Engine Lab Software http://enginelab.ie enginelab.ie Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:12:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 Writing Code for Tech Companies – Are you crazy? http://enginelab.ie/writing-code-tech-companies-crazy/ Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:25:05 +0000 http://enginelab.ie/?p=14228 As I always say to people who ask why we write software for tech companies – “If you can impress the top guys in a tech company then you’re definitely doing something right!”. Tech companies nowadays house some of the brightest tech stars around. The next generation have shunned the traditional highly paid & “safe”…

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As I always say to people who ask why we write software for tech companies – “If you can impress the top guys in a tech company then you’re definitely doing something right!”.

Tech companies nowadays house some of the brightest tech stars around. The next generation have shunned the traditional highly paid & “safe” companies and want in on creating the future.
We’ve worked with some pretty amazing developers in the past few years. These people are at the top of their game and expect the best from everyone around them. They don’t accept mediocrity.

We develop a lot software for Tech Companies in Ireland and the UK – I might have mentioned that before. We tend to step in when they don’t have the resources to develop features fast enough or they don’t have skills in a particular area.

That’s a dangerous end of the software game for us to be in. There’s aboslutely no fooling around. We always have to be at our best. I’ve seen some software companies pull the wool over customer’s eyes when they’re not experienced enough to question what’s happening. That’s sad, but it happens.

Not the case with the type of customers we hang around with…. Try telling a lead developer that the platform is slow for the wrong reason and they will tear you to shreds. Trust me, I know!

The market we’re in is tough but it’s really rewarding. Tech companies are organised. They know what features they need to develop and typically have everything roadmapped for a few months ahead.
The pace is fast but you’re developing products that make a difference and are at the cutting edge of tech.
If you can show your customers that you can come in and be coding within a day or two then they love it.

We’ve been lucky enough to achieve this with our latest customers such as mAdMe, GeoPal, Autoaddress and Easons. They all have dev teams in place and we just came along and were writing code within a day or two. They’re organised and their code is structured. They don’t mind working with an external team as long as we don’t get in the way. They just want to ship features. It makes things easy for us to be honest.

It’s exciting knowing that each day you’re developing features that will be live within a week. Some projects with our traditional clients can take over a year to get into production. That’s absolutely fine and the way things are, but tell a developer that people will be using their code next week and it gets them going. This is one of the big rewards for our developers and they love it. Money isn’t the only motivator.

Yes, we probably are crazy pitching our skills up with the best developers out there. There are much safer projects that we could take on where we set the pace and deliver in a reasonable timeline. But hey, where’s the fun in that? We’re able to work well with these guys as we believe in our ability. There’s nothing wrong with that i suppose…

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A Software Development Company to Fix the OutSourcing dilemma http://enginelab.ie/software-development-company-fix-outsourcing-dilemma/ Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:36:48 +0000 http://enginelab.ie/?p=14105 I talk about the traditional software development company and how we try to fix some of the dilemmas customers have seen over the years When we think of a Software Development Company, many of us have good and bad experiences. There are big guys and there are small guys. You get different advantages & disadvantages…

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I talk about the traditional software development company and how we try to fix some of the dilemmas customers have seen over the years

When we think of a Software Development Company, many of us have good and bad experiences.
There are big guys and there are small guys. You get different advantages & disadvantages with each.

Before I started Engine Lab Software, I would have worked for and with a software development company or two in my time.
Back in the day, everything had to be speced out to the last and God help you if you wanted to make a change or backtrack on a feature. That was all well and good in a time when the business ruled and the customer had to take whatever was given to them.
Now, it’s a different world and the customer determines what the business should be offering or else they go the way of the Dodo.
Companies are more agile now and are constantly releasing new features and backtracking on older features to reach a product market fit. The successful ones move fast with their customer’s feedback and evolve their offering until they have that “Must Have” product.
And so, the software development company has to be more flexible and agile in what they offer. You cannot tie a company down to a huge, rigid specification when everybody knows that this is going to change once the product is released into the market. This is agile, and most people know about it now. When I started Engine Lab Software, this was one of the core premises of our business. We came from the product world and understood that this is the way our customers wanted things to be.
We start small with them and keep on developing features as the company evolves. We don’t tie them down to massive specs but start with a deliverable product and take it from there. It’s the way to go unless you want some very frustrated customers who are out of patience & money.

