SAP Uses Visual WebGui

Gizmox announces that software development company SAP saved more than $720,000 in development costs of its web-based global test management system using Visual WebGui's rapid application development framework. SAP's NetWeaver UI Test Development team delivered their VWG-based web application in just 9 months using only 2 developers, cutting SAP's expenditures on development time and personnel costs by more than 50% from the team's original 5 person, 18 month allocation.

Charged with creating a global, centralized test management application needed to manage testing resources and test plans being developed around the world, SAP's NetWeaver UI Test Development team was instructed to deliver a high quality solution fast. After toying with ASP.NET, the development team became dissatisfied with the quality and breadth of its controls. SAP considered the use of 3rd party web controls, but the price and complexities involved with implementation became too costly. But after evaluating the advantages of developing with Visual WebGui, SAP adopted the framework. The completed VWG-based application called SNAP (SAP NetWeaver Test Automation Project) delivers a great operational and cost-saving value to SAP. The web-based solution serves more than 500 users worldwide and has earned rave reviews from SAP executives as a highly responsive and usable system. Today, the application's ongoing maintenance and new releases are handled by an even smaller team than the original 2 developers.

Visual WebGui allows software developers to create web applications in a Windows and ASP.NET environment by simply porting their newly developed or upgraded existing applications to the cutting-edge Ajax or Silverlight web environment with a push of the button and without rewrites. Visual WebGui allows users to develop applications in WinForms and dual deploy to the web as ASP.NET or as a standalone WinForms applications. The Visual WebGui client employs JavaScript, XSL and CSS to deliver applications-like GUI components that look, feel, and behave like their desktop counterparts, allowing for the creation a true desktop experience on the web.

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