Software Development

Marak Technologies Pvt. Ltd, a software company in kolkata and Shillong that offers its extensive services for custom software development to help businesses pull off their projects at cost-effective prices and with less stress. We have the expertise and knowledge related to technology that is aimed at empowering you at every stage of your software development lifecycle, right from the start of the project to post-launch enhancement.

Keeping in mind the specifics of your project, we input our know-how of different verticals and solutions so that you can achieve success at minimized risks. Marak Technologies services for software development in kolkata and Shillong aims at bringing to fruition the most challenging visions that businesses have by minimizing efforts and optimizing performance.

Our team combines the use of all expert resources, along with their eagerness for innovation to create cutting-edge app development technologies than can finely-tune business processes for the long haul. We offer the perfect services for software development in Shillong and work with companies as their own for the best results. We possess the right kind of technology and tools for your enterprise to overcome any development challenge or requirement in your way.

Customization

VWe strongly believe that there is nothing like a “one-size-fits-all” solution when it comes to providing custom software development services to businesses. That is why our team provides your business with tailored software development in Shillong so that all your business requirements are met in one place. Our services for Custom software development in Shillong assures that your software is able to take care of your businesses daily processes entirely. By opting for custom software development services you can choose to decide how complex or intrinsic you want it to be.

Adaptability

Our services for custom software development in Shillong ensure to fulfil the requirements that come along with the growth of your business. It might seem to you that off-the-shelf software can help your business achieve its needs today, however in the long-haul, the same will not sustain. When you hire us to create a custom solution, we make sure that it sustains the technological prowess with the passage of time. Apart from building the initial solution, we also assure to maintain the program, without your program being limited old age technology.

Integration

Using multiple software programs to fulfil a business’ varied requirements can be quite a hassle to maintain. This is where the need for custom software development comes in, via which several processes within an organization can be integrated and easily managed to successfully accomplish business goals. Custom software can be adjusted according to the business’ need of the hour, keeping in mind the fact that technology is an ever-growing and evolving trend.

Cost Advantage

Though the cost of custom software development might seem high, it is worth every penny spent because the software is designed to meet any challenges, not only in the present time but in the long-run as well. Unlike off the shelf software, custom software does not require to be constantly updated and does not include additional costs like the renewal of a license. This can help your business save a considerable amount of money on software.

Support & Maintenance

We offer you support and maintenance services for custom software development in Shillong for as long as you require, unlike off-the-shelf software where this service is unpredictable. Our services for custom software development in Shillong is reliable and equipped with an efficient technical support plan. We give you complete access to a technical support team, ensuring efficient solutions to all the problems that your business encounters.

Scrum Software Development Life-Cycle

Scrum framework allows you to implement Agile development methodology. Contrary to the waterfall software development life cycle, the characteristic feature of Scrum is the iterative process of developing.

Scrum Software Development divides into several phases. At the end of each step, which is called sprint in Scrum terminology, a ready product is delivered to a customer. The customer’s feedback helps reveal possible problems or change the initial plan if needed.

Phases of Scrum Software Development Model

Product Backlog Creation

A Product Backlog is a list that consists of features that should be implemented during the development process. It is ordered by priority and every item is called a User story. Every user story gets a unique ID.

In the description of every user story, we include the following required fields:

  • Importance of a user story.
  • Initial estimate describing the overall capacity of work.
  • How to demo, which describes the way of demonstrating the working product.

After the product backlog creation is finished, we move to the next step – sprint planning.

Sprint Planning and Sprint Backlog Creation

Firstly, we determine the duration of the sprint. A short sprint allows releasing the working version of a product more frequently. As a result, customer’s feedback is received more often, and all the possible bugs and errors are revealed in time. As an alternative, a longer sprint duration allows developers to work more thoroughly. The important thing at this phase is the cooperation between stakeholders and our team members. The product owner determines the importance of a proper user story, while the Scrum team defines the appropriate labour costs.

Working on the Sprint. Scrum Meetings

After actual user stories for the current phase are chosen, the software development process begins. To track the current working process, we commonly create a task board. Another important scrum feature is everyday Scrum meetings. The main goal for these meetings is to get full and veracious information about the current project status.

Testing and Product Demonstration

Since the ideal result of every sprint is a working product, the full life-cycle testing process is very important. There are different ways to minimize the costs of the testing period. We include QA engineers into the Scrum team as a measure to reduce your costs. The result of every sprint is a product demonstration. The Scrum team creates a review and demonstrates the results of their work. Based on the demonstration, the stakeholders decide further changes in the project, if any.

Retrospective and Next Sprint Planning

Retrospective’s main aim is to discuss the results and determine the ways to improve the development process. Our team conclude what went well during the working process and what can be done better during future iteration. When the ways of improvement are defined, the team concentrates on the next sprint planning.

1. Scope out and prioritize projects

During the first step of the agile software development life cycle, our team scopes out and prioritizes projects. For each concept, we define the business opportunity and determine the time and work it would take to complete the project.

