Individual software

We develop your tailor-made, individual software solution

What is custom software?

The term individual software, also called custom software, refers to software that has been developed specifically to meet the needs of a user or group of users and is therefore tailor-made. In most cases, the development of an individual software solution is recommended for larger companies and business models where the software is part of the core business. For these companies, the integration of standard software is usually time-consuming and thus also costly.

With our experience and know-how, we support innovative companies in the digitalization of their business processes through individual software development.

Individual software or standard software?

What are the advantages of custom software compared to standard software?

Custom Software

Grafische Darstellung von individueller Software

Standard software

Grafische Darstellung von Standardsoftware

Custom Software

Grafische Darstellung von individueller Software

COSTS

one-time, if necessary costs for license, maintenance or support

AVAILABILITY

several weeks/months, depending on effort

IMPLEMENTATION

simple and uncomplicated, because individual software is adapted to the processes
of the company

UPDATE / RELEASE

self-determined

INTERFACES

always convertible

FLEXIBILITY / ADAPTATIONS

high flexibility, adaptations, changes and extensions possible at any time

Standard software

Grafische Darstellung von Standardsoftware

COSTS

monthly license fee, plus costs for release, maintenance, support, customization

TIME / AVAILABILITY

immediately and at very short notice

IMPLEMENTATION

costly, because processes are adapted to the
respective shop software.

UPDATE / RELEASE

software-dependent

INTERFACES

subject to an additional charge

FLEXIBILITY / ADAPTATIONS

low to medium flexibility, adaptations depend on software, possibly associated with additional costs

COSTS

one-time, if necessary costs for license, maintenance or support

monthly license fee, plus costs for release, maintenance, support, customization

AVAILABILITY

several weeks/months, depending on effort

immediately and at very short notice

IMPLEMENTATION

simple and uncomplicated, because individual software is adapted to the processes
of the company

costly, because processes are adapted to the
respective shop software.

UPDATE / RELEASE

self-determined

software-dependent

INTERFACES

always convertible

subject to an additional charge

FLEXIBILITY / ADAPTATIONS

high flexibility, adaptations, changes and extensions possible at any time

low to medium flexibility, adaptations depend on software, possibly associated with additional costs

CONCLUSION

  • With an individual software your company is absolutely flexible. This software solution is tailored to your business processes, continuously expandable and equally scalable.
  • Individual software optimally maps your requirements and your business model. This technological advantage gives you a clear competitive edge over your competitors.
  • Compared to a standard software solution “off the shelf”, you open up the greatest potential for process optimization with an individual software development.
  • Compared to the monthly license costs of a standard software solution, which depend on the number of employees and the size of the scope, and any additional costs for customization, adaptations and releases, with an individual software solution you bear the one-off project costs, as well as manageable maintenance and support costs. Even if this amount seems more cost-intensive, it pays off in the end because the software can be permanently maintained and kept up to date.

It turns out that larger and successful companies with more complex business models generally place a high value on custom programming of their software. This gives them a considerable competitive advantage.

What we do for you individually

Our services in the area of individual software

Beratung

Complete consulting & training

Prototyping

Planning & Prototyping

Softwareentwicklung

Development of your individual software

Support

Implementation & Support

Softwareentwicklung

Development of your individual software

Support

Implementation & Support

Our know-how in individual software development

  • UI/UX design

  • Front-end development

  • Backend development

  • Data integration, middleware, API

  • Project management in the proven agile development process

  • Further development and support of individual software development

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Custom Software Technologies

With the latest softwaretechnologies for cloud, web, databases, data management and system integration, we develop individual software solutions, tailored to your needs, aligned with your target group and customers and of course taking your wishes into account.

Symfony is the foundation and heart of many of our developments. With more than 10 years of product development, a large open-source community and a variety of plugins and tools, the framework sees itself as a mature, robust and secure standard in the PHP world.

