More than ever, businesses are dependent on connected systems that require large, complex, secure, and scalable mission-critical applications to support the enterprise. These are often deployed on a variety of platforms across corporate networks, intranets, and the cloud.

Enterprise applications must be robust to sustain continuous operation, be extremely scalable, and allow for efficient maintenance, monitoring, and administration.

Developing enterprise applications requires not only the technical skills, but also requires the ability to incorporate the technology within any and all business requirements, policies, rules, time restraints and budgets.

Whether a proprietary designed enterprise application for a large businesses working with in-house teams, integrating legacy or 3rd party systems, or a lightweight business management software solutions, customized for a small business, APP Design has the resources and experience to combine the right technologies and skill sets to overcome the business challenges that your enterprise faces to produce real value for our clients.

APP Design manages all aspects of large-scale custom software development projects, including design, development, installation, education, documentation, post go-live maintenance, and project management oversight to ensure an efficient and effective solution.

Enterprise Projects
Global Law Firm International Merger & Acquistion Deal Room

Retail Analytics Startup Data Warhouse Design, OLAP and Dashboard UI

Healthcare Information Exchange Health Plan Transaction Clearing House and UI

Fortune 1000 Industrial Products Company Sales Compensation System

Repair Depot Enterprise Resource Planning and Control System

Multi-media, E-learning, and Testing Facility

Open Source Projects

Repair depot resource planning system

The Challenge

Our client, a provider of multi-vendor, component level repairs for a wide range of point-of-sale (POS) touch screen and visual display products needed to better meet customer demand. The company needed a tracking system that would allow it to easily and efficiently manage the complete return merchandise authorization and repair process, the repair parts inventory, and track time spent on repairs. The client considered off-the-shelf software, but found it either too expensive or that it required excessive customization to adapt to their existing business processes.

The Solution

APP Design’s solution was to develop a custom repair depot and return merchandise authorization system.

The system manages and tracks returns and repairs through the entire process, from inbound receipt of shipments, diagnostics, repair, quality assurance, packing and shipping. The systems gives the client the ability to gain real-time visibility of all repair chain activities and up-to-the-minute repair status, whether a unit is in repair on a technician’s bench, waiting for parts, able to be refurbished, assigned to scrap, in final quality control, pending shipment, or in transit.

The system also manages the replacement parts inventory and tracks a technician’s time and parts used in the repair of a unit. It provides a technician online access to unit specifications and in-house customer based business rules.

An executive dashboard displays real-time key performance indicators and metrics such as incoming shipments, unit repair turn-around time, low inventory and technician efficiency to manage the business and meet customer Service Level Agreements.

The system has allowed the company to dramatically scale their business operations from a local to nation-wide level.

Multi-Media Website with e-Learning Capability

The Challenge

Our client had a unique blend of requirements to achieve its desired goals. Specifically, they wanted a web-based system to replace their CD-ROM and spreadsheet based athlete assessment and training system. They needed the ability to use specific hardware such as game controllers for both on and off-line assessments. Typical web-based systems would not allow the use of controllers or allow for off-line capabilities.

The Solution

After a comprehensive set of design and architectural reviews, APP Design decided on a Java Web Start architecture which caches assessment data for later transmission to the client’s servers. This allows athletes to train off-line using common game controller hardware while still preserving automatic update capability.

APP Design worked with the client’s web designers, to provide a comprehensive understanding of the new system with numerous explanatory videos. The new system features new exercises, progress charts with universal rankings, and real-time feedback.

The new system helped our client garner larger customers and more productively manage the program data.  Our client can now more easily and effectively view activities from all clients, review athlete involvement,
answer support questions and monitor the system.

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