As company’s budgets get tighter, cost of manpower rise, and a high percentage of systems do not get delivered (either not at all, greatly over budget, or beyond schedule) companies are outsourcing software development to specialized teams such as ATS. ATS certified programmers and analysts bring experience in all areas of software development to complement your in house IT personnel.
ATS specializes in different areas of custom programming ranging from projects for enterprise use only to fully shrink wrapped software for commercial release. By following the Microsoft Solutions Framework methodology of software development ATS ensures the client that all steps needed to complete a project within scope, on time and on budget are followed.
The success of any project depends on the effort and detail that is put into it at design time. By following a consistent framework in the development of our software ATS has found that our projects are delivered on time and within budget. Following is an overview of the process that ATS will take in the development of your company projects.
At the start of any project ATS will assign a project leader the task of building its team. The team will be composed of the following:
Program Management - Develops the functional specification, maintains the project schedule, facilitates communication within the team.
Product management- From the initial planning to the final implementation, ATS, Inc. Microsoft Certified System Engineers, will help your company install or upgrade its networks in the most efficient manner possible.
Development - Evaluates technical solutions to be acquired or utilized, builds the product that meets the specification and customer expectation.
User Education - Ensures every user is capable of getting the most out of the product, reduces support costs.
Logistics - Ensures a smooth rollout of the product.
Testing - Ensures all issues are known before release, develops testing strategy and plans. Depending on the size of the application several responsibilities might lie within the same group. Whenever it's applicable our software is designed by breaking up the application into three services that can be defined and worked on by our specialized teams. These services include, User, Business, and Data Services.
User Services - Provides an application with its interface.
Business Services - The units of application that control the sequencing and enforcement of business rules.
Data Services - The units of application logic that provide the lowest visible level of detail used for the manipulation of data. Finally, the application is developed in manageable chunks. All software developed at ATS flows through a process of versioned releases that meet pre-defined milestones.
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