XAF – WinForms and ASP.NET UI Case Study by UKIGMO (Cross-Platform .NET App UI)

XAF Team Blog
23 October 2020

Meet Masato Ubukata of UKIGMO, a Japanese IT consulting company established in 2019.

UKIGMO primarily utilizes Microsoft technologies/platforms such as .NET, Azure, SQL Server, etc. to develop business applications for small and medium-sized enterprises. UKIGMO's founder has more than 20 years of development experience and more than 10 years of experience with DevExpress tools.

We recently published a case study about their product It's Coooool (an software solution for the apparel industry). It leverages XAF and all its capabilities to connect apparel warehouses, manufacturers and retails with one another. Through its intuitive interface, organizations that adopt It's Coooool can more effectively manage their supply chain, understand quantities desired by dealers, control warehouse capacity, and accurately determine the number/timing of shipments that must be made by the manufacturer. Prior to It's Coooool, this process was cumbersome and error-prone – as many organizations within the apparel industry relied on Excel files to communicate supply chain realities.

Here’s what Masato Ubukata said about XAF's main benefits:

Thanks to XAF's screen/UI generation capabilities, we were able to respond to spec changes very quickly. Said differently, XAF made it easy for us to update UI elements on each screen (as our specification evolved throughout the development process). We were also impressed by XAF's Role and User Management infrastructure – this capability allowed us to spend more time on business logic and less time on building basic app functionality.

Read the full article to learn how UKIGMO came to choose the DevExpress eXpressApp Framework (XAF) and eXpress Persistent Objects (XPO) for their WinForms and ASP.NET project development and what they liked about our tools. For more information on our Security System for XAF and non-XAF .NET apps, please refer to these Frequently Asked Questions and our landing page.

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While we are at it, I wanted to share an interesting screenshot from Bahalddin Elsayed, an experienced and longtime XAF user from Dubai. As you can see in this image, his XAF-powered WinForms app integrates Autodesk Forge. This is a perfect example of what’s possible with XAF’s extensive UI customization and extensibility options.

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James S K Makumbi
James S K Makumbi

Awesome case study.

I have an idea for something similar but I keep going back to how scalable xaf is and which environments I can apply it to. 

Using winforms is a good way to cut down on scalability issues because each user incurs their own processing overhead. 

But I need a thin client solution. 

Limiting my client pool to intranets and b2b sales is rather constricting. Imagine a scenario where UKIGMO allows not just manufacturers and retailers to work together but also customers of the retailers. 

As I write this right now, I think this requires two solutions working against one database. An xaf powered logistics app and a blazor app for the ecommerce extranet side of things. 

23 October 2020
It was a really nice working story. Congratulations.
25 October 2020
Mikael 69806
Always nice to read about successful projects.
29 October 2020

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