Sales Quote Application
order entry system did not have the capability to produce and manage
quotes. In order to provide the ability to generate quotes and keep
track of them an application was requested. The proposal was to
modify the existing system to provide a quote entry capability and
provide a text data stream to the quote generation application.
The quote generation and maintenance system accepts a text stream
of data and using virtual printers on Unix, transfers the data from
the source legacy system to the application. The application has
the ability to produce quotes in different formats such as pdf,
text, ps2 and other formats. It has the ability to send the generated
quote to diverse destinations such as printers, fax, and e-mail.
The application stores the text data stream in a database in queryable
format along with an image of the generated quote in pdf format.
The users have the following capabilities
Quote: The application allows the user to specify the type
of output and type of destination. Based on the chosen format type
and destination the application will generate and store the data
for later use.
Search: The application allows users to search for
quotes by using various criteria such as name, address, product
category, phone number and such fields. API capability: The application
allows other web applications to get quote related data by using
APIs in the form of URLs.
View Quotes: The application allows users to query
specific quotes and view them in a pdf format.
used: Optio a third party document management tool that
allows easy generation and sending of quotes, Java components such
as Servlets, JSP & JDBC, Oracle as the repository for quotes.The
application is deployed on a Sun Solaris platform with Optio, Tomcat,
Java and Oracle on different boxes.