fecher obtains extensive porting order in Switzerland
NEST tax administration software to be ported to the .NET environment.
The consulting and software company fecher has been engaged to
implement an extensive porting project in Switzerland. Developed by
KMS and Sesam in conjunction with eleven cantons, the leading tax
software program NEST will now be fully ported from Gupta Team
Developer 3.1 to the more up-to-date .NET environment.
Additionally, several new software components have already been
developed using .NET. Around 2.5 million SAL items and more than
1,000 reports will be ported. One of the special features of this
project is that, parallel with the first two migration stages from
April 2010 until the middle of 2011, KMS and Sesam will continue
their intensive software development using Gupta. All four of the
project's migration stages should be completed at the beginning of
After everything has been migrated over to .NET technology,
better use can then be made of modern software-development options.
"We felt strongly about wanting to protect the know-how we acquired
together with our clients over the past 15 years, which was
naturally invested in the further development of the software. This
is why we decided to use porting", explains Guido Hermann, Division
Manager of Development at KMS. In addition to replacing the Gupta
programs, the project's scope also includes the porting of a
variety of reports from Report Builder to a more modern platform.
KMS and Sesam are currently considering the use of StimulSoft - a
high-performance tool that fecher has recently added to its product
portfolio - which would make it possible to generate a number of
new reporting variants under .NET.