Custom Software Development
Custom Software to Help Your Business
- Gain an edge over your competitors
- Increase efficiency, productivity and quality
- Frequently less expensive than off the shelf solutions
- Personal support from the team who created your software
- Integrate PDAs, bar code scanners, weighbridges and other hardware
- Automatically upload/download information to and from your website
- Link software such as accounts, office administration, contact management
- Incorporate web and cloud services, create custom apps, automate text messaging, more...
- Take full control of your business with software that is infinitely adaptable to meet your needs
Is custom software an expensive luxury, a cost-effective solution, or an essential requirement?
By identifying the goals and the needs of your own business, professionally developed bespoke software will give you a substantial competitive advantage. With increased efficiency and improved reporting you will more easily predict and meet the needs of your customers.
Commercial off-the-shelf software can cost you dearly….
Valuable time will be lost trying to get to grips with complex packages, with unnecessary and superfluous features you will never use. More money will be spent on "customisation" or add-ons, or yet more software to handle the different aspects of your business. Effort will be wasted trying to compromise with awkward work-arounds when dealing with a specific requirement important to your business.
If you find you have to alter your business practices to suit your software, you will quickly reap the benefit of adapting your software to suit your business. Your custom software will deal with ALL your requirements. It will work specifically for you, making it easier for you to manage your business. Your staff will find it intuitive to use, as it will operate in the way they are used to working.
Your efficiency will be improved by integrating specialist data input devices, incorporating cloud services, or by interfacing with other databases and software to create an all-inclusive solution across your whole organisation. As your business grows, your software will have the flexibility to be modified and expanded to encompass areas not previously considered. With ongoing support you will have access to your own personal IT resource for information or advice, and your requests will be dealt with promptly and effectively.
The following are examples of areas in which software tailored to specific needs will help a wide range of businesses.
Please contact us to find out how we can help your business.
Trying to keep data synchronised in different unconnected software applications can be time consuming and prone to error if done manually. Custom software Integration will provide the link to enable these products to run seamlessly together, whether for Accounts, Contact Management, Client Relationship Management (CRM), or other applications. Microsoft Access can also link into software systems developed in-house.
Save time and improve accuracy by taking data directly from an input device and automatically updating your software. Hardware integration will ensure that the data is seamlessly transferred to your office administration or invoicing software, saving staff time and improving accuracy. Items such as PDAs, bar code readers, weighing, measuring or other data collection equipment can all be integrated.
Sage Integration with Microsoft Access or other business management databases will enable you to benefit from the accountancy features of Sage, whilst using software customised to the way your business runs.
With an automated import/export link between Access and Excel you will combine the power of a strong relational database with the familiarity and comprehensive analytical tools of a spreadsheet.
With real-time weighbridge integration data can be collected and used immediately by your back office computer system, for instance for invoicing or stats collection.
If you are experiencing difficulties managing your business using spreadsheets, we can convert your spreadsheets to a custom database system. You will save time and be able to manage your business more effectively.
A custom Expert System will automatically apply rules and logic as appropriate, for more informed, quicker and consistant decision making.
Large Volume Data Processing
Does your current software struggle when processing large amounts of information? We can help you use the tools available on your desktop (or write a custom application) to improve the speed considerably.
Incorporating document management into your business system will ensure all important information and documentation will be available as and when needed.
Incorporating ISO 9001 within Your Business Software
Running a separate or manual system for ISO 9001 compliance is time-consuming and has greater potential for error. Integrate this within your business administration software to improve efficiency, and save you time.
CNC Manufacturing Integration
You will be able to control vital production information from your core business database by linking it directly to shop floor machinery
If you need to share data with offices or personnel in remote locations, where Internet connectivity is a problem, a replicated database will keep data synchronised with the central office database.
Web Services for Businesses
Do you have to transfer information regularly within your organisation, or submit data to customers, suppliers or service providers? Would you like to make better use of free Internet services, such as Google Maps for graphical representation of data, planning routes or calculating mileage? Would you like to gather information with minimum human involvement? We can use EDI XML Web Services for Businesses for a wide range of tasks to help your business.