After twelve months of preparation, assessment and validation, the first release was implemented, initially used by four IT units for a pilot phase. The second release was delivered several months later and put into operation by all seven IT offices.
“So far, we are very satisfied with the way the project has gone,” said Geyer. “Progress supported us in revising the architecture. In close cooperation, new frameworks were selected and implemented, and user experience and maintenance efforts were optimized as well. All stakeholders had full involvement in the process. The new OSIV 3G is already running productively at some IV offices and is already enjoying a high level of acceptance from the user base.”
OpenEdge also allowed the independence of the local IV office to be reflected in the architecture. In the future, OSIV-Pool office will be able to decide independently of one another whether they want to use OSIV 3G on- premises or in want to operate the cloud. All partners developed their frameworks to be compatible with OpenEdge and having the Progress team in a hands-on role meant it assumed risk management responsibilities as well. “Progress has fully met our high standards as a provider of a critical solution.”
The OSIV-Pool is a company consisting of seven cantonal IV offices and four regional medical services with the purpose of joint financing, development and support of the software system “Open System Invaliden Versicherung” or “OSIV” for short. The OSIV-Pool provides central professional and technical services, coordinates all technical matters of its members and looks after the interests of the affiliated implementation agencies internally and externally. Learn more at www.osiv.ch.