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ISO/CS, JPL Informatique and Vaadin - Global directory

ISO/CS, JPL Informatique and Vaadin - Creating a global directory

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What happens when you put together the International Organization for Standardization Central Secretariat (ISO/CS), JPL Informatique and Vaadin?
Obviously, a very successful multi-supplier project. The project aimed to create a global directory, a backbone of all the tools needed in the standardization process.

The application enables international, regional and national standardization bodies' administrators to manage standards development parties. One of the key outputs of the application is to support role assignment to experts and organizations participating in the standardization process.
 
– Throughout the execution of the project, our main goal was to deliver a more versatile
and scalable application. We aimed to improve the user experience and make the whole software faster, simpler and better, explains Project Manager Stéphane Châtelet from ISO/CS.
 
– In the process we also created internal guidelines on how to build applications in a
consistent way. Together with ISO/CS and Vaadin we achieved the actual wow effect in this project, says CTO Eric Leray from JPL Informatique.

All for one and one for all

In this project everyone had their own special roles.

– ISO/CS, of course, had the best knowledge of their business processes, we in JPL
Informatique were their local partner in charge of the technical execution and Vaadin had the design expertise and knowledge of its implementation. Through partnership with Vaadin we also got access to the right people, when we had questions, Eric explains.

– The first phase of the project started two years ago with a technology evaluation. At
that time the options were Struts2, ICEfaces (JSF2), GWT, GXT and Vaadin. Following the technical stack choice, we began to search for the right partners to help us get up to speed with the Vaadin framework, and accompany us during the project execution, says Stéphane. He continues:

– After an intense year working on this project, the team delivered the application in due
time and, with a few months of production behind us, we can say: "all lights are green". It was and is a necessity to be able to trust our partners and their expertise. We plan to continue this cooperation in the future.

A road to success: partnering

Vaadin and JPL Informatique are solution partners. The Vaadin Solution Partnership program helps companies to stand out from other open-source developers. Vaadin backs up the development by offering a comprehensive set of tools and services. According to Ville Ingman, VP of German Operations in Vaadin, partnering is about building business on top of the partnering model for both sides.

– Because of our solution partner model, both we and our solution partner can offer expertise in a wider scale. It is about combining our strengths and being able to offer more than we could as individual companies.

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world's largest developer of voluntary International Standards. International Standards give state of the art specifications for products, services and good practice, helping to make industry more efficient and effective. Developed through global consensus, they help to break down barriers to international trade.

Founded in 1995, JPL Informatique SA offers services in consulting, training, design and development in software engineering as well as in marketing and integration solutions. JPL Informatique SA also has a firm specializing in the recruitment of IT specialists (managers, engineers, designers). activities of recruitment firm predates the establishment of the company and the activity is present for more than 25 years on the Swiss market.