Dove Tree Chooses Magic's Application Platform for its Next Generation Warehouse Management System
“Trying to do this with any other tool would have been impossible. We would have been forced into using a much larger development team and that would have led to all kinds of communication issues, and we'd still be working on the software rather than delivering it to our customers.”
Bill Woo, President, Dove Tree Canyon Software
Dove Tree Canyon Software of San Diego, California, designs and deploys software for controlling automated material handling systems in warehouses, distribution centers, and stockrooms. Its Warehouse Control System (WCS) software helps lower the cost of order processing and material handling operations by effectively directing and coordinating carousel, pick-to-light, sortation, conveyor, and other automated systems and equipment.
Dove Tree wanted to enhance its warehouse application, so that when looking up an item on a computer, not only the part name and number would be displayed, but also a picture of the part or package to be picked off the shelf or out of the automated warehouse racking system. The warehouse application also controls the automated racking equipment that brings the product directly to the worker.
Magic’s Application Platform provided the tools to develop a Rich Internet Application (RIA) with all the required functionality. The warehouse environment is particularly well suited to the use of mobile handheld devices, so the ability to deploy Magic applications on mobile devices running on the Windows Mobile operating system was a major factor in the success of the development project.
Magic's fresh metadata approach streamlined the complexity of the development process, enabling Dove Tree to deploy a next-generation mobile RIA solution with maximum speed and minimum resources.
Using Magic’s smart technology, Dove Tree provided its employees with a total mobility experience, dramatically improving their efficiency, accuracy, and overall productivity.