Offshore Software Development Case Study - Smart Plug-Ins For A Popular Document Management Tool


Independent Software Vendor

Customer Profile

An Arizona based company dedicated to providing premier document management, compliance products and services. Their solution is a web-based application for mastering all forms of document capture (scanning/imaging, fax and email), regulatory compliance systems and workflow for establishing document and form processes.


  • Outsmart the competition by providing more value to the customer
  • Provide users with seamless experience
  • Improve market share and retain the existing customers

Technology Used

  • Microsoft .NET Framework

Software / Tools Used

  • SolidWorks
  • AutoCAD
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Nevron
  • Krypton


Congruent was selected to develop smart plug-ins in order to integrate customer’s premier document management and compliance solution into other popular products.


Customer Situation

  • Improve market share and retain existing customer loyalty by seamlessly integrating premier document management and compliance solution into other popular products like AutoCAD, Adobe, SolidWorks etc.
  • Required smart plug-ins to provide the core document management functionalities with seamless user experience

Congruent's Solution

  • Designed and developed smart plug-ins that easily plugged to 3rd party products like AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Adobe etc.
  • Plug-ins had all relevant document management functionalities like check-in, check-out, version control etc.
  • With plug-in in place, users had all the document management features within their product environment

Congruent's Key Challenges

  • Maintaining the relationship of the drawing files in the core tool
  • Notifying the user on file identical while uploading/downloading file from/to the core tool
  • Connect the vault file automatically while opening from the local drive
  • Integration of VC++ API with .NET windows forms
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