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Contract Management Application in Federated Architecture

Contract Management Application in Federated Architecture

Contract Management Application in Federated Architecture

Client: Enterprise

Project Duration: 8 months


To develop a Contract Management Application as a transformative tool within a federated architecture framework. The application aimed to streamline and secure the entire contract lifecycle, offering efficient processing, enhanced compliance, and user-friendly functionality to boost operational efficiency and decision-making.

Scope of Work:

  1. Development:Built using the .NET framework to replace an older system.
    Integrated with a SQL Server database for robust data management.
    Included document management and digital signature features.

  2. Functionality:Managed various contract types, including with vendors, clients, and partners.
    Handled contract creation, approval, renewal, and storage.
    Streamlined the contract lifecycle from drafting to archival.

  3. Data Handling:Stored and maintained the status of all contract-related documents.
    Tracked detailed histories of changes, approvals, and renewals.
    Ensured secure and organized storage of sensitive contractual data.

Role in Federated Architecture:

  1. Decentralized Control:Operated independently within the federated system.
    Had a dedicated team and database for specialized management.

  2. Communication Protocol:Used RESTful APIs for secure data exchange with other applications.
    Connected to a central API gateway for regulated access.

  3. Authentication and Authorization:Implemented Single Sign-On (SSO) for unified enterprise application access.
    Utilized Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) for data security.

  4. Scalability and Flexibility:Allowed for the addition of new modules without impacting other applications.
    Supported cloud-based scaling for increased data load or storage.

  5. Monitoring and Maintenance:Included in a centralized system for performance tracking.
    Regularly updated and maintained independently to minimize disruption.

Impact and Benefits:

  • Enhanced Efficiency: Improved operational efficiency in contract management.

  • Improved Compliance: Ensured compliance with legal standards and corporate policies.

  • Decision-Making Support: Provided data and insights for informed contractual decisions.

  • Security and Reliability: Secured and reliable handling of sensitive contract information.

Summary:The Contract Management Application significantly enhanced contract process efficiency and security within the federated architecture framework. Its independent operation, integrated functionalities, and specialized control greatly contributed to improved contract lifecycle management, compliance, and operational decision-making for the UK-based enterprise.

Contract Management Application in Federated Architecture
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