Software Product Development
Developing commercial software products that target the enterprise and consumer markets is what we do best. We have worked with software vendors, software service providers, startups and entrepreneurs to build a variety of solutions including web-based, mobile, high-end transaction processing, and n-tier distributed systems.
We offer a full spectrum of software product development services, from initial concept and vision refinement to prototyping, architecture and design, technology and platform selection, code development, testing and deployment.
Other product development related areas we cover include:
- Developing a ‘fit for purpose’ architecture that is neither under nor over engineered
- Intellectual property (IP) protection, patents, 3rd party and open source license compliance
- Competitive analysis and positioning
- Capitalizing on the available time-to-market window while minimizing expenditures
- Cross platform deployments, upgrades, and release version management
- Key non-functional aspects such as localization, scalability, security, accessibility, and other product standards
We have the right team of professionals and processes in place to tackle all of these issues and help bring your new software product or service to market profitably.
Custom Software Development
If your organization has software technology needs that cannot be adequately addressed by available off-the-shelf software packages, we can help you explore custom software alternatives. With your functional requirements in hand, we can propose the custom implementation that will most appropriately match your specific situation. If we think there might be a more cost-effective way to solve your challenges, we’ll bring those ideas to the table as well.
Should you choose to have us implement your custom software solution, we can supply everything that will be needed to go from rough requirements statement to delivered working software that has successfully passed your user acceptance testing. If you have your own technical staff, we can also provide selected functions along this continuum to augment the capabilities of your team or fill in any gaps.
If you think you may need a custom software solution, our product architects, designers, and engineers can help you make the best decision for your unique scenario.
The need to support mobile users is exploding, and we can help you implement the right mobile strategy for your product or organization. We have the breadth of skills and experience necessary to deliver enterprise or consumer-targeted mobile web, native mobile apps, or hybrid solutions on all the major mobile platforms including Apple iOS, Android, RIM BlackBerry, and Windows Phone 7. We also specialize in leveraging the unique capabilities of the iPad and other tablet devices.
Software Technology Consulting
Our team of technologists is heavily slanted toward the strategic end of the software product design spectrum, with many of us having worn the hats of CTOs, chief architects, and other software strategists. In keeping with this competency, we offer a la carte consulting services that cover many of the deliverables one would expect from a hands-on software product CTO or chief architect, including the following:
- Software product envisioning and scoping
- Technology selection and strategy
- Architectural reviews and roadmaps
- Solution scaling and leveraging cloud or distributed computing
- Prototyping, Proof-of-Concepts, skunk works R&D projects, product re-engineering
- Software product acquisition due diligence reviews
If your startup or company needs the services of an experienced software CTO or chief architect, we are well equipped to play that role for you on an interim basis or to whatever extent you may need. Give us a call to discuss your situation and to explore how our technologists may be able to help.