Case Study: Quickly Responding to Customer Needs with Eclipse RCP
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...RPC Software's customers require software that can be adapted quickly and specifically to their business needs. They also require the ability to have both robust client functionality for employees using the application on a daily basis, as well as the ability to expose reporting functionally to other levels of their business and to partners. Given these requirements of clients in their industry RPC decided to leverage open source software to provide a basis for their solutions. RPC's product lineup features a rich client ERP client/server component using Eclipse RCP and Apache Tomcat, a web based project management solution based on the open source DotProject PHP application, and a soon to be released web based CRM product that uses the open source SugarCRM as its foundation. Eclipse RCP was chosen based on the rich functionality of the SWT/JFace widget set as well as the modular infrastructure provided by its OSGi underpinnings...
Roy Rapoport Aug 28, 2014