Professional IT consulting covering all areas from business processes to IT infrastructure.
Information technology has been proven to accelerate business growth and development. That's old news. What's new is that change is taking place so fast that it becomes increasingly difficult to chose the right technology or the solution for your business needs. Qubiz can provide you with the knowledge necessary for you to take advantage of the market opportunities that lay ahead. In this sense, we analyze your business processes, your IT ecosystem, the possible bottlenecks, and your goals and expectations, as part of our overall approach to developing a high-quality solution.
You can also consult us on a wide range of subjects such as:
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Understanding your requirements and building a backlog for your product.
During pre-sales consultations our teams may decide that the solution to your business needs is indeed a software application. In this case, based on the high-level requirements that we've formulated together, we start analysing and developing them, which involves building a product backlog that includes the main functional and non-functional specifications (such as usability), usually in the form of user stories.
During the functional design stage, team roles begin to be defined. Usually we're talking about at least two roles - a Product Owner on the client's side and a SCRUM Master on our side - but others might join: software architects, UX designers, developers.
Defining a solution that meets all the technical and business requirements, while optimising quality attributes.
Software application architecture builds a bridge between business requirements and technical requirements by understanding the specified use cases (typically what the users need to achieve using the application), and then finding ways to implement those use cases in the software.
There are several activities a software architect needs to perform:
Through application architecture, the architect communicates an adequate vision of the system that will direct further software design activities, by providing a concise system overview, background information, constraints, and a clear organizational structure for all downstream designs.
Information architecture, wireframes, usability consulting, graphic user interface design & more.
The user interface design stage is crucial as it determines the user experience and the overall usability of the solution. It involves several processes and not all of them are design-related; some are rather closely related to functional design and business analysis. Indeed, before "doing the wireframes" or anything that has to do with design per se, we need to understand what problem the product is trying to solve, who will be using it, what functionalities it will have, what competitors are there on the market and so on. Only after that we can work on establishing the application's structure and navigation patterns (something we call information architecture), drawing mockups, and designing the actual look & feel of the app.
Last, but not least, UX/UI design is a continuous process. We need to test the implemented designs and see if they look and behave the way they should. Then we might find out (from a user testing research or from direct feedback from clients and users) that some design solutions can be further optimised and refined.
Among all the solutions we provide, software development represents the hard core of what we do.
Either as a step in a turnkey software solution, or as a standalone service in a team augmentation contract, software development represents the hard core of what we do. We specialise in developing enterprise application software, such as ERPs, CRMs, BPMs, EAMs, MDMs and so on, web applications for businesses and end-users, enterprise and consumer mobile apps, and business intelligence solutions, such as data warehouses and big data solutions.
Without trying to list the whole array of programming languages, frameworks and tools we use, we can say we're pretty proficient in .NET, PHP, Java, web front-end technologies, Android, iOS, database management systems, diverse BI & reporting platforms, automated testing and various QA tools - to name but a few.
For increased flexibility and control, we carry out our development efforts using using the best practices of Agile/SCRUM methodology in conjunction with industry standard frameworks such as PRINCE2 and CMMi. That means, we break the development process into short implementation & release cycles of 1 to 3 weeks called sprints. After each sprint we deliver a working piece of software or functionality that is potentially shippable.
Connecting different components and software applications to work together as a whole.
Today's typical enterprise environment extends far beyond the four walls of the company office. It can contain ERPs, reporting tools, cloud services, web applications, and other systems.
Systems integration refers to the engineering process in which different components and software applications are connected together so that they communicate and work together as a whole.
Most of our clients require us to implement varying levels of systems integration, ranging from simple connectors (through ESB systems), to dedicated middleware applications.
Testing is only a fraction - albeit a very important one - of what software quality assurance means.
In large scale projects quality assurance means much more than testing. In fact, software QA encompasses the entire software development lifecycle, which includes processes such as requirements gathering, design, programming, source code control, code reviews, testing, release management, and product integration. Therefore, testing is only a fraction - albeit a very important one - of what software quality assurance means. As opposed to checking for quality only after completion, QA implies doing it in each phase of development until the software is complete, preventing bugs and discovering problems early.
QA/software testing, an integral part of any development project that we carry out, can also be offered as a standalone service. Either way, we perform the following types of testing:
Continuous maintenance and support is a critical process as it helps you make the most of your software application.
Maintenance and support is often the most often overlooked phase in the application development lifecycle. For this reason, many companies are left on their own after the software solution they "ordered" was developed and deployed. The same companies struggle with applications that need updates, changes due to technology advancements, and even bug fixing. At Qubiz, we think continuous maintenance and support is a critical process because it helps you make the most of your software application. Besides, during this phase, new opportunities and ideas arise, so it often represents the beginning of a new development cycle.
During the maintenance & support stage, we address the following: