Modis and key manufacturing client team up to develop web-based media repository

Client Overview: Major Midwest-based Manufacturing, Technology Company

Based in the Midwest, this international manufacturing and technology company provides products for consumer and office, display and graphics, electronics and telecommunications, health care, industrial, safety, security and protection services, transportation and other businesses. The company ranks among the Fortune 500 has been operating for more than 100 years.

The Modis Solution: Digital media recovery system generates $2 million savings

In 1998, Modis began developing a web-based Digital Media Repository (DMR) system with this client to track its ever-changing product inventory of more than 100,000 items. This web-based system allowed photographers to upload their photos to the client’s repository. Photos could then be searched and downloaded as needed. As the system grew, so did the request for additional features. After debating whether or not to incur additional development costs to consider replace their system, the client decided to go with one of the commercial third-party media repository systems. The Modis consultants then migrated the data to the commercial software package, and integrated the software with the client’s internal systems.

The Digital Media Repository was developed using Visual Café Java and Informix database. The commercial software package implemented is called MediaBank, and was created by the Wave Corporation. The client realized $2 million savings in labor costs.

In the development of the DMR, Modis placed a Project Manager, a Technical Lead, a Business Analyst / Designer, a Data Modeler / DBA, and an Internet Developer. In the migration of data to Mediabank and subsequent custom system integration, Modis placed a Java Developer and a Technical Support Administrator.

Modis continues to enjoy a successful partnership with this client.

Other assignments included:

  • Providing a team of on-call Oracle Database consultants to meet the client’s limited needs.
  • Providing a team of consultants to assist with a Siebel upgrade from version 6.5 to 7.5. System, designed to speed up the process of getting medicines.

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