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EZNamespaceExtensions Case Study : Velo Explorer, F.Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd


Company

F.Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
Web Site : http://www.roche.com/

Company Information

Roche is a leading healthcare company with a broad spectrum of innovative solutions. For more than 100 years, they have been active in the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of novel healthcare solutions. Their products and services address prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, thus enhancing well-being and quality of life.

Product

Velo Explorer
Velo Explorer is the client side part of a bigger document management solution (Velo Explorer + Document Management interface on client side + Virtual Folders and LiveLink on server side). It is used to manage documents that are part of business process used in Roche for partnering with other companies in terms of selling or buying compounds to make drugs.

Problem

Requirement of a library for development of shell namespace extensions in .Net for implementing a document management system which was integrated into Windows Explorer. Library should be well-designed and easy to use; ability to reduce development time of namespace extensions was critical.

Solution

EZNamespaceExtensions.Net enabled the development of the Velo Explorer product at a rapid pace. The developers of Velo Explorer were able to concentrate of the actual functionality of the namespace extension and did not have to spend time on the technical details of getting the basic namespace extension working.

These are some comments from Mr. Marek Suski, Senior Specialist Software Developer at Roche:

"The product saved us a lot of development and testing time. Using the product we were able to deliver an application extremely similar to Windows Explorer......only 10-15 minutes are required for initial training."