Custom Development Services
Technology Solutions Group offers software/application development for our clients. This will help to make your business systems work best for your unique business model. We provide a working, affordable alternative for those many small businesses that do not have the budget to fund large teams of developers.
The services we offer are website development and enhancement, Business Systems analysis and Design, Digital Certificates and Encryption Software.
Our web developers can provide you with both content managed and custom-written websites. Either of these options can be developed on a Microsoft IIS (Internet Information Server) platform.
Composure is our Content Management System (CMS). In line with best industry practice, it separates design from content, allowing you to update and alter content without affecting the design or style of the site. After the initial design and layout has been programmed, using properly rendered Cascading Style Sheets (determining your chosen styles, fonts, colours, layout etc), you are free to upload, update and change the content as required. Composure also has a suite of add-on modules, including:
- image slideshows
- newsletter mailing systems
- database and spreadsheet support
- a fully featured shopping cart system
- plus much more
If, however, you have more specific requirements, or if you have an existing website that you need assistance in developing or changing, then we can help with that, too.
Business systems, analysis & design.
Often companies may not be using their existing systems to full capacity. We can help with this by analysing your requirements and then designing systems that function ideally for your business.
SQL Server and Access Databases.
We can update antiquated database programs – or create new ones. We support at a technical level the changes that your organisation may need to make to manage a growing database, making it work more powerfully for you. Our people have experience in a wide array of information storage systems, from the humble spreadsheet to fully qualified SQL Servers.
Increasing Product / Business System Exposure Online
Sometimes it only takes a small amount of development to greatly enhance how you communicate with your customers, clients, suppliers or staff. Getting your website to talk with your business back end is one of the things we do best.
We can help find the optimal way to use your information, improve your online services, and reduce the effort it takes to communicate information. If you have an idea that a bit of web technology could make happen, we can build it for you.
Excel & Word apps
Most typical office work is managed with simple Microsoft Word and Excel documents. Despite how powerful and robust these applications are, most people only ever use about 20%-30% of their full capability. We have specialists in customised Excel and Word applications for getting your automated processes to work better, thus saving time and freeing your staff to be more productive.
We can help create automation processes in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), the engine room of Word and Excel, to help manage and automate processes in your business. For example, if you need regular reports generated from data in Excel to be formatted in Word: we can build the code to automate it. With the right innovation any repetitive work can be automated to make your office run more smoothly.
We can provide full product development and stand alone applications that can also integrate with the specific hardware that your business uses. One example of this is customer point of sale systems.
With several years of hardware and software development for clients like the Australian Defence Force, we have the experience to build hardware components specific to your needs. Although you can often find what you need in a program that can be bought ‘off the shelf’, there can be a risk that it isn’t quite what you need, or that it may fail you in some way. We can take the guesswork out for you, and build exactly what you require. Our systems, by being streamlined to meet a specific business process, tend to be a great deal more reliable.
A secure sockets layer (SSL) can be difficult to configure, but secure Internet transactions can be crucial for your business. Technology Solutions Group is experienced in all facets of SSL configuration, and can ensure online security for you and your customers.
Typically, SSL is needed for credit card payment gateways; however, secure transfer of information from websites to the people who need it can also be critically paramount. This is particularly true for business-to-business (B2B) systems. For example, customers may need to log onto your site in order to securely upload/download data, documents or information.
We can help to protect the data sitting on your PC or Laptop from prying eyes by providing software that will enable encryption (and decryption, for those with the key) of sensitive data files on hard drives and removable media, email messages, or data sent over computer networks.
Once set up, like us, you'll wonder how you ever lived without an encrypted drive on your computer. It's very simple to use: you open the encrypted space using your password and it appears as a separate drive. In this drive, you may store customers’ credit card numbers, key business documents, licences, etc and the information will remain absolutely secure from third parties, should the PC or Laptop be stolen. With a strong enough password and the 256-bit encryption, no unauthorised person will ever be able to crack it.