is losing customers to progressive attrition, a problem many service
organizations face. The bank hires a Psyex research team to do economic
modeling in order to categorize customers and determine
what traits and transaction habits the most valuable customers possess.
A Psyex software development team then isolates those customers in the
database through AI-based pattern-matching techniques so that the
bank can target them for more aggressive marketing.
2--A Museum needs a completely automated workflow system built on top
of an enterprise level database that is fully web accessible. What's more, the
system needs to be robust enough for their external web site to be streamlined into
that same architecture and utilize that same database. Psyex determines that PostgreSQL
offers all the needed features and stability of Oracle with a $100,000
savings as well, very helpful on a non-profit budget. It then uses the fastest
web application development environment, WebOjects, to
cut development costs and rapidly develop a series of web applications that allows
the object to be tracked through the many stages of the object's life.
Automated processing occurs, including submission updates to the national
library archives. Collections management and object tracking are seamlessly
integrated and remote data feeds are handled transparently in XML. No one needs
to worry about whether the users are running Macs, some
flavor of Unix, or Windows since the solution is platform independent and not
based on proprietary APIs, further reducing costs.
3--A producer wants more hands-on control on the quality of the daily
footage shot on location in New Guinea, but doesn't have the time to spend
4 months in New Guinea just to look at the dailies so that he can make
decisions about the next day's shoot. A web application won't do because
he wants to provide comments attached to any part of the footage. Psyex
is hired and builds a Java client application that looks like a regular
desktop application, with features that allow voice and text comments
hooked into any part of the footage, footage played by the Producer
as soon as the server is updated every evening after each day's work.
4--A company publishes a large catalog each month that brings in lots of
revenue, but is also costing them a lot of money in graphics designer
wages. Psyex is hired to build an automated pre-publication solution that
uses the same general templates the designers were using, a database system
where anyone can now enter the information for the catalog from around
the world, and a basic network so that a labor-intensive effort is now
reduced to an automatically built Quark document with a push of the button
using AppleScript technology.
firm can't decide what kind of accounting system to use with its new local
network. Psyex is hired to research accounting software for them, recommends
that they establish it behind a firewall, tunes up the network, and installs
easily maintainable system.