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FWD - Forward Project, what our customers need to know

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FWD - Forward Project, what our customers need to know

 

FWD (as we call it) is our Forward Project. It is taking CounterAct from running on a Progress 4GL database, to a PostGres SQL database.

 

What does it mean for you?

 

This evolution will provide the infra-structure to develop CounterAct into the future, giving you more flexibility in how and where you use the system.

 

Where are we with the project?
We have now moved from the developer stage and onto support and testing. 

 

When will you get FWD?
Once live tests of the system have been successful, we will move to the full rollout. We anticipate this will start mid 2022. We will only deploy FDW when it is fully ready to go - so if it is delayed, so be it. We want it to be right. 

 

Have a look at this video for more details:

https://youtu.be/Y2aNGplDHhA

At about 13 minutes in, there is a view of FWD itself.

 

What does FWD give?:

 

Customer:

- Looks mostly familiar

- Stability and robustness maintained

- No training required

- Gives extra features

- Simpler deployment

- Work from anywhere

- Better licencing options

- Cheaper access to features such as disaster recovery

 

Border:

- Device independence

- Support for cloud\hosted

- Better recruitment options

- Develop in Progress or Java

- Retrain when we choose

- Easier integration

- All Java features

- ‘Real’ SQL Database 

 

Staged Modernisation: 

 

Phase 1:

- Looks mostly identical

- No training required

- Extra features

- Simpler deployment

- Better licencing options

- Cheaper access to features such as disaster recovery

- Zero Progress dependence

 

Phase 2:

- Much more device independent

- Opportunity to redesign and progressively modernise key screens

- The rich development environment that Java provides

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