Custom Business Software Development Process

Exceptional on purpose. We tackle your problems with a practical approach, designing solutions for real-world users, and we deliver results.

The CAPSHER Engagement…

Over the past 26 years, we’ve honed a unique and proven process for designing and building custom software solutions that offer real-world value to businesses like yours. Full development projects typically proceed through five phases: Discovery, Strategy & Scope, Design, Implementation and Delivery. If you need one of our specialized software development offerings, we implement a subset of these phases.

  • Discovery

    In this phase we work closely with your product owners, stakeholders, domain experts, and end-users to get an understanding of what you want to build and why. We test your business ideas, develop the product concept, and create a roadmap for delivery.

  • Strategy and Scope

    In this phase we work with your product owners and stakeholders to take what we learned in the discovery phase and develop a strategy for delivery. We develop a product scope that works to meet your business needs while taking into consideration your budget and timeline.

  • Design

    In this phase we’ll work closely with your product owners and end-users to bring to life your product. We’ll iterate on designs until we land on one that fits your customers real world needs. Depending on the type of software we are building, this is where we will focus on UX Design.

  • Implementation

    In this phase our project manager will work with our implementation team to establish a cadence of delivery that executes on the established roadmap. Our implementation process is completely transparent and requires product ownership to be fully engaged, working with us to vet deliverables and reassess roadmap progress.

  • Delivery

    In this phase our delivery team will work with our customers to prepare for the final product launch. Our dedicated team of QA and DevOps engineers work with your product ownership to ensure that you’re ready for commercialization.

Many Custom Software Developers Seem to Struggle with Transparency and Communications…

Custom software projects often go sideways because of a lack of transparency or poor communications on the part of the software shop. They either choose to hide the true state of the project when the going gets tough, or they speak in technobabble the client just cannot understand. At CAPSHER, we make transparency and clear communications core elements of our business philosophy.

You Always Know Where You Stand with CAPSHER

We Work With Your IT Department to Ensure Your New System is Maintainable and Secure

Deploying a new software application often means exposing your organization to new maintenance challenges and security issues. CAPSHER will work with your IT leadership to formulate a strategy that provides them with the visibility and toolsets they need to guarantee the maintainability and security of your custom application long after we’re gone.

Playing Nice with IT

  • Your IT personnel are involved throughout our design and delivery process. Their knowledge of your organizations scalability and security needs are invaluable.
  • We’ll provide clear documentation that outlines your system and network architecture and potential threats.
  • We’ll onboard your IT personnel and arm them with monitoring tools and dashboards that will let them know the systems are up, running, and secure.

It Takes More than Just Great Developers to Make Great Custom Software

Code is Only One Component of a Successful Project. Make Sure You’re Getting a Team of Talent

Many people assume software is churned out by developers. That’s only partially true. It takes a team of experts with different skills and roles coming together to successfully design, build and deploy a custom software application. Crafting a thoughtful, well designed, and purposeful solution demands Yes, one of those roles is developer. But there are several more important roles. When you work with CAPSHER, your project team will include some or all of these functions depending on the scope of the project.

  • Product Consultant
  • Architect
  • Project Manager
  • Implementation and Development
  • UX Design
  • QA
  • Delivery

We Program in English First and Then Select Technologies and Tools

Don’t Let Technology Drive Your Solution Design

We create your solution in English first. That’s where programming begins. Then we select the best technology for your particular problem and develop the code that makes it work. This way, you always get an optimized solution to your problem – not the best we could do with the one or two technologies we use for all of our projects!.

Our team has expertise in literally dozens of languages, platforms, development environments, databases, operating systems, protocols and technologies.

  • C#
  • C++
  • Java
  • Javascript
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Swift
  • Typescript
  • EF Core
  • Microsoft Foundation Classes
  • Swagger Open API
  • Web Client Frameworks: Vue, React, Ember
  • Qt
  • React Native
  • Azure AD / Azure Graph API
  • Open ID Connect / SAML / IdentityServer4
  • Bootstrap
  • IdentityServer4
  • Open GL
  • Xamarin
  • GraphQL
  • Rollbar
  • Chart.js / ApexCharts
Operating Systems
  • iOS
  • Linux
  • OSX
  • Windows 10+
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Android
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Embedded Operating Systems
  • Azure Cloud
  • AWS
  • Google Cloud
  • Docker / Containers
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Maps / Bing Maps
  • Nginx / IIS
  • RabbitMQ
  • ELK Stack
  • Heroku
  • Kubernetes
  • Grafana
  • Prometheus
  • PostgreSQL
  • MongoDB
  • SQLite
  • MySQL
  • Redis
  • InfluxDB
  • Oracle
  • Azure Devops
  • Azure Monitoring Insights
  • SQL Server Management Studio
  • CMake
  • NPM
  • NuGet
  • openssl
  • Slickgrid
  • Visual Studio
  • Webpack
  • xCode tool
  • ApexCharts
  • PowerBI
Testing Frameworks
  • Selenium
  • Test Rail
  • Appium
  • Azure Devops Test Plans
  • Gatling
  • GoogleTest
  • JMeter
  • Postman
  • xUnit
  • Fluent Assertions
  • SoapUI
Delivery Solutions
  • Azure Devops Release Pipelines
  • AppCenter
  • MSI Installers
  • NuGet
  • Docker Container Orchestration
  • Database Migrations
  • Apple AppStore
  • Google Play Store