bespoke desktop software development
We approach projects in much the same way an architect would. Building a house without an architect's input would be disastrous. We combine our creative imagination and analytical logic with an understanding of your needs.
Our passion is developing custom-built, lightweight, robust, secure applications that make complex business procedures simple whilst enhancing your Business Intelligence (BI).
We use a variety of Rapid Application Development (RAD) tools and are not tied to any one technology. We obviously have our favourite languages, but traditionally developed our desktop and database applications using Visual Basic. More recently we have used Java J2EE and C++ as this provides us with far greater scope and flexibility, enabling us to develop extremely complex systems.
Rapid Application Development (RAD) tools
We can provide integrated solutions that work with your legacy systems and other business applications. These include the Mail Application Programming Interface (MAPI) that allows us to integrate with your email server, as well as accounts software like Sage Line 50 and QuickBooks Pro. There are a variety of different options to suit most budgets, although fully integrated solutions can cost significantly more.
Application Programming Interfaces (API) and integration with third party applications
Our approach is founded upon the need to identify and understand the issues within the business environment you operate, before agreeing the outcomes. The outcomes become the foundation for any solution and allow us to provide a written specification prior to undertaking any development work. Experience has proved that this approach can significantly reduce costs as it avoids feature-creep during the software / application development stages.
To read more about our process refer to the spotlight articles on the left hand side of this article, or alternatively give us a call and we will be happy to talk you through it.