March 11, 2016

New Application Development

While tech startups get most of the fanfare (and investment dollars), when it comes to new software development the truth is that small, medium and large businesses are leveraging new software to drive revenue and profit in countless ways.  Manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, energy, financial services, real estate, retail and virtually every other industry is investing in new software solutions to produce revenue, cut costs, automate and eliminate manual processes, provide information, etc.  Gartner estimates the internet of things (IOT) will drive nearly $2 trillion in both consumer and business application investments in the coming years.

The question used to be buy (if you can) versus build (if you must).  There are still many unique software needs where a “build” approach is appropriate.  However, with cloud based Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (Saas) architectures, the approach now is typically connect, leverage services, and extend through customizations.

Not a day goes by when we aren’t impressed by the vision and ideas we hear about from a wide array of Denver companies when it comes to new software applications.  Brainspire listens to our client’s goals and provides custom software development solutions to make these ideas a reality.  Leveraging our Brainspire Development Framework which is based on the Agile Methodology, emerging Software as a Service offering, and enterprise grade software development languages and tools, we build new web based software applications that meet our client’s exact needs.  While each software solution we provide may require unique and new development tools, the common languages, tools, frameworks, databases, and approaches we use includes:

  • .NET
  • Java
  • PHP
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • AJAX
  • XML
  • JQuery
  • Angular
  • CSS
  • SOA
  • APIs
  • Web Services
  • Microservices
  • MVC Framework
  • Entity Framework
  • Visual Studio
  • Eclipse
  • TFS
  • Git
  • SQL Server
  • MySQL
  • Oracle
  • Automated Testing
  • Continuous Builds
  • Agile / SCRUM

A growing trucking and logistics company approached Brainspire with an interesting new software application idea.  The company delivers and installs more than 300 appliances across a 3 state region.  Each day they were manually planning what appliances to put on what truck and what routes to take.  They felt they could be more efficient, reduce their fleet size and significantly reduce their fuel costs through automation.  Brainspire analyzed their needs, designed, developed, deployed and trained their organization on a new fleet logistics system.  At a high level, the new software solution leveraged their current database of delivery addresses, Bing Maps, a complex algorithm that accounted for the working hours in a day, appliance volume and truck capacity, and the Microsoft development stack.  The end result was a cost savings of over $200,000 in the first year.  The solution has since been enhanced with new features to meet additional business needs.