Claims that Progress Dynamics™ halves the development time of applications has gained public support from the
international Swiss healthcare specialist DataSwiss Solutions, following similar experiences from Proteus and
KCS in the UK.
DataSwiss developed its new SwissCare® healthcare application in half the time expected using Progress
Dynamics (see press release at www.progress.com/releases/2001/121101a.htm). Announced earlier this year,
Dynamics is a repository-based framework and part of the Progress OpenEdge™ suite of development tools and
database products for building and integrating e-business applications.
DataSwiss handles the requirements of a wide range of healthcare service providers including specialty
hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, nursing homes and in-home healthcare. The company operates globally and
wanted a flexible and fast solution to address international issues such as multiple languages and translation
The Progress Localization Manager provided by Dynamics allows for consistent business context translations of
the application interface into multiple languages without modifying the application’s original source code.
This can happen while the system is operating live and in parallel with users speaking different languages,
regardless of the actual location of the application. SwissCare language offerings include English, US
English, French, Spanish and German.
Frank Mainzer, chief technology officer for DataSwiss said: “With Dynamics, we developed about sixty percent
of the application without writing a single line of code. In addition to the increase in development
productivity and related cost savings, the use of standard procedures resulted in a significant reduction of
SwissCare also makes use of Progress® WebClient™ technology. This ultra thin client approach enables
connection to the system from anywhere with a PC and an Internet connection. When a user logs on, WebClient
checks whether they are using the most up-to-date version of the system and if not, automatically downloads
it. Despite running the application from a browser, WebClient provides the rich look and feel of Windows –
complete with a multi-window capability.
SwissCare runs on all Microsoft operating systems (from Windows 95 upwards) and web servers, as well as on all
Unix derivatives. With the help of Progress Dynamics, the application is also fully enabled for the
out-hosted, application service provider (ASP) distribution model, without any additional development effort
or application modifications.
About DataSwiss Solutions AG
DataSwiss Solutions AG is a leading Swiss software developer with more than 25 years of international
practical experience covering all fields of in-patient and outpatient medical care in special and
rehabilitation hospitals as well as complex nursing facilities. They are the exclusive manufacturers of
SwissCare, the revolutionary new healthcare information system (HIS) used in special hospitals, rehabilitation
hospitals and units, nursing facilities and homes for housing and assisted living facilities all over the
world. DataSwiss Solutions AG is headquartered in Taegerwilen, Switzerland, with offices in Dortmund, Germany
and Miami, Florida and new offices opening soon in Rome, Italy. For more information about DataSwiss, please http://visit www.dataswiss.com .
About the Progress Company
The Progress Company is a global supplier of software technology and services for developing, deploying,
integrating and managing e-business solutions. The company provides a comprehensive suite of products that
includes application development tools, application servers, messaging servers, and the industry's most widely
used, lowest-cost-of-ownership embedded database. The Progress Company's partners include more than 2,000
independent software vendors (ISVs) and application service providers (ASPs) who supply annually over $5
billion in Progress®-based applications and related services. Over 50,000 organisations across more than 120
countries - including 70 percent of the Fortune 100 - rely on Progress-based applications. The Progress
Company, an operating unit of Progress Software Corporation (Nasdaq: PRGS), is headquartered in Bedford,
Mass., and can be reached in the UK at 01753 216300 or on the Web at http://www.progress.com .
Progress, OpenEdge, WebClient, and Progress Dynamics are trademarks or registered trademarks of Progress
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