Structured Management Systems Suite of applications are based upon A Progrees 3G Database with a legacy green screen user interface. SMS made the decision to add a graphical interface that was browser based. This was a major change to the way SMS did things haveing a culture that was very adverse to graphical interfaces and particularly one based upon the Microsoft Windows GUI.
SMS Contracvted with MCS to architect a Silverlight solution that could use the existing Progress datastore. The final design utilized soap based web services generated by Progrees 4G and hosted in an Apache server environment. The Server platform was a Sun Solaris. The Apachie server also hosted the Silverlight .XAP file.