Our Technology Tool-belt Choices
See all those logos below? Pretty, aren’t they? They represent most of the industry’s current favorite database and website technologies that could help your business run smoother if you know how to use them, and if you don’t, no worries you have us.
Database Driven Software Solutions for the Desktop, Web, and Mobile Platforms.
Deciphering software design services lingo – and the hard work of actually developing your software solution – is what we do day-in and day-out. We’ve mastered “the best of” database and web technologies that enable us to build some of the most efficient and robust software applications.
We take a very human approach to business software application development.
eXcelisys is fully plugged in to the human dynamics behind creating successful long-term partnerships and phenomenal solutions for our customers. We strive to listen carefully, anticipate issues and avoid pitfalls.
As with any project, it’s important to start with the right foundation. The strengths, weaknesses, history and culture of each of these software technologies should be taken into consideration before developing your custom software application. Determining the right foundation for best results involves addressing these fundamentals:
Are you solving a unique technical problem?
Most projects can be implemented with a variety of technology combinations. Some projects require very specific approaches to succeed.
Use technologies that fit your company’s core values.
Is your company young, energetic, and cool? Maybe you’re experienced, stable, and trustworthy? What kind of culture do you want your development team to have? Are you of a startup mindset, or more like a Fortune 500?
Don’t blindly copy others’ technology decisions.
“Software technology “X” worked for so-and-so, so it should work for us!” is not a good argument. eBay was built with PHP & MySQL, and it “worked for them”. That doesn’t mean you should use the same.
Be aware of industry trends…but don’t be overly influenced.
Websites like hotframeworks.com, trends.builtwith.com, and trends.google.com can help you to understand where various technologies stand, in terms of popularity over time. Trends can come and go quickly. Today’s fad could leave you hanging trying to find developers for it in a couple of years.
Keep your options open.
Realize that the solution you ultimately build might not be the solution you set out to build. Avoid technologies that limit you when your company changes direction months down the road.
Consider the quality of developers you want to attract.
Great experienced programmers tend to use great technologies. But no matter how great a tech-tool might be, you still need a craftsmen to use it.
How important are performance and scalability?
Are you testing the internet waters to sell your new widget, or creating the next Facebook?
What’s your marketing plan?
On what platforms do you intend to use your software?
Some platforms will make development easier than others.
Know the long-term costs of your technology decision.
Be aware of ongoing licensing fees, specialized hosting, developer maintenance contracts, etc.
Discuss your technology needs with a developer who has experience with a wide range of technologies.
If you discuss your project with an MS Access expert, guess what they’ll recommend? When you’re a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.
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Check out this ultimate triple play in which eXcelisys linked FileMaker, WordPress and WooCommerce to help a large-scale K-12 curriculum distributor manage its print catalog and webstore sales. One key feature includes HTML auto-coding in FileMaker to enable product entries made in the database to upload to the website for picture-perfect webstore display.
Custom Web Module Helps Hagen/Sinclair Round Up Candidates for Market Research
More fun than a barrel of monkeys, check out this MailChimp integration, site migration, web form data-capture project we tackled for a Northern, CA-based market research firm.
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Data Destruction Monitoring Tool
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Bio-storage Tracking System Complements Biopharma’s Breakthrough Therapies
To develop its cancer-fighting therapies, Tocagen needed a bio-storage tracking system to manage cell samples stored in lab freezers. The vial manager built by eXcelisys tracks the position (slot, box, rack & tank) of each sample on the premises.
Milcarb to Launch New Switch-Series for Remote Beverage Gas Telemetry Monitoring
The Milcarb App, built by eXcelisys, is part of a remote nitrogen and CO2 tank monitoring system. The app sends alerts directly to mobile devices, giving beverage gas distributors real-time data on how smoothly their customers' systems are running.