As players in the digital transformation, we also rely on modern and, above all, reliable standards. No matter which project – already with Symfony’s immense basic set of tools and functionalities your individual wishes can be realized quickly, regardless of their size or complexity. Also other companies and technologies, like PimCore or Shopware use Symfony as THE base of their development.

Symfony is scalable and can be used everywhere. In many of our AWS cloud projects, Symfony is used as a framework. Thanks to a high degree of flexibility, systems can be expanded or connected via interfaces with the aid of a wide range of configuration options.

Notable out-of-the-box features that simplify connectivity to cloud technologies include the Rest API, message queuing, authentication, and workflow connections.

Node.js is taking the web development scene by storm, and its popularity continues to grow. Some of the world’s leading companies use Node.js for productive work, such as Microsoft, NASA, Netflix, and Paypal. They use Node.js because it’s fast, lean, and offers a scalable architecture. But what exactly is Node.js?

Node.js is a JavaScript runtime environment. JavaScript is now the most widely used programming language in the world. The popularity of JavaScript has dramatically changed the nature of web development today. The possibilities on the web when JavaScript with Node.js runs on the server as well as in the browser were hardly imaginable a few years ago or had to be mapped in proprietary environments like Flash or Java Applets.

Of course, every programming language has certain advantages. However, what makes Node.js special is that it achieves low latency and high performance by taking an asynchronous, “non-blocking” approach to serving requests. In other words: Node.js doesn’t waste time or resources waiting for I/O requests to return.

As requests come in to the server, they are processed one at a time. However, if the served code needs to query the database, for example, it sends the call to a queue and the main request continues; it does not wait for a response. Only when the database operation is completed with a response the corresponding call from the queue is processed.

Node.js is therefore often used to build server services that communicate with client-side applications. Such services are called API. A web app and an underlying mobile app can use the same API to store data, send emails, push notifications, or initiate workflows on the server.

Due to its asynchronous nature, Node.js is also very well suited for processing real-time data streaming. It can be used to stream media, distribute files, or for Websockets servers.

By the way, because it’s fast and lean, Node.js can also be used quite nicely to build a microservices infrastructure.

At Netformic, we have been implementing solutions based on this versatile technology for a long time, providing customers from various industries with flexibly scalable, future-oriented applications based on Node.js.

AWS Cloud Computing provides IT resources over the Internet. Amazon Web Services (AWS) can be used to access technologies such as storage, databases, and computing services as needed. The advantage is that you don’t have to buy or rent your own cost-intensive servers. Costs are only incurred for the IT resources actually used.

In addition, a customer project eliminates the time-consuming process of determining which IT resources to use because AWS provides the ability to add or reduce IT resources to the project at any time, based on requirements. This reduces costs immensely, as there is no need to continuously operate high-performance servers that are not in use.

The AWS Cloud offers a wide range of technologies that can be used to implement most use cases. These technology services can be provided immediately, which reduces the development time of a customer project many times over.

For international customers, AWS offers the ability for the application to be rolled out globally. This means that the application is physically installed in different locations around the world. This can also be configured from the AWS Console in minutes.

Security is a top priority at AWS. All data in the cloud is transmitted encrypted and stored encrypted on data carriers. Only the owner can access the data. Furthermore, fine-grained identification and access controls can be set up on the resources and combined with continuous monitoring.

Another key point for using AWS Cloud Computing is that the service is very fail-safe. AWS advertises service availability of at least 99.999 %. No extra fees will be charged for this service.

AWS cloud computing is ideal for customer projects because a developed application can be adapted to new requirements at any time.

For example, if a web application is struggling with increasing load, resources can be quickly scaled up. With the help of autoscaling, this can also be done fully automatically. Threshold values are defined for this purpose, which automatically start up and provide new instances when exceeded. If the value falls below the threshold value again, the instances that are no longer required are also shut down.

Another advantage to developing an application in AWS is that you can start deploying immediately. There is no need for long lead times for the installation of development systems.

