Applications Development Services
Our applications development services include range from ad-hoc coding support to full development lifecycle management. Whether you are in the implementation phase, trying to develop custom interfaces, or looking for production development support we can provide cost effective as well as highly refined development support.
We are experts in the following technologies:
- Database Programming
- Oracle APEX Software Development
- J2EE Software Development
- Oracle ADF (Application Development Framework)
- Microsoft .NET
- PHP Programming
- Open-Source Software (OSS)
- and many other platforms
Our Software Development Methodology
SecureVault Consulting represents the best of breed in the industry. Our typical software developers have over 10 years of relevant industry experience and maintain required certifications on an annual basis. We extensively document consultant experience from various industry verticals and client environments in an extensive technical repository system that is directly linked to our ITIL compliant help-desk system. SecureVault’s formal cross training ensures efficient knowledge transfer amongst our team, which results in client time and cost reduction. In addition, we utilize the effective and acclaimed Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process.
The following are some highlights of the SecureVault SDLC process:
- Control – Places application control back in the hands of business management – not developers.
- Reliability and Measurability – Through this process, we ensure that whatever coding takes place is reliable, understandable, and measurable, both to the clients and other developers.
- Proper Quality Assurance
- Repeatability of Code
- Reduced Risk with Proper Migration Processes
- No Reliance on Single Set of Developers
- Future Scalability
- Efficiency and Cost Savings in the Long Term
Why Do Software Development Projects Fail?
Based on our experience we have formulated a list of reasons why software projects often fail.
- Miscalculated Time and Budget Frames
- Lack of Communication
- Chasing Technology
- Development Downtime
- Lack of Periodic Assessment
- Executive Sponsors Uninvolved in Development Process
- Lack of Quality Testing
Clients are generally eager to have their projects rolled-out either on or before the stipulated time, which often leads to developers agreeing to shorter, unrealistic, and non-negotiable timeframes for project deliveries. As a result, programmers are not able to deliver the project on time, instead facing cumbersome expectations to ensure faster rollouts, while software experts focus more on coding and less on designing, ultimately compromising user experience and usability.
Another detrimental aspect is the failure to set up effective communication channels and participative environments, which obstructs the exchange of ideas and previews between the project promoters and developers. Standardized assumptions during communication may lead to misunderstandings and subsequent software failure, as standards may vary from industry to industry.
Executive sponsors are commonly lured into the benefits of the latest available technology, even though such systems may not be mature or robust enough for the project. Shifting platforms while gravitating towards previous designs can lead to changes in objectives, delays in project completion, or complete project failures.
Development downtime is another primary contributor to challenged or failed projects. Major factors that lead to software project failure are: application bugs or errors, environmental factors, infrastructure or software failures, viruses, hackers, network/hardware failures and operator errors.
Failure to adeptly establish milestone points for assessments, or a lack of client-induced and developer-mandated assessments altogether, often leads to irreparable project failures.
Because executive sponsors are primarily responsible for a project’s success or failure, inactive leadership or ineffective management of the application development process causes many IT projects to fail. Since they are not the ones with the VISION for the project, Software Developers cannot be in CHARGE of a software project.
In addition to developing the Oracle core suite of products, Oracle has expanded its footprint and product offerings through acquiring a myriad of software, technology, and application companies over the years.
At SecureVault, our primary focus and experience has been on deploying and managing the vast majority of the Oracle line of ERP products. We have supported many clients across many industry verticals in selection, implementation, migration & upgrade of the following Oracle enterprise applications:
Oracle ERP Software Development & Customization
- JD Edwards
- E-Business Suite
- Fusion Middleware
- Fusion Applications
- Microsoft Great Plains
PeopleSoft acquired JD Edwards in 2003; in turn, the Oracle Corporation acquired Peoplesoft in 2005. Since the acquisition, JDE applications (including JD Edwards OneWorld and JD Edwards Enterprise One) have complimented Oracle’s offerings of ERP products. JDE includes packages such as financials, distribution, manufacturing, HR, and payroll.
JDE financial management comprises the financials component of Enterprise One. Geared towards businesses of all sizes, it serves a wide variety of market segments.
JDE applications utilize the Oracle technology stack as an underlying layer. This stack comprises of the Oracle database, Oracle fusion middleware products (such as Weblogic), and Oracle HTTP server (OHS).
SecureVault offers free JDE hosting (Non Production Sandbox use) for the user and developer community.
PeopleSoft, a company founded by Dave Duffield and Ken Morris in 1987, is a provider of specialized ERP software in the areas of financials, CRM, and HR. PeopleSoft provides comprehensive business management software for over 25 industries and over 13,000 organizations. The Oracle Corporation acquisition of PeopleSoft was completed in 2004.
SecureVault has extensive experience in supporting and implementing PeopleSoft, in the areas of implementation, upgrades, cloud and managed services.
We provide a flexible approach for customers combined with closely knit partnerships and skilled technical resources, which result in reduce business risk for the end customer.
SecureVault offers free Peoplesoft Hosting (Non Production Sandbox use) for the user and developer community. Access our Sandbox Management Portal.
Oracle E-Business suite holds claim to the second highest market share in the ERP industry. Oracle financials (a component of E-Business Suite) is said to be the most popular enterprise financial software management today. Oracle maintains over 40,000 customers for Oracle EBS, and EBS has been in existence for over 30 years.
Oracle EBS has been upgraded over the years and now utilizes the latest middleware technology using SOA architecture. Upcoming versions of Oracle EBS and other enterprise products will be integrated into the fusion applications umbrella.
Selecting the proper implementation and support vendor is one of the most important steps of a successful ERP implementation. SecureVault has been in the industry for over 20 years, and has a multitude of successful implementations and support engagements under its belt.
