Mid-market companies have their own set of particular needs. Often, IT departments are stretched too thin, or in worse cases hardware experts are asked to perform programming tasks that are not a good use of their time or company resources. Maybe the department is too small to take on large development projects in-house or specialized knowledge of certain software development tools are required. We find that mid-market businesses are pushing the limitations of package software in more than one area: sales, accounting, inventory, human resources and more. The lack of integration slows the business, and the ability to aggregate information from multiple sources (business intelligence) is virtually non-existent.
Mid-market companies find an application development home at Palm Beach Software Design, Inc. because our project management experience goes beyond software to encompass business concerns many programmers simply do not consider. Asking the right questions, understanding the business model, and understanding the goals and direction of the company help us to plan for growth now, so the software we create will scale up with you.
Our level of documentation is second to none, and this is sorely needed in this business segment, as it was usually a "crazy ride" to get here, and non-critical items such as planning and documentation that were left out originally has become much more important. Knowledge sharing and transfer becomes a much greater expense in both time and resources, because with more employees, there is more turnover, promotions, retirements, etc. - and the time to bring them up to working speed becomes a drain on time and resources without proper documentation.
We don't just build specs, then disappear and write code. Instead, we review with you regularly as we go, making sure that every base is covered from design aspects to business rules and security. Although we work from a plan and timeline, we are agile, and able support mid-market companies strongly in “crunch” times. Our communications feature unmatched transparency, providing security and confidence to executives who do not deal in IT, software design, and application development regularly. We incorporate the latest in mobile and cloud technologies on a variety of platforms.
With Palm Beach Software Design, you receive the competence of experienced software developers and business people, the talent and tightness of a hand-picked LOCAL programming team – employees, not contractors, working in the same office, with the accountability and integrity of an owner-operated business.