Custom Apps & Software Development
Apps we create
What is software development?
Software development is the process of "writing apps" that run on a computer, website or mobile device. With the explosive growth of smart phones around the world, people are already exposed to a vast array of software products. Every time you log on to internet banking, take a photo on your smart phone or create a sales invoice, you are using software.
How can software development help my business?
Software is everywhere. All the businesses we have worked with rely on some kind of software in order to function. If your business has a specific need which cannot be filled by an existing product, you could actually have the software developed. This will help your business by saving time and boosting productivity.
I've heard I could get software developed overseas for a fraction of the price here
It is true that labour costs in Australia are high compared to other countries. However our experience indicates that the utilisation of offshore development often results in quality and communication challenges which end up increasing software development costs in the long run. By dealing with a person face-to-face, you are getting the best form of communication, which will result in better responsiveness and higher quality software which works for your business.
What do you do to keep software development costs down?
We make custom software affordable by using an agile approach to software development, which is a "lightweight" way of developing software. It is more responsive to change, focuses on working software and encourages close and continuous collaboration with the customer. This simpler approach to software development reduces costs and maximises value for the customer.
Case study: Tony's Tough Concrete
Tony is a concreter. He and his team regularly visit prospective customers to provide quotations. After inspecting the site and taking measurements, they would prepare a written quote which is then manually entered into the accounting system at head office.
Tony has an Android phone and downloads many apps; he wondered whether he could use an app to replace his paper based quotation system.
Tony contacted EYB Solutions for a custom software development solution, and a new mobile quotation app was developed. The app records job details, measurements and drawings, and automatically uploads quotations into the accounting system. He then purchased Android tablets for the team to replace the old quotation book.
With this software development solution, Tony and his team spend less time managing quotations, data entry in head office is removed and clients are impressed with the professionalism of the quotations.
Case Study: Clinton's Finance
Clinton operates a mortgage broking franchise around Australia. The franchise agreement requires franchisees to submit loan applications through the head office of Clinton's Finance, who is responsible for sourcing the funds.
Since the business' start up, Clinton required franchisees to fill out loan application forms on paper and send the scanned copies via email. As the business started to grow rapidly, Clinton quickly realised that this system wasn't sustainable.
Clinton contacted EYB Solutions for assistance, and a secure web portal was developed to allow his network of mortgage brokers to directly submit loan applications online. Because this was developed as a web application, brokers were also able to submit their applications on their smartphones.
With this software development solution, Clinton immediately saw reduced loan processing times and faster turnarounds, which reduced costs and improved the franchisee experience.