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Frustrated Business Owner

Another thing I noticed was that there was an awful lot of space being taken up by these consultant developers. All some customers want is to have their expensive software developers on site in front of them so they can see what’s going on and track the significant premium they are paying. Now, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that at all. You’re paying a massive amount of money over here and feel that you need to have these guys in front of you to see what’s going on. That’s fair enough.
As I mentioned in plenty of blog posts, we built Engine Lab Software with a diverse team of developers located here in Ireland & also across the globe. We keep a healthy percentage of our development (30%) here in Ireland to manage the projects and our valued customers, but we also have teams of talented developers around the world who have worked with us for years and are top class. We started with a small team that I trusted from Ireland, UK, India & Bulgaria.
That has grown as we took on guys we worked with before or were recommended by our team. That’s the way it is in 2016. You cannot get a huge team of top class developers in Ireland and so you either compromise your quality or build a global team. We built our global team with one premise. Project delivery & customer satisfaction is everything. We ensure projects are not impacted at all by keeping the majority of our operations in Ireland. Everything is managed from here & that’s the way it will always be. That’s the way it has to be to make the blend work.
The fact that we have this blend means that we also offer cost savings over our competitors. It’s not everything but it certainly helps when our customers see what they’re getting for their money.

Software development outsourcing is a great alternative to trying to do everything in house. There’s no point in a company thinking they can be specialists at everything. They need to open up to outsourcing certain activities like software development. I witnessed what’s good and what could be better about the business. We saw what could be improved in the industry and are building a business around that. We haven’t fixed everything yet but we’re getting there!

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5 Things to Consider when Migrating to SharePoint Online http://enginelab.ie/5-things-consider-migrating-sharepoint-online/ Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:37:32 +0000 http://enginelab.ie/?p=14085 In this post we discuss Migrating to sharePoint Online and what to consider at a high level. Microsoft SharePoint has been around for a long time now and has allowed organisations to easily collaborate & share data across their departments. Most people know that there are a lot of advantages to using SharePoint – Document…

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In this post we discuss Migrating to sharePoint Online and what to consider at a high level.

Microsoft SharePoint has been around for a long time now and has allowed organisations to easily collaborate & share data across their departments.
Most people know that there are a lot of advantages to using SharePoint – Document Management, Collaboration, Presence, Website Creation and much more. While there are many advantages to SharePoint, there are a lot of things to be considered when Migrating to SharePoint Online.

A lot our customers went with SharePoint from the start from 2003 – 2007 and implemented solutions on hosted Windows servers. Anyone who knows SharePoint knows that there is
a vast amount of customisation needed to make it work for the organisation and most of our customers went to town on that. We developed workflows, forms, SharePoint apps
using the SP sdk, custom applications in .Net & Open Source that plug into the portal, etc. SharePoint has become the engine behind large scale applications and it works
great for that.

But… Now that we’re in the age of cloud, big questions are presenting themselves for CIOs. Where do we go with SharePoint?

SharePoint sits on premise for most organisations right now. The options are to virtualise the existing SharePoint environment on a VM in Azure, move to SharePoint Online or
upgrade your on premise version to take advantage of the latest tools.

Most CIOs would prefer the managed service of SharePoint Online. There are a lot of advantages such as security, cost, upgrades & up-time as well as the improved features.

