Our services range from building personal computer databases
through distributed client-server architectures and ecommerce Web
sites. We have an extensive track record in rescuing and leveraging
legacy systems. (Where no source code was available, we have
in several instances succeeded in reverse-engineering the source code). We maintain and
enhance the systems, provide a roadmap to upgrading or
reengineering, and create replacement systems over time as
- We have established a track record of integrating new
technologies with legacy systems.
- We have consistently developed low maintenance, low
downtime, and long-lasting custom software solutions that
maximize our clients' return on their investment.
- We are a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.
- We are flexible in our contract arrangements. Some contracts
are fixed-fee, others are time and materials.
- We have liberated a number of organizations from codependent
relationships with programmers who have monopolized knowledge in
order to attain employment security.
- Creation of business licensing system for a local city
- Re-architecture of 20,000 person intranet for large health
- Redesign of bond system for surety bond firm.
Convert from VB6 to C#.
- Creation of The Yard Manager™, shrink-wrapped
software for the auto salvage industry.
We contribute insight, energy, knowledge, and skill to every step of the software development process.
Client engagements start with a discovery process during which we meet with key personnel. The process continues through systems analysis and design, followed by prototyping of screens and forms and descriptions of program flow logic. This process ensures that we start a project on a solid footing. Careful monitoring of client feedback throughout the project minimizes cost and risk while providing maximum benefit. Thorough testing and training assure that the product will be user-friendly, functional, and bug-free.
Whether building new systems or upgrading old systems, we combine business acumen, technology knowledge, and good communications skills to increase your revenues, improve your customer service, and reduce your operating cost.
acquisition and implementation of the canned computer permits
software was not enough to make it work for the building
division. Without the modifications performed by Ariel Software
Consultants, the system did not produce the desired product and
caused more work without any benefit. Before the modifications,
data entry was more difficult, staff had to be creative on how to
work the system to obtain the desired output, more manual
processes were used and the reports that came with the system were
very limited and others were virtually useless. The use of the
consultant forced an introspective analysis of the use of the
computer system for processing permits, and the permit process in
general. This analysis ultimately resulted in the development of
a better and more efficient permit process with much better use of
the computer system to aid the building permit process. Despite
the appearance of extra work created by the initial data entry
required for use in an automated system, the creation of
computerized inspection forms, review forms and the automated
billing processing has enabled us to process more permits with
less staff. Tracking, improved document consistency, ability to
flag parcels and permits, and reports measuring the building
activity all make the automated system far superior to a manual
Emanuel, Assistant Director of the Department of Community
Preservation and Development, City of Park Ridge, IL.
"It was really a pleasure to work with
you these last 6 months. Your professionalism and knowledge is
exactly what was needed in order for this project to succeed! Not
only were you the right company for the job, but you were the ONLY
for the job -- we delivered and identified the data,
you mapped and programmatically corrected the data, our vendors
inserted the data into our new systems."
Eytan Dallal, Eagle Insurance Agency
Software developed a
program used to convert information on customer accounts through scripts. It now takes minimal automated hours to change features, disconnect customers, and add/delete promotions where it used to take an entire team days to complete the same task."
Jennifer Byrd, Alltel Communications
Software meticulously migrated our FoxPro Billing Statistics System from a DOS environment to WindowsNT. I personally consider
them FoxPro gurus and highly recommend their services."
Pat Rolling, Alltel Communications
"Thanks again for the great work you did for us; it will really help us to move forward with this project."
Steve Walton, CNA Insurance
"The folks at Ariel
Software want to talk to the people using the system. They are interested in our business and are able to understand our circumstances."
Mike Hendershot, Chart-Tech
"The most important strength of Ariel
Software Consultants is their ability to provide a theoretical analysis of the requirements of a job and then
translate these requirements into a physical database structure. If you
can't do this, you're sunk from the start."
Paul Pappageorge, Pekin, Inc.
"We interviewed several consulting firms and were especially impressed with
Ariel Software's 'business instinct.' They spoke to us as a business person to business person. They weren't stuck in their own way of doing things. They listened to what we needed."
Hugh Farrington, SeatonCorp
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