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Custom Software Development

Identifying your current databases, available technology, recorded data, and systems will help give us the proper image of the future company you hope to achieve. Talking through the goals and needs of your software offers us the chance to develop the best in software for you. You may not even know what you need until our team shares the possibilities.

We offer analysis to assist in the maintenance of your existing software or in creating a brand-new system. Mobile and desktop software needs that delicate touch to optimize efficiency and user experience. From code auditing to maintenance to the development and implementation, we are your dream team to securing a more successful application for your business’s needs.

 

1. Choosing Custom Software Development

When a business needs software for its operations, there are two paths it can take: buying an off-the-shelf solution or developing a new product that meets its unique requirements and solving its problems.

Value Proposition

    1. Custom Software Solves Your Business’s Specific Problems
    2. You Can Automate & Streamline Operations
    3. Your Business Can Increase ROI (return on investment)
    4. Improved Control of Business Security
    5. Update Outdated Legacy Systems
    6. Integrate with the Best Existing Software & Tools

 

Types of Custom Software to Choose from:

    1. Advanced Web Applications
    2. Enterprise Applications
    3. SaaS Applications (software as a service)
    4. Mobile Applications
    5. E-Commerce Applications
    6. Government & Industry Standards Compliance Applications

2. How to Prepare for a Custom Software Project

Before beginning the search for a custom software development company, there are a few questions that need to be answered in order to receive a product which addresses your needs and establishes clarity of the issues to solve:

  1. What is the basic function the software will perform?
  2. Which existing software and/or hardware needs to be integrated?
  3. What existing devices and operating systems will the software platform run on?
  4. What is the budget for the potential custom software project?

3. Why buy Custom Software Development from Crunchsoft?

We focus on cultural alignment for effective collaboration to create an end product that meets business needs.

We are a local Software Development Team.

This means:

    1. We ensure your project is completed successfully and on time.
    2. Project management is built on cultural alignment to increase efficiency.
    3. Communication is simply easier.

A dedicated development team is created for your project in line with the amount of time you need.

We engage on a Time & Materials model

    1. This means you pay for the time and resources involved in your project according to an agreed hourly rate.

We offer flexible Project Management methods

Waterfall method

    1. The most common style still used
    2. A much slower process
    3. Relies heavily on quality assurance and step by step completion

Agile method

    1. More versatile and modern
    2. Good for projects requiring flexibility and speed
    3. Teams work in small chunks allowing them to pivot

Scrum method

    1. Tasks are prioritized in small teams
    2. Good for projects that need to move quickly
    3. Teams work in sprints to complete work

Kanban method

    1. Looks at the width and length of the project
    2. Reduces and streamlines the work
    3. Good for wanting an specific outcome

We have completed Successful Custom Software Projects

Case Study: Custom Software was developed for our Client in the rubber and molding industry. The objective was to do away with utilizing Excel spreadsheets to communicate work orders, document production data and employee training in a large manufacturing facility.The software has allowed for outdated manual processes to be automated and streamlined. New production data has allowed for costly mistakes to be proactively avoided, increasing the client’s ROI (return on investment) per order.

 

We offer a Software Stacks that are Future Proof & Industry Friendly

A software stack is a set of software subsystems or components needed to create a complete platform.

LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) is often used by web developers because the components are open source and the entire stack can be used with commodity hardware. Most Linux distributions these days include LAMP components.

MEAN (MongoDB, Express, Angular, Node) is a free and open-source JavaScript stack that helps overcome programming language barriers encountered while developing dynamic custom software.

These software stacks ensure that another development team would easily be able to work on the custom software in the future should you choose a development team other than Crunchsoft.

4. What to Expect During a Custom Software Development Project

The software development life cycle is the process of producing software that offers desired quality as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

The Customer Software Development Project Flow by Phases

  • Communication – aligned methods and styles
  • Design – based on needs assessment and your goals
  • MVP – a minimum viable product is developed to show what is expected from the project when completed.
  • MVP creation steps:
    1. Features listed & Agreed On
    2. Prioritization of Features
    3. Development of the Software
    4. Testing & Quality Assurance of the Software
    5. Feedback Considerations

Initial Project Costs are Estimated & Agreements are Established Upfront

  1. The Crunchsoft team provides a time and materials estimate of the cost of the project up front of initial costs.
  2. Legal considerations and ownership agreements are determined. 
  3. A non-disclosure agreement is signed, if necessary, to protect proprietary and confidential information.
  4. An agreement that details ownership over the end result is determined.