However, there are a lot of things to consider when planning a SharePoint migration:

  1. How do we migrate? There is no fast answer to this and a migration plan is required. We have spent weeks analysing existing SharePoint environments to see if they are
    cloud ready and what needs to be considered before the move. We come up with a full migration plan as a result of this analysis so that we can be sure that the migration will
    work and how it will be carried out.
  2. Existing SharePoint Applications – Most customers have developed custom applications along the way which use the SharePoint SDK. SharePoint applications are no more in
    SharePoint Online and have been replaced by SharePoint Apps. It has to be said that more often than not, these SP applications will have to be rewritten as client side
    applications as there is little or no server side code in SharePoint Online. So, get your front end developers ready as there’s going to be a lot of code written to get your
    applications running in SharePoint Online.
  3. Existing Web Applications – Existing web applications & their databases that run on premise will have to be considered also. SharePoint is moving to the cloud so your infrastructure guys will have to come up with a way for these applications to be made available to SharePoint. There are many ways to do this which we’ll cover in another post. You can leave them on premise, host on an Azure VM or rewrite as SharePoint Apps. There are a lot of identity considerations here which I won’t cover as it’s off topic. The point is that all of this has to be considered and it can be a lot of work.
  4. Authentication – Currently the SharePoint users are synchronised with the on premise Active Directory. SharePoint Online will need to be synchronised also to make sure that permissions are up to date. Again, the identity guy will jump in here with solutions such as AD Synch or PowerShell.
  5. Testing – As you can see, there can be a lot involved in a SharePoint migration, depending on the size of the SharePoint implementation. There is a lot to consider and we would advise that you put a good testing plan in place when planning a migration. There are a lot of changes from on premise to SharePoint Online and these need to be fully tested before you decide to go live.

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Meet the Tech Guys http://enginelab.ie/meet-the-tech-guys/ Wed, 07 Sep 2016 08:29:08 +0000 http://enginelab.ie/?p=14072 In a nutshell, we’re holding a series of events around the country where companies looking for software developers can interact with our guys in a group Q&A discussion. If you think any of our developers are a match then you can arrange a one to one meeting and take it from there. The discussion will…

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In a nutshell, we’re holding a series of events around the country where companies looking for software developers can interact with our guys in a group Q&A discussion. If you think any of our developers are a match then you can arrange a one to one meeting and take it from there.
The discussion will be chaired by our special guests and the attendees will have the chance to hear how our existing clients and developers are working together. They will also have the opportunity to have live discussions with our remote developers on topics which are relevant in their space right now.

If the attendee likes what the developer is saying and think they could work together, we will arrange a set of follow up meetings to be held up to 1 week after the event.
The attendee will have the opportunity to get to know our developers and find out more about their experience and skills.

“This is a novel initiative & we hope it will help to bridge the software development gap that exists in Ireland & the UK right now” – John Rowan Engine Lab Software MD.

We will be holding “Meet the Tech Guys” events and webinars based on the different technologies which we specialise in. There will be break out sessions for Java, .Net, PHP, Angular, MS SharePoint, MS Dynamics CRM & Nav.
All of our developers are full-stack guys and attendees will be able to have in depth discussions with them during the event and break out sessions.

Engine Lab Software’s resourcing model and how it works has been discussed in detail here.

In essence, our off-site developers & consultants work directly with our clients, spending up to 3 months on-site in Ireland per year.
Our Irish & UK technical managers are able to work with our clients to offer technical & architecture advice where needed.

Through working on various projects together, our clients have realised that our developers are so good they can rely on them directly for architecture level advice. Their
confidence has grown and they tend not to need our on-shore technical manager. We’re there if they do need us but it’s rare with some clients.
Having the developers able to work on-site for up to 3 months is a serious advantage as they build up a strong relationship with the team.

How Our Model Has Evolved:

  • Our developers are available to work on-site in Ireland for up to 3 months per year. This allows them to really get to know the development team and offer value up front.
    All visas & planning are managed by ELS so the client just needs to find them a desk.
  • We offer a scalable monthly package per developer which is far more cost effective than on-site resources. These are senior guys who just cannot be found at the moment
  • We have our technical architects based in Ireland to offer assistance at any stage. We’re never more than 2 hours from our client’s offices. This has made a big difference
    at the start of engagements or when there is pressure on

Advantages

  • Very experienced architect & senior level developes experienced in working directly with Irish clients. We have been able to ramp one client up to 6 developers in one
    weekend!
  • 50% cost savings when compared to Irish & UK contractors.
  • 30% cost savings when compared to permanent employees
  • Fixed monthly plans reducing as the duration extends
  • Technical & business managers on-site in Ireland & the UK
  • Our developers work for us so there is no movement from contract to contract. If the client wants to hold on to a developer, they can do so for months and years. Even the
    permanent scene is seeing serious movement right now which was traditionally a contract problem.
Register for our Next Event NOW