Developers can access AWS resources from anywhere, so there is no local restriction. Teams can thus work together on a project from different locations.

Vue.js is an advanced javascript framework for building websites and web applications.

Unlike other monolithic frameworks, Vue.js is designed from the ground up to be adopted and deployed incrementally.

The core library focuses only on the view layer and is very easy to pick up and integrate with other libraries or existing projects. On the other hand, Vue.js is also perfectly capable of running sophisticated single page applications (SPA) when used in combination with modern tools and supporting libraries.

Vue.js is built on single file components. The concept of Single File Components is to connect and at the same time encapsulate markup, style and logic (HTML, CSS and JS).

At the same time, the structure of the components serves the “Single Responsibility” and the “Open/Closed” principle of SOLID.

The progressive framework, currently in version 3, is now well established and is used in many applications of varying size and complexity. Advantageous is the small core which leads to a small JS size.

Laravel is a powerful PHP framework initiated by Taylor Otwell in 2011 and has been under constant development ever since. It was originally developed as a better alternative to Codeigniter. Over the years, due to its simplicity and flexibility, a huge community has developed that is constantly adding new enhancements and improvements to the system.

The framework follows the MVC pattern and comes with a lot of already integrated and important features.

Eloquent as ORM, Blade as templating engine, Sanctum as authentication system for SPA and many others, provide a solid foundation for web projects of all kinds.

Many reasons speak for Laravel:

  • Simplicity

From the ground up, Laravel is cleanly built and offers a variety of extensions. Thus, the initialization effort is manageable.

  • Flexibility

API for SPA, web application, e-commerce are only a selection of the possible fields of application of such a flexible framework.

  • Authentication / Security

CORS, CSFR, authentication systems are built into Laravel by default. This ensures the highest possible security for each web application.

  • Performance

The built-in caching system and various services like Redis, Memcache, etc. add extra speed to any Laravel web application.

  • Test

Functions, routes, database actions. All aspects of a Laravel application are 100% testable.

Industries - References - Customers

Whether portals, shop systems, integration solutions, order management systems or database applications – we have the know-how for your individual software.

Whether in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, food, engineering and manufacturing, publishing and both online and offline retail, national and international, B2B, B2C or marketplace sectors – we have the expertise.

From requirements analysis, programming and software customization to operation, maintenance and support – we have the solution.

Intersport Case

Value creation: Integration of a POS into the digital marketplace

Business model: B2C

Industry: Trade

App

Project - KEY FACTS

  • Enterprise Integration
  • Consistent data across all multichannel channels, whether at the point of sale, on the app or on the e-commerce platform
  • Processes simplified
  • MVP approach
  • DevOps methodologies
Intersport Case

Value creation: Integration of a POS into the digital marketplace

Business model: B2C

Industry: Trade

App

Project - KEY FACTS

  • Enterprise Integration
  • Consistent data across all multichannel channels, whether at the point of sale, on the app or on the e-commerce platform
  • Processes simplified
  • MVP approach
  • DevOps methodologies

Value creation: Transformation to a digital business model

Business model: B2B

Branch: Publishing house

App

PROJECT - KEY FACTS

  • Digital transformation: From a publisher of print publications to a provider of digital services for pharmacies and doctors
  • Development of individual software for new business processes, models and digital products exactly tailored to the target group of pharmacists and physicians
  • Based on Symfony, Talend and AWS Tools
  • Agile Software Development
  • MVP approach
apotheken.de Case
apotheken.de Case

Value creation: Transformation to a digital business model

Business model: B2B

Branch: Publishing house

 

App

PROJECT - KEY FACTS

  • Digital transformation: From a publisher of print publications to a provider of digital services for pharmacies and doctors
  • Development of individual software for new business processes, models and digital products exactly tailored to the target group of pharmacists and physicians
  • Based on Symfony, Talend and AWS Tools
  • Agile Software Development
  • MVP approach
Internetstores Case

