1.What does your application (or extension) do? What business problem does
Client Management System
- A complete CRM solution that manages the entire customer lifecycle. A
web-based CRM system that gives a true 360 degree view of all customers,
Projects, Employees, Job Tasks, Time Sheets, Leaves, Appointments, Messaging,
Communication, Billing, Financials, Documents Archive, Reports etc.
2.How many screens and entities does this application have?
Currently there are 60 Screens, 20
Entities. Currently hosted at http://www.grk.in
1.Did LightSwitch save your
business money? How?
After I've seen about Light Switch
and Beth Messi Advance development Sample Contoso Construction, Then we
realised that our CA is looking some sort of same solution for his firm. Then
we demonstrated the Beth Messi sample with more added options in real time and
finally we developed a solution using Light Switch.
LightSwitch not only saved my
business lots of time & money!, It makes me money by developing quick
solutions for my Clients and solved me a compatibility, look and feel problems
especially when my clients are looking for a solutions in Mac Computers.
It also improves my client employees
2.Would this application still be built if you didn’t have LightSwitch? If
yes, with what?
No, I may not develop the system.
Not enough budget and time frame for developing as per our client
3.How many users does this
Currently 90 people are using the
system Simultaneously. As per our current server configuration and Bandwidth, It
supports for more than 200 People.
4.How long did this application take to actually build using Light Switch?
I spent most of the time on research
on Light switch functionality with other extensions. The development time took
me not more than 80 Hrs in 15 days.
5.Does this application use any LightSwitch extensions? If so, which ones?
Did you write any of these extensions yourself? If so, is it available to the
Yes, I used many Microsoft Released
extensions and Other Third party extensions. Not available to the public as we
developed for one of our client, but they may request us for any development
Microsoft Released extensions
Light Switch Utilities
Light Switch Filter Control
Bing Map Control
Microsoft light Switch Extensions.
Third party extensions
Component One - C1 Rich Text editor
DevExpress - Xtra Reports
- Telerik - Scheduler
6.How did Light Switch make your developer life better? Was it faster to
build compared to other options you considered?
Yes. 100% is easy and faster when compare to any Development tools. Anyone can
build Application with a little knowledge of Development.
I left my 8 years web & application development career and shifted to
Company Operations & Management in 2007. Just because of Microsoft Light
Switch and Beth Massi Examples tempted me to drive on development cycle again.
In my view, Light Switch is the Best Application development tool for the
desktop and cloud. A Very Good opportunity for all freshers to develop a world
Class Applications without any experience.