Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Return to ApEx

It's been almost a year, but I've finally gotten a chance to dive back into ApEx!

I've been working primarily on our financial reconciliation for our Medicaid business. That's now very stable as we have everything in our fancy new star schema.

One of the support type activities we've been doing for the past 6 months is maintaining their rate tables...manually. They send (and resend) a csv file and we then match and insert those new records into their rate tables. I don't get to recreate the entire thing unfortunately, it's horribly designed, but I do get to do something.

So instead of doing these manually I finally convinced my boss that this could be done relatively easy with ApEx. I've demo'd it for him in the past, so he's aware of it's capabilities (my evangelism of it doesn't hurt though). Of course our VP steps in and says we have to go through the technical review board. Fair enough, I'm all for standards.

Thankfully my manager convinced the architects that we don't have the Java or Ruby resources to do this, plus, it would take weeks!

So, here's to ApEx, and the further infiltration of it at WellCare!


Patrick Wolf said...

As soon as APEX has a foot in the door it will spread quite quickly when they see the productivity.


Tom said...

Oh just perfect timing too for your SOUG Apex presentation : )