Success story
Ação Sistemas

Ação Sistemas migrated their system developed with Oracle Designer to GeneXus

In addition to completing the migration in three months, the adoption of GeneXus will allow the company specialized in Human Resources Management systems to evolve its application with new functionalities.

Ação Sistemas, a Brazilian company operating in Human Resources Management solutions since 1989, has initiated the migration of its main application to the cloud with the assistance of GeneXus.

Previously, Ação Sistemas operated its flagship solution, UniversalRH, in an on-premises model, built on the development infrastructure with Oracle Designer, resulting in the product being in Oracle Developer. However, challenges related to high licensing and maintenance costs, as well as limitations in tool development, led Action Sistemas to discontinue the use of Oracle development, transitioning its application to the cloud with the support of GeneXus.

The migration, completed in a record time of just three months, provided the company with a new architecture based on Java, offering a more accessible, flexible, and integrated experience to UniversalRH system users.

The transition was supported by BXT, the official distributor of GeneXus in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.

Among the most utilized modules of the system are payroll, allowing for the automated processing of employee routines, as well as personnel administration, enabling the registration of employees and third parties, along with all related monthly controls.

Ação Sistemas' technology serves both private and public entities, including municipal, state, or federal levels. Among its key clients are logistics company Marcopolo and the government of Mato Grosso do Sul, which has been using the platform for over five years to manage more than 95,000 employees.

According to Luiz Leite, founder of Ação Sistemas, the choice of GeneXus was due to the time and resource savings for the migration process. "GeneXus provides Dbret, a reverse engineering tool that allowed us to maintain our entire original database, saving a lot of effort from our team, which was extremely satisfied with the final result," explains Leite, who also highlighted the dedication of GeneXus support team to facilitate the transition.

During the process, GeneXus automatically generated about 1,300 transactions based on the database design, easing the transition to the new platform.

With assistance from WorkWithPlus, the team successfully completed the first part of the migration, launching a beta version in Java at the end of November 2023.

Once the initial stage was completed, clients, already able to use the new system, had time to adapt to the platform, continuing to use the on-premises model while training for the transition. This approach allowed users to experience the new system and provide feedback for future improvements.

With the new platform, users could navigate through different modules without the need to switch between systems, providing a more integrated and efficient experience.

Additionally, the new system gained filtering capabilities, enhanced searches, new functions, and improved visualization, which were not offered in the previous structure.

According to BXT CEO Roque Lima, meeting Ação Sistemas' evolving needs demonstrates the capability of GeneXus technology to directly address an application with specific demands. "Considering Ação Sistemas' public operations, each municipality has specific laws for workers, governed by decisions from regional labor unions, but UniversalRH system, with its flexibility, allows customizations to meet each client's requirements," explains Roque.

For GeneXus' country manager for Brazil, Portugal, and Cape Verde, Ricardo Recchi, development platforms need to allow for the creation of scalable and future-proof solutions to be evolved when demanded. "To adapt to market changes, GeneXus offers an independent network environment, providing clients the freedom to migrate their applications to other platforms without high financial costs," Recchi concludes.