Vancouver Community College – ColdFusion to PHP Conversion  

Vancouver Community College – ColdFusion to PHP Conversion  


Portfolio Description

Background and History 

Vancouver Community College (VCC) is a key player in the post-secondary landscape in BC. They are proud to inspire a new generation of students to discover their passions, gain essential skills, and learn what it takes to succeed in a competitive workforce.  

The Problem 

VCC’s ColdFusion platform had become outdated with high licensing costs and required Cold Fusion experts to maintain it. Without the necessary knowledge in-house, the platform was posing a security risk. 

Their challenges were: 

  • Outdated technology 
  • High licensing costs 
  • Lack of necessary knowledge in-house to maintain the platform 

Our Solution 

Spot Solutions was brought in to convert the existing ColdFusion applications to PHP, JavaScript, and related technologies. Key features included: 

  • ​Web-based online forms embedded to a public site where entries are stored in DB. 
  • Web-based pages where information is sourced from excel and DB. 
  • SQL database management 
  • Data retrieval from DB and excel sheets to web pages 

The Impact  

With the new technology solution, VCC can now easily maintain their applications with less cost and improved security for sensitive student and staff data. VCC’s public site improved its performance in processing data, resulting in a better user experience. 

Now they can: 

  • Maintain their applications with less cost and improved security 
  • Provide a better user experience 
  • Improve security of their sensitive data