When companies grow and organize their information systems, new needs arise (dematerialize certain procedures, automate tasks …). They must then acquire specialized software, suited to meet their expectations.
Nowadays, the needs of businesses are partly covered by proprietary or open source software present and sold on the market.
Once the business, the processes, set up in the companies come out of “norms”, these generic tools then become less adapted, too small to meet the companies’ needs.
It’s then necessary to consider the development of a specific tool, adapted to the need. This tool will also have the advantage, in the future, to allow greater flexibility in terms of developments.
The customer defines and chooses the functionalities, the ergonomics, the design directly, and from A to Z. Strongly involved in the construction process, the customer also sets the delivery schedule and other conditions of realization, with the service provider.
Why custom software development ?
Do you want to better manage your business, and facilitate certain tasks ?
Do you want to improve, control your production line, or your sales process (stocks, dashboards …) ?
Do you want to bring innovative services to your employees, prospects, customers … ?
By choosing to develop a custom-made tool, you adapt the tool to your needs, and not your job to your tool.
Standard software (developed by publishers, and sold to many customers) meets simple and precise needs. Indeed, they offer a panel of functionalities allowing to respond to generic subjects. However, disadvantages (little customization, costs, superfluous features …) can be blocking.
On the other hand, by opting for a custom-made business application, companies ensure that they have customized software, with ergonomics and a design that matches the brand image, without a lot of useless features. Specific to their problems and to the specificities of their profession, the tool thus developed fits optimally within their IS. This mode of development brings real benefits over the medium to long term, and a significant competitive advantage: your copy is unique.
By working with IDFOR Solutions, monitoring the progress of the project gives you the opportunity to upgrade your software on demand. This involves adding and deleting features and then testing and validating them as they go. Final software has the advantage of being evolutive, and exempt from licensing costs.
In addition, our team is involved and familiarized with the specificities of your business to meet complex needs, sometimes atypical and innovative, and provides you with advice and technical expertise through a privileged relationship.
After receiving your need, and after analysing it, we constitute our proposal in a detailed way. This proposal allows you to learn about our vision of the project, and how we are going to achieve it. Our peculiarity is that we work on a fixed price basis for your projects: you know your project’s cost, right from the beginning of it.
We operate with an Agile development methodology, allowing us to be flexible. We adapt the desired features, as and when, during the development cycles.
Our developers work on the basis of precise specifications, and rely on your user experience to implement the best solutions. We implement tools that conform to best development practices.
During the development phase, we work from our headquarters. At each end of sprint, the application is put at your disposal, to allow you to validate the developments made, and adjust some features.
Once the developments are completed and rectified, we put the project’s sources at your disposal. Deployments are done, according to your will, within your IS, or on our infrastructure.
Once we’ve delivered the project to you, IDFOR Solutions proposes a maintenance contract to all its customers. This allows support when needed during the life of the developed tool.
We understand your need and help you with its formulation.
We define the most appropriate solution in your context.
We analyze each proposed scenario’s value.
We create a standard-compliant solution, with a test-driven development approach.
We create documentation for the entire solution, allowing you to be autonomous in its operation.
We design a technical solution to meet your needs and requirements.
We assure our team’s skills improvement, through an Agile process.
We check the solution in collaboration with your teams.
We train your operators in error management and problem analysis.
We work with you to implement the solution and configure its scalability.
We build a knowledge database about the delivered solution.
Our specialists-composed team will work with you in all types of projects. Indeed, IDFOR Solutions has a long experience in the field of application design. Our expertise allows us to analyze your needs, to fulfill your requests, to advise you on the technologies to use, as well as on the standards of use. We provide application development in multiple environments, and are able to interconnect our solutions with your existing software, or even modernize these.
Our experts will be at your service, at each state of your project, in a personalized way :
– Analysis of your needs, advices ;
– Specifications statement’s preparation ;
– Application development according to the specifications ;
– Tests execution ;
– Setup, configuration, personalization ;
– Specific development or features’ implementation ;
– Support and maintenance ;
IDFOR was created to simplify the digital transition of our customers, and to improve and simplify data transmission, relying on a high level of technical know-how..