SYR Systems Inc. financed and developed an advanced System Development Environment
Chameleon Development Environment (CDE) that automates
the majority of application programming by implementing a data driven model that allows the end user
to be an active participant not just in the design process but also in the development and enhancement
of the application. This ensures transferring significant control to the expert user to initially define the
Application and further enhance it as necessary.
Chameleon Banking System (CBS)
CBS - a client-centred, relationship banking system
designed for large credit unions and small to medium sized trust companies and
banks. CBS, which was first implemented in early 1996, defines a
new standard for retail banking systems. Featuring dynamic product development,
"relationship banking", flexible product pricing, multiple client profiles and
advanced security and control. CBS is the banking system
of choice for financial institutions looking to improve their competitive edge.
Built on a true multi-tiered architecture CBS delivers
the flexibility, high CBS/low cost in an open architecture that is
ideally positioned to grow and adapt to business changes and technological
Chameleon Development Environment (CDE)
SYR's new advanced System development tool, CDE, is built to deliver the sophisticated functional capability that is required by any institution today. It takes advantage of today's modern Web based and object-oriented software engineering technologies and provides several options for implementation and use. The CDE system offers a highly expandable environment through which constant system changes can easily be implemented. CDE has been designed to provide basic functionality required by organizations and allow the addition of modules which can be tailored to suit the needs of the organization. It has an underlying technical architecture that allows great flexibility in choice of hardware and operating system software platforms and the ability to interface to a range of other data base products.
Certain business and technical considerations are paramount in the software and hardware architecture of CDE:
The system has a relationship data structure and will operate with the major SQL database products, including Oracle, Informix, Sybase, DB/2 and SQL Server. In terms of scalability, the system can run on a single station PC or on a multi-tiered platform with a distributed database, utilizing a mainframe database engine and dual Pentium servers. In this mode, the system will support unlimited number of workstations.
The system delivers advanced architectural and functional capability to support innovative and competitive business applications.
CDE consists of five major components and several complimentary modules. The major components are: the On-line processing engine, Electronic file processing engine, Form interface engine, Report and batch process request engine and Audit and control facility.