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How We Work...

This page outlines our working process. We have members of staff skilled in many areas of software development and delivery. We can take you from a small idea all the way through to a fully realised live application. Or we can offer individual services or consultancy at any stage of a project.

A large scale project may see us touch call on all of these areas of expertise. However, you may only need one or a combination of them. That's fine with us. Arc prides itself on being adaptable to our clients needs. We work with you to weight the various phases of a project, and if you don't need a particular phase or service - then we don't add it. It's as simple as that.

So take a look at what we do and see if it matches what you need...

Research & Requirement Gathering

The era of the system that does everything is coming to an end. If you have software doing the job and running as it was intended, then why incur the cost or risk in replacing it when you can instead integrate it into your new system? Perhaps you want to do a one-off conversation from one database, tool or Excel into a new software platform?

Arc has been performing complex data and system integrations since our foundation in 1990 and we have experienced people who can analyse different formats, design, and build software to convert data formats so that different systems and products can work together.


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SYSTEMS INTEGRATION

Organisations want to pick and choose the best components for their particular needs and mix options from different off-the-shelf suppliers and expert bespoke builders. If you have software that is doing the job and running perfectly you may not want to rip it all out and start again, so why not integrate your current technology with the new software so that you get the new features that you need without the pain of a large IT migration?

Schools, Colleges and Local Authorities all have different IT systems running and often in isolation and not connected to each other. In many cases the current services are doing their job and to replace them would be an unnecessary cost.

For more detail, why not read the following articles...

Planning & Prototyping

The era of the system that does everything is coming to an end. If you have software doing the job and running as it was intended, then why incur the cost or risk in replacing it when you can instead integrate it into your new system? Perhaps you want to do a one-off conversation from one database, tool or Excel into a new software platform?

Arc has been performing complex data and system integrations since our foundation in 1990 and we have experienced people who can analyse different formats, design, and build software to convert data formats so that different systems and products can work together.

Schools, Colleges and Local Authorities all have different IT systems running and often in isolation and not connected to each other. In many cases the current services are doing their job and to replace them would be an unnecessary cost.

Connecting rather than replacing systems not only provides obvious financial savings, but it importantly reduces management distraction by avoiding large projects. Integrations increase the power you have over suppliers by running a diverse set of systems rather than becoming reliant on one vendor.

Interface Design, Usability & Branding

Quick blurb...?

Graphic designers can mock-up functionality, layouts and map out the user journey through your software before any significant budget is spent or irreversible builds have been made. This process can also help crystallise the different thoughts and priorities of your project team into a clearly thought out unified design. Whether it is through paper prototypes, wireframes or full-colour screen compositions. Our designers also bring practical experience and case-studies of techniques and materials that work and get results.

Arc’s graphic design service also produces online content such as icons, images and animations for websites as well as promotion materials. On the technical side of the project user guides that include effective layouts, fonts, and graphics increase user satisfaction and reduce calls to help desks.

For more detail, why not read the following articles...

Programming & Development

The era of the system that does everything is coming to an end. If you have software doing the job and running as it was intended, then why incur the cost or risk in replacing it when you can instead integrate it into your new system? Perhaps you want to do a one-off conversation from one database, tool or Excel into a new software platform?

Arc has been performing complex data and system integrations since our foundation in 1990 and we have experienced people who can analyse different formats, design, and build software to convert data formats so that different systems and products can work together.


.NET, MVC, C# or SQL?

Not sure what's best for your application? Don't worry, you don't need to be experts in what framesworks or coding languages need to be used, because we are. We will guide you and help you pick and choose the best components for their particular needs and mix options from different off-the-shelf suppliers to our own bespoke builds. If you have software that is doing the job and running perfectly, we can help you integrate complimentary apllications that work seemlessly with you existing structure without having to rip it all out and start fresh.

For more detail, why not read the following articles...

Database & Information Management

The era of the system that does everything is coming to an end. If you have software doing the job and running as it was intended, then why incur the cost or risk in replacing it when you can instead integrate it into your new system? Perhaps you want to do a one-off conversation from one database, tool or Excel into a new software platform?

Arc has been performing complex data and system integrations since our foundation in 1990 and we have experienced people who can analyse different formats, design, and build software to convert data formats so that different systems and products can work together.

For more detail, why not read the following articles...

Support & Post-launch Services

Software has a life after launch too. We can help you through this often forgotten stage of an application's lifetime.

Whether it's helping you to create user manuals or providing training tutorial sessions - getting your own staff or core users up to speed with a new application is the sink or swim moment for most software. On the day your site goes live, the people with the most knowledge of how your software works will be the people who have created it. An important step is the transfer of this knowledge to your users...

For more detail, why not read the following articles...

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Arc Software Consultancy,
1 Church Terrace,
Richmond,
Surrey. TW9 6SE

(+44) 01845 654 789

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