The organization was formed to build a series of large water resource projects to provide adequate water resources to South East Queensland. In each of those projects a large amount of land was needed making the acquisition, recording, contracts and communication and key element, and even before a project started a large number of documents are generated relating to site planning, images, email, agreements, and other documents. Queensland Water Infrastructure needed a solution to handle the volume and change management in all this data.
SSW provided a solution as two key systems, 1) tracking and reporting on the land acquisitions, and 2) a document management system. A custom application was written to track the acquisitions. This system had a Microsoft SQL Database backend, allowing the complex reporting requirements to be satisfied by Microsoft Reporting Services. The management of documents was built on top of Microsoft SharePoint and WISDOM DMF. The features of Enterprise SharePoint were extended with custom WebParts for project navigation, and custom context menus with options available based on the type of document stored.
Projects of the size involved have many legal and practical management requirements that only a system that is both reliable and performing the core business model can provide. The systems SSW provided were tailored to the exact model that QWI ran its business on, and the systems have used to complete 3 successful projects, with further project work currently underway.
We used these technologies: Microsoft SharePoint MOSS (Enterprise), SQL Server, Reporting Services, WISDOM DMF, Access 2007, ASP.NET 2.0, C#, and VB.NET.