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Bridging the Software Development Gap for Irish Clients http://enginelab.ie/bridging-the-software-development-gap-for-irish-clients/ Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:29:40 +0000 http://enginelab.ie/?p=13964 We’ve come a long way since our beginnings at Engine Lab Software. We’ve talked before about how we’ve evolved our model to suit our clients and how we’re created a blend of on-shore and off-shore development to offer excellence, value and scale. Now we’re using our software developers to bridge the software development gap here…

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We’ve come a long way since our beginnings at Engine Lab Software. We’ve talked before about how we’ve evolved our model to suit our clients and how we’re created a blend of
on-shore and off-shore development to offer excellence, value and scale. Now we’re using our software developers to bridge the software development gap here in Ireland & the UK.

In this article, we’re going to talk more about our in-house software resourcing practice and how our Irish clients are directly using our developers to solve their developer capacity needs. We talk about how it works and what the huge benefits are for our clients who use it.

So, just to recap, we started offering outsourced software development services to our clients about 6 years ago. Our model has always been to use a blend of on-shore and off-shore development from Ireland & our Indian office in Delhi. Our technical architects are based here in Ireland & the UK. We all have a deep technical background so we can talk to the client and offer our experience in defining the problem and designing solutions. At the moment, about 70% of the development is then done from our Delhi office. This works well as it’s all managed on a technical level from Ireland & the UK. There are massive reductions in cost while keeping the quelity at an excellent level. We’ve evolved the model and it’s working brilliantly for our clients.

In the past 3 years, as our clients get to know us better, there has been a huge shift in how they want to deal with us. Now, our developers tend to work directly with our clients, spending up to 3 months on-site in Ireland per year.
Traditionally, our technical managers have worked with them at the early stages and now they’re comfortable dealing directly with our developers. Through working on various projects together, they’ve realised that our developers are so good they can rely on them directly for architecture level advice. Their confidence has grown and they don’t necessarily need our on-shore technical manager. We’re there if they do need us but it’s rare with some clients.

Having the developers able to work on-site is a serious advantage as they build up a strong relationship with the team.

This progression to a resourcing model has been natural in some ways. We’ve been pretty careful to only on-board the best developers we could find. We only take on guys who are recommended to us by our existing developers and bring them through a rigorous interview process before we hire. The clients can see this and want to deal with them directly in a lot of cases. So the need for the help of our techincal managers has decreased over the months.

ELS ResourcingAnd so the dawn of our resourcing practice…. We took a look at what our clients wanted and realised that there are a lot of companies out there who are sophisticated enough to manage a technical team remotely. They have the right people, tools and practices in place. Our technical architects are here if they need us and we can be in their offices within 1.5 hours if needs be. That’s reassuring.

It’s the companies who have a technical team in place that are most suited to this model. They have their practices and usually work in an agile environment. They work with our developers over months and years on a full-time basis so our guys are considered one of the team. Tools such as TeamWork, BaseCamp, Slack, Skype & git make the communication and software cycle pretty easy to manage. Our developers are used to working with clients so they know how to interact also.

How Our Model Has Evolved:

  • Our developers are available to work on-site in Ireland for up to 3 months per year. This allows them to really get to know the development team and offer value up front.
    All visas & planning are managed by ELS so the client just needs to find them a desk.
  • We offer a scalable monthly package per developer which is far more cost effective than on-site resources. These are senior guys who just cannot be found at the moment
  • We have our technical architects based in Ireland to offer assistance at any stage. We’re never more than 2 hours from our client’s offices. This has made a big difference
    at the start of engagements or when there is pressure on

Advantages

  • Very experienced architect & senior level developes experienced in working directly with Irish clients. We have been able to ramp one client up to 6 developers in one
    weekend!
  • 50% cost savings when compared to Irish & UK contractors.
  • 30% cost savings when compared to permanent employees
  • We have the resources in place and we trust them. Clients don’t have to go out and look for the best as we have most of them already
  • Fixed monthly plans reducing as the duration extends
  • Technical & business managers on-site in Ireland & the UK
  • Our developers work for us so there is no movement from contract to contract. If the client wants to hold on to a developer, they can do so for months and years. Even the permanent scene is seeing serious movement right now which was traditionally a contract problem.

