In many cases, off-the-shelf software may be the most effective, cost-efficient tool for you. But how can you insure that the application that seems best will, in fact, meet your needs and integrate seamlessly with your other applications?
We can help you select software that best serves your business needs. Then we can help you with the complex process of integrating third-party software into your system.
The Foundry has experience with the selection and integration of, among other things:
- Office applications (such as Microsoft Offce).
- Email systems (such as Microsoft Exchange).
- Human resources applications (such as PeopleSoft).
- Mapping software.
- Accounting software.
You may already have the foundation in place, but it may be crumbling under the weight of increased usage, old-age, evolving requirements, and other pressures. A customized upgrade may be more cost-efficient and practical than starting from scratch.
Typical upgrades include:
The Foundry can convert distributed applications (that reside on disconnected work-stations or on local area networks) to ones that can run across the Internet. This allows employees in remote locations to share a single application and its data.
- Backend (Database) Enhancements
Software performance can lag if traffic and functionality demands exceed the limits of your back-end database. The Foundry can upgrade applications from one database backend to another (for example, from MS-Access to SQL Server). This means a faster, more reliable application with greater capacity, functionality and expandability.
- Functionality Additions
If your employees have a functionality with-list, we may be able to help. Depending on the application, we may be able to tack new functionality onto your existing technology, rather than start from scratch.
- Compatibility/Integration Improvements
What happens to your software when you install another program that's supposed to interact with the application, or when you change the operating system and hardware on which the application runs? In some cases, you may need to upgrade the application simply to keep it functioning properly. In other cases, the changes may expand the limits of your old application's functionality. In either case, depending on the application, The Foundry may be able to upgrade your application to make it function better.