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Services: Software Engineering

T H I S   I S   W H A T   W E   D O

Although we offer a broad range of consulting services, software engineering is both our passion and specialization. Everything we do ultimately supports the creation of quality software designed to automate tasks, solve problems, and streamline business operations.

We build desktop, mobile, and web-based solutions. Whether you need an e-commerce-enabled web site, a content-management solution, a tool to unify and mine data, or a location-enabled Android app, we can bring your vision to life.

Initial consultation is always free, so why not tell us what you need and let us devise a cost-efficient proposal for you to evaluate?

W H Y   C U S T O M   S O F T W A R E ?

Too often, off-the-shelf software simply cannot meet a company's needs. In fact, regardless of size, nearly every organization eventually finds itself in need of custom software.

Usually, this dilemma is ignored for months or even years while employees languish every day in frustrating, time-eating, needless inefficiency. Redundant information-entry, unlinked data stores, inadequate reporting, applications sacrificing functionality for eye-candy, systems lacking web and mobile access — these are some of the common problems plaguing all manner of enterprise, from microbusinesses to global corporations.

Blade Technologies creates software tailored to your business model, day-to-day operations, and industry standards and regulations. Once completed, we'll train your employees to use the new systems and provide all required support.

B U T   W H A T   A B O U T   C O S T S ?

Niche and other vertical-market ventures are especially vulnerable to software deficiencies, as mass-market programs simply aren't designed with specialized industry requirements in mind. Ironically, these types of businesses are generally the least likely to take action, believing custom solutions unaffordable.

That's why we offer free initial consultations: We'll visit your site, observe your workflow, examine your technology, and interview your employees so that we can gain an understanding into your problems and provide an informed assessment. In many cases, we'll be able to provide a preliminary estimate within a few hours of completing this examination — sometimes even before we leave.

That said, it's true that custom development costs can be considerable, so our practices are designed to minimize costs while maintaining quality. Still, If we find that long-term benefits won't clearly outweigh your investment, we will tell you as much, shake your hand, and be on our way.

W H A T   I F   O U R   S I T U A T I O N   I S   M O R E   C O M P L I C A T E D ?

Once hired, we'll perform — either alone or in conjuction with your own employees — a feasibility study to clarify uncertainties. This typically includes a cost-benefit, cost-effectiveness, or risk-benefit analysis. After reviewing these findings, you can decide whether to proceed with development or else table the project for another time.

If your business has already prepared an RFQ or an RFP/IFB and follow-up communications fail to clarify any ambiguities, we may still suggest an on-site consultation to enable us to provide the most accurate quote possible. Of course, we're happy to respond to RFIs, as well.

H O W   D O   W E   G E T   I S   S T A R T E D ?

Contact us today for a free consultation to determine whether a custom software solution is right for your business.

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