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From Nick Rosser <nros...@solveda.com>
Subject Re: OFBiz / BigFish site goes live -- The Swedish Institute
Date Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:58:17 GMT

The custom Alumni Network has some key features:

  * Access
      o The Locate a Practitioner is available for general use, given
        that they want the general public to be able to find one of
        their Alumni practitioners)
      o Other features require authentication and user setup
  * Authentication
      o Alumni use their Student#, First Name and Last Name to gain
        access to the site
      o We make a callout to a back-end Student Mgmt System -- if
        authenticated then a user profile is setup and access granted
  * Locate a Practitioner
      o Re-purposed the Store-Locator functionality we developed in BigFish
      o Integrated into Google Maps
      o OFBiz Entities:
          + PARTY (and associated GROUP/ROLE/CONTENT)
  * Private functions (Jobs, Rental Office, Volunteer, Message Board)
      o The idea is that this is a private community and allow Alumni to
        communicate with other Alumni
      o "Postings"
          + Jobs: if someone has a Acupuncture practice and are looking
            for additional practitioners then a job offering is posted,
            and other Alumnis can apply for that position
          + Office Rental: someone has additional office space available
            for rental
          + Volunteer Posting: someone needs volunteers for a specific event
          + OFBiz Entities:
              # For the primary data collected we created specific
                POSTING entities (e.g. JOB_POSTING)
              # With associations back to standard entities within OFBiz
                (PARTY, PARTY_ASSOC, ENUMERATION etc.)
      o Message Board: general board to share ideas, thoughts and
        solicit feedback etc
          + OFBiz Entities:
              # we use the CONTENT, CONTENT_ASSOC and CONTENT_TYPE

Is that what you meant?


On 10/1/2014 10:30 AM, Pierre Smits wrote:
> Hi Nick,
> Thanks for the endorsement. Can you elaborate a bit more on how you built
> the Alumni Network application? E.g. what kind of functionalities are used
> there to accomplish it?
> Best regards,
> Pierre Smits
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> On Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 4:23 PM, Nick Rosser<nrosser@solveda.com>  wrote:
>> All,
>> I thought it may be interesting for some community members to share one of
>> recent successful implementations. I would welcome others to do so, seeing
>> how OFBiz is being used for real implementations is good knowledge sharing
>> and good for the community as a whole.
>> Check out http://online.swedishinstitute.edu.
>> The Swedish Institute is a leading educator for massage, acupuncture and
>> personal training with a large facility in New York City. Like many
>> educational institutions they offer Continuing Education classes -- a great
>> way for their Alumni to keep up with the latest techniques and an excellent
>> source of revenue!
>> We used our OFBiz extension BigFish for this implementation. There were
>> some interesting special requirements given that the offerings were not
>> traditional products but registration for continuing education classes. As
>> usual we found that the OFBiz data model and service layers provided
>> everything we needed to pull off this project (we have not yet been
>> stumped, OFBiz is truly Open for Business!).
>> In addition to the eCommerce site we built a custom Alumni Network
>> application using OFBiz. This offers any Alumni the ability to authenticate
>> their Alumni status, and participate in a number of private features such
>> as Rental Office offerings, Volunteer Postings and a private Message Board.
>> For a quick look, there is public access to the Locate-a-Practitioner
>> function at http://online.swedishinstitute.edu/alumni/
>> control/locatePractitioner
>> For more information about BigFish check out http://bigfish.solveda.com.
>> Nick

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