Q. What makes Coactive different from any other app developer?
A. IRAD: Interactive Rapid Application Development. Coactive’s unique application development platform uses IRAD and means we deliver initial app frameworks to clients within hours. This fast-paced development process and live interaction with the business and end-user means you cut your app development expenditure by up to 90%. Furthermore, maintaining business applications through IRAD has never been easier, there is no costly downtime as changes and upgrades are instantaneous.
Q. What about my existing IT systems and infrastructure?
A. Technology is extremely fast-paced. Current applications can become a legacy within 2 years. These legacies can quickly become a barrier to innovation and growth within your business. Coactive are experts at overcoming these challenges to deliver IT infrastructure and modernized applications that keep your business agile and on par with changing markets. It isn’t only about fully replacing what you have. Instead, we focus on delivering end-to-end upgrading, modernization and, where needed, brand new innovations.
We are passionate about making sure our clients are resilient and can adapt to whatever their markets throw at them. We offer full client API and robust API integrations to legacy enterprise systems. Our team of business analysts and engineers follow a business-first approach; we craft your software application solution to seamlessly integrate with your existing IT assets. Welcome to fully agile business application development.
Q. With a shrinking IT budget and ever-increasing IT innovation demands on my business, what should I be focussing on?
A. That’s simple. You need a partner that focuses on delivering a flexible, scalable, and transparent solution. You need a partner that builds you a solution with dependable performance and proven track results. Coactive takes care of this so that you can get back to focusing on growing your business.
We don’t off-shore our business and yet we remain cost competitive. How? IRAD. Our Interactive Rapid Application Development platform means your application is always in our expert but efficient hands. You will have access to a dedicated team of engineers, designers and developers all available to answer your questions. We trust in transparency because you do too. You’ll be surprised how far your shrinking IT budget can go with Coactive thanks to IRAD.
Q. What about security and compliance?
A. Coactive protects your business. Our platform employs industry standard security via an out-of-the-box solution. Developers can easily define custom application-level security to meet your specific roles and responsibilities profiles. We evolved from regulated industries and have the tools and technical backing to be the basis to your compliant application needs. We service customers who are HIPAA and 21 CFR Part 11 compliant.
Q. I want to know more about the technical functionality of your development platform.
A. Sure! Why not schedule a demo so we can show you first hand? For now, here is an overview of some tech details:
The application-Platform-as-a-Service (aPaaS) extends full-stack development tools to all developers
Develop once, then deploy on both desktop and mobile
Reduced development, testing, and debug times
Increased stakeholder satisfaction through increased agile collaboration
Full developer control as needed:
Build reusable components
Build robust APIs and integrations to enterprise systems
Powerful security features and SSO
Simplified data management
Quickly reduce backlog - get more done with the resources you have
Efficient development workflow - no compiling, no context switching, no reloading - fix what you need to mid-stream
In-app collaboration enhances developer communication
Use built-in tagging and packaging and full audit capabilities to better manage revision control
Create simple or highly complex applications - all much quicker and easier to support than traditional development
Incredibly scalable, right out of the box
Interactively collaborate with stakeholders in real time
Seamlessly integrate your application with multiple systems to create efficient workflows
Q. What is your app development process like? Do you work with agile development?
A. Yes, we use the agile software development process. This means we can work with adaptive planning and continual improvement, as well as rapid and flexible responses to changes during the development process. The application is also updated with new features regularly.
Q. Can you explain to me your development services?
A. Our services include supporting commercial applications and developing customized solutions that are tailored to your customer and business needs. We work across different industries, including both private and public sectors. See some previous use cases here.
Q. How long will it take for me to see my application?
A. This naturally depends on the complexity of your needs. However, we find that we typically deliver within weeks/months (not months/years like some traditional software developers).
Q. What is your approach to user experience and design principles in app development?
A. Rapid application Development (RAD) is a software development process that integrates the end user feedback closely into the software development process ensuring that you see all incremental progress in the app building experience. When the basic framework for the business application has been agreed on, we start to build in the UX design where we prioritize user adoption through logical and natural UX to deliver functional applications that work for you.
Q. Do you follow coding standards and a make use of a framework?
A. Yes, we use the Coactive framework which utilizes pre-built objects that only require customized configuration. This leads to standard build solution architecture.
Q. What level of involvement from me (the client) do you need?
A. Typically, at the beginning of a project, we need to baseline what the business needs are and the use cases. Once development starts, your involvement will be at a minimum, one meeting every two weeks and typically not more that 1-2 meetings per week every week. See more information on how our development team works here.
Q. How will you keep me updated on the development process?
A. We will invite you to a software demonstration and feature acceptance at least once every two weeks. You will also have access to a Sandbox account (testing environment) during the build process so that you can experiment with the functionality, play around with the app a little and provide ongoing feedback to the development team.
Q. Do I own the code or do you?
A. You are the proprietary owner of the final application.
Q. What are the unique features that make this app worth investing in?
A. Time and again the best results in business application software come from customized solutions. Off-the-shelf solutions never fully meet all the business needs and as a result, internal business processes are often shifted to fit around this inflexible software.
Customized applications like the solutions built by Coactive, offer you an edge over your competitors, easier staff on-boarding, sustainable business growth, and better control of software maintenance upgrade costs. But when it comes to unique features – well, these are defined by you because that is what makes your application truly customized!
Q. Will the app work in offline mode?
A. No. All our applications require Wi-Fi or cell service.
Q. What sort of customization will be possible?
A. This is the fun part – anything! We can customize any part of the application very quickly, so there really are no limitations.
Q. Will the app have my (the client) branding?
A. Absolutely! The application will be fully branded in your color palette and include your logos.
Q. How many users can use the app?
A. Unlimited or based on the contractual agreement if licensed.