E-Commerce & Security
Even companies that maintain brick and mortar facilities conduct e-commerce, which also necessitates a firm grasp on ever-evolving online security requirements. The DSoft Technology team has successfully implemented a number of customer e-commerce solutions backed by the best security available.
ColoradoRandR.com & RockyMountainBlue.com & USAFAServices.com
ColoradoRandR.com is the first-ever USAF web-based e-commerce tickets and tours site. ColoradoRandR.com evolved into the now famous Rocky Mountain Blue, used to advertise and sell tickets for SnoFest and other ski events. ColoradoRandR.com provides military members with travel and lodging information and a secure reservation system. The USAFA Services website is the primary source of information for services, activities, and community events and is used regularly by cadets, alumni, and other service members. The site now has a mobile version designed and implemented by DSoft. All three websites have been built on the content management system, Umbraco, allowing services personnel to manage specials, rates and other information needed for reservation and booking. This system provides the Government client with an email mass marketing capability, as well as links to ski and summer resorts in Colorado.
DSoft Technology developed the entire ColoradoRandR system: IT strategy and concept definition, requirements analysis, implementation of all technologies, web site development and maintenance, hosting, T-3 integration, backend database development, automatic email notification, and network security.
Technologies used: Umbraco, ASP.NET, C#, Microsoft SQL Server
County Access Link (CAL)
CAL is a County Treasurer property tax management portal system used by county residents and other subscribers to create Certificates of Financial Condition of taxes by paid subscription over the Internet. DSoft Technology performed the CAL requirements analysis, design, development, and deployment.
Fresh Encounter Conference Registration
The Fresh Encounter Conference by Blackaby Ministries can be registered for online by the system that DSoft Technology built. Users can register and pay for the event online. The administrators of the event receive automatically generated reports of the attendees.
Chexact / EpiCheck
Chexact and EpiCheck are e-commerce services designed to guarantee consumer bank checks over the Internet and through point of sale terminals in compliance with NACHA Guidelines for Internet check transactions. Chexact and Epicheck are comprised of a sophisticated system of primary and 3rd party servers and software communicating when a bank check transaction is passed through the system from an Internet merchant. Chexact offers a tiered capability of products for small to large volume member merchants. Chexact provides for a consumer membership and award program.
DSoft Technology was responsible for all IT services to include hardware procurement, and all software design and development. Chexact and EpiCheck are registered trademarks of International Financial Services.
Focus on the Family
The MyFamily program for Focus on the Family (FoTF) consisted of integrating a common data repository, built on SQL Server 2005, with multiple web-based applications. This architecture uses a common access level through Web Services. One particular application is the Profile Manager which allows the user to add, delete or modify the information that Focus on the Family has on record. This is over a secure (SSL) connection and is accessible only after the user's web credentials are validated. FoTF administration has access to a Profile Manager Administration application that allows them to administer the users' accounts. MyFamily program also has a payment gateway built specifically for communications with their financial institution. This payment gateway takes credit cards or electronic checks as payment for product, subscription or donation over SSL.
Air Force Space Command desired a net-centric web portal that would offer the tools and services needed by the command's units to advertise, track, and trade their excess inventory items. Before purchasing new supplies, a unit must first browse the site to look for surplus items. The posted spare items can then be ordered by the unit, circumventing unwise new purchases. For cost-avoidance reporting purposes, when items are picked up or shipped, the transaction is recorded along with an assigned monitory value. This system consolidated a hodgepodge of methodologies which alone had already saved the military millions through re-capturing superfluous inventory.
The site accommodates the management of accounts and role access, as there are allowed "sellers", "buyers", and administrators.
Sellers post their units unused supplies for "sale" after establishing a standard price/unit, name, photo and description for the item(s) by locating the exact matching item or a comparable widget in a database that is a sub-set of the Federal Logistics Information Systems (FLIS) database. If a search turns up no similar item, they can enter the "new" item and its characteristics.
Buyers can browse the inventory or utilize search capabilities to locate items that meet their requirements. After finding needed items, they can "purchase" them, very similar to e-commerce websites with shopping cart facilities.
Both sellers and buyers can view and manage their transactions where automatic emails keep the parties informed of the various purchases, pickup or shipping details, cancelations, listings and de-listings. Inventory counts are automatically updated. Sellers, buyers, and administrators can avail themselves of extensive and flexible reporting capabilities.
The site also allows the uploading and listing of documentation and instructions required for material recycling, and hazardous waste cleanup and disposal.
This solution was designed to be adaptable and configurable. Scalability was an important consideration as the customer needs the capability to roll out the site in several phases: to support a base, several bases, multiple regions, and eventually adoption Air Force wide. The site also strives to meet Section 508 accessibility requirements.