Self-Service Facilities Architecture


SESEFA - 2239

Keywords self-service applications, software development environments, object-oriented programming, POS/POI


Start Date: 27-APR-89 / Duration: 29 months

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Objectives and Approach

SESEFA aims to create a set of tools comprising an advanced environment for developing, extending and maintaining applications in the self-service area. An IT-based self-service facility is a workstation through which an end-user can perform a number of operations that would otherwise require the intervention of specialised personnel. Self-service facilities find application in many domains, including the banking industry, public administration, and travel and tourism.

SESEFA addresses the needs of those companies or bureaux that provide services in the form of information and documents (certificates, tickets, titles, coupons, etc) to a large number of users. These include banks, insurance companies, chambers of commerce, hospitals, and public administration offices. The target market is third-party software developers in the area of self-service applications and EDP departments of organisations that offer such services.

Progress and Results

The final result consists of the SESEFA CASE toolkit, based on the object-oriented programming (OOP) approach, for the development of self-service application software by the "executive user" (a professional with little skill in IT or programming but with a high level of expertise in a particular application domain). The toolkit can be divided into three major object libraries:

The current hardware/software platforms supported are MSDOS/Windows, OS2/Presentation Manager, and Unix/OSF - Motif.


CONTACT POINT

Mr Sergio Copelli
PRISMA INFORMATICA SPA
V. Le Milano-fiori
I - 20090 ASSAGO
tel: + 39/ 2-57500966
fax: + 39/ 2-575009267
telex: 353022 ART I

Participants

PRISMA INFORMATICA SPA - I - C
SILOGIA - F - P
UNIVERSITA DI FIRENZE - I - P
IKOSS-SOFTWARE SERVICE GMBH - D - P
ERITEL - E - P


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SESEFA - 2239, December 1993


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