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Smartphone App for Scheduling Appointments

Smartphone App for Scheduling Appointments

Individuals interested in donating blood can now use smartphone technology to schedule their donation appointments, thanks to a user-friendly app developed by B-Three Solutions.

SharePoint-Based Employee Directory

SharePoint-Based Employee Directory

Because of a rapidly increasing volume of business, an engineering firm experienced a high growth rate within the organization. One side effect of such rapid growth is the need to get to know all the new faces around the office.

Compliance Monitoring: Federal Contracts

Compliance Monitoring: Federal Contracts

B–Three Solutions has managed a number of projects for a large firm that is under contract with the Federal Government to perform background investigations and other security services.

Digital Signage Application for International Client

Digital Signage Application for International Client

This project began with a comprehensive Design Specification, developed by B-Three through an intensive process of interaction with the client firm. The document describes a digital media tool that provides information in public places through digital signage. The content of the digital sign can include advertising.

Document Repository: Insurance

Document Repository: Insurance

For an insurance agency, B–Three created a SharePoint Image Repository system to enable the firm to manage insurance records for approximately 16,000 customers. The solution incorporates hardware, commercially available software (Microsoft SharePoint), and custom software, in order to integrate document management with enterprise operations.

Kiosk-Based Point-of-Sale System

Kiosk-Based Point-of-Sale System

A non-profit, membership-based organization dedicated to promoting outdoor activities needed a system that would link the check-in/check-out kiosks at its three kayak rental sites to the database at its central office. Rentals – more than 20,000 customers logged annually – had previously been logged through a manual procedure.

Equipment Reservation/Inventory System

Equipment Reservation/Inventory System

A leading manufacturer of tools for professionals in the expert trades asked B-Three Solutions to create a customized inventory application to replace a paper-based equipment tracking procedure. The application produced an immediate reduction in personnel costs – at least 2.5 person-days per month.

Agile: On-Site Software Development Team

Agile: On-Site Software Development Team

Since 2011, an Agile software development team from B-Three has been executing projects for a leading supplier of corporate promotional products. The size of the on-site team has fluctuated between three and seven developers, based upon the client’s current needs.

Agile: Enhancing Internal Systems

Agile: Enhancing Internal Systems

A national wholesale insurance broker with 15 offices across the country asked B-Three to work with its in-house personnel to upgrade mission-critical internal systems. The client firm also asked B‑Three to use the project as an opportunity to train the in-house personnel in utilizing the Agile software development methodology.

Agile: Commercial Software Package Upgrades

Agile: Commercial Software Package Upgrades

Over a period of seven years, B-Three has executed several significant projects for a firm that markets the industry-leading supply chain inventory optimization system. On each project, our developers have conformed to the client’s established methodology, and worked in full compliance with their information security policies.

Commercial Software Package: Voice–Powered Inventory System

Commercial Software Package: Voice–Powered Inventory System

A local software firm faced an approaching public release date for a major upgrade of their chief software product, a voice–powered inventory system that enables its users to make inventory decisions and enter inventory data by means of voice commands.

Software Package: Cloud-Based Assignment Tracking System

Software Package: Cloud-Based Assignment Tracking System

A company that markets an assignment tracking package for providers of emergency services contracted with B-Three for the analysis of upgrading of its client-server software product to a cloud computing environment, with the corresponding code conversion from C++ to a .NET framework. The system leveraged the latest Silverlight technologies.

Cloud-Based Software Package: Auto Inspection

Cloud-Based Software Package: Auto Inspection

A company with 30 years of experience in the field of Quality Assurance developed the concept for a commercial software product that would be sold to automobile dealerships and auto service businesses.

Software Integration: Municipal Government

Software Integration: Municipal Government

On this project, two commercial off–the–shelf software products (KnowledgeLake Capture and Microsoft SharePoint) were modified and integrated with legacy custom software (previously developed in–house by the City of Pittsburgh) and new custom software (developed by B–Three).

Case Management: Internal Investigations

Case Management: Internal Investigations

The responsibility of the City of Pittsburgh’s Office of Municipal Investigations (OMI) is to follow up on allegations of misconduct by City employees. Most, but not all, of the citizen complaints investigated by OMI involve the actions of police officers.

Extension of Software Life: Crime Mapping System

Extension of Software Life: Crime Mapping System

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police uses the MapStats crime plotting system to analyze trends in criminal activity and deploy its resources effectively. MapStats utilizes the ArcSDE component of ESRI’s ArcIMS GIS environment. Crime data comes from the Oracle database of the Automated Police Reporting System (APRS).

Hardware/Software Integration: Law Enforcement

Hardware/Software Integration: Law Enforcement

The City of Pittsburgh’s court scheduling system, referred to as “PayCops”, is an Oracle application that enables the City to efficiently schedule its police officers for court dates. The system takes into account the pass days of the individual officers, the scheduling requirements of the court system, and the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

Automated Reporting System: County Sheriff

Automated Reporting System: County Sheriff

For the Sheriff’s Department of a large metropolitan county, B-Three implemented a comprehensive automated reporting system. Every report used by the Sheriff’s Department was fully computerized. Each report can now be completed by the reporting officer, submitted for supervisor approval, edited, printed, and approved electronically.

Automated Reporting System: School Police

Automated Reporting System: School Police

After viewing a demonstration of the City of Pittsburgh’s Automated Police Reporting System (APRS), a major metropolitan school district asked B-Three Solutions to adapt APRS into a system that would meet the needs of its school police.

Speeding Up Work Order Processing with Smartphone App

Speeding Up Work Order Processing with Smartphone App

For a company that is active in oil and gas exploration, B-Three developed a smartphone application that greatly streamlined the processing of data gathered by personnel in the field.

Hardware/Software Integration: G–20 Time Tracking System

Hardware/Software Integration: G–20 Time Tracking System

In late September 2009, Pittsburgh hosted the G–20 economic summit meeting. To meet security requirements for this important event, the City arranged for approximately 3,000 out–of–town officers to supplement its own 900-officer police force.

Mobile Workforce Solutions: Building Inspection

Mobile Workforce Solutions: Building Inspection

Built for the City of Pittsburgh’s Bureau of Building Inspection (BBI) by B–Three Solutions, the Automated Code Enforcement application enables a building inspector in the field to receive an enforcement assignment (often based on a citizen complaint telephoned to a municipal services call center just a few minutes before), and then file a report — complete and enforcement–ready — from the field after carrying out the inspection.

Mobile Workforce Solutions: Law Enforcement

Mobile Workforce Solutions: Law Enforcement

This was a multi–phase systems development project which brought about a major transformation in the law enforcement systems of the City of Pittsburgh. B–Three produced an integrated hardware/software solution, utilizing .NET forms for the user interface, with an Oracle database on the back end.

Data Management and Analysis: Electronic Medical Records

Data Management and Analysis: Electronic Medical Records

A major university conducting important studies on diabetes engaged B–Three Solutions to meet its data management requirements. B–Three designed and constructed a data mart and created the processes to populate it with Electronic Medical Record (EMR) data.

Data Warehouse: Medical Information

Data Warehouse: Medical Information

A firm providing professional healthcare services to a large number of community hospitals asked B–Three to propose a solution for efficiently generating its internal reports.

Report Conversion: Healthcare

Report Conversion: Healthcare

A nonprofit company in the healthcare field, with a significant presence and high visibility in two major metropolitan areas, contracted with B–Three Solutions for a project to upgrade its internal decision-support reporting.