Consulting

Experience, skills and technology

We pride ourselves on creating innovative and practical solutions, whatever the size and complexity of the project.

We will listen to you and work with you to produce a solution which works for you.

We are nice people!

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Caché and M Consulting / Software Development

We are leaders in the field of software development using the Caché product range, including Caché Objects and Caché Server Pages. Our experience in the development and deployment of object-based database systems and web-based solutions uses the power of the Caché post-relational database to deliver solutions which are both scalable and reliable.

We have the experience, skills and technology to create innovative and practical solutions, whatever the size and complexity of the project.


Platform Migration Services

George James Software has extensive experience of migrating applications across a wide range of platforms. We have the skills, tools and expertise to migrate your application from any version of M or Caché to any other version. We also have experience of migration across operating system platforms, whether it be from VMS to Windows or to Unix / Linux, or from 32-bit to 64-bit architecture.

We have project management skills and a track record of successful migrations, often in complex change environments where architectural and configuration changes are needed in addition to straightforward application conversion.

Skills

Our consultants are familiar with all major M and Caché versions.

We have project management skills and a track record of successful migrations, often in complex change environments where architectural and configuration changes are needed in addition to straightforward application conversion.

We have migrated many large scale applications in a variety of operational environments with demanding constraints such as limited down-time and phased deployment.

Experience

We have extensive experience in application migration. Following is a sample list of some of the projects that we have performed:

  • DSM to Caché on VMS. Migration of a large scale fund management application for Northern Trust Corporation (formerly ING Barings) in Dublin.
  • Caché to GT.M. Conversion of a client/server application for St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, UK from a Caché/DTM hybrid to a web-based architecture driven by GT.M.
  • MSM to Caché. Migration of a sales demonstrator commission application from DOS based MSM to Caché on Windows.
  • DTM to Caché. Migration of a hospital information system from DTM to Caché. This migration for WCA Hospital, Jamestown, NY involved a phased strategy to minimize risk and ensure business continuity.
  • DTM to Caché and GT.M. Migration of a retail application for Arnotts, Ireland’s largest department store, from a client/server architecture to Caché servers with clients running GT.M and Firefox.
  • Caché database re-engineering. Conversion of a Caché based hotel reservation system for Premier Inn, the UK’s biggest hotel chain with over 500 hotels, from a schema that used one database per hotel to a schema that used a single database for all hotels.
  • VMS to Unix. Porting of DSM based health care application (SMS CLINiCOM) from VMS to Unix.
  • DSM to SQL Server. Extraction and migration of data from a VAX/DSM based application to a Windows based SQL Server solution. The application was the consumer credit licensing bureau of the UK Government’s Office of Fair Trading.
  • SQL Server to Caché. Migration of customer and contract data from a SQL database to Caché for MDL. MDL are the leading operators of marinas in Europe responsible for over half of the marina berths on the UK’s south coast. The migration was to our own Caché based marina management product ClearWaterMMS.



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