Bespoke Customised Development for your Unit4 ERP System

At Equinox we offer a bespoke customised development service for your system. All businesses operate differently which means that our customised service gives you a tailor- made solution focused on improving and developing your business efficiently.

 

We Can Provide Development And Reporting To Meet Your Needs.

We are able to assist with all types of development and reporting. Our experienced team provide a high quality service focused on developing your business needs. If you are looking for a simple report or a bespoke purchasing ordering system, we can advise the best development options for your business. We also provide more complex development services which can be an exceptional resource for both your business and your team.

We pride ourselves in high quality work, we also work within our Development Life Cycle Strategy. This offers recommendations for your system highlighting key areas of improvement. Please see our full life cycle below for more information.

Development Life Cycle

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We start by gathering the relevant information for your project by our team. We then analyse the outcome to see what requirements are feasible.

It’s important to be ambitious with this part of the process, but also realistic so that you don’t get discouraged or overwhelmed when things don’t go according to plan. 

After we have gathered your requirements we will set out a plan to put these into action, ensuring the resources are available in the timescales required.

Planning is an important step in the DLC. The purpose of planning is to define the scope of the project, identify the resources required and identify risks.

By developing an effective outline for the upcoming development cycle, we can theoretically catch problems before they affect development. Perfect! 

Perhaps most importantly, the planning stage sets the project schedule, which can be of key importance if development is for a commercial product that must be sent to market by a certain time. 

Once we have the timescales and requirements, we will the start creating the design that has been set out in the requirements. We look at “how will we build this” and develop the system in this manner.

In the development phase, we will first outline the details for the overall application, alongside specific aspects, such as its: User interfaces, System interfaces, Network and Network Requirements and Databases. 

This stage can take a lot of time, and it is imperative to keep track of progress during development. The development stage is the part where developers write code and build the application according to the earlier design documents and outlined specifications. 

Testing is a key element for all our projects, whether this means our system testing of the design or User Acceptance Testing (UAT) it will be fully tested before being put forward to go into Live. All issues arising from testing will be tracked and fixed based on the MoSCoW prioritisation requirements.

The purpose of testing is to make sure that your system works as expected, meets user requirements, and doesn’t have any bugs or errors in it which could compromise user experience or your security.

During the testing stage, developers will go over their software with a fine-tooth comb, noting any bugs or defects that need to be tracked, fixed, and later retested. 

The testing stage will continue until all issues are fixed to the required standard. We will never release your project until we are fully satisfied it is of the highest quality. 

Once fully tested and all agreed issues are resolved the development will be processed through Change Approval internally, and whatever CAB requirements you have.

Once we have released the development piece we ensure that the software is monitored for any snagging issues which are then resolved before fully signing off. 

The Benefits of The Development Life Cycle

The Development Life Cycle is an essential process for the successful development and maintenance of software systems. It is also host to a variety of benefits to your business: 

  • Allows You to Identify the Goals and Problems Clearly
  • Provides You With a Well-organised and Well-documented Paper Trail
  • Project Manager Can Effectively Oversee the Project
  • Project Can Loop Indefinitely
  • The Most Effective Technique to Provide Optimal Control, Minimise Difficulties, and Free the Project Manager From Having to Micromanage Project Members
  • Thoroughly Tested Before Installation
  • Well-thought-out 

If you’re looking for an easy way to manage your business, contact us today. We’re here to provide comprehensive support for your organisation.

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