Case Studies

Tishman Speyer Wireless Bill Allocation and Recharge

Posted by Mark Kalkwarf on 29 October 2016 in: Web Development

Overview

A large percentage of the client’s employees operate across multiple locations and need to make use of company mobile phones. The service provider issues a monthly bill listing the charges against each mobile number.

Outcome

Open Box developed a web-based system to streamline the processing of the invoices.

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Boston Properties Net Effective Rent

Posted by Mark Kalkwarf on 28 October 2016 in: Web Development

Overview

Boston Properties required an update of the spreadsheet model that they used to analyze, compare and evaluate leasing deals, as well as the storage and reference of these deals, which resided in a legacy Lotus Notes environment.

Outcome

Open Box proposed a web-based Net Effective Rent application with integration into Boston Properties’ existing databases. The application allows users to source budget information directly from the forecasting tool, elevating data integrity and enabling leasing representatives to work more efficiently.

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Tishman Speyer Lease Data Application

Posted by Mark Kalkwarf on 27 October 2016 in: Bleeding Edge Innovation

Overview

The client had an existing system which managed building, lease and tenant information. However, this system did not provide the level of stability, performance and load-handling required.

Outcome

A web-based Lease Data System was developed which interfaced with the employee portal to alert property managers to critical dates.

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Acadia Payment System

Posted by Mark Kalkwarf on 25 October 2016 in: Web Development

Overview

A secure and reliable electronic payments solution was required to automate the weekly check run with the aim of reducing the risk, cost and time overhead of paper checks. The system needed to integrate with the existing Accounts Payable (AP) module of the client’s existing Management Reports Incorporated (MRI) accounting package.

Outcome

The chosen solution was to interface with Bank of America’s Paymode-X digital online payment service to transmit payment and remittance data by integrating a windows component into the AP check processing workflow using the MRI Application Toolkit.

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Boston Properties Development Status

Posted by Mark Kalkwarf on 24 October 2016 in: Web Development

Overview

With the advances in collaborative technologies, it was envisaged that a central ‘dashboard’ application, to easily access up-to-date expense data against budget, to manage the funding requests and their approvals and store key project files, could be built.

Outcome

Open Box proposed that the solution should be a browser-based application that would be aligned with other applications that are currently in use at the client site. The application acts as a central point of reference for data on the projects.

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Tishman Speyer Treasury Application Dashboard

Posted by Mark Kalkwarf on 23 October 2016 in: Web Development

Overview

The client had an existing set of interfaces to manage treasury transmissions to various banks as well as a third party treasury workstation solution. This architecture did not however provide the level of stability, performance and maintainability required.

Outcome

A web-based Treasury Application Dashboard was developed which could be extended to monitor and manage all automated Treasury transmissions.

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Brixmor Brixipedia

Posted by Mark Kalkwarf on 22 October 2016 in: Custom SharePoint App

Overview

Brixmor’s SharePoint 2010 site did not enable easy delivery of their IT policies and procedures to employees across the department. This challenge also extended across all functional units within the organization.

Outcome

As the client was in the process of migrating to SharePoint 2013, it was decided to implement an Enterprise Wiki site built upon an on-premises SharePoint 2013 environment.

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Tishman Speyer Purchase Order System

Posted by Mark Kalkwarf on 20 October 2016 in: Web Development

Overview

Having tried a number of purchase order systems from manual paper-based methods to Access databases, Tishman Speyer recognized the need for a single solution to consolidate their purchase order information.

Outcome

Open Box introduced a web-based Purchase Order System (POS) featuring approval alerts for managers on the Tishman Speyer management dashboard.

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Tishman Speyer Payroll and Expense Allocation System

Posted by Mark Kalkwarf on 19 October 2016

Overview

Tishman Speyer employs a business model that has a great number of employees where costs need to be allocated through the business based on a number of different scenarios.

Outcome

A web based Time and Payroll Allocation System (TAPAS) was proposed allowing the allocation of costs to be transparent.

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Tishman Speyer Expense Reporting System

Posted by Mark Kalkwarf on 18 October 2016 in: Web Development

Overview

Tishman Speyer used several expense reporting systems, across geographical regions, within their organization. Management felt the need to consolidate these systems into one all-encompassing solution, which would reduce time spent on expense logging and approval.

Outcome

The product was a portal-based expense reporting application with a browser interface. The system allowed for personal expense logging and approval while integrating with Management Reports Incorporated (MRI), the back-office accounting system.

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