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Heffel Fine Art Auction House (Vancouver, BC)

Overview:

Heffel Fine Art Auction House is the largest art dealer in Canada. They cover the entire country and have offices in all major cities.


The Challenge:

  • Develop a custom application and database for the company's day-to-day operations and client interaction.

  • Develop a custom application for running Heffel's live and online auctions.

  • Develop a custom application for managing artwork shipments.

  • Develop code to securely and automatically synchronize the internal database with the website database in the DMZ.

  • Develop Heffel's website. Make it work on all devices and browsers currently on the market.

  • Make our custom applications work on Heffel’s wide area network spanning across the country.

The Solution:

CompuWork Pacific provided a comprehensive solution. Specific tasks performed were:

  • Analysis of the Heffel Fine Art Auction House business model and design of an appropriate database and systems.

  • Design and implementation of a 3-tier application model which separates the user interface from the business rules and database.

  • Design and implementation of an efficient user interface to ensure best performance when running over low bandwidth, wide area connections.

  • Design and implementation of a bi-directional data synchronization model, with enforcement of business process rules and automation of business processes.

Technologies Used:

  • Microsoft SQL Server

  • Microsoft Office

  • Microsoft .NET Framework

  • Virtual Private Networks (VPN)