SecureVault can accurately advise on the correct time, cost, and resources required for implementing, upgrading, and supporting EBS environments. In addition, we have the proper technical staff to handle EBS maintenance and projects. Don’t risk your critical business functions on inexperienced consultants — get it right from the start.
Working directly with business stakeholders and management, we can tailor not only the level of involvement we bring, but also come up with cost-effective solutions to manage your critical environments. It rarely makes sense for companies to insist on high-priced vendors to support their ERP environments. We can provide a superior level of highly personalized service with faster response times across the board.
SecureVault offers free E-Business Hosting (Non Production Sandbox use) for the user and developer community. Access our Sandbox Management Portal
Oracle Fusion Middleware, also known as OFM or FMW, is comprised from software products inherited via the Sun Microsystems and BEA acquisitions. These include the Java (J2EE) stack, Java development tool sets, WebLogic container software for deploying J2EE applications, and a number of custom developed front end software.
Today’s Oracle Fusion Middleware stack consists of various next generation applications which include development tools, mobility apps, business intelligence suites, content management, Service Oriented Architecture (Oracle SOA), Business Process Management (BPM), Security and Identity Management (Oracle IDM), and other enterprise functions.
SecureVault has been implementing and supporting BEA WebLogic, portal software, and other enterprise technologies before they became a part of the Oracle Fusion Middleware Products. We are also routinely involved in implementations and support of the latest Fusion Middleware Products including Fusion Middleware 12c and beyond.
SecureVault offers free Fusion Middleware Hosting (Non Production Sandbox use) for the user and developer community. Access our Sandbox Management Portal
Oracle Fusion Applications (OFA or FA) is the umbrella under which Oracle Corporation is incorporating its suite of growing enterprise products, which include ERP, HCM, CRM, GRC, SCM, etc. Oracle has been hard at work migrating and integrating the existing enterprise applications into Oracle Fusion Applications. Although the Fusion Applications concept was announced in 2005, it has only come into fruition in the last few years.
Fusion Applications is a complex software set that requires massive amounts of infrastructure and computing power to set up. SecureVault is proud to be one of the few vendors that have been able to successfully set up and support Fusion Applications.
The latest version of Oracle Fusion Applications has been designed from the ground up and includes the following modules, each of which we are both experienced and technically resourced to implement and manage:
- CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
- GRC (Governance, Risk, and Compliance)
- HCM (Human Capital Management)
- PPM (Project Portfolio Management)
- SCM (Supply Chain Management)
SecureVault offers free Fusion Applications Hosting (Non Production Sandbox use) for the user and developer community. Access our Sandbox Management Portal
Hyperion, a software product which specializes in Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), was acquired by Oracle in 2007. Since the acquisition, Oracle has significantly restructured the business intelligence product strategy and product offerings by integrating and adding new software applications.
Hyperion products include Essbase, Intelligence, SQR (Reporting), Hyperion Enterprise, Planning, Strategic Finance, Financial Data Management, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Financial Close Management, Disclosure Management, Performance Scorecard, Business Modeling, Financial Management, Master Data Management, Reporting, Web Analysis, Profitability & Cost Management, SmartView, Tax Provision, etc.
SecureVault offers no-charge Hyperion Hosting for a Sandbox environment available for the user and developer community. Access our Sandbox Management Portal
SecureVault has vast expertise in implementing, managing, and customizing the Microsoft Dynamics ERP Products (formerly Microsoft Great Plains).
CRM Software Development
The continuing trend of leading Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems being offered in a SAAS model has forced companies like Oracle and Microsoft to change the way they offer their CRM systems to customers. With the majority of ERP systems still kept in-house or at a hosted facility, it becomes necessary to securely integrate between these systems. We have been involved in many such integration efforts while implementing ERP solutions. Regardless of the CRM system that a client may be using, we can help with seamlessly integrating your business applications with your CRM.
Properly implemented holistic systems will help to develop long term value for customers, increase marketing ROI, improve customer retention, and streamline sales and onboarding processes, all of which have a direct impact on the bottom line.
We have expertise with the following CRM systems:
Siebel CRM is a highly robust, best-of-breed industry CRM solution that can handle any front-office business requirements. Siebel CRM Desktop makes day-to-day data entry and management a breeze, significantly increasing productivity, user adoption and data quality. Siebel CRM is designed as an enterprise level service with various ways to store and access data across an enterprise platform, and that is where the power of this CRM shines. It also comes with a strong workflow engine and offers several integration options.
Salesforce.com is the market leader among cloud-based CRM providers, serving a wide range of industries and business sizes. The SaaS model enables user access to this powerful solution from anywhere with Internet access.
Salesforce is an incredibly powerful, rich, and functional CRM application. It is a good fit for SMB to large enterprises. It is easy to administer, but has the power to perform complex workflow and analytics if/when needed.
Microsoft Dynamics offers the best services to mid-market and enterprise organizations. It provides industry-specific solutions that meet the needs of various industries, including government, financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, retail and education, to name a few.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM online’s capabilities in sales force automation, customer data management, marketing automation, customer service and analytics offer a global solution in 41 different languages.
SugarCRM is a solid CRM geared toward small- and medium-sized businesses in any particular industry.
A strong contender in the CRM market, this software is a viable option for organizations that require flexibility, ease of use, affordability, and choice in cloud providers. SugarCRM provides wizards to guide you through processes such as creating marketing campaigns and reports, and also enables you to deploy your CRM system either on demand or on premise. In addition, the system is easily accessible though many mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, etc. and it seamlessly integrates with various email clients.
Despite the relative affordability, Zoho CRM doesn’t skimp on the key features organizations need to automate across sales, marketing, and customer service processes.