What to watch out for:

  • Be prepared with a lot of work in the backlog. The developers are fast and get through a lot so make sure you are prepared
  • There can always be some teething problems in the first few days of any project whether the developer is in-house or outsourced. Be patient and fix the small issues in the first 2-3 days.

All in all, this is a model that is working well for a lot of our clients who have a sophisticated tech structure in place. They are really getting the best out of our

developers and projects are getting delivered consistently. They are getting senior developers who are just not available here right now and they are holding on to them for
months and years.

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On and Off-shore development – How we’ve Evolved http://enginelab.ie/a-brief-history-of-els/ Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:53:32 +0000 http://enginelab.ie/?p=13953 We’ve been developing software for 8 years now at Engine Lab Software. In that time we’ve developed some pretty amazing SaaS products for our clients but it wasn’t always easy and we’ve learned a lot along the way. A little bit of history about how we started off and what we’ve learned along the way.…

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We’ve been developing software for 8 years now at Engine Lab Software. In that time we’ve developed some pretty amazing SaaS products for our clients but it wasn’t always easy and we’ve learned a lot along the way.
A little bit of history about how we started off and what we’ve learned along the way.

8 years ago, I started out with a grand plan. I was to build a great SaaS product that everybody would love to use and would make me millions. I had a strong development background and had led a number of large development projects at this stage. I was a good developer and that was the hard part, or so I thought.
I knew I couldn’t do it alone and so I built a very strong development team in India with the help of Jay, an Indian guy who worked with me on a previous job. Together, we found a core set of 5 developers who would help us build our product and launch. The day to day workings in India were managed by Jay and all of the technical delivery was managed by myself from Ireland.

What did this prove to me? Well, I knew that with a really good team and the right structures in place, development projects can be delivered from almost anywhere as long as you have a strong technical and business presence in the regions you are operating in. In my case that was Ireland.

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We found that with my presence in Ireland & the core team in India, we could deliver high calibre software for almost anyone.
Unfortunately, the reality of the startup world was very differrent from what I perceived and we quickly realised that we had little or know experience in defining what the customer problem was and if what we built would fix it. That was tough to take on board but we quick got over that and learned from our experience. We dusted ourselves off and started Engine Lab Software.

We quickly built up an impressive set of clients who saw what we could do & wanted us to build software solutions for them. We are lucky enough to have a great UX team in place so we could bulid scalable products with a very rich UX. We used our product experience to advise our clients on what to do and what not to do.
Things went pretty smoothly with a lot of bumps along the way but that’s natural.

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That was 8 years ago and things have moved on at lightspeed since then. We have grown our core development team to 15 and now work more in the enterprise space delivering softwarwe for SME and large companies. We have .Net, Java, PHP, Angular, SharePoint & Dynamics consultants on board & that means that we can offer real solutions that work for clients.
Enough of what we’ve done, what have we learned?

 

 

  1. Good software can be created regardless of where the heavy lifting is done. We learned how to put the right structures in place which allowed us to build a core team of great developers offshore in India. We have refined this process and now a lot of our clients are managing our development teams directly.
  2. There are massive benefits to having a technical & business presence in Ireland. All of us here have a technical background and so we can architect solutions on-site with our client. We sit with them and give them the advice that they need. A lot of the development is still completed by our team in India but it is closely managed from here & that is the key.
  3. Embed your developers with the client team – We have learned that, if a client is going to be working with our developers long term, they should get to know them. We bring our developers on-site to work with our clients for up to 3 months per year. The guys really get to know each other and a huge trust is built up between the parties. When our developers return off-site, they know the client team, know what is expected of them and know what to deliver. That model works really well and is tried and trusted.

