with a warmed-over version of their existing system…so then why do it? For most companies, maintaining the existing functionality of their old system is important.

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What’s Driving Your Need To Convert From VFP?

Though every migration is unique and we like to say we do one migration at a time, we have found the reasons we are typically contacted fall into one of four buckets. Click here to learn more about these reasons, and how we can help you improve your application.

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Convert More than Your VFP Application

As a recent innovation, rather than converting the existing reports, we build a reporting database, updated directly from the transactional data-store. We give you access to: Streamline Database Tables, Improved Access Speed, and User Experience.

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3 Automation Tools For VFP Conversions

Worried about your company’s future running on a VFP application. Looking for smart automation tools that reduce the overall effort estimate and timeline for replacing with the latest technology. We proudly present you three smart automation tools SpecGenerator, vDBF Converter, and Dazzle Framework to achieve maximum efficiency.

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3 Fold Strategy, Converting Tightly Integrated VFP

Last year had been a year of opportunities for Macrosoft, as we got to convert several large and tightly integrated VFP legacy applications. These projects motivated us to devise 3 migration strategies-- which we will share with you here!

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How To Modernize Your VFP Application

Macrosoft has years of experience migrating modestly sized to very large VFP legacy applications. This has helped us to devise our own indigenous tools, which reduce conversion costs and timelines.

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Proof of Concept: A VFP to .NET Conversion Project

We recommend to all of our clients who are looking to migrate their VFP application, to build a working proof-of-concept once the analysis phase is complete. In this paper, we demonstrate why building a small working proof-of-concept with a few screens can give you a deeper and better understanding of how your new application will work.

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Automated Testing in VFP Conversion Projects

Creating automated test cases in VFP conversions is an important step that should not be overlooked or missed! In fact, Macrosoft has always embraced and put into practice the creation of automated test cases for new applications. Testing has been introduced into our Agile development process. These processes begin from the design of the new application through the final development phase.

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Rationalization: First Step to Modernizing VFP

Macrosoft has formalized the VFP Deep Dive – Migration Cost Reduction service as the first step in any VFP migration/modernization process. We highly recommend application rationalization for clients who lack clear application documentation or suspect there is unused code, modules, screens, or reports in their legacy VFP system. Rationalization enables you to find and categorize all major pieces of the VFP application, helping clients identify all important elements required to be included in a potential conversion.

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Visual FoxPro Conversion Best Practices

In this paper, learn about our experiences with VFP-to-.NET conversion projects, and what we believe to be THE best practices. One of the main issues confronted by our customers is having multiple versions of the same basic application running simultaneously. Learn how we rectify this issue and many more!

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Learn More About Dazzle 2.0

We at Macrosoft are proud to announce the latest release of our Dazzle Framework v2.0. Dazzle is our custom built .NET ready-to-go development framework (RSD) being used in all our VFP conversion projects. We have incorporated major enhancements into Dazzle 2.0 which embodies a modern architectural framework, and strong building blocks (classes) that provide for a solid foundation.

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Feature Comparison: VFP Database vs. MS SQL Server

In any VFP to .NET conversion, we will always need to replace the VFB database with a new database, we almost always recommend and use a Microsoft SQL Server. We are often asked to do a SWOT analysis of the VFP database with a new MS SQL Server database. In this paper, we will do a deep feature comparison.

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Converting HIPPA Compliant Legacy Applications

We at Macrosoft have smoothly executed a new testing approach for converting/modernizing HIPPA-compliant legacy applications without compromising any of the data risks.

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The Impact of GDPR on VFP Users

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25, 2018. We've had multiple clients who've asked us to migrate their VFP applications to .Net due to GDPR. This new European Union (EU) regulation was meant to strengthen and unify data protection-- but does require a good bit of modernization if your company is using a legacy application!

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The Challenges of Our VFP Conversion Practice

Building and implementing a complete testing process, for a new application, is one of the toughest challenges faced in VFP conversions. The main problem with our VFP conversion work is that we generally do not have detailed user stories for the application. Learn how we handle this issue and more!

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Optimize and Modernize Your Old Enterprise Application

Modern day development technologies are driving businesses to re-write applications. Thankfully, this is no longer required, as there are a number of ‘web-scale’ technology components and methods, which can be very helpful in evolving, optimizing, and modernizing older enterprise applications.

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Code Morph: Automation Tool for VFP Code Conversions

Macrosoft is proud and excited to introduce our newest and most important automation tool for use in VFP Code Conversions: CodeMORPH 1.0. This tool will make the process of converting a large VFP application to the .Net framework faster, easier and more accurate.

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VFP Conversion: The Role of DevOps

Macrosoft’s Continuous Delivery Cycle of our DevOps Framework enables our clients to never lose their edge and always stay ahead of their competition post-migration. Our DevOps Framework provides an amazing array of tools which enables our clients to seamlessly maintain and even upgrade a recently migrated application.

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6 Steps to Convert from DOC1 to GMC

Macrosoft's methodology, resources, and know-how enable us to complete conversions in a standardized, rapid-paced, well–defined, and streamlined process. Our processes are both accurate and precise while getting the job done in a reasonable time frame even if you have hundreds of DOC1 applications to convert.

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Proven Methodology To Safely Modernize Your Application

Macrosoft has a proven track record of successfully modernizing business-critical applications. We follow a proven methodology which drastically reduces conversion costs and timelines.

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Data Services Helping Small Businesses Increase Sales

We at Macrosoft have pitched-in with our small and medium businesses (SMBs) data services technology platform, mainly because compiled lists have not been accurate in meeting the growing business requirements of SMBs.

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Estimate Time and Cost for DOC1 to GMC Conversions

In a DOC1 to GMC conversion, it is critical to have a clear idea on the effort it takes to get such a task done. Estimating the time and cost is essential as it depends on a number of factors.

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Data Products & Services for Small/Medium Businesses

Macrosoft introduces B2B direct marketing data services as an alternative to traditional data sources(compiled lists) for small and medium sized businesses.

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Macrosoft’s 10 Best Chatbot Practices

Modern day businesses can stay competitive by using Chatbots for automating multiple processes. Chatbots have opened up new ways of doing business with their ability to automate conversations and satisfy customer needs in ways that are newer, quicker, simpler, and more reliable.

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Macrosoft’s Example of Chatbot Conversation Flow

Businesses are constantly on the lookout for ways to deliver their messages and services using chat platforms, which may interest their clients. In this paper, we'll demonstrate different conversational use cases.

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Chatbots in 2019 & Beyond

Starting 2019 Macrosoft is all geared up to explore Chatbots in the midst of Conflicting Industry Views. This white paper details the future of chatbots and how we believe they'll impact multiple verticals and industries.

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Reality Check on Today’s ChatBots & Voice Apps

Natural Language Processing, Natural Language Understanding, Natural Language Generation and Voice Recognition are the four terms used interchangeably within the world of chatbots/virtual assistants. At Macrosoft, we are big evangelists of Microsoft’s Language Understanding Intelligence Service (LUIS) that uses pre-built, world-class models to recognize known entities.

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Internet of Things

Choosing the right foundation for a successful IoT implementation can be difficult. The market has several IoT access service providers that offer robust connectivity solutions for different use cases. IoT data analysis has moved beyond data mining towards real-time data processing and stream analytics. Learn how Macrosoft can help you implement IoT technology today!

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Mine Weather: Development Road-Map

Mine-Weather V2.0 (M-W 2) has just been released and we think it is a good time to lay out our Roadmap for future enhancements to the system.

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