Ectobox specializes in customized Microsoft .NET and SQL Server software development and Microsoft Power BI business intelligence services for data-driven businesses in manufacturing, finance, and construction.
With Ectobox, your data-driven company benefits from our expertise in an array of platforms and applications.
Ectobox will review your existing systems and all your data in the context of your pertinent business goals and objectives, then recommend appropriate solutions. We encourage your close involvement in this process; this is critical to ensuring that our recommendations are the best fit for your company, your people, and the way you operate.
2. PrototypeOnce we have a good understanding of your needs, our reporting and business intelligence experts create a prototype, which is a small, working version of the potential final solution. This gives you and your employees a chance to get a feel for how the solution works, to help ensure that right fit to you and your company.
Ectobox’s reporting and business intelligence experts will then build out the complete solution you have selected, based on our recommendations and your feedback on the prototype Ectobox’s business analytics services make data accessible with include a customized mix of:
- Data Analysis
- Reporting and Charts
- Cloud-based business intelligence platforms
Once the solution is built, you still have the capability to modify reports, add dashboards, and make any other improvements and additions you desire as your business needs grow.
To clarify your situation and your needs, Ectobox offers a two-part Diagnostic: First, we assess and analyze the business problems you are trying to solve. We document the issues and flag any business risks to determine whether you are operating efficiently with your current processes. By the end of this part, you will understand clearly what problems you have, whether you can improve upon them, and what needs to change to do so.
Next, we evaluate whether a software solution can solve the problem and ideate on how your company can start moving in the right direction. Our experts consider your company’s strategic objectives and clarify how software can help achieve those goals. Finally, we recommend the best software solution for your business and your situation. The solution may be custom software development or an off-the-shelf product you were not aware of, or it may be combination of the two. It might not even be a software solution at all but rather a business process change. Whichever makes the most sense for your business, Ectobox delivers the recommendations and the project plan.
Once you approve the plan, our business consultants and software development experts begin designing and fitting the software solution. Depending on your preferred development process, traditional waterfall or agile, we will create either a thorough and complete specification document or a partial, first-release specification. Specification documents ensure that we create the right software for your business. (Studies show that most software projects without appropriate specification will fail.)
Implementation is the phase where we develop and launch the software application in your business. Depending on the process you chose in the Specification phase -- waterfall or agile -- we will either develop the full software application in with large milestone reviews and user acceptance, or execute more frequent releases with ongoing user feedback.
In this phase, we apply industry best practices for software architecture and coding, including professional Quality Assurance (QA) services, automated testing, and carefully planned data migrations and production releases. These practices save you time and money as your application takes shape.