2. Diagram requirements for the initial sprint

Once we have identified the project, we work with stakeholders to determine the requirements. We use user flow diagrams or high-level UML diagrams to demonstrate how the new feature should function and how it will fit into your existing system.

3. Construction/iteration

Once our team has defined requirements for the initial sprint based on the stakeholder’s feedback and requirements, the work begins. Our UX designers and developers start work on the first iteration of the project, keeping in mind that a working product has to be launch at the end of the sprint. We understand that the product will undergo various rounds of revisions, so the first iteration might only include the bare minimum functionality. Our team can and will have additional sprints to expand upon the overall product.

4. Release the iteration into production

This step means that we are nearly ready to release your product into the world. We finish up this software iteration with the following steps:

  • Test the system. Our quality assurance (QA) team tests functionality, detect bugs, and record wins and losses.
  • We address any defects found during the test.
  • We finalize system and user documentation. Marak Technologies can help you visualize your code through UML diagrams or demonstrate user flows so everyone understands how the system functions and how they can build upon it further.
  • The final step is to release the iteration into production.

5. Production and ongoing support for the software release

This phase involves ongoing support for the software release. In other words, our team keeps the system running smoothly and show users how to use it. The production phase ends when support has ended or when the release is planned for retirement.

6. Retirement

During the retirement phase, we remove the system release from production, typically when you want to replace a system with a new release or when the system becomes redundant, obsolete, or contrary to your business model.

Java:

Marak Technologies create platform-independent Java applications, ranging from simple to complex enterprise-scale projects, and among other things recommendation engines, fraud detection software and stream data processing from embedded IoT devices.

.Net:

Marak Technologies provide advanced cross-platform mobile and cloud-ready web and mobile .NET applications. We are more than eager to adopt the power of IoT, Big Data, AI and other emerging technologies in our .NET solutions.

PHP:

With extreme expertise in PHP, Marak Technologies offer powerful web applications, mobile back ends and AI applications built with the world’s most popular server-side language and its top-notch extensions Zend, CakePHP, Laravel, etc.

C++:

Marak Technolgies use C++ for rapid scripting of efficient and high-performing cross-platform desktop and mobile applications, including image, audio and video processing software, messaging and communication tools, browsers and browser plug-ins, and engineering applications.

Qt:

We are competent in Qt to complement applications for desktop and mobile devices with smart UI quickly and at a reasonable price. Furthermore, there are a host of other tools and technologies that we rely on during our software development process.

FAQ
1HOW COULD MY BUSINESS BENEFIT FROM CUSTOM SOFTWARE DEVELOPMEMT?

A custom software solution accentuates process proficiency through process automation. Automating your business processes in a proper manner result in minimum wastage in terms of both time and resources.

With an on-the-shelf software, you must modify your process to meet the software capabilities. With customised software, however, you can build a system around the existing business processes you have in place. We would not advise you revamp your business processes, which has worked for you, merely to adjust with a software.

2WHY IS CUSTOM SOFTWARE SUCH A LARGE INVESTMENT?

Developing a custom web application is a time-consuming effort. It takes time to learn and understand the processes of your business, and to build the software as per your requirements and needs. And, time is money.

While it may be a large investment, however, investing in customised software ensures that you’ll own the software instead of having a long-term licensing agreement with another software company.

3WHY IS CUSTOM SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT OFTEN BEHIND SCHEDULE AND OVER BUDGET?

As the name suggests, each customised software solution is “customised”. Therefore, every customised software is the first of its kind and so, budgeting for the unknown can be a tad challenging. At Marak Technologies, we have a process in place that gets us as close as possible. We also have real-time transparency where you can see all the communications between our team regarding your customised software solution at any given time.

4HOW DO YOU ASSURE CONFIDENTIALITY?

We are keen on signing Non-Disclosure Agreements and Confidentiality Agreements as required by you. All our employees are bound by company Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure clauses.

You may require assigned Marak Technologies team members to sign your Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements; indeed, we encourage the same.

Furthermore, for sensitive projects, we develop insulated cells that are disconnected from any public network.

5HOW DO YOU ASSURE QUALITY PROJECTS/PRODUCTS?

Our developers are consecrated to developing quality code. At Marak Technologies, there is defined processes for keeping quality under stringent control, which includes time-to-time code reviews and design walkthroughs.

Every customised software solution goes through the hands of capable Quality Analyst, under strict test-plans including black-box testing, white-box testing, test regression, usage analysis and so on.

6HOW DO YOU HANDLE CHANGE REQUESTS FROM YOUR CLIENTS?

We have a set approach of handling change requests from our clients. First and foremost, we seek the client’s approval for a change request. After the go ahead by the client for that change request, we perform an impact analysis. This enables us to deliver the timelines and cost estimates to the client. Once the client approves the cost estimates, we proceed towards the implementation of the changes.

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