Asama Software Builds Rich Internet Insurance Application 50% Faster using uniPaaS RIA
Asama Software (www.asamasoft.co.jp) is headquartered in Saku City, Japan. The company specializes in customized business software development for real-estate and has developed the “NEWS” application for short term, small insurance businesses. The company employs eight people, including a single developer.
e-Net is an insurance company that specializes in selling short-term, low-cost insurance for home contents. The company filed for business registration in May, 2008 and requested system development by Asama Software to meet the company’s application needs, working under the assumption that they would receive registration approval within 3 months.
Asama was tasked with designing an application to be used by e-Net’s insurance agents, many of whom were not tech-savvy. They would be looking to log-in via the web, then update and maintain the various contracts and home contents information for their clients.
Having initially planned to use HTML to build the client user interface, the developers at Asama quickly realized that any changes to the business logic would require extensive follow-up work in HTML, which could jeopardize their tight project schedule.
Asama therefore needed a comprehensive application development tool that would facilitate the rich web user experience and functionality demanded - but without compromising on speed of development or ability to customize.
The Magic Software Solution
Asama turned to Magic Software and their newly released uniPaaS RIA, an end-to-end application platform for business-focused Rich Internet Application (RIA) development and deployment.
Using a single developer, Asama developed the entire Rich internet insurance application within 3 months.
Fast development was accredited to uniPaaS RIA’s metadata engine which automatically determines which business logic belongs to the server and which goes to the client.
uniPaaS RIA’s new client side development studio was also key to providing the rich functionality and intuitive ease of use demanded by e-Net.
The business start date for the e-Net short term small insurance was met as planned. Shortly after the launch of NEWS, Asama re-worked the program on very short notice. According to Mr. Kobayashi, “The only change required was on the server side. Such short term updating would not have been possible without uniPaaS RIA which has a system for automatic distribution between the client side screen and business logic.”
Mr. Kobayashi summed up his experience with the uniPaaS RIA philosophy as, “simple is best”.