Ongoing Project Costs are Updated Throughout the Process

Software is never fully complete even when a minimal viable product has been delivered. There is always the potential to repair bugs and improve performance.

Ongoing costs might include newer software versions, new features, additional user levels and fixes. These costs can also include security, support, ongoing training and scaling to meet the needs of your business as it grows.

The Crunchsoft team updates the final project costs as the custom software is developed as specified and for each change request implemented.

Change requests to ongoing development alter expected ongoing costs and are estimated on time and materials then submitted to your for approval. 

A change request is a call for an adjustment to the requirements of the custom software being developed.

Change request process:

    1. Stakeholder submit Change Request
    2. Change Request Identification
    3. Change Assessment & Analysis
    4. Additional Cost Estimate
    5. Approval or Rejection of Change
    6. Change added to Scope and Plan
    7. Implementation of Change

5. Ongoing Software Support & Maintenance

After custom software has been delivered and implemented, the life cycle does not end.

All custom software needs constant monitoring to ensure it runs properly.

Crunchsoft offers the option to add on a support and maintenance package that can be bundled with your custom software development project. 

Support and Maintenance Agreements for Custom Software are Drafted upon Request

These agreements outline the terms and conditions of support and maintenance in the following ways:

    1. Communication methods
    2. Response times
    3. Resolutions times
    4. Repair and fix costs
    5. System Debugging and quality assurance
    6. Development of additional features

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Training Schedules

Meet your training standards immediately. This tool documents all of your staff and their upcoming trainings. Manage by department and training session level.

Web Control Themes

When building your own app, choose from these User Interactive elements. This is just the beginning of what we can develop!

 

Maintenance Forms & Logs

Logs and forms will be tailored to your environment. Here is an example of a machine maintenance log.

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Graphic Design and Branding

We want to make you stand out—a diamond dazzling among the coal. Take advantage of these fabulous features for a fresh take on your business. We get to know who your company was, what it is now, and where it needs to go. From complete revisions to a simple update of color pallets, our team will develop a new image that suits you. We dig deep to find the best solutions to your branding needs.

Social media, promotional materials and billboards, and reconstructing your image are some of the quality services we provide. Stand out and leave a memorable impression upon your customers. Logo design and advanced branding services are available to our clients. With our wide variety of  services we offer within Advanced Branding, we are excited to guide and train your company to use your logo effectively and step into a newly fashioned persona and perspective.

Our artistic and professional team produce logos perfect for shirts, posters, websites—wonderful for keeping yourself visible in the public eye. Show off that new, fresh look.

Business Research

Rediscovering who you are as a business and organization comes with finding what makes you tick. We offer our specialized team to take who you are, turning your weaknesses into strengths, perfecting your image. Crunchsoft will examine your business, principles, and establish goals to produce a plan. Much like building a house, we build a great model, from a great foundation we build together. Consulting the original, we can better fashion a more unique and memorable image. We need to know where you’ve been to understand where you’re going.

Develop & Resolve Design Assets

Consistency is critical, especially when it comes to branding. Crunchsoft’s team of professional artists will develop a series of visual elements and images for you to maintain and keep that professional look, through any medium or media you use. From your logos, branding style guide, or graphics, our team will develop and resolve any inconsistencies to beautiful and memorable images that fit your style. 

Color Resolution

Different colors produce different emotional responses and can reinforce the message of your logo. We create visually appealing works without clashing or overwhelming hues. Each palette we create has proper resolution from screen to print, and can be color blindness friendly to maintain a remarkable experience for everyone. Every image and logo needs to be professional. It’ll all be ready for the spotlight once we’re done.

