WHAT'S A PORTAL?
...let us explain
A Portal is a window into your system. This could be a module of a new system or an integration with an existing system you have. Below are a couple of examples of portals we have created.
One of our clients employs many tradesmen that are continually working onsite. The hours spent on jobs were previously all being completed manually at head office. Our client needed an efficient way of sending data from their desktop planner so the tradesmen knew where they should be daily basis but also look forward later in the week. Then at the end of the job allowing the input of the hours spent including travel their time. We developed a mobile-first design web portal that allowed each tradesmen via secure login, view their jobs, input their hours and materials used then it all feeds back directly into the head office database.
Another one of our clients had a need for secure file uploads from their customers, as well as customers creating their own jobs, and to view current stock levels. We created a secure portal that links to their existing MsSQL database that allows the customer to browse previous jobs, create new ones and attach file(s) to them. The upload process supports simultaneous files of various types with a size limit restriction. Current stock levels and stock movement data is also available to the customer in real-time.
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"I have been working with Ross for almost 20 years, since we hired him to write a piece of software for us (after trying numerous, very expensive, off the shelf systems that didn’t meet our needs). The service offered has always been exemplary - SWD have a can do attitude and are realistic about both time and budget. Ross cannot do enough for you and twenty years later I view SWD as an extension of our team. They have been intrinsic to the development of our business and have taken the time to get to know us, our clients and our requirements. If you have a need for bespoke software and online systems I would not hesitate to recommend Ross and his team - I guarantee they will unearth efficiencies."
When taking on a project we go through many stages to reach the end goal. Projects both big and small we give the same care and attention to them all - We deliver your project on brief and hopefully exceed your expectations.
After the project is delivered we're still there - if you need us.
With our aftercare service we will support you with the completed project, we don't just disappear on to the next. We believe in building great long-term relationships with clients so if you need us to make changes in the future or add additional modules - we're here.
With nearly 20 years in business we've done our fair share of projects.
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Below we’ve the most common questions we get asked? If you have any others then please contact us.
Do you need to rob a bank to afford your services?
Nope! We are very competitive on our prices. As we DO bespoke we initially have to work with you to understand the project in full so we can provide a free no obligation quote.
How long does a project take?
Very difficult to answer for us, all projects are different, when we provide a quotation we will estimate the project timescale. We do have re-usable code libraries that we've produced over the years so we can utilise these to develop systems fast.
How BIG are we?
We are a relatively small company, there's less than 10 of us, but with specialists in key areas we can still offer a multitude of services. Big enough to make an IMPACT but small enough to CARE and offer the personal service that everyone wants!
Are we going to baffle with TECH TALK?
Nope not at all! Of course we know the techy lingo, but we will talk plain English so that everyone has a clear understanding of the project.
What areas do you cover?
We are based in Burton-on-Trent and cover England and Wales, most of our clients are in the Midlands. Including Lichfield, Tamworth, Derby, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham and surrounding areas.
Are your sites SEO Friendly ?
Yes, when creating a new site we follow the current guidelines from Google and Microsoft so you get the best results!
Are your sites simply Templates / WordPress
NO! There are plenty of companies offering template sites or DIY site builders (WIX / Wordpress etc). This is not us, and not what we offer. We feel that creating a bespoke site gives you get a better product - faster to load, better designed and targeted to your customers.
Can I host my own site?
Yes of course! We do offer hosting solutions, but if you have it already that's fine we can check out your current hosting package and see if it's suitable - generally the coding platforms we use are compatible with most standard hosting providers.
Do you still offer desktop software?
Yes! Desktop software is by no means dead, many clients have applications that run locally on the PC and link to a central server and we still offer this service. That said, web applications can offer an enhanced user interface (UI) and experience (UX) as well as be multi-platform of Windows, Apple and Android. We assess each project and make recommendations based on the use of the project to see which option is better for our clients.
Can you offer migration of old software to the web / cloud?
Yes! We can assess the current system and in most cases we can offer a migration path to create a new website app and migrate the data across.
Do you still work on VFP projects?
Yes! if you have an older software application written in VFP (Visual FoxPro) then we're the experts. We still have the skills to alter your existing program providing you have the source code. Or alternatively offer a migration solution to a newer web based platform.
Do you do I.T support contracts?
Yes! we can look after both new and used equipment, and offer email, telephone, remote and onsite support. We would assess your current equipment, any potential issues you're currently having and provide a quotation to get things sorted and cover encase of issues in the future.
What hours do you offer support?
Our support hours are alongside our standard business hours of Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm.
Do you custom build your PCs?
Indeed we do! As we know which components marry and work well together we can assess the requirements of the user and provide a quotation of a custom build PC or server to suit.
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+44 (0)1283 296220
56 Doveridge Road, Burton on Trent,
Staffordshire, DE15 9GD