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Tim Hibbard CEO for EnGraph software

It's official! EnGraph has begun development on the migration of our flagship product, ParaPlan to .NET. We have several little helper applications that are written in .NET, but our main core is still an Access front end hitting a SQL database.

We are completely redesigning the user interface, business rules and database structure in the new ParaPlan, code named "Goldstar". We have been talking about and planning this for almost two years, it's very exciting to see it move to the next level.

Kyle started with EnGraph in 1999, from the ground up, he developed ParaPlan for the American Red Cross in Grand Rapids, MI. It was built with an Access front end connected to an Access database using MapInfo as a routing engine. Version 1.0 beta was installed December 1999. Since then we have made some cool changes:

2.0 - Allowed for multiple days for scheduling, vehicle maintenance module, and automatic vehicle scheduling.
3.0 - Migrated database to SQL. This was one of my first projects when I came on board in 2003
3.5 - Added support for routes and zones. Added zone based routing, automatic updates, automatic exception reporting and so much more
3.6 - Added GPS functionality.

I will be doing the majority of the development and Kyle will be helping with application flow, UI design, and enforcing industry specific business rules.

We plan to use a lot of reusable components, so stay tuned here for the release of mapping and transportation controls and dll's.

Wish us luck as we rewrite the last six years of code!!

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Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 1:45 PM EnGraph , .NET , Mapping , Goldstar | Back to top

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