A Look Into the Custom Development Process

Every business has its own set of unique problems and goals and increasingly the answer hinges on technology to achieve desirable outcomes. Custom software offers a wide range of solutions that can ease workloads, eliminate waste, errors, costs, and delays. It lets you devote your time and energy to other priorities rather than fumble with inefficient processes.

When working with our clients, our goal is to work alongside you and provide the best solution to make your processes as effective and streamlined as they can be. We help in every stage of the process from getting to know your wants and needs to supporting your application in the future.

Here’s how we approach custom development projects.

Start with a Custom Software Assessment

The first step in our process to get to know you and your business. Where are you now? Where would you like to be? An effective assessment provides a strong foundation for a successful project.

You can’t know where you are going until you know where you’ve been. With this in mind, we’d like to take into account:

  • The problems we can help you solve
  • Current processes and how they could be optimized with custom software
  • Financial and resource implications
  • The impact of each option available to you

This information gives us an opportunity to collaboratively guide you to your best solution. And with our extensive expertise, our team can let you know if there are any software considerations you should be aware of to properly evaluate your options.

Designing the Custom Software

Once all the right questions are asked, then the best answers can be given. After we have learned more about your current systems and where you’d like to be, we will design an application specific to your needs. During this phase, our developers, business analysts, and project managers will work directly with you to create a design that solves the problems we’ve identified together in the assessment. The ultimate goal is to equip you for long-term success.

For custom development, we approach our own project management with a combination of the waterfall and agile methodology. This allows us to flow steadily and sequentially from conception all the way through to implementation and maintenance.

With our approach, we are equipped to create accountability and demonstrate progress. So that you feel secure with our communication and team dynamics, once we’ve completed the design, you’ll receive full documentation of the design, including wireframes, functionality specs, and more. You’ll get all of these assets whether you choose to implement it with us, someone else, or use internally.

Developing the Custom Software

After we have the best solution designed, we’ll begin developing it. While developers build your software, business analysts will continue to clarify and give updates along the way.

From the beginning of this step, you will have access to our own project management dashboard to give you an understanding of our progress in real time. Transparency is one of our core values, so you’ll be able to see all of our activities and communications about your project. We want to give you full visibility into where we are and what’s next.

Our team are experts in .NET, java, and more, including NativeScript for mobile applications. We can help you create a unique application that has everything you need to provide a seamless user experience. We’re a full-service custom development firm with the expertise to make your app shine.

Supporting and Enhancing Your Software

Our team will have gained a deep understanding of your business and custom software through the other steps in this development process. It naturally makes sense for us to continue maintaining your application and tackle any future challenges quickly and affordably.

Just as your business grows and changes, so should your software. As your needs or the needs of your customers evolve, you may need new capabilities. By planning for support and enhancements now, you can ensure your software grows with you and benefits your business for years to come.

Do you have a need for custom software to support your unique, optimized processes? Request a consultation with us today to get started.