Alberta Blue Cross

T4Bi built a system in tight coordination with ABC that fit their technology infrastructure, and will enable optimal business practices, now and in the future.

Edmonton, AB

Client Profile

Alberta Blue Cross (ABC) is a non-for-profit organization providing supplementary health and dental benefits to over 1.6 million Albertans. ABC offers benefit plans for individuals and families, seniors, and large and small employers. ABC also administers health programs for provincial, territorial and federal governments.

The Challenge

The challenge was to manage co-development of a large enterprise application with ABC.  Strict adherence to methods, standards and conventions were required as well as disciplined reporting and communication and coordination. A service oriented architecture enabled teams to work in parallel with limited interdependencies.

Solution Highlights

T4Bi was subcontracted to work with ABC and their in-house IT team, designing and implementing major mission critical enterprise applications for in-house use.

T4Bi methods and approaches emphasized coordination and communication, within the Project teams and across them. The Project follows strict architecture, methodology, security and QA standards for the size and complexity of application.  (Additional information can be provided on request, subject to ABC approval.)

Highlights of the solution are:

  • Oracle Technology stack
  • Mission Critical Enterprise Java
  • System integration technologies and methods
  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) used to partition all systems
  • Dynamic Business Rule Engine interprets business rules in metadata and implements them on the prescribed event

Technologies Used:

  • JSF application client
  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) used to partition all systems
  • Oracle JDeveloper
  • Oracle ADF
  • Quest Toad for Oracle 11
  • Oracle Designer 10g R2
  • Oracle 11g RDBMS
  • HP Hudson Quality Center
  • VMWare

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