Avoid the Pitfalls of Custom Application Development by Using Standard Frameworks and Tools

Wednesday, March 28 | 11:15AM–12:00PM ET | Ballroom D/E
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster Session
Are you avoiding enhancing or replacing existing applications because replacement is costly or available vendor solutions do not match your requirements? Wesleyan's internal portal, the E-Portfolio, was recently replaced with WesPortal. Both are custom applications, but WesPortal leveraged several key standards and open frameworks that allowed us to develop and deploy it within a year. This session will explore the decision-making process that went into going custom, as well as the how and why of its success.

Outcomes: Learn how custom development can drive innovation and provide flexibility * Leave with an understanding of when custom implementation is a value-add * Understand how to evaluate what tools and standards to build on


  • Kevin Kane

    Director of Enterprise Systems, Wesleyan University