Built from the ground up and dubbed “Practice Choice,” the design called for an online transaction-based application leveraging a SaaS model and a new technology stack developed on Microsoft technology. In addition, a critical requirement was that the finished product incorporates a user experience emphasizing intuitive, easy-to-use workflows. The large-scale project called for 60 developers and a 2+ year schedule.
Seeking to boost overall productivity and efficiency, the Practice Choice team began researching commercial toolsets. They quickly settled on Telerik DevTools and its extensive set of .NET development tools. Telerik DevCraft suite is the ultimate toolset for professional developers. It includes a complete stack of products with an extensive set of UI controls, numbering in the hundreds, across all of Microsoft’s .NET and HTML-based UI frameworks. The Telerik® by Progress suite of tools, solutions and support is a one-stop shop for any developer working with .NET, offering industry-supported controls that easily integrate, across .NET platforms and enable developers to focus on time-to-market and differentiation.
“We wanted something that would help accelerate development, provide a consistent UI look-and-feel, and could meet all of our project requirements,” says Ponce. “Telerik controls were an obvious choice – they were easy to learn and use, and are backed by a strong support system. Furthermore, they gave a fresh, professional, state-of-the-art look and feel to our application, something its competitors could not do.”
With Telerik DevTools integrated into their development environment, the Practice Choice team moved quickly to execute the application’s design. At the time of release, more than 125 Telerik controls and components were in use and initial feedback from the customer base concluded some of the most popular components included – AppointmentPanel, ColorPicker, DataControl, DateTimePicker, PopupManager, RadComboBox, RadMenu, RadTreeView, TransitionControl and more.