Bespoke Customised Development for your Unit4 ERP System

At Equinox, we provide a bespoke, customised development service tailored to your unique system needs. Recognising that each business operates distinctly, our service delivers tailor-made solutions designed to enhance and streamline your business operations efficiently.


We Can Provide Development And Reporting To Meet Your Needs.

Our team at Equinox Consulting specialises in providing comprehensive development services tailored to your business requirements. With a wealth of experience behind us, we are committed to delivering high-quality solutions.

We understand that every business has unique challenges, which is why we’re here to offer expert advice on the optimal development pathways for your organisation.

Our development services extend beyond the ordinary, offering remarkable support and resources to both your business operations and team members.

Our ethos is committed to excellence, which is why we rigorously adhere to our Development Life Cycle Strategy. This framework doesn’t just guide our processes—it ensures we consistently identify and focus on pivotal areas for improvement, resulting in a strategic advantage for your system.

Development Life Cycle


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. 

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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:

  • Goals and Problems Are Clearly Identified
  • 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 For Managers
  • Thoroughly Tested Before Installation


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.

Why is the Development Life Cycle Important for Unit4 ERP?

The Development Life Cycle, as implemented by Equinox Consulting, is vital as it provides a well-defined framework that steers the ERP implementation process from start to finish.

Its structured nature plays a key role in risk mitigation and resource optimisation. It ensures that the resulting ERP system is robust and streamlined and seamlessly syncs with your business’s strategic goals.

By meticulously managing project scope, timelines, budget, and quality standards, Equinox Consulting utilises the Development Life Cycle as a compass to navigate the complexities of your ERP project with precision and foresight.

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Unit4 ERP Development FAQs

Common questions and answers about Unit4 ERP Development:

Yes, our team is equipped to manage any issue or query, big or small, ensuring tailored solutions for businesses of all sizes.

Absolutely, we offer continued support post-implementation to ensure seamless operation and address any subsequent needs.

Yes, Equinox Consulting provides education and support to ensure your team is confident and proficient in using the new ERP system.

Our comprehensive testing includes system testing of the design and User Acceptance Testing (UAT) to ensure the ERP system is error-free and meets user requirements.

Should you need more information or wish to discuss your project, please reach out to Equinox Consulting.

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