Value creation: expansion of the sales model in the direction of multichannel

Business model: B2B2C

Industry: Trade

App

Project - KEY FACTS

  • Agile Software Development
  • Customized software for mapping multichannel business processes
  • Conception and further development of the Symfony-based dealer tool
  • Development of numerous add-on software solutions for specific requirements, for example:
    • Send-to-Store solutions for your own stores
    • Incoming goods systems
    • Production line systems
Internetstores Case

Value creation: expansion of the sales model in the direction of multichannel

Business model: B2B2C

Industry: Trade

App

Project - KEY FACTS

  • Agile Software Development
  • Customized software for mapping multichannel business processes
  • Conception and further development of the Symfony-based dealer tool
  • Development of numerous add-on software solutions for specific requirements, for example:
    • Send-to-Store solutions for your own stores
    • Incoming goods systems
    • Production line systems

Refactoring in individual software development

Refactoring of aging IT solutions is an important lever for many companies whose system-critical IT solutions have become obsolete and thus often powerful and rigid.

 

According to the motto “never change a running system” this solution is kept alive. Changes or relaunches are only made if they are security relevant. The programming languages of these old solutions are only mastered by a few developers and the architecture does not allow for renewal.

 

If that’s your situation, then we can help you.
Our experienced senior developers analyze your solution, take into account your current and future requirements, consider your customers, talk to all stakeholders, analyze the interfaces and design your future software solution on a modern, scalable software stack.

Refactoring

Refactoring is a disciplined manual or automated technique for restructuring an existing set of rules, changing the internal structure WITHOUT changing the external behavior and therefore WITHOUT changing the feature set.

SNEAK PEAK

 

PROJECT

REFACTORING OF A LARGE ANALYSIS TOOL FOR THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

 

Value creation: Securing and simplifying business processes

Business model: B2B

Industry: Pharmaceuticals

Netformic Apotheke

PROJECT – KEY FACTS

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Migration of an old licensed desktop application to a new, modern cloud-based solution.
  • Development of an information platform for the presentation of pharmaceutical products including their side effects and interactions as well as contra-indications
  • Adhoc risk analyses with regard to specific risk factors of users
  • Suggestions of suitable products for the individual situation of the user
  • Rapid identification and replacement of products due to undesirable side effects

SOLUTION:

  • Conception of the application and cloud architecture
  • Developing the REST API to one of the largest European pharmaceutical databases
  • Individual software development with agile teams and proxy product owner
  • Implementation of the user stories in the individual software development e.g. through the integration of various services:
    • Scanning of the medication schedule (European standard data matrix code) e.g. via a scanner or the camera of mobile devices and laptops
    • Upload photos
    • Invoicing
    • Product composition according to the needs of the user
    • Generation of pdf files

Digital Product Development

IT projects can be very different – establishing new products, services or processes requires a different approach than replacing an existing platform, or refactoring an IT solution. They have one thing in common: digital, innovative and customer-centric products are important revenue drivers and ensure your competitiveness in the global environment. The biggest challenge, however, is to do this cost-effectively and quickly. With our agile mindset, we help you develop the potential of digital products and services and introduce them to the market.

Through methods like DevOps, extreme Programming and Lean Startup we guarantee you an agile, flexible and qualitative product development. This allows you to react quickly to changing market requirements and test new business models, customers through expanded target groups, products and services. By using MVP (Minimum Viable Product) we efficiently implement the first prototype of your digital product and guarantee you a fast time to market. With this approach, you reduce internal and external risks, can continuously make adjustments and gain valuable knowledge for value-added development.

MVP - Minimum Viable Products

Fig.: Illustration of the MVP approach

ADVANTAGES OF AGILE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Softwareentwicklung

Shorter development cycles

Wert

Early and continuous value creation

Organisation

Learning Organisation

Budget Risikominimierung

Budget risk minimization

saubere Codes

Clean codes

Flexibilität

Maximum flexibility

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Timo Weltner
Timo Weltner

CEO &
Founder