Analysis - The first step of this
process includes interviewing any key employees responsible for using
the new program and possibly researching the software being used
currently as well. During this phase, we will be analyzing how your
company's data will flow through the program. This particular portion of
the job is billed separately from the rest of the project at
ABC.PRO's current hourly rate. In most cases, a
quote will be issued to the customer for the analysis stage shortly
after the initial consultation.
- After the analysis is complete, deadlines will then be set for the
rest of the steps involved in creating your program. The most important
step in developing a good software product is that of design. This
includes how the database will be set up as well as any interface
prototyping. This step becomes the foundation of your program.
Development - The development step is
both tedious and time-consuming. Not only is this the time to enter all
of the information that will let your program know what to do, but it
also the step where we test that it works. We test, test, and re-test
all of our programs to be sure they are as "bug free" as possible. More
work now means less work later!!
Implementation - At this point, we
will install your new program at your facility. We will handle any data
conversions and make sure the switch goes smoothly.
Training - ABC.PRO, Inc. will
set a date and time to come out and make sure that your employees know
how to use your custom-made program. If needed, we can arrange to have
several training classes. We are also available to come out and train
any new employees you may hire if those services are ever required.
Documentation - ABC.PRO, Inc. will
supply the number of User's Manuals agreed to in the original contract.
More manuals can be ordered for a nominal fee if needed.
Support - User and system support
will be available to each of our clients