With most of its apps built on the .NET technology stack and with extensive jQuery experience, Alexander Forbes previously used Telerik® Kendo UI® to build a number of apps. For these two very different challenges, the flexible and complete Kendo UI toolset again fit the bill.
“We evaluate technologies on a project by project basis,” said Svetlin Iliev, Applications Development Manager for Alexander Forbes. “For these applications we again found that Telerik gives us more out-of- the-box capabilities that speed development than other solutions, and the consistent look and feel we require for our end users.”
The South Africa Reserve Bank, like many government regulatory agencies, has strict and complex reporting requirements. The legacy reporting app required users to pull data from three disparate systems then manually compile the data into the report. The process was tedious and slow.
“The Kendo grid controls speeded the development process, enabling us to readily capture the data in the disparate legacy databases and move it to a single platform,” Iliev said. “There is now one front-end where all the data is nicely organized and displayed, expediting the production of reports for the Reserve Bank.”
With customer portfolio data housed in core legacy systems and accessed and displayed through an aging desktop app, meeting with clients to review portfolios at times proved challenging for Alexander Forbes representatives. IT was tasked with developing a mobile app with flexible data access capabilities and a powerful UI that can work on any device, at any time and any place the customer chooses, online or offline.
Once again, Kendo UI with powerful data management and data visualization capabilities, proved to be the ideal solution. “We now have an app that can virtually run on any device,” he said. “The navigation is smooth and clean to facilitate portfolio discussions, and the charts, graphs and the other visual features we built with Kendo UI allow our representatives to make powerful, easy-to-understand presentations.”