Creating software for electronic management and storage of the paper permits for employees of outside companies employed in the plant. The basis for the software is the existing Microsoft application infrastructure (previously licensed applications and operating systems) and the customer's knowledge and experience with Microsoft products. Technology is exchanged with web and Windows dialog prototypes.
The application is operated as a client/server solution on a terminal server. Access to the application is set up for each client in the plant via the terminal server. In this way, every user has the option of starting the application, provided the user is registered as authorized to use the application. There is an interface to the Interflex IF6010 access control system in order to control access authorization. The software's architecture is designed to enable a relatively easy changeover to the ASP.NET platform with the Microsoft Internet Information server.
The permit is an important document that proves that an outside company employee has received the necessary instructions and briefing. The permit is also part of the authorization to enter the plant premises and specific operating areas. The permits for outside company employees were previously in paper form; these are now to be recorded, processed and evaluated electronically. The application shall also control access by an outside company employee to the plant premises. Electronic recording and storage shall better fulfill the requirements of the quality assurance systems and the burden of proof to be presented to the employer's liability insurance associations.