Introduction

Inspired Ideas Limited owns a major European real-estate portal, and was looking for a solution where they would be able to provide a facility for their subscribers (real-estate agents) to upload details of different types of properties quickly and easily.

Situation/ Problem

The requirement was to allow agents for uploading property data through a common interface even though the format of data may be different. The application handles data from any relational database supporting ADODB as well as semi-structured formats like Excel and XML.

The major aspects of the application are to manage large data-sizes in different formats with optimal performance.

Solution

The approach of Batoi was divided into two clear foci. One was to find a solution for effective parsing of unstructured data like MS Excel and XML documents apart from supporting data of different relational databases. The other focus was to integrate with the existing website by importing its user sessions and verification of subscribers. We chose a 3rd party Excel and XML parsers to implement the data aggregation from unstructured data sources. We also included a routine to achieve extraction from encrypted format of XML data sources and to support localization.

Result

The real estate portal is now live with the utility application being put in real usage by its subscribers.

Batoi have been a pleasure to work with. They have shown 100% commitment to my project from day one, and always demonstrated strong communication skills throughout, which is very important on outsourced projects. They have strong technical skills and are always helpful when you have problems to solve. If you are looking for a dedicated team of professionals, who get the job done and will stay with you all the way, you couldn't ask for a better company to work with. - Jon White Director, Inspired Ideas Ltd.