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Generali is a leading provider of insurance products.  Generali's Claims Management System is a large desktop application providing comprehensive claims management functions to the business.

Project Highlights

  • Main objective: complete a full, functional migration of the Claims System to the C#.NET platform using WPF.
  • Scope: 27 inter-related VB6 projects containing 1,358 Files: 220Forms, 430 Classes, 14 UserControls, 630 Modules, 1 PropertyPage; 1.6M Total LOC; 500K Unique LOC; 36 external COM componentsUpgrade
  • VB6 Upgrade Effort: 30 person-months for VB6 upgrade solution development

Technical Highlights

  • Upgrade VB6 Forms to WPF using custom gmslAPI upgrade EXE with WPF/XAML subsystem
  • Upgrade ADODB to ADO SQLite
  • Upgrade desktop application in parallel with extensive middleware integration improvements 
  • Using "Transform and Assemble Strategy", upgrade eleven distinct "batches"  of VB6 code over a 10-month period allowing incremental transition and accelerated functional testing

Using gmSudio, Great Migrations provided initial development  in implementing an automated, incremental, and repeatable upgrade solution. This included the development of a .NET-based API for developing custom upgrade solutions and gmStudio enhancements to integrate this approach.  GM presented the custom solution to the customer in an intensive 2-week onsite training workshop.  Subsequently, GM supported the Project Team and helped them become self-reliant in enhancing the solution for both the WPF upgrade and many other custom upgrade features. 

Great Migrations would like to thank our partners at HighTechValue for giving their expertise, motivation, and commitment to customer satisfaction without which this effort could not have been a success.

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