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Automated Probate Processing and Locator Application

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Case Study: Flagship legal services’ application that automated the entry process and searched over 3.5 million probate estates throughout the country to assist in filing claims against those estates on behalf of creditors, financial institutions, healthcare providers, and governments was a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product and had become outdated and overly expensive.

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Technology Used


Agile / Scrum


Additional Services
Legacy Modernization


Create New Probate Locator UI While Revitalizing Current System – From Legacy SaaS Software to New Open Source Proprietary Tools – To Assist With Future Lower Cost Lifecycle Extensions


Project Requirements

The current legal services probate locator application has been very successful. Over $1 billion in claims have been filed through the software. However, the original design of the application in Adobe Flex has become antiquated. Many modern browsers are dropping support for Flash. Moreover, new, better, and safer front-end options are available. As a result, the client decided it was time to update the application’s front-end application using a modern single-page application approach.


Intertech estimated the project would take 12 weeks to implement. Twelve weeks from the start date, the application was fully implemented on schedule and successfully deployed as predicted. Using React for this application’s front end, partially because of the strong community and resources around React, the probate application will stay on the cutting edge of web development for some time. As a result, the application can leverage new open source tools and be easily extended. It also benefits from modern testing, linting, and other code quality checks as part of the development pipeline. And finally, as a result of the mentoring the company received from Intertech during the build, the client’s development team can now maintain and add to the application independently.


The client chose React prior to engaging Intertech. However, they relied on Intertech’s expertise to help finalize the decision. In addition to the React components, the application also involved components written in Typescript. Critically, the project also included a rewrite of the application’s web services from SOAP messaging protocol to REST’s uniform operations. Finally, the entire application was bundled together using a custom Webpack configuration.

A crucial part of the refresh was creating a modern UI that felt updated. However, the client also wanted the new UI to mirror the old implementation closely. Too stark of a redesign would confuse users. Because this application is used both internally and by customers, a smooth transition was a top priority. Our expert Intertech consultant worked directly with the client’s team in design meetings to imagine and implement the new React-driven UI.

Furthermore, our consultant worked directly in the client’s office every day. Consequently, the client had direct access to the consultant as needed. In addition, our consultant was able to provide side-by-side mentorship to the client’s developers on the technologies they’d be using.

Intertech has been in business for nearly 30 years. Many of our projects are considered confidential by our clients. For this reason, and out of respect for our customer’s privacy, we do not mention companies by name regarding specific projects, with the clear understanding that the project outlined and presented is actual work Intertech and their consultants have completed successfully.

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