Custom Web Development
One of the greatest values Fireﬂy offers clients is the ability to innovate and develop custom website applications. Extending business services to clients and employees through a web browser creates a competitive advantage for clients in today's marketplace.
Fireﬂy's team will take an organization's objectives, strategies and processes and transform them into effective online business applications. Whether it's moving traditional processes online, innovating new sales and marketing tools, or simply improving current online tools, Fireﬂy has an expertise in developing effective custom solutions for online delivery.
Some examples of Firefly's custom web development projects include:
- Class Notes Buying and Selling Engine for College Students (iNotes for Students)
- Store to Store Medication Look up and Transferring System (RX Med Swap)
- Online Licence and Application System (Louisiana State Board of Massage Therapists)
- Online Health Journal and Reporting System (Nurtured Heart Wellness Center)
- In Store POS system and Inventory Management Tool (Textbook Rentals, Inc.)
- Continuing Education Testing and Certification System (Schwartz QAM, Inc.)
Here's what you can expect when working with Firefly on a custom web development project:
Opportunity Analysis & Specification Development
Fireﬂy will help you through a process of “discovery” where we explore the way you do business and how you compete both on and offline. Using a casual interview process, we deﬁne your business, competitive strategy and identify online opportunities.
The product of the Opportunity Analysis is a strategic document, including an opportunity analysis, component recommendations and an action plan. The specification is generally 8-10 pages and represents a general project deﬁnition. It also includes a cost proposal, establishing a general budget and timeline for delivery.
Application & System Design
The Application & System Design process is conducted following the Opportunity Analysis, speciﬁcally when the project requires a custom web application or information system. This process breaks down the project deﬁnition into phases, components and distributes the development process across a timeline.
The Application & System Design process produces a document that includes a description of the project, project goals, objectives, milestones and a detailed project plan and detailed cost breakdown for the project.
Think of this process in terms of building a house, where you’re the homeowner and Fireﬂy is the architect. We explore what it is you want and need, and then we create a set of blueprints for the project. Once we agree the blueprints reﬂect what you want, we turn over the plans to the builders.
At this point, once the Application & System Design is approved, Fireﬂy will develop the project as deﬁned. Or, if you desire, you have the option to take these design plans and shop the project with other developers.
In any case, the Application & System Design offers a considerable value to clients, as it is a detailed deﬁnition of a concept, and how to produce the product. It turns a conceptual product into a real, workable product.