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Florissant, Missouri 314.837.0658
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How Does Custom Software Work?

Most people have misconceptions about how custom software is developed. They either think that it is incredibly complicated, like writing assembly language code line by line, or else they think that it is as easy as creating a macro in Microsoft Word. In actuality, developing custom software falls somewhere in between these two extremes. Here's the inside scoop on how KVUSA will develop a solution to match your business.

Step 1: Initial Meeting
KVUSA will meet with you at your business to discuss your project in general terms. We will listen as you describe your needs, and get a general idea of what the project will involve. We may have created a similar program before (we have developed well over one hundred applications in the last sixteen years). We will then be able to tell you whether the project is worth developing.

Step 2: Gathering Information
We will return to your business and interview you in detail. We will look at all existing forms and reports you may have, whether in a manual system (receipts, ledgers, etc.) or in computer files. We will also determine if there is information that you are unable to capture with your current methods. With our extensive experience in solving business problems, we will usually be able to find ways to streamline and improve your processes, in addition to automating them.

Step 3: Design
Using the information gathered, we will developed a detailed design of the system. This may include any or all of the following: Flow Charts, Screen Layouts, Database Definitions, and Report Layouts.

Step 4: Design Review
We will then review with you the design we have developed. We will make sure that the system will satisfy your needs and allow for future expansion, before we begin on the coding process.

Step 5: Coding/Testing
We will then create the program. We will pull together well-tested modules from our library of applications, combining these with custom programming to create the exact system you need. Depending on the scope of the project, the coding may be done in phases, where you will receive part of the application to begin using (e.g. entering your inventory) while the rest of the program is being developed (e.g. publishing your catalog on the internet). We will also do testing of the system at our location before installing it on your computer or network.

Step 6: Installation and Training
We will install the program on your computer or network, and then provide all of the training necessary for you to understand the system and use it confidently.

Step 7: Support and Enhancements
Support is always only a phone call away. We are available to help you with any problems that come up. We will come back on-site if necessary. As your business grows and evolves, your custom program may need to change as well. We stand behind all of our programs, and will always be available to provide continued support and enhancements. We have been developing custom software from our Florissant location for the last 16 years, and we have no intention of changing that. In fact, we have several clients that have been using the same custom program (with continued enhancements) for as long as 10, 12, 14, and even 16 years.

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1525 Fairmount Drive
Florissant, MO 63033


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