Case Studies

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Simulation case study


In the Southern part of Finland, the Archipelago with its many small islands means that boats are the main means of transport. Navigating the area is extremely complex and can be dangerous and challenging due to traffic density and inclement weather conditions. This case study focuses on Finnish APL programmer Tomas Gustafsson and how he – and a tiny team – developed the incredible Stormwind navigation simulator, which won the Open Data Innovation Contest Apps4Finland in 2013.

Education case study


Running a newly-established academy for almost 700 primary school children can involve a lot of paperwork. Co-ordinating pick-up and drop-off services, running shuttle buses between multiple sites, taking bookings for before and after school clubs, keeping track of the medical/dietary requirements of each pupil and allowing parents to pre-book school meals can be a logistical nightmare. Dyalog simplified the bureaucracy and restored peace of mind.

Automotive (Production Schedule) case study

Automotive – Production Schedule

The Volvo Car Corporation (Volvo) uses Hercules for planning car production. Its main output is the monthly Master Production Schedule (MPS) – a detailed plan on how many cars are to be produced per market, factory and week during the following 13-15 months. Migrating such a comprehensive and vital system from an APL2 Mainframe to a Dyalog Microsoft Windows platform is no small task.

Automotive (Customisation) case study

Automotive – Customisation

The Volvo Car Corporation (Volvo) offers a range of cars that is extremely diversified and changes frequently. The Common Product Authorization Master (CPAM) handles all the customisation data by working with array structured product data and operating as the common master for lots of product information at Volvo Cars.

migration project case study

Migration Project

One of Sweden's largest banks, serving 7.8 million private customers and more than 600,000 corporate and organisational customers, embarked on a migration project for their Management Accounting and Reporting System (MARS) from an APL2 Mainframe application to a Dyalog Microsoft Windows platform. The migration not only cut the bank's hardware running costs substantially, it also doubled the performance!

Lunch Service case study

Lunch Service

From pupils to pensioners, through company lunches to birthday parties at the swimming pool – they all get their lunch on time. Using Dyalog, Jersie Data ApS in Denmark has developed a comprehensive online lunch shop; a country-wide network of suppliers ensure that more than 25,000 users can choose their lunch items online and get them delivered to the right place, at the right time – every day.

Childcare case study


When Sally and Chris Eaton developed their idea of creating an ePortfolio-based nursery training solution, little did they know they would create a company that has already enjoyed exponential growth and launch a benchmark-setting eLearning solution with the flexibility to beat off the effects of recession-imposed limitations in Learning and Skills Council funding.

Healthcare case study


TakeCare is a comprehensive integrated system for A&E, In-Patient and Out-Patient handling, sectioned patients, highly specialised treatments and standard healthcare requirements, produced by Profdoc Care AB in Sweden (a subsidiary of CompuGroup Medical). The service guarantees patients, as well as the healthcare providers, full security in terms of accessibility and integrity.

analytics case study


Optima Systems's Galileo Cosmos offers true visual analytics. Powered by a multi-dimensional, unstructured analytical engine written entirely in APL, Cosmos is able to quickly and flexibly analyse vast quantities of data, then show that analysis in an interactive and dynamic display of interconnected data points.

Aerospace case study


Optima Systems develop new applications for a wide range of businesses. One of their tasks was to "Determine the necessary manpower around all of the manufacturing sites to support the assumed product delivery schedule." The task was manually intensive, prone to error and took a great deal of time to complete. Various options had previously been investigated but none gave the speed of delivery and flexibility that Dyalog promised.

Pharmaceutical case study


Optima Systems was approached by a major pharmaceutical manufacturing company who wanted to model how their new products would sell around the world, the revenues that they might earn and the sensitivity to marketing spend. To make this work they had to write a data driven model of how patients present to their doctors and the manner in which drugs are prescribed (or not) in response to their symptoms.

Financial case study


Optima Systems has been working for many years in the financial market place working on a variety of PC and mainframe applications. For one particular client where the applications had been in service for some time there arose an opportunity to automate and streamline some of their manual processes.

Clinical Trials case study

Clinical Trials

Optima Systems had a client who was a major collector of clinical survey data and needed a way of providing a tool that let their clients intelligently drill down through this vast amount of complex information. However, each compiled database had a very different structure to the other ones; the tool needed to allow for these variations and enable researchers to interrogate all the databases through a single, simple interface.