After over two decades of experience developing line-of-business applications, mainly in ASP.NET, Siegmar Gieseler decided that the lack of a structured approach to developing line-of-business applications for small and medium-sized companies warranted some attention.
After over two decades of experience developing line-of-business applications, mainly in ASP.NET, Siegmar Gieseler decided that the lack of a structured approach to developing line-of-business applications for small and medium-sized companies warranted some attention. He began to develop an open-source archetype, named EasyLOB, that would help these smaller companies take advantage of their data. But he ran into a problem: the components he had worked with before were all proprietary technology, or too expensive to suit an open-source project like hi
And then Gieseler found Syncfusion’s Community License. Putting together the archetype and Syncfusion components was the answer to the problem. Now any .NET developer could write line-of-business applications using EasyLOB, applying a structured approach and using excellent components by Syncfusion.
Thanks to Syncfusion’s components, this is an end-to-end solution, including libraries and tools for spreadsheets, reports, and dashboards. Believing data presentation is essential to LOB apps, Gieseler had been looking for something similar to Excel to generate tables, pivots, and charts, but found that he could reach another level with Syncfusion’s Dashboard Platform.
“Self-service BIs like Tableau and QlikView are nice, but small and medium companies do not have enough time, skills, or even money to afford them,” said Gieseler. “The Syncfusion Dashboard is web-based, which makes it far easier than building everything with chart components, and far cheaper than the other self-service BI tools. Buying Syncfusion software is like hiring a highly skilled developer for your team. The support is absolutely amazing; probably the best support I’ve ever had.”
Like Gieseler, Syncfusion believes that access to top-quality products shouldn’t be limited to the top-earning companies. With Syncfusion’s Dashboard and Report Platforms, and several ASP.NET MVC controls, Gieseler’s EasyLOB Open-Source Project has come that much closer to reality.