Before you can build a system to improve your business, you need to know exactly what you are improving. Greftech has experience working with business stakeholders to define their business process and determine where potential efficiencies can be gained. Only once the business process is clearly defined can a project move into the design phase. Having clearly defined processes helps determine what success looks like for the business and enables stakeholders to more accurately determine the return on their technology investments.
The definition of technical architecture is one that continues to change as the technologies and infrastructure which make up this vast landscape continue to evolve. Having a holistic view of your business and the technologies that are supporting it is an important step in the process of making your technology investment work for your business. Greftech can help you build a roadmap which will allow you to achieve both short and long term goals. Adopting a cloud solution can be a challenge especially when there are existing legacy systems that the business must continue to rely on. Greftech has experience working through the common challenges that a business faces as they move into the cloud and can work with the key stakeholders to ensure a smooth transition.
We have all had to work with a bad application at some point in our lives. Chances are the system was designed to do a very specific task and over time was added on to and patched up over and over until it did not even perform its original function. Designing efficient and flexible applications is something that Greftech takes very seriously. Time is taken early in the project life cycle to get the design right before a single line of code is written or a field is created. As a business grows over time their applications need to grow as well. Greftech designs applications with the future goals of the business in mind. Laying the framework for additional features and functions in the future helps ensure success down the road.
When it comes to building applications on the Force.com platform there are two main components. There is out of the box functionality that can be configured and there is completely custom functionality that is created using custom code. Greftech has extensive experience creating applications using both configuration and custom development. Having an understanding of the features and configurations that are available on the platform means that time is not wasted creating custom code for features that already exist. No one likes to re-invent the wheel much less pay someone else to! When a feature is needed that does not exist out of the box Greftech has the expertise to extend the application using visualforce and apex code.
Complex businesses require complex systems in order to conduct their day to day business. Often times this means there are a number of systems that perform different functions that need to communicate with each other. Salesforce.com provides a wide range of application programming interfaces (APIs) which can be used to easily integrate with existing systems. These APIs allow an application on the Force.com platform to fit seamlessly into the overall enterprise architecture of the business. Greftech has experience integrating salesforce.com applications with existing systems.
Information systems all revolve around data. How do we capture the right data in the right form so that we can make more educated decisions based on that data. Often times when a new application is developed it is replacing an existing application (or set of spreadsheets) which was previously used to capture the data. This data needs to be mapped into the new application so that the historical information is not lost. Greftech has experience cleansing and migrating data from legacy systems into salesforce.com. Greftech understands the importance of data migration in the project life cycle and gives it the required attention early in the process to avoid potential delays. After all, an application with no data is like a car with no gas.