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In the era of the app market, you need a software strategy.
Without a software strategy for managing your portfolio of technology, you’ll find yourself floating in a sea of products with no integration. This leads to disorganized regional and departmental data silos that leave key decision makers in the dark about what is happening elsewhere in the business.
Software as a strategic investment is usually undertaken to generate revenue, save money or offer competitive differentiation. That is why we keep those overarching goals in mind when offering our application management services. Intelligent software can exploit information that’s already being captured to look for potential new markets, adjacencies, and/or innovations. Our application performance management technologies also improve efficiency by automating manual business processes and integrating data to add value in insight without requiring more from users.
When deciding what technology and tools your team will be using for the next few years, it’s important to keep in mind total cost of ownership, including training, support and continued ability to find the skill set required to maintain the application properly.
Entrance brings together consulting expertise in application performance management, data management, integration, and software advisory services to provide complete end-to-end digital solutions for your biggest business challenges.
SOFTWARE ADVISORY SERVICES
BUY VS. BUILD EVALUATION
Are you unsure if you need a custom application or should buy an off-the-shelf package? Entrance’s application management services team help bridge the knowledge gap in your organization by leveraging our depth of knowledge in business software solutions to determine the best fit for your organization. Do you desire to own software intellectual property as an asset in your business? Do you know what commercial options exist in the marketplace that best address your business challenges and complement your existing business processes? We can help.
In many domains there are dozens if not hundreds of software packages that will claim to solve some or all of your business challenges. Do you know how to sort through them all to find the best fit for your organization? Entrance has a disciplined approach to software selection that will ensure you get the most value out of your ultimate software purchase. By following a proven methodology, our application management team has helped many clients determine the best technology solution for their businesses. Whether the domain is accounting software, human resources management or geological/geophysical data analysis software, Entrance has demonstrable results for our clients.
SOFTWARE AUDITS AND SQL SERVER AUDITS
Do you have a custom application or database that is causing operational issues in your business? Is it slow, crashing frequently or confusing to use? Entrance’s software or SQL Server audit may help you understand why things are the way they are. Our application performance management services provide a roadmap for you to increase stability, maintainability, and performance of your software or database environment. If you don’t have the resources in-house to act on the recommendations, Entrance’s application management services deliver the full solution for you.
APPLICATION LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT
If you are in the software business directly, or indirectly as a non-core but critical internal function, Entrance helps you learn and follow well-established industry best practices for software development using the Microsoft toolset. Entrance practices what we preach by utilizing the Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server (TFS) suite of software for all aspects of the software lifecycle, including documenting requirements, writing code, testing and deployment. Our application performance management team can help streamline your development team’s activities by implementing a disciplined methodology that will drive stability of your software and productivity of your team.
APPLICATION & SYSTEM INTEGRATIONS
Entrance integrates systems by providing the “glue” to make your array of disparate systems all part of a single automated ecosystem. Entrance can make any combination of custom and commercial off-the-shelf applications (e.g., ERP/accounting systems) talk the same language. One of the most common integrations is to connect the primary operations/line-of-business system to the ERP/accounting system. Additionally, Entrance can build enterprise integrations using commercial integration servers or enterprise service buses.
Do you have a data warehouse? Do you need a data warehouse? Automated Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) processes are what feed your data warehouse, operational data store or master data management solution. Entrance leverages SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) to implement robust enterprise data integrations.
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