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Heffel Fine Art Auction House (Vancouver, BC) Overview:
Heffel Fine Art Auction House is the largest art dealer in Canada. They cover the entire country and have offices in all major cities.

The Challenge:
  • Develop a custom application and database for the company's day-to-day operations and client interaction.
  • Develop a custom application for running Heffel's live and online auctions.
  • Develop a custom application for managing artwork shipments.
  • Develop code to securely and automatically synchronize the internal database with the website database in the DMZ.
  • Develop Heffel's website. Make it work on all devices and browsers currently on the market.
  • Make our custom applications work on Heffel’s wide area network spanning across the country.
The Solution:
CompuWork Pacific provided a comprehensive solution. Specific tasks performed were:
  • Analysis of the Heffel Fine Art Auction House business model and design of an appropriate database and systems.
  • Design and implementation of a 3-tier application model which separates the user interface from the business rules and database.
  • Design and implementation of an efficient user interface to ensure best performance when running over low bandwidth, wide area connections.
  • Design and implementation of a bi-directional data synchronization model, with enforcement of business process rules and automation of business processes.
Technologies Used:
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPN)