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Upgraded Development Stack Improves Data Governance & Quality

A leading real estate and financial services asset management company needed assistance migrating their legacy on-premises data environment that had become difficult to manage. Some key parts of the legacy system relied on Microsoft Excel and a web application. Loading data was complex and manual, and a lack of data governance needed to be addressed. The client asked Imaginet to upgrade the application using a more modern development stack to clean up and standardize how data was loaded and processed.  Using Azure Data Factory as the primary method for data integration (ETL) processes, the Imaginet data engineering team moved the data environment into Microsoft Azure cloud services, with a data … Read more


Modernized Application Results in Increased Productivity and Better Control Over Technology 

A provincial agricultural services corporation had been using IBM Domino Designer to complete their organization’s projects. Designer is an outdated tool making it difficult to find someone who can support the maintenance of it. Very few developers are familiar with Designer due to its decrease in popularity. They approached Imaginet for assistance in developing a more modern application. Outdated applications and technology result in a variety of challenges. Making changes or adding additional requirements becomes almost impossible because of the lack of knowledge of these tools. Therefore, our client was experiencing outdated processes resulting in inefficiencies and a harm to productivity. In addition, the client could not see the developer’s … Read more


Modernized API & User Interface Optimizes Application & Performance

A leading asset manager with an emphasis on real estate and financial services had been using an older REACT application to view and track data about loans and transactions. The user interface could have been faster, and the database on the backend more convenient to use. The client engaged Imaginet to modernize their API and user interface to increase team productivity and ease of use.  The Imaginet Application Development Team rebuilt the API in .NET 6 and C#, using a modern controller-based approach with a mediator pattern setup between the controllers, servers, and database layer. The old application had many different pieces working together, and we focused on keeping the … Read more


Updated Parcel Tracking Portal Allows Customers to Access Most Recent Business Features

A leading Canadian retail logistics provider had an existing parcel tracking portal based on a .NET 5 backend and a React frontend. However, these technologies had become outdated relative to their business processes due to a lack of resources to support them at the required pace. As a result, their customers had no access to the most recent business features. They contacted Imaginet to develop an updated portal for parcel tracking and to reduce the effort required for future support and development.  To fulfill the client’s requirements, Imaginet developed a new portal which included the following features:  With this project, we also introduced new Blazor technology and followed clean architecture … Read more


Enhanced Site Structure and Document Libraries Improve Team Productivity 

One of the largest trailer leasing and rental companies in the United States needed assistance building an intranet hub site and department sites for their organization with the goal of enhancing team productivity. While they already had a couple of SharePoint sites built, they weren’t being used and needed direction and guidance to make the most of their products. Phase two of the project involved assisting with the setup of document libraries for specific departments and two different department sites (Marketing and HR) within the hub site (where their internal team had already started to build out other sites and document libraries).  The Imaginet Business Productivity team configured the Marketing … Read more


Teams Implementation Empowers Individual Organizational Teams to Collaborate Seamlessly 

A well-established global charitable organization contacted Imaginet to assist in implementing Microsoft Teams across the organization, as well as creating separate teams for each department. The goal was to have an accessible space for team members to collaborate.   The organization expressed their desire to do the work themselves but wanted Imaginet to oversee their work to ensure they were implementing everything correctly and efficiently. The first step was to understand the client’s requirements for their Team site. We then produced a document outlining how to set up policies and create individual teams.   Our next step was providing training for each department. Imaginet created additional documents for training purposes and performed … Read more


Re-Designed Reporting Solutions Improves Data Accuracy and Auditing

A provincial agricultural services corporation was experiencing challenges with its reporting solution. They were starting to use Power BI to replace operational reports that had previously used data from a DB/2 operational database. With data often duplicated and limited staff available to manage the data, they were encountering bottlenecks and governance issues. The client re-engaged Imaginet to help their team re-design their data analytics model and processes.   The client’s approach to replacing their existing reports with Power BI was to build each report with its own dataset from their new operational data store (ODS), which was now hosted in a SQL database. This led to many silos of similar data … Read more


File Organization and Data Consolidation Assistance Speeds up SharePoint Transition    

One of the largest trailer leasing and rental companies in the United States needed assistance building an intranet hub site and department sites for their organization. While they already had a couple of SharePoint sites built, they weren’t being used and needed direction and guidance to make the most of their products and get employees and leadership excited to use the sites. During previous phases, the Imaginet Business Productivity team built out sites for specific departments and pages for sub-departments. During phase three, the client was transitioning their remaining files off the network into SharePoint. To assist with the project, Imaginet focused on developing nine different SharePoint sites, each with … Read more


New Application Provides Online Hub for Neurodiverse Individuals to Collaborate

A major Canadian university reached out to Imaginet to create an application that provided an online resource for neurodiverse people and their families. The goal was to provide a space where neurodiverse individuals could share stories or provide insight into the practices that have helped them overcome challenges in their day-to-day lives. This online resource would give people facing similar challenges a safe space to communicate with one another.   The Imaginet Application Development team used C#, ASP.NET, JavaScript, and Orchard to build the entire website and application from scratch. Orchard is a CMS service with several built-in tools, which allowed Imaginet to streamline the whole process and ensure end users … Read more


Site Configuration and Training Helps Organization Capitalize on Existing SharePoint Products  

One of the largest trailer leasing and rental companies in the United States needed assistance building an intranet hub site and department sites for their organization. While they already had a couple of SharePoint sites built, they weren’t being used to their full potential. The client needed direction and guidance to make the most of their products and to get employees and leadership excited to use the sites. Phase one of the project involved assisting with the setup of the client’s hub site and two different department sites as a pilot – IT and Finance. Both departments required separate document libraries for their sub-departments, with custom permissions.  The Imaginet Business … Read more