Answering some common questions about custom software development
Understand what you need. Talk to your team and create an overview document that lists issues, key features to develop, and design preferences or inspirations. This document helps us correctly scope your project and ensure a productive first meeting.
Headquartered in New York City, we work with the most demanding and varied industries in business, finance, and healthcare. Every project we take on is unique, from start-ups and non-profits to multinational conglomerates. Addressing pain points with technology, our experienced team creates applications for competitive advantage – using digital transformation to drive results.
Leveraging cutting-edge technology and market insights, we provide support and maintenance not just during design and deployment but afterwards too, ensuring everything works as it should in real-world scenarios. Our clients represent more than just a business opportunity. We see ourselves as technology partners, measuring our success by your success.
Asahi Technologies is based in two locations. We are headquartered in New York City and have a team in Chennai, India. Our solutions and project management teams work in New York, while our development team delivers from India. This hybrid approach ensures optimum software development at globally competitive rates, a saving that is passed onto our clients.
Our primary business is custom software product development, but underneath it all, we are a team of passionate problem solvers. Together, we build web applications, mobile applications, software products, social networks, and much more.
Yes! Any business looking to digitize and automate manual processes can benefit from a custom solution. If you cannot find the right out-of-the-box program to meet your ambitions, we can help.
Unfortunately, off-the-shelf solutions rarely meet every business's unique and comprehensive needs. While some functionality may deliver, there are wasted features that have no bearing on what you do. Worse still, the solution may lack unique functions that are desperately needed. This is where custom software development can make a difference.
Custom software refers to any tailor-made program designed to meet specific issues or execute certain functions efficiently. The solution might optimize a process, eliminate manual work, or automate procedures, so your team can focus on tasks requiring a human touch.
Once your custom solution is in place, you can scale it exactly as and when you need to, bolstering or removing functionality alongside business growth and strategy. The short-term investment leads to long-term benefits unique to your teams and ambitions.
The technical stuff is where we come in – as your technology partner, we take care of the complicated bits. Our highly experienced team can comfortably translate business requirements into project specifications. Our clients bring us different scenarios every day, some thoroughly planned out, others with simply an idea. Whatever stage you're at, we advise how to progress from that point. We may even come up with a journey you hadn't thought of.
The cost to complete a project varies depending on the scope. Every client is unique. Depending on the project's nature, size, and complexity, we create a cost that is as custom as the project itself. In some cases, it may be necessary to undergo a detailed discovery phase that estimates total effort (time, money, and resources) so everyone knows where they stand from the get-go.
A detailed discovery phase at the start of a project can estimate total effort, taking time, budget, and resources into account. Using this, we create a timeline that helps manage expectations for our team and yours. Ultimately, the project build and deployment timescales differ per client, with the more complicated or larger taking longer to implement.
We typically employ an agile methodology, breaking the project into several clear phases. It may be that different team members can add value at different phases, splitting your team's workload. Then, collaboratively, we sign off each stage, asking stakeholders to feedback and review features as they are developed. This leads to a very transparent process where anyone who needs to be involved is clear about their role.
We highly encourage stakeholders to join regular briefings and they receive real-time updates to feel informed throughout. Briefings could be daily, bi-weekly, or weekly. Regular communication is essential to the project's overall success.
As the contract makes clear, our clients have full ownership of the source code. We hand over the proprietary source code and the final product as deliverables.
The security and compliance of your software are hugely important to us, and we build any custom policies into our project scope from the beginning. In addition, we store any proprietary materials or details provided throughout the project as per your specific confidentiality agreements and any legal requirements required by us.
Unless stated otherwise, the project manager assigned at the beginning of your project will remain your primary point of contact throughout our partnership.
To ensure total peace of mind, we provide a 30-day warranty period after the application launch, unless agreed otherwise.
Yes. In most cases, our clients contract us to support and maintain the software or application after launch. Having built the solution, we are best suited to ensure its longevity through ongoing maintenance, upgrades, and future expansions.
Alternatively, if you wish to support the project yourself after launch, we hand the source code and all supporting documentation to the team or company of your choosing.