Application development of financial systems for large IT company in Brazil
Contmatic Phoenix is a leading IT company founded in 1987 and based in Brazil. It specializes in the development of advanced software solutions for accounting and company tax management. With more than 17,000 active customers and over 100,000 users Contmatic Phoenix is the largest software company specializing in accounting in São Paulo and one of the largest players in this sector in all of Brazil.
Contmatic Phoenix is a leading IT company founded in 1987 and based in Brazil. It specializes in the development of advanced software solutions for accounting and company tax management. With more than 17,000 active customers and over 100,000 users, Contmatic Phoenix is the largest software company specializing in accounting in São Paulo and one of the largest players in this sector in all of Brazil.
The company recognized that to remain competitive and provide the best solutions to their existing customers, the desktop versions of two products currently written in Delphy needed to be upgraded and converted into cloud solutions using Java.
G5 Phoenix - a practical and effective system designed to integrate with the Department of Finance programs, Federal Revenue of Brazil, and Municipalities.
Key features of the application include tax calculations, report generation, integration with multiple systems, data import, and export.
Loja Phoenix – business management software that enables companies to control and manage: product inventory and product supply, revenue and cash flow, invoice preparation, and payments management.
Functions of the system: financial and account management, payables, and receivables control, including client and procurement invoice tracking.
First Line Software applied modern technology methodology to ensure fast application performance, scalability, and high-speed development. In particular, by using Java, and the REST-approach, the team was able to develop a cross-platform system that can be easily integrated with other systems as necessary.
Key Project Milestones
- Learn accounting practices specific to Brazil
- Analyze current applications
- Convert existing systems from Delphy desktop programs into cloud solutions
- Transition to relational databases
- Implement multi-tenancy
The project team even had to learn basic Portuguese!
ApplicationG5 Phoenix was composed of several layers:
- Database tier - provides access to information and separate storage for each client, built on the PostgreSQL database
- Backend tier - enables the business logic of the system, permits varying levels of access rights, validates the entered information, includes search capabilities, and robust report generation. This tier is built on the application server Tomcat and uses the Spring (Data and MVC - Model View Controller), Hibernate, and Shiro frameworks.
- Frontend tier - enables processing of requests for static content and load balancing, built on an Nginx server.
- Client tier - built in the form of a single-application (SPA) with Angular, HTML5, CSS3
Loja Phoenix is made up of two modules – Loja and Loja Reports and both can be deployed independently on one or more servers.
- Loja implements the business logic of the application, processing user input
- Loja Reports provides the capability for generating a range of reports
- With this application, layers can be used separately or together:
- Database tier - provides access to information and is built on a MySQL database.
- Backend tier - provides the business logic of the system, includes access rights based on user levels, validates the information entered, and offers search capabilities. Built on the application server Glassfish, it uses Spring (Data, Security), Hibernate, and Apache CXF frameworks.
- Frontend tier - the client part of the application, written using JSF (Primefaces), Velocity, JQuery.
At the conclusion of this project, both G5 Phoenix and Loja Phoenix were optimized for performance and available as cloud-based applications for the clients of Contmatic Phoenix.
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