Independent consultancy services on a highly advanced level are prerequisites for a successful system development, designing as well as selecting the convenient information systems, and finally implementing them into the established system landscape.
Larger companies regard innovation as sublime objective, which is usually only achieved by creating new information systems or reforming existing ones. Often, a company’s system development division concentrates on realizing individual components instead of reconditioning the whole system.
The basis for a successful system development is the decision on the future system’s accomplishments and the corresponding mechanisms. Users and IT specialists alike have to be embedded into this process. The project team faces many decisions and issues at first, as to evaluate the system development’s costs, risks, and efforts. The first step to be taken regarding an identified issue is to determine whether a standard solution is available on the open market; whether it is feasible to find an in-house solution, or whether the system’s development is to be contracted out to an external provider. Of great importance for a successful information system development are precise and binding requirement definitions, a realization in due time, and a sufficiently tested, faultless system landscape.
Often, all efforts to develop an information system in-house are bound to fail due to ingrained organizational structures and an enterprise’s focus on day-to-day business. Involved project teams face the problem to gather all interdisciplinary requirements on a combinable level. Deadlines seem to be as variable as estimated costs. Furthermore, employee turnovers sometimes endanger a project’s realization.
We undertake the task of developing your system as external service provider aligning ourselves with the specifications and requirements of your enterprise. At first, conducting a problem analysis, we’ll evaluate your company’s current organizational and technical status. We’ll display all identified flaws in a concluding documentation. The results of the problem analysis will be the basis for your system’s specifications, displaying the possible approaches to remove all detected issues and outlining the structure of the new information system. Using the concluding documentation, based on a standardized method (i.e. UML), we’ll precisely define the project’s objectives and applications as well as the costs of all realization aspects, further the expenditure of time, and all economic aspects by comparing established to prospected items. Furthermore, we’ll display the software to be implemented, the data models, and the user interface as detailed as the system architecture including the expenditures for the system landscape required.
By means of a functional prototype, all persons involved in the project will be able to specify their requirements, the user interface, and the necessary or superfluous components of the planned information system. This prototype will be improved and adjusted in an iterative process conjointly with the users. Your company’s team obtains the advantage of swiftly and cooperatively fine-tuning all specifications and requirements as needed. Frequently occurring issues like
- a client’s imprecise or insufficient information regarding the requested software
- ignorance of the actually needed components and features
- alterations to the requirements or priorities during the course of the project
can be avoided by using our functional, recurrently improved prototype and by staying in close contact to all divisions and users alike. A close cooperation, your active participation, and the opportunity to continually compare your requirements to the development results lead to a swift, sophisticated, perfectly configured, and therefore highly satisfying result.
Basically, keeping things simple is usually the best option for a client. Our developers aim at realizing all of our clients’ requests as exactly, flexibly, and uncomplicated as possible.
Following the development and fine-tuning of the prototype, we’ll move on to the technical realization of the designed system landscape including all of its software components. We’ll make a system design available which includes the design of the architecture, the classes of objects, and the data of the user interface. The subsequent implementation phase covers the development, configuration, and adjustment of newly devised or established elements within the system landscape. The realization of the technical requirements adheres to the pre-determined specifications sheet. The software’s implementation can be realized iteratively or in one big step (“big bang”), diligently comparing assets and drawbacks.
Our system development gives you the opportunity to choose a perfectly matching product or to design an individually and specifically adjusted alternative.
All defined items and the feedback to the prototype will be integrated into the individual system design including its components, interfaces and processes. We’ll refine the former display of the future system landscape that from now on serves as the implementation’s default.
We’ll generate a software system in strict accordance to our clients’ defined requirements and specifications including the respective documentation (i.e. user manuals, system documentation, installation guides, and administration documentation).
The generated information system will be sophisticated, ready to use, and sufficiently tested regarding its requested functionality.
We’ll not carry out but instead accompany the system validation and the IT landscape test. These tasks, the generation of test cases, as well as the future operation of the system stay at your company’s IT division.