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Application Development: Key to Efficiency and Advantage

Off-the-shelf software that is supposed to be one-size-fits all often doesn’t fit.  Your company is unique and has unique processes and needs that may not be met by packaged software.  We can start from scratch or build on existing programs so that instead of "good enough", your applications meet your business's unique and specific requirements.  Customized software provides you a significant competitive advantage by allowing your business to run efficiently and effectively.

Most companies facing data integration, reporting, or business process challenges don't automatically think that custom software may be the solution.  If your employees are spending significant time working around instead of with your technology or data, custom software application development may be highly relevant.  Organizations who implement custom solutions see inefficiencies within their teams and realize there has to be a better way to get the job done.

It really boils down to complexity of the task at hand and the value of that task to the organization.  For example, if the amount of data entry or rework seems to consume too much time, if you are unable to get reliable or timely reports from your departments, or if you cannot rely on the data in your systems, it's time to pause and consider how to improve the situation.  Perhaps you are managing your business on spreadsheets, or the programs that were sufficient when you were smaller haven't been able to scale as your company has grown. These are all reasons to investigate custom software.

R.B. Zack & Associates, Inc. has been developing custom business applications since 1981. We have a knack for understanding and diagnosing difficult business problems unique to each client, and employing this ability to automate business processes.

Our services are performed by senior development staff with a commitment to industry standards, and all our projects are subjected to rigorous quality assurance testing.  The average RBZ&A Project Manager has more than 15 years experience in the software development industry.  Our skilled development team boasts an average of well over 10 years of experience.  We like to believe that experience matters, and when it comes to developing custom business applications, our customers couldn't agree more.

Benefits of our custom software development offerings include:
  • Comprehensive analysis of the application requirements & business needs
  • Preparing well defined architecture and design to ensure scalable, reliable, robust, secure, and easily maintainable applications
  • Developing technology driven solutions based on Microsoft .NET
  • Following most suitable & proven methodologies throughout application development life cycle
  • Extensive testing & formal QA
  • Constant support for application lifecycle management.  i.e. adopting change requests, enhancements, troubleshooting and support

Custom Software Development Process

We are a Microsoft Certified Partner using up-to-date software development tools, the latest project management techniques and software engineering processes to meet the business requirements and the IT challenges of our customers.

  • Microsoft Solution Framework for Agile Software Development - MSF for Agile Software Development makes iterative software development enterprise ready by providing features like risk management, release management and design for operations.
  • Software Testing and Quality Management – R.B. Zack & Associates, Inc. takes care of your entire product development life cycle starting from the requirements phase, tool selection, code reviews, building test approach, and test execution to product release.  Our proven strategy of Q&A can be effective for all small and large development projects. Our project warranty provides peace of mind for a hassle-free experience with us.
  • Project Management, Task Management, and Issue Tracking Metrics – We have transparent tools and processes that provide real-time quantitative metrics to our clients. This provides collaboration and precision in our application development solutions.


Development Tools

We use and master comprehensive list of tools and processes to ensure success in all our custom application projects.

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System - Visual Studio Team System provides multi-disciplined team members with an integrated set of tools for architecture, design, development, database development and testing of applications.  Team members can continuously collaborate and utilize a complete set of tools and guidance at every step of the application life cycle.
  • Team Foundation Server Source Control – Using TFS Source Control provides data collection, reporting, version control, and project tracking for collaborative development projects.
  • Microsoft SQL Server - MS SQL Server is the most accepted and commonly used RDBMS which is used to create desktop, enterprise and web based database applications.  R.B. Zack & Associates, Inc. has a team of certified professionals who deliver outstanding and cost effective database development and admin support for all major versions of MS SQL Server.

Contact us today to see how our services can transform your business.

  • Authorize.Net Certified Developer
  • Microsoft Certified Partner