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SofTech Group Professional Services Creates New Visual Basic SDK

Company Background:

This SofTech Group customer is a leading healthcare company with a broad spectrum of innovative solutions and services that address the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. For more than 100 years, this company has been active in the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of novel healthcare solutions.

Situation/Challenge:

The main diabetes and cardiovascular business areas of this company encompass ultramodern, accurate and easy-to-use monitors, health management software, patient education programs, and diagnostic kits for self-testing. This provides doctors and patients simple, reliable test systems for decentralized testing in hospitals, in doctor's offices or patients' homes – thus bringing the laboratory to the patient.

ProductCenter PLM Consulting Solution:

To aid in this process, all custom data comprising of benchmarks or diabetes and cardiovascular areas are stored in the ProductCenter® PLM (product lifecycle management) system. This company uses custom programming on a firmware level to update their diagnostic kits with these benchmarks. The company makes wide use of a new ProductCenter Visual Basic Software Development Kit developed by SofTech Group Professional Services to access ProductCenter from a programmatic approach to validate and update the data on a constant basis. They have classified their data by Product specification level and they make use of ProductCenter vault and clients.

Benefits:

Through the results of these efforts this company and others are able to achieve:

  • Customers who have Visual Basic knowledge can very easily create their own ProductCenter client interfaces
  • Coding is easier and therefore, there's less maintenance
  • The applications developed are extensible, scalable, and portable.