That is how we build great software and that is how it should be done. There is no real need to have developers working on client site all of the time. Things have moved on. As long as the client has a good structure in place and trusts your methods, everything can be done in this way.

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Dynamics AX Functional & Development Team http://enginelab.ie/dynamics-ax-functional-development-team/ Tue, 24 May 2016 10:55:37 +0000 http://enginelab.ie/?p=13933 Engine Lab Software are delighted to announce that we now have a very experienced Dynamics AX team in place. We have built up a very experienced global team of Dynamics AX professionals to assist clients in Ireland & the UK. Together, we have implemented over 15 projects in Dynamics AX with a particular focus on…

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Engine Lab Software are delighted to announce that we now have a very experienced Dynamics AX team in place.

We have built up a very experienced global team of Dynamics AX professionals to assist clients in Ireland & the UK. Together, we have implemented over 15 projects in Dynamics AX with a particular focus on Retail, Trade & Logistics, Manufacturing and Finance. Dynamics AX is growing steadily in Ireland and is very well established in the UK. It is probably the most powerful and flexible ERP system available today.

With our teams of .Net AX experts, we can configure AX for almost every client requirement. We have implemented AX ERP from scratch and continue to provide support to global organisations.

We are happy to offer a complimentary chat about your AX installation and offer advice on what improvements can be made.

 

If you are using Dynamics AX and want to talk to us about how we can help, you can contact us on 01 254 8244 or email John@EngineLab.ie

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More of our .Net & Java Guys Working on Client Site as Consultants http://enginelab.ie/more-of-our-net-java-guys-working-on-client-site-as-consultants/ Tue, 01 Mar 2016 09:34:42 +0000 http://enginelab.ie/?p=13829 As you know, Engine Lab Software started out as a SaaS product development company. This has been great for us and we’ve developed loads of great SaaS products for our customers. Some have won awards and others have won their user’s praise which is great to hear and a huge boost to us to see that…

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As you know, Engine Lab Software started out as a SaaS product development company. This has been great for us and we’ve developed loads of great SaaS products for our customers. Some have won awards and others have won their user’s praise which is great to hear and a huge boost to us to see that others like our UX.

Over the past few years it’s been inevitable that our clients have begged us to come on site to help their development teams and work as mentors to get them up to speed on the code, techniques and best practices.

This has led us to see that we are really good at the consulting side of things too and that our developers work really well with clients, helping their teams to develop their products.

That’s why we’re putting a bit more focus on our consulting practice and moving some of our senior developers over as consultants. Not all, just some so that we’re balanced on both sides of the business.

This means that we’ve got some pretty amazing developers available to work on client site these days. We’re pretty busy but there’s always room to take on more clients and, more importantly, interesting projects.

So, if you’ve got a project going on that could use some contractors/consultants for a while, maybe think about giving us a call. It certainly won’t cost you anything to talk to us and we might be able to lend a hand.

Our number is on the website but you can call us on 01 254 8244 or email our CEO John@EngineLab.ie if you want to see what we can do.

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Application Development & System Maintenance Costs http://enginelab.ie/application-development-system-maintenance-costs/ Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:59:46 +0000 http://enginelab.ie/?p=13583 In this article I am going to let you know how you can reduce your application development and system maintenance costs by up to 30%. At the moment in Ireland there is a massive shortage of good quality software developers who are capable of taking on the maintenance of older software systems & integrating them…

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In this article I am going to let you know how you can reduce your application development and system maintenance costs by up to 30%.

At the moment in Ireland there is a massive shortage of good quality software developers who are capable of taking on the maintenance of older software systems & integrating them with the latest technologies available today.

In almost every mid to large organisation, greater than 10 years old, there are legacy systems which were developed on previous versions of Java, classic ASP, Webforms or even C++. These systems need to be maintained & upgraded as the needs of the company grows through time.
In some cases, the company wishes to make use of the latest cloud technologies available but their data resides on these older systems. This makes it difficult for the IT manager to think about using cloud technologies such as Salesforce, Dynamics CRM, etc.

