What is Application Development?

What is Application Development?

By PRG (512 words)
Posted in Application Development on January 11, 2017

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What’s your business? Finance? Construction? A bakery? Whatever industry you are in, you probably use software systems for customer management, planning, internal communications, billing… the list goes on.

Business software

Many businesses choose to use commercial off-the-shelf software products. Examples are Xero for bookkeeping, Slack for communicating with team members, and PowerPoint for company demonstrations. They may be a web-based software, or they may live entirely on your internal systems.

However, as great as these programs / software / applications (these three may be used interchangeably) are, they aren’t designed specifically for your business. They will have missing pieces or need workarounds. Additionally, you may find that it takes three programs to do a job you should really be done in one.

Software for your specific business

Application development is building software for your specific business – to assist with all the functions you need, in the best way possible, without functionality that is unnecessary. Application development doesn’t have to be just for your business – perhaps you want to build a piece of software to sell to people.

Targeted applications or a company suite

When building software for your business, you can choose to build one piece to do a specific function, or you may like to build a suite of integrated programs, so that you can streamline many different business processes at once.

In fact, building a suite for your business really involves multiple pieces of software and then getting them all to “talk” to each other – so that information can move freely between your systems in the required fashion, without having to copy and paste it yourself.

A fully managed project

When you hire someone else to do your application development, you’ll have experts who will work through the whole process with you, from start to finish. They will be there from the initial phases - outlining your current system, present and future requirements, through to building the systems to do the job right. They will test the software thoroughly, teach your staff and customers how to use it correctly, and provide ongoing support and upgrades.

Built to your specifications

Instead of trying to make a square peg fit in a round hole, like commercial off-the-shelf software, application development for your business means always getting the exact fit for you. Any time you’ve thought, “I know this should be easier,” or “this is such a convoluted process,” that’s when your own custom application will help to solve your issues.

At PRG, we offer custom application development to help businesses streamline and simplify their systems. Our solutions help customers to save time, money, and effort. The full application development cycle is managed as an ongoing process between us and our clients, ensuring they are always getting the right product for their purposes.

If you would like to know about some of our application development success stories, or want to know how we can help you with your own systems, fill out our Get Started online form and we will get back to you shortly.

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