Original Date: 06/02/2003
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
With the Web in its early stages and the insight for the potential of Internet technology, two software architects formed ABC Virtual Communications, Inc. (ABCV) in 1995. Located in West Des Moines, Iowa, ABCV has helped companies extend the reach of their enterprises through Web-Centric technologies and has become the Internet software development and consulting company of choice, focusing its expertise, skill, and knowledge on Internet-based e-Business products and services. ABCV targets medium- to large-sized companies where great demands for practical, cost-effective, and timely solutions are a reality. ABC Virtual is also involved with several regional trade associations such as the Mortgage Brokers Association of America and Software and Information Technology of Iowa.
ABCV’s customers include several industries financial, insurance, utilities, mortgage, medical manufacturing, and agriculture which reflect the company’s combined expertise and ability to produce solutions applicable to multiple industries. ABCV is a product development company recognized worldwide for its expertise in web- enabled application development using distributed computing and middleware technologies. In 2000, ABCV launched its flagship product, ECLoanPro, a comprehensive Web-based mortgage processing automation system. This was the first application built on ABCV’s Internet Application Framework technology and provides essential productivity tools to manage and compress the complex loan origination process. Among the best practices documented were ABCV’s Reusable Frameworks, Software Development Methodology, Business Process Collaboration, Boot Camp Training Approach, Unique Business Model, and Workforce Diversity Training. In 2001, ABCV was awarded the Economic Impact Award for creating jobs and contributing to a strong Greater Des Moines economy. The company has also been recognized as an “Outstanding Virtual Organization" during the Iowa Interactive Age Awards Program. These awards are designed to recognize and celebrate the achievements of Iowa companies and executives demonstrating leadership in developing or using electronic technologies on a local, national, or global scale to expand their business and communicate more effectively.
Dedicated to excellence and committed to innovation, ABCV has attracted and retained highly skilled employees in an extremely competitive market, enabling the company to help its customers extend the reach of their enterprises using the power of Internet technologies. The BMP survey team finds the practices in this report to be among the best in industry and government.
TABLE OF ACRONYMS:
The following acronyms were used in this report:
|ABCV|| ||ABC Virtual Communications, Inc.|
|ASP|| ||Application Service Provider|
|BPC || ||Business Process Collaboration|
|BSP|| ||Business Service Provider|
|IT|| ||Information Technology|
|QA|| ||Quality Assurance|
|RUP|| ||Rational Unified Process|
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