So, there are two problems here:
1. How do you find the resources who can maintain your system by blending dated software languages & techniques with the latest technologies avaiable?
2. How do you make the most of the latest technologies by integrating them with your existing software applications?

As most IT managers will tell you, there is no easy way to do this. Keeping legacy systems alive & up to date with the company’s needs is a firefighting job. It is often impossible to think about upgrading these systems or integrating them with the cloud for example.
Building & retaining a team who can do this is both time consuming & expensive. Getting the right people & holding on to them is almost impossible in the current climate.

So, you’re asking – “yeah, i know this, but how can i handle these facts & reduce my spend?”

Ok, lets get to that… We’ve been able to consistently do this for our clients for a long time now.

Software Development

Software Development

At Engine Lab Software, we specialise in the development & maintenance of systems for organisations.
We are a software development & managed services company providing enterprise application development & software maintenance services to customers in Ireland & the UK.

We have the expertise to come in and take over the application development & maintenance of your systems. We are cloud product development experts & can transform your business by integrating with the latest cloud technologies. You can view our excellent portfolio of previous and current clients here.

Our unique selling point is that we are:
  • Faster: Our software developers are amongst the most experienced & innovative available. We can implement & maintain almost any application or system that our customers currently have.
  • Reliable: Our application development services are more reliable as we offer the best development, testing & support methodologies. We will be there if anything goes wrong.
  • Cost Effective: We consistently save IT departments up to 50% on their application development & system maintenance costs compared to our competitors.

These points are key & it’s what attracts our customers to use us. We can support your applications & make them more reliable, make modifications faster & do all of this up to 50% more cost effectively than what you’re probably spending already.

Our Services:

Cloud Migration:
“We’ve implemented a cloud infrastructure –now what?”

When a company has decided to move to the cloud, they have to worry about lifting their existing software applications to the cloud. We assist companies to do this by providing these services:

  • Cloud migration services making your systems cloud ready

  • System migration

  • Software re-writes

  • Integration with on premise applications – legacy remains on premise – interface with cloud


Application Development & Maintenance

  • Development, maintenance & support of core software systems

  • Software development upgrades to modernise systems

  • Systems integration with cloud & on premise applications


Big Data Analytics

  • Development of Big Data applications giving you faster access to large datasets

  • Making sense of your business data

  • Enhanced analysis of existing data through better reporting

Cloud Product & Mobile App Development

  • Development of cloud based SaaS products with amazing design & UX

  • Mobile App development for better integration with your systems & data


Our mission is to be considered as our client’s development partner. We don’t just provide consultancy or cut code. We want our clients to feel that we are their true partner, taking away their development & maintenance headaches so that they can focus on their business.

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NetFreq – Signalling an end to Poor Mobile Coverage http://enginelab.ie/netfreq-poor-mobile-coverage/ Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:44:34 +0000 http://enginelab.ie/?p=13551 Last week saw us complete the first iteration of the very interesting NetFreq product. NetFreq is an app which aims to end poor mobile coverage. The system lets mobile operators know about coverage maps around the globe & shows them where they need to improve. The entire system was developed using the MEAN Stack using…

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Last week saw us complete the first iteration of the very interesting NetFreq product.

NetFreq is an app which aims to end poor mobile coverage. The system lets mobile operators know about coverage maps around the globe & shows them where they need to improve.
The entire system was developed using the MEAN Stack using Redis for fast search. We developed the entire web based system which takes the inputs from the apps and processes millions of records of data for the Mobile Operator & the general public. The guys in Mobanode were responsible for the app development on this project & did a great job might I add.

The data which is collected is intended for the mobile operators but there is also a public page where the general public can view the stats per operator (which makes for some very interesting reading).

The guys fro NetFreq have been great to work with & we have thoroughly enjoyed the product development so far. I think this is one of the most interesting products we’ve worked on so far. We cannot wait to get started on the next phase of development to see where this will go. I believe the guys will go really far as the team are energetic & on the ball.

Check out the Freq.ie website to download the app & get started building anonymous mobile coverage data to highlight bad coverage in your area.

NetFreq.ie

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