Testimonial

“The AXIOM professionalism, enthusiasm, flexibility, and creativity make them great partners for challenging web application projects.”  Valentijn Hoff, National Center for Landscape Fire Analysis

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The Challenge

Small to Medium Business (SMB) owners, and their IT teams, are under constant pressure to innovate and transform service delivery through the use of modern, open custom web application solutions.

The challenge is that for most SMBs, they either lack the resource and know-how to get started, or they are wrestling with the legacy of their aging IT.

The Solution

At AXIOM, we deliver full-cycle, custom web applications using modern, open standards and third party tools, perfectly crafted around your needs, without reinventing the wheel.

For more than twenty years, Montana-based AXIOM has been helping organizations across the region tackle a range of bespoke web application solution projects.

Our custom web application service helps SMB leaders drive greater value, efficiency, and visibility to your business and its customers.

We act as a trusted solutions partner, providing peace of mind that your next generation of custom web applications will meet your vision and be delivered to the highest quality.

The Difference

Our commitment to drive value as we strive towards your vision, combined with the breadth of our capabilities is what sets AXIOM apart.

We not only possess highly experienced custom web application engineering skills, but also an ability to deliver exceptional quality as a trusted, long-term partner with several decades of experience in major project delivery.

We have delivered custom web application solutions across many sectors in the Montana region and beyond

How we work & What you get

AXIOM relies on its Agile-driven proven process, outlined below, to guide your project journey with robust and frequent communication from inception to completion and subsequent support.

AXIOM Proven Process

  1. Orientation:
    1. Understand your needs
    2. Identify how we can help
    3. Establish Scope of Work
  2. Discovery:
    1. Document current & desired processes
    2. List & prioritize milestones, user stories & requirements (backlog)
    3. Initial planning, budgeting & risk assessment
  3. Project Kick-Off:
    1. Establish Plan & Budget
    2. Determine team & allocation
    3. Establish Communication plan
  4. Sprint Planning:
    1. Review top priorities
    2. Breakdown tasks for next 1-4 weeks
    3. Update Project Plan
  1. Sprint:
    1. Execute Sprint tasks
    2. Daily scrum meetings
    3. Weekly client meeting & reporting
  2. Demo:
    1. Demo / Deploy Sprint Deliverables
    2. Client sign-off
    3. Retrospective
  3. Project Closeout:
    1. Final handoff of deliverables, source, documentation, etc.
    2. Start Support & Maintenance
    3. Discuss next steps / project

Frequently Asked Questions

I have an idea for a custom web app, what does the process look like for getting it developed?

AXIOM relies on its Agile-driven proven process, outlined below, to guide your project journey with robust and frequent communication from inception to completion and subsequent support.

AXIOM Proven Process

 

  1. Orientation:
    1. Understand your needs
    2. Identify how we can help
    3. Establish Scope of Work
  2. Discovery:
    1. Document current & desired processes
    2. List & prioritize milestones, user stories & requirements (backlog)
    3. Initial planning, budgeting & risk assessment
  3. Project Kick-Off:
    1. Establish Plan & Budget
    2. Determine team & allocation
    3. Establish Communication plan
  4. Sprint Planning:
    1. Review top priorities
    2. Breakdown tasks for next 1-4 weeks
    3. Update Project Plan
  1. Sprint:
    1. Execute Sprint tasks
    2. Daily scrum meetings
    3. Weekly client meeting & reporting
  2. Demo:
    1. Demo / Deploy Sprint Deliverables
    2. Client sign-off
    3. Retrospective
  3. Project Closeout:
    1. Final handoff of deliverables, source, documentation, etc.
    2. Start Support & Maintenance
    3. Discuss next steps / project

How much will it cost?

Cost is highly dependent on the extent and complexity of your requirements. We have developed the following approaches to help guide you through a few different options:

  1. Work from a set of requirements you provide us. We would take these requirements, seek clarification and draw up an estimate for the implementation work to be performed.
    This option is often the least expensive, yet requires you to provide thorough requirements and supporting documentation.
    These requirements might include information about the main users and any other participants, list of features you hope to have included, process requirements that must exist to allow you to effectively perform all necessary activities to support your business model, etc.
    You may use our template Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM) for guidance.
  2. Work with you to develop and document your requirements. The length of such work varies depending on the size of the project but can often be captured within a week. Once completed, we would draw up an estimate for the implementation work.
    This option works best if you don’t have requirements currently documented and are willing to spend the time with us to create a good picture of the end product.
  3. Dedicate AXIOM staff for an agreed upon period of time to work collaboratively towards a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). It is difficult to predict the exact amount of time needed as each project is unique, but we have had success developing such MVPs within a 3-month period.
    This option works best if time to market is critical and there is flexibility in what requirements have to be in the MVP.

What is no-code or low-code and how can it help my project?

No-code and low-code are software development approaches that aim to simplify and accelerate the process of creating applications and software solutions. These approaches are designed to empower non-technical users, such as business analysts, product managers, and citizen developers, to build, customize and maintain applications with minimal or no traditional coding.

Here’s a breakdown of both terms:

  1. No-Code Development:
  • No-code platforms provide a visual interface where users can design and build applications by dragging and dropping components, configuring settings, and defining workflows without writing any code.
  • These platforms often offer pre-built templates and integrations to speed up development.
  • They are well-suited for tasks like creating simple web and mobile apps, form builders, and workflow automation.
  1. Low-Code Development:
  • Low-code platforms offer a more flexible approach, allowing users to visually design parts of the application but also giving them the ability to write custom code when needed.
  • They provide a balance between visual development and traditional coding, making them suitable for a wider range of applications.
  • Low-code platforms are often used for building more complex applications that require some degree of customization.

Here are some ways no-code and low-code can help your project:

  1. Faster Development: These platforms significantly reduce development time since you can create applications by assembling components or configuring settings, rather than writing code from scratch.
  2. Lower Development Costs: By reducing the reliance on highly skilled developers, you can save on development costs.
  3. Empowerment of Non-Technical Users: No-code and low-code platforms empower business users to take an active role in software development, allowing them to quickly prototype ideas and make changes as needed.
  4. Rapid Prototyping: You can quickly build prototypes to test and validate ideas before investing heavily in development.
  5. Scalability: While these platforms are often associated with smaller projects, some low-code platforms can scale to support more complex and enterprise-level applications.
  6. Integration: Many no-code and low-code platforms offer pre-built integrations with popular software tools, allowing you to easily connect your application with other systems and services.
  7. Pre-Built AI Components: Many low-code platforms offer pre-built AI components or connectors that can be easily integrated into your application. These components might include natural language processing (NLP), image recognition, sentiment analysis, and predictive modeling tools.
  8. Customization: Low-code platforms provide the flexibility to add custom code when necessary, giving you the best of both worlds for standardization and customization.
  9. Reduced Maintenance: The visual nature of these platforms often leads to more maintainable code since it’s generated or configured using standardized practices.

However, it’s important to note that while no-code and low-code platforms offer many advantages, they may not be suitable for all projects. Complex and highly specialized software may still require traditional coding. Additionally, the choice between no-code and low-code depends on your project’s specific requirements and the level of customization you need. Evaluating your project’s needs and the capabilities of different platforms is essential before choosing the right approach.

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