Why you need Customisation
As an established Software Developer since 1995, we have designed and engineered hundreds of first class, innovative custom software solutions that are designed and built around you and your business.
The business world is both diverse and complex and despite the overwhelming availaibilty of off-the-shelf software, the market often is unable to meet the demands of the varieties of modern management and business processes.
It comes as no surprise that many companies would like their information systems to have extended functionality and unique features not found in their existing ready-made applications.
Our custom software expertise spans database, web development, mobile development, automated data collection, bespoke electronics modules and I.O.T solutions.
We typically work with SME companies who realise that their paper-based systems, existing ERP, Quality and Accounting, applications or pre-packaged software solutions become barriers rather than assets to their business productivity.
Understanding Your Expectations
Because custom software functionality is often only perceived, one of the most critical steps in ensuring a sucessful custom software soluton that meets your expectations, is in your requirements & needs analysis.
This is where we discuss your requirements, and where we use our skill and experience to effectively interpret your current and potential future needs, so that both your expectations and ours are the same.
And before we propose any solution or begin development, we will use our experties to match your feature list to detailed requirements, and design the architecture and user interfaces by creating a Functional Design Specification.
In many cases, we may suggest a better, more innovative or alternative way of achiving what your require, with added Business Productivity Benefits and functionality that you may not have initially considered or thought possible.
From your initial requirements analysis, through the system design, deployment, configuration, user training - right through to full system implementation and go-live, we will keep you informed of your software development as we build, regular demos and updates keep you informed of your project's progress.
Rapid Application Development
Using the Agile Manifesto principles, we employ web frameworks that are based around the very latest technologies and methodologies, these enable us to develop solutions in a fraction of the time that it would normally take.
These custom software frameworks are modular, and higly extendable, meaning that you can easily expand and add new requirememts and functionality as and when required.
Standard framework components include User Management and Access Rights, Database Connectivity, Event Triggers, Emails & Alerts, as well as Reporting Tools that generate reports in PDF, EXCEL and HTML formats.
This dramatically reduces development times meaning that your investment costs are lower, deployment is faster, and you can expect a very rapid R.O.I.
Creating Your Feature List
Once you know what your software needs to achieve, you should write a feature list with a priority order.
If you've already completed the above or want some advice give us a call for an informal chat or to book a consultation.
Here are a few questions to help organize your thoughts.
- What are the basic requirements for your core system? For example, storing customer and/or client information.
- What essential features do you require on top of your core system? This could be the ability to
orders or be alerted when something is overdue.
- What features would provide the quickest return on your investment? For example, could automating the
and sending of invoices save staff time and reduce your wage bill?
- What features would be nice, but produce a poor ROI? Enabling customers the ability to conveniently track
through a mobile application may be ideal for them, but if they hardly ever phone the office for this information, it probably would not be cost effective.
- What features may be required in the future? Thinking about this now will help ensure that the software you
to purchase or have built today will allow for future features to be seamlessly integrated.
- Identify each aspect of your current software and rate how it performs for your business. What parts run well,
or poorly. Are all business tasks being covered by your software or are staff manually processing various aspects, if so what are these?