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 Quadient Inspire, CallMiner, Migrations, Process Automation, Enterprise Services, and Staffing Services.
2023 CCM Industry Trends and Best Practices Survey Results
Macrosoft conducted a CCM Industry Trends survey during the first two weeks of April 2023. Survey results show an industry in flux, with sharp opinion differences concerning the role of CCM applications in the present technology world.
Our cybersecurity team has extensive experience in network technologies, cybersecurity monitoring and protection systems, audits and assessments, risk management, cybersecurity governance and industry compliance standards.
Desk to Cloud – Move your desktop applications to Cloud
Cloud is becoming an increasingly popular choice for businesses of all sizes, offering numerous benefits such as increased accessibility, scalability, and security. By moving your desktop applications to the cloud, you can take advantage of these benefits, helping to improve your operations, increase efficiency, and reduce costs.
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Financial Use Cases
The financial industry has has an immense amount of data, rules and regulation. It requires accuracy, speed and compliance to ensure that all transactions are processed properly. RPA can be implemented throughout the organization but there are three straightforward test cases in financial companies where a company can look to start when they're first exploring RPA.
Macrosoft is a very serious company, but we like to have a little bit of fun along the way. And every week we publish a poll question on LinkedIn, and today we're going to share some of the data that we had and going to go through it pretty quick.
There are literally millions of software applications available on a commercial basis for your company to use. Why would any company consider building a custom software solution? For that matter, why would anybody start a new business since there are already millions of businesses today?
Macrosoft Web Bots – Data Collection Internet Spiders
Macrosoft has built what's called an Internet Spider. These spiders crawl the web and look at every page. And so what we do for clients is based on a targeted data set or type of information required or industry or location that's important to the data that a company needs.
Impact of Call Fidelity on Accuracy of Transcriptions and Scorecards
Call fidelity is by far the most important success factor when it comes to Speech Analysis with CallMiner since most insights come from the transcriptions of the audio, and without good fidelity the transcriptions will be problematic.
This is the first in a series of three papers on the Enterprise Technology LOB. The focus of this first overview paper is on profiling the LOB in terms of the types of customers we can serve best, the types of work we do for them, and the general parameters of how we staff and manage our dedicated teams in support of each client.
Macrosoft’s Software Quality Assurance Practice: A ‘Hidden’ Jewel Within Our Enterprise Development Projects. Macrosoft's Guiding Objective: Minimize produced defects, and thereby increase software system quality.
Incorporating NLP Capabilities into Macrosoft’s Web Scrapper: WebMineR
This paper starts a dialogue on some of the newest functionality to Web MinerR which are centered in the area of NLP, specifically text summarization and topic modeling. These are clearly important features to have in a web scarping technology.
2022 VB6 and Classic ASP Best Practices Survey Results
Download the Survey Report on the industry trends and best practices among VB6 and Classic ASP users around the globe. This survey was participated by over 500 users from 400+ companies still using VB6 or Classic ASP.
Macrosoft conducted the second annual State of Call Center Conversational Analytics Practices in US survey during the first two weeks of April 2022 using SurveyMonkey with 19 multiple-choice questions.
Macrosoft is a leader in providing professional technical services for Robotic Process Automation. As a result of this expertise, Macrosoft conducted an industry best practices survey during August 2022.
Macrosoft Enterprise Development – Custom Software Solutions
Macrosoft has six distinct lines of business. One of those lines of business is enterprise development. This is where Macrosoft builds custom software solutions specific for the requirements of our clients.
Many clients found that even though Microsoft retired the FoxPro suite over 15 years ago that they want to continue using it until such time as they are ready to migrate to something else. Just like my friend said, it’s software that works. Macrosoft has developed a sub practice within our legacy migration of FoxPro support.
How to Find Right Employees Using Staff Augmentation
Macrosoft staffing services understands how crucial it is to find the right employee with the right skill sets who contribute to the success of your business. Whether you are a small business or a large corporation with your own HR department, finding the right people is never easy.
How to Analyze Visual FoxPro (VFP) Application: Webinar on 3 DIY Steps to analyze a VFP Application
Estimating the effort and risk of a migration project is key to developing a solid migration plan. It is important to know what metrics you should consider in order to draw up a good estimate. Macrosoft’s FoxPro Code Matrix tool generates a code matrix to accurately estimate migration projects.
Classic ASP Migration – Why Migrate from Classic ASP?
Macrosoft MigrateTo.NET service migrates legacy applications written in Classic ASP, FoxPro, Visual FoxPro, dBase, Clipper and Visual Basic to the .NET Framework and SQL Server. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Macrosoft has the leading edge .NET resources at our fingertips.
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is simply a business technology that automates regularly repeatable business processes that span a wide variety of business areas. Macrosoft helps our customers to increase their productivity, increase their profitability, and increase the scalability of business opportunities leveraging RPA.
Conversational Analytics leveraging the CallMiner Platform for Contact / Call Centers
Every business with both large and small Call Centers can use CallMiner to improve their customer service. Every company that takes their customer service interaction seriously gains valuable insights about the customer sentiment their customer service, and the brand’s position with respect to an actual customer experience.
Macrosoft is the largest implementation partner of Quadient Inspire with over 125 developers and 600+ certifications. We help Quadient Customers setup their environment, migrate from older CCM to Quadient and develop templates.
UI Design and Development: Capabilities for Enterprise Development
This paper provides an overview of Macrosoft’s latest UI design, prototyping, and development toolsets for creating compelling and intuitive user interfaces for the enterprise systems we build for our clients.
Incorporating NLP Capabilities into Macrosoft’s WebMineR
This paper contains a detailed background on both these subjects – text summarization and topic modeling – along with some results of trials and case studies of different off-the-shelf NLP systems and algorithms we have tried out so far. We expect to continue this testing and research through the end of the year.
Speech to Text Quality Assessment and Analysis: Part 2
Macrosoft has completed a two-part research project comparing some of the leading speech to text tools available in the marketplace. This paper is the second of the series on speech to text quality assessment and analysis.
Customer Communication Management (CCM) Survey Results 2021
Macrosoft conducted an industry best practices survey during the first two weeks of March 2021. Survey results show an industry in flux, with sharp opinion differences concerning the role of CCM applications in the present technology world.
RPA Case Study 1: Automated Monitoring and Alerting of Foreign Exchange Rates
This first case study involves automating a simple task done by the Finance team at Macrosoft. The RPA app monitors and alerts our Finance Department of significant foreign exchange rate fluctuations between the US dollar and Indian and Pakistani rupees.
With so many devices flooding the market ensuring protection of these devices itself turns out to be a critical security challenge. It is high time to establish ‘The Internet of Secure Things’ for ensuring end-to-end security in an IoT environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Estimate Time and Cost for DOC1 to Quadient Inspire / GMC Conversions
In a DOC1 to Quadient Inspire / 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!