We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver solutions that exceed your initial vision and that convey tangible benefits to move your business forward.
We will work in partnership with you and your staff to specify the detailed requirements of your new system – and this can include a review of your current business processes in order to optimise the benefits from the new application.
Our consultants and programmers understand the software development business, but, in addition, we spend time understanding the operations of your organisation. We have experience of a wide range of industry sectors – click on Clients to see how we have helped an organisation that has similar issues to yours.
Whilst GA offers technical and graphical design services for the construction of a static web-site, the company’s main field of expertise lies in the development of interactive web-sites supported by an industrial strength database system.
You may, for example, wish to integrate your in-house company systems with your web-site in order to present data to your employees on an intranet. Alternatively, you may wish to take orders from customers on your external web-site and have those orders automatically transferred into your business systems.
Not every web-site design company has the ability to extend your web-site from a static display of company information into a dynamic interactive medium for presenting and collecting valuable information. Internet systems require software testing skills, project management experience and the support that is required to ensure that your web-site is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Our services include:
We can help with short term assignments (from half a day) to help customers start building their own website to longer term assignments to assist with website architecture, security, search engines, project management, site maintenance and support procedures.
Information is an important resource. You need up-to-date information to help make management decisions to drive your business forward, but can you get that data out of your current systems?
GA can help you retrieve information from different software applications into a simple, easy-to-use dashboard that presents the key information that is specific to your business.
Our consultant will work with you to understand your key drivers and will then select the best tool to present that information. The software product that we select to present your dashboard will depend on the type & volume of data that you need to see – and of course your budget. For quick, simple dashboards it is difficult to beat the power of Excel; for large volumes of data we may suggest a data warehousing tool; if you would like information displayed on an intranet then we may recommend a web design tool such as Sharepoint.
And finally if you would like to present impressive animated charts to colleagues or clients, we are a distributor for Swiff charts. Ask for details of the eye-catching, moving charts that we can provide for you.
Do you have a Disaster Recovery Plan in place?
GA has helped a number of organisations develop a Disaster Recovery Plan or Business Continuity Plan. This process looks at your office, communications, staff and of course IT systems – and can be provided at an affordable cost.
If you do not have a plan in place then you are unlikely to be anywhere close to your target recovery time – and many businesses go bust when they are unable to trade for a number of days or weeks as a result of fire.
Our Disaster Recovery planning process typically involves 3 days of our time for a business of up to 25 staff. For 25-100 staff this may increase to 5 days of consultancy time. We work with you to develop a pragmatic plan which is proportionate to your budget – and the exercise includes basic disaster recovery testing and a staff awareness session, which we can repeat on an annual basis if required.