Logo Design

Each logo is a unique, memorable, work of art that leaves a lasting impression upon a customer’s memory upon initial discovery of your business. We create each logo tailored to you, and are ready to be used on all platforms you embark!

Redesign

Logos and branding may age well– others do not. Crunchsoft will take that tired look and refresh the image of your business. Keep some of the old or scrap it for something new. Let’s make it timeless. Redesigning your business’s logo and image can be as simple as a touchup or a full rework. We’ll bring you into the new age.

Brand Training

Keep your business fiscally empowered by developing a bond between brand, team and your audience. Crunchsoft provides assistance in developing this connection, reinforcing who you are as a business! Employees that are engaged with your logo and your business empower themselves and the company. We aid you in developing a strong bond between the business and those that are part of the family. With training on how to properly use your business logo and design elements, you can reinforce your mission as a business!

Graphic Design & Branding Examples

Maple Syrup Label

Sample of product label and logo.

Style Guide

 Sample of a brand style guide.

Icon

Simple icon as part of brand signature.

Website Design & Development

Your company needs to be seen, and we’re ready to help that happen. We will determine what level of functionality and design you would require for your site. The features, applications, and number of pages are all based on what you need.

Your website will be easily sought and a sight to behold. Our team is ready to dazzle with a website that captures the essence of your company.

Hosting

Crunchsoft offers space in our servers. Your website will be tucked away in a secure space under the watchful eyes of our professionals. Your files are in good hands with us. Keeping your website files with Crunchsoft will make your life easier. Cut back on server costs and equipment by securing your website and files with us.

Graphic Elements

A website should reflect the business. Professional and clean or more relaxed and fun. Whatever your needs, we create sites with an incredible look. Crunchsoft’s artistic and coding professionals collaborate in fashioning an efficient and appeasing site. Your website may be that first impression. We ensure that experience is positive. The layouts and graphic elements of your site will be artistically fashioned to keep eyes on your page. Whatever your style, the pages will reflect the best of your business.

WordPress Plugins

There’s a plugin for that. Let us hear your needs, and a plugin may be an easy solution for your site. WordPress plugins allow the addition of features to websites without your team needing to know anything of coding. We want to hear your needs and concepts. If possible, the Crunchsoft team is prepared to fashion the right plugin for you.

E-Commerce

Doing business online may mean letting your customers finalize all transactions right on the website. Our sites can be made to allow you to deal with funds virtually. Your site may require applications for receiving payments from your customers for their orders. Crunchsoft is capable of creating a website that allows online transactions. Let the customer enter their order and pay—they never have to leave their chair at home. Making it easy for them means it’s easy for you. Efficient systems and sites mean they order with their clicks, and you see the profits roll in.

SSL

Private information must be protected.  For you and your customers, this is an important part of doing business. We assist in protecting every digit and letter. Secure Sockets Layers are necessary when trying to keep your customers and business safe. Shield private information like credit cards, social security numbers, and login credentials from the unsavory. We offer this service to keep you protected against the dangers of online transactions and business. We’re ready with the virtual blockades.

PCI-DSS Compliance

Standards are set to keep your business and customers financially secure when dealing with transactions. Protect your websites with proper measures. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is a security standard designed for all companies that deal with financial transactions. Protect card information for your customers to keep them safe when dealing with your business. Protecting them means protecting your profitability. Crunchsoft ensures you’ll be prepared for protected transactions.

Includes Basic Preventive Maintenance

Crunchsoft will maintain delivered websites. This will ensure that your website installed features are up to date and that backups of the websites are taken once per month.

Learn more about Support and maintenance here.

Website Design & Development Examples

One Page Website

Simple business website with contact form.

Church Website

Simple church website.

Event Website

A website for any kind of Event.

Brewery Website

Multi page sample of a brewery website.

Bar Website

One page bar website.

Restaurant Website

Simple restaurant website.

Golf Course Website

Multi page sample of a golf course website.

Handy Work Website

One page handyman website.

Septic Service Website

Multi page septic company website.

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Let’s have a chat and map out the future together. Let’s discuss custom software solutions, graphic design and website development.