Software Integration with Great Plains Accounting Software

Project Summary

The PCI Gaming Authority plans to staff a new hotel and casino needed a serious solution to advertise and collect available job positions. The solution would need to streamline HR tasks between the jobs website and the client’s Great Plains databases as well. Fortunately, they called Bit-Wizards.

The Challenge

PCI Gaming is currently in the process of building a destination resort, Wind Creek Casino and Hotel, a massive 225,000 square foot facility, with 57,000 square feet of gaming floor and 1,600 electronic gaming machines The 160,000 square foot, 17-story, 236 room luxury hotel will offer the finest in resort amenities, with spacious rooms and 24-hour-a-day room service.

The operation of this vast facility requires at least 700 new personnel. The challenge was to provide a solution that would include not only a jobs website to advertise jobs and collect applicant information, but also the ability to synchronize applicant information between the jobs website and Great Plains.

This system would need to streamline the HR department’s daunting task of hiring 700 additional employees in a short period of time.

The Solution

Bit-Wizards' solution was to create a jobs website and also a synchronization service that synchronizes data between the jobs website and the client’s Great Plains databases via an XML web service. The sync service is a Win32 service that runs at periodic intervals.

On the one hand, the sync service copies information including requisitions (jobs) from Great Plains to the jobs website. On the other hand, the sync service uses an XML web service to copy data from the jobs website into the client’s Great Plains databases.

This includes applicant contact information, education history, work history, references, skills, and jobs that the applicant has applied for. SSL encryption ensures that sensitive applicant data is not comprised during transfer.

The Result

PCI Gaming’s task of hiring 700 new applicants is greatly simplified, as the HR department can perform all necessary tasks from within a single user interface, Great Plains.
  • Automatic synchronization between live jobs website and Great Plains.
  • Maximized efficiency of HR department.
Client Name: Wind Creek Hospitality
Year: 2008
Industry: Hospitality
Wind Creek Hospitality is the principal gaming and hospitality entity for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Dedicated to providing a first-class customer experience, the casinos and hotels of Wind Creek Hospitality are renowned for their geniality and refinement. The company operates six properties throughout the state of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.
  • AJAX
  • C#
  • SQL Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2003

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