First Line Software development services in this category cover a wide array of situations and scenarios. We are not a “system integrator” in the usual sense, although we have done such integrations for clients. But the scope is often for more than just integrating some software with some other software.
We Tackle the Tough Jobs
Intellectual Integration addresses the primary challenges of business digitalization through critical thinking, insight, and horizontal engineering expertise across multiple verticals and technologies. Taking this approach brings clarity to the best way forward and helps accelerate the process of transformation.
In this area of our services we tackle some of the toughest projects in IT services. Basically, they involve an existing system that needs to incorporate something new and have everything function together seamlessly. In effect, our clients are able to reduce ‘technical debt’, because we are familiar with older applications and can leverage pre-existing CAPEX investments. Projects might include:
- Development of new system component(s) that must integrate and/or interoperate with others, which may exist, be new, or both.
- Expansion of existing system capabilities with functionality that requires a different technology platform.
- Enhancement of existing system components’ features to replace outdated technology so that it is compatible with future development plans.
- Customization of a third-party solution is needed to meet the needs of the organization.
- Integration, interoperability and/or data exchange between existing systems of different divisions, or a new acquisition.
An Intellectual Integration Success Story
A national passenger rail service needed a new system to manage a new customer loyalty initiative. The new system had to be able to integrate with, and/or exchange data with existing systems for reservations and ticketing, marketing management, accounting, company website and more. In some cases, an older existing system’s features and functionality had to be migrated to newer technology.
First Line Software’s clients have learned that they can bring their toughest IT integration and expansion jobs to us because we have the breadth and depth of technical knowledge and skills combined with a successful track record with a wide variety of projects in different types of businesses in a variety of industries. And they know that we will always work closely with them to ensure that the needs are fully understood, and that the resulting system fully meets them.
Where It All Comes Together
These kinds of projects, where the “old” must merge with and embrace the “new”, require expertise and skills from just about every type of team we have. Once we know the project scope and requirements, we form a “tiger team” of experts who possess the relevant knowledge and experience to achieve the business transformation. Such teams may involve:
- Business and systems analysis
- Requirements management and engineering
- Network and system administration
- Specialists in specific IT technologies or platforms
- System architecture design
- Programming language specialists
- User experience specialists
- User Interface (UI) and visual design
- Technical writing and documentation
- Project Management
- Process Management
- Marketing Management and Communications
Bring It On!
If you’re facing a tough project that involves different systems, technologies, etc. that must all work seamlessly together, let’s talk. We’ve successfully handled projects that were too tough for others. Contact us for a free consultation today.
First Line Software is a premier provider of custom software development, technology enablement services and value-add consulting in big data engineering, digitalization, intellectual integration, industrial Internet, and IoT, digital media and marketing, and enterprise content management as well as healthcare IT.
Headquartered in the US, First Line employs 500+ staﬀ globally. First Line team and company culture is centered around subject matter expertise, technical excellence, consulting capabilities and proven methodologies, with a strong focus on Agile and Intellectual Integration.
The company has been recognized with multiple annual rankings and awards by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP), Global Services, CorporateLiveWire, Insights Success and CNews. We were the first to be awarded the Scrum Capability Medallion by Scrum, Inc. Most recently, research firm Gartner included FirstLine in their first ever Market Guide for Technology Integrators (2014) and the Cool Vendor in Applications Services 2015 Report. We are active members in Object Management Group and Industrial Internet Consortium. FLS is also an EPiServer Premium Solutions Partner.