This is the beginning of a brand new application to replace an aging Foxpro application.
The purpose of the application will be client management and reporting.
We are an agency that sees thousands of clients per year and need to track them through every step of our assistance and keep information gathered about them in pre defined intervals after they are gone.
The application will track many asspects of our business. From one on one meeting tracking to large group meetings.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).
.NET 2.0 using Visual Studio 2005 tools and VEA 05. Also the database will be in SQL Server Standard with the expectation to migrate to SQL Server 2005 when it is released
Yes, I realize the tools are still in beta but this is a long project and the tools are the best I have ever used from MSFT so I expect development team to use them.
The beginnings will include the development of the client database(s).
The next steps will be the development of an application that pulls information from these databases. Simultaneously the multiple user interfaces will be developed.
Some will be very simple for just entering and/or modifying client information. both a [url removed, login to view] and forms version of this will be created.
The others will be advanced tools for people making business decisions from the data.
The last steps will be migration of existing foxpro data to SQL server with as little loss as possible.