What cFront do for Logic Certification
Logic Certification provide certification services for gas
engineers. This was managed in the office within a Microsoft Access
The business had grown too large to keep using Access - too many
users accessing the system meant database corruptions were
frequent, and data was having to be re-keyed into backups.
We migrated all of the existing data into a SQL Server database
and built a new interface using an intranet / web browser based
The system allows complete management of the certification
process, from when marked exam papers are received through to
printing the certificates and ID cards if all the paperwork is in
We also provide a barcoded cover page to pass on to a document
management company who archive the exam papers.
A key requirement of the brief was to eliminate a lot of
bottlenecks; many processes were based on smaller business and
required a lot of manual repetition. We went through the existing
system with staff to identify these and built the new interface to
automate as much as possible, and to provide very quick and simple
entry of large amounts of data, whilst following the strict
Extensive management reporting is included.
The process is fully audit logged at each stage.
The application is an intranet application installed on Logic
Certification's own servers.
It is built entirely in ASP.NET, and to provide advanced
interface functionality and responsiveness makes extensive use of
AJAX techniques. These are used both for an enhanced user
experience, and for example, to provide the interface with access
to the sophisticated validation and other business logic
Because the application is a local install, we wrote a custom
reporting engine that can print directly to office printers in
order to easily batch produce both the certificates and the ID
cards - both of which require exact control of the print
In addition, the ID card printer had a driver not compatible
with later versions of Windows Server platforms, so we wrote a
desktop application in .NET to retrieve the card layouts
as XML and send the rendered layout directly to the printer on
The database is a SQL Server install, providing scalability of
the business for the forseeable future.
We also provide integration with the Gas Safe Register,
formerly CORGI Registration.
About Logic Certification
Logic Certification is one of the UK Building Services
Industries foremost certification bodies, offering training and
assessment packages through our network of over 160 approved
assessment centres throughout the UK.