Software Services: Here to Help You
Within your company there are special processes that are so individual they give your company its character, contribute to its success and ensure your company stands out from the competition. In many cases, these processes have also become your signature features. To obtain the efficiencies needed by a successful company, many of these business processes must now be supported by IT solutions. We design and develop complex solutions in close collaboration with the relevant departments of your company. We are able to find suitable technical solutions for your departmental problems by drawing on the expertise we have gained in a wide range of industries.
Expert know-how, flexible terms & conditions
By involving us in the maintenance and further development of your systems, you also gain access to our cutting-edge expertise, from which your applications then benefit. As the IT landscape becomes increasingly complex and heterogeneous, it requires a substantial effort to keep your employees' expertise up-to-date as they need to be ready to implement requirements, often at short notice with little time for preparation.
Some typical examples:
- Integration Integrate existing applications with portals, an intranet or the internet.
- Implement browser-based User Interfaces for existing applications
- Integrate various applications using web services
- Import and export data using a variety of XML formats
Our clients love knowing that they can rely on fecher as we deal with these issues every day, for a variety of projects.
fecher: a full-service operation
In addition to maintaining and developing applications, we also provide a number of our clients with comprehensive system support ranging from the installation of new releases to continuous database server support and the development and implementation of backup concepts. For web-based solutions, we either run the application at your premises or through our hosting partners, e.g. Microsoft.
Employees from your company may, if desired, also join the development team for all phases of the project. This has several advantages particularly if the application is to be maintained in-house after it has been finalized.
Technologies and Tools
Selecting the right tool often has a significant effect on how successful a project will be and how long it will take. We have successfully completed projects in nearly all conceivable technologies ranging from traditional Windows environments, browser-based user interfaces and mobile device operating systems. With increasing frequency, we are also implementing combinations of these environments, as it enables us to optimally cover the individual user groups' various requirements. This can be done cost-effectively by using modern software architectures.
Please refer to our competency matrix for an overview of our employees' skills and knowledge.
A fixed price invoice or billing according to time spent?
Selecting the type of billing is one of the most difficult decisions to be made with regard to such a project. Whichever one you choose, we will work within your specifications.
With fixed-price invoicing, the advantage is that you will have an exact financial basis for planning. However, for us to calculate a fair fixed price, it will be necessary to have an exact, detailed written description of all requirements for the new solution. The project will be implemented strictly on the basis of these requirement specifications. Any changes or necessary additions that become known after the project has started also have to be documented precisely and an estimate made with regard to the change in costs versus the original amount.
However, the desire for fixed-price projects often stands in opposition to the reality of day-to-day business with its rapidly changing business processes and short product development cycles as well as modern software development processes involving multi-stage project implementations. A solution that has worked quite well for many of our projects is a hybrid between a fixed-price project and billing according to time spent.
And irrespective of the billing method you choose, as a fair and capable partner we will support you. You will be pleasantly surprised at how inexpensive the Software Services from fecher can be. By using highly productive development tools and a modern development process, we can quickly implement even complex solutions and at a reasonable cost.