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21 Client Extranet Articles

Group: Client Extranet


Topic: Coding Services

Difficult economic periods call for hard decisions. It's easy to be tempted to cut back on your IT expenditures but that can be a major mistake.

I.T. is the goose that's been laying the golden egg for businesses -for decades, now.   You don't want to starve the goose; you want to tune it up. It's crystal-clear that computing has enabled businesses to reduce costs, and increase productivity.

Custom-written software is one of the major ways that businesses gain advantages in savings, profits and productivity.  The reason is pretty simple: No two businesses, even in the same industry, do things the same way.  Mass-produced software, even for a specific industry, seldom addresses every requirement of a given business.

Posted By Wes Peterson, Post #101806, KB Topic: Coding Services
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Prestwood uses database expertise in development of a new student tracking application for renowned Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs/Gallery 37.
Posted By Mike Prestwood, Post #100025, KB Topic: Coding Services
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Prestwood uses database expertise in development of a new student tracking application for renowned Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs/Gallery 37.
Posted By Mike Prestwood, Post #100026, KB Topic: Coding Services
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Everything about our web site makes it pretty clear that we specialize in custom application development. Less frequently mentioned is another service we provide: Professional software testing. Software testing is a discipline unto itself. It's certainly related to development, but developers aren't the best testers. That's why Prestwood retains highly experienced, professional software testers. This is a service we make available - whether or not we're involved in a product's actual development. This article provides more details about this service.
Posted By Wes Peterson, Post #100835, KB Topic: Coding Services
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Topic: New Client Area

What is the advantage of working with a smaller consulting firm like Prestwood versus a Big 5 IT consulting firm?
Posted By Mike Prestwood, Post #100856, KB Topic: New Client Area
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Welcome to our New Client area and thank you for considering Prestwood Software for your software development outsourcing needs.
Posted By Mike Prestwood, Post #100458, KB Topic: New Client Area
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Topic: Prestwood Portfolio

Employee Handbook Writer, a custom application created by Prestwood for The California Chamber of Commerce, delivers a wealth of crucial legal documents to its end users.

Because of ever-changing legislation and regulations, CA Chamber needs to be able to update EHW's content at least once a year.

EHW Content Manager is a utility Prestwood created to cut this task down to size.

Posted By Wes Peterson, Post #101796, KB Topic: Prestwood Portfolio
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Prestwood specializes in custom business solutions.

Employee Handbook Writer, distributed by the California Chamber of Commerce, was a particularly challenging project with very gratifying results.

Posted By Wes Peterson, Post #101792, KB Topic: Prestwood Portfolio
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Topic: PS Hosting

Online help.
Posted By Mike Prestwood, Post #101332, KB Topic: PS Hosting
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Topic: PSDP Step 1-Discovery

PSDP Online Q&A

Posted By Mike Prestwood, Post #100463, KB Topic: PSDP Step 1-Discovery
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Estimating the time to develop an entire project at the beginning of a project is a tricky task because of too many unknown variables.
Posted By Mike Prestwood, Post #100461, KB Topic: PSDP Step 1-Discovery
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During Discovery we decide on an approach that works for both companies, establish an initial budget, and document what the software must do.
Posted By Mike Prestwood, Post #100460, KB Topic: PSDP Step 1-Discovery
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The best way to get started is to submit a New Ticket. This ticket will be used to track your project. If you're ready to get started, you can open a support account and optionally pre-pay for some development hours.

Posted By Mike Prestwood, Post #100462, KB Topic: PSDP Step 1-Discovery
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Topic: PSDP Step 2-Plan

During the planning step we document how the software will satisfy the requirements (the what) using a General Design followed by a Detail Design phase.
Posted By Mike Prestwood, Post #100464, KB Topic: PSDP Step 2-Plan
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Topic: PSDP Step 3-Build

Quality is one of the factors that determines how much a project will cost. Functional applications are cheaper and faster to get to version 1.0 but cost more to maintain and enhance. In PSDP, functional applications include temporary and moderat risk projects. Robust applications cost a little more to get to version 1.0 but cost less to maintain and enhance. In PSDP, robust applications include high risk, commercial, and critical applications.
Posted By Mike Prestwood, Post #100459, KB Topic: PSDP Step 3-Build
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During the building step, we actually build and debug the software with the Initial Coding and Testing and Rework phases.
Posted By Mike Prestwood, Post #100465, KB Topic: PSDP Step 3-Build
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Topic: PSDP Step 4-Deliver

The Delivery of your software can be as simple as us emailing you the installation file or delivery can include on-site installation and training.
Posted By Mike Prestwood, Post #100466, KB Topic: PSDP Step 4-Deliver
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Topic: Working Remotely with PS

For online business chatting, we use MSN Messenger. MSN Messenger also works with Windows Messenger which comes with Windows XP and above. MSN Messenger is a free download.

Posted By Mike Prestwood, Post #101101, KB Topic: Working Remotely with PS
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For file management (to and from you), we do not normally use FTP. Instead we use our My Uploads feature to both upload a file to Prestwood and to view existing account files.

To get to your uploads, from the main pull-down menu click My | More... | My Uploads. Use the Upload a File option to send us a file. Use the File Manager options to view existing files you and others have uploaded to your account and files attached to notes. You can add a note to your account, tickets, and PSDP items (tasks, defects, requirement items, etc). All note attachments also show up in your My Uploads area.

Posted By Mike Prestwood, Post #101799, KB Topic: Working Remotely with PS
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We offer both Vault and SourceOffsite to manage source code. Both have nearly the same feature set and both offer a remote desktop Windows applications for checking source code in and out.

Posted By Mike Prestwood, Post #101103, KB Topic: Working Remotely with PS
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Topic: Dr. Bott

A Dr Bott uploader. This wizard uploads DrBott.com store items to our ASPSuite eStore storefront software. We can customize it to upload to your store from any drop-shipper.

Posted By Mike Prestwood, Post #101289, KB Topic: Dr. Bott
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