|At First Choice Software, Our Mission is Your Success! We believe that
understanding your business and developing a comprehensive understanding of your
needs is vital to our mutual success. Our focus on every detail of your
business, from industry specific factors, to your goals and objectives, to your
strategic vision for the future, allows us to create solutions that consistently
deliver outstanding results that exceed expectations.|
First Choice Software is uniquely positioned to deliver the exact business
solution that your dynamic business requires. Our comprehensive suite of
software products and services includes:
- Rapid Application Development (RAD)
- Developer Tools to Enable Your IS Staff
- Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
- Sales Force Automation Solutions
- Human Resource & Payroll Management
- UA Enterprise Accounting VAR
- Inventory Management
- Web Site Development
- Consulting Services
No matter where your solution falls in terms of project complexity, from
incorporating basic 3rd party Software additions, to Web Site Development, to
partial or fully custom solutions development, or anywhere in between, we have
the technical resources and experience necessary to successfully design and
implement the exact solution that your business requires.
Our Team of Strategic Partners, Consultants, Systems Specialists, Developers,
Engineers, and CPA's have the combined experience of hundreds of
implementations, across a wide variety of computing platforms, all with one
focus in mind - Total Business Solutions, Built for You.
The First Choice Software Process
The First Choice Team utilizes the same proven Process and Methodology on each
project in order to effectively leverage the power of our experience for our
Clients. We begin by performing a Needs Analysis and Business Fit Assessment to
determine how the First Choice Team can add value to your project. Our Team will
then prepare a Preliminary Project Budget based on the results of our in-depth
analysis of your requirements. Once it is determined that our Team will add
value to your project, we work with you through the following steps:
Phase I - Visioning: The cornerstone of our Methodology is effective
two-way communication throughout the project lifecycle, ensuring that we share a
unified Vision of the project's goals and objectives, budget and timeline. This
is why Phase I of our Methodology is called "Visioning". During this critical
phase we meet collectively and individually with all project team members in
order to build a Shared Vision of their goals, objectives and expectations with
the goal being to produce a comprehensive Vision Document. This document is
instrumental throughout the project as it clearly defines all aspects of the
project and serves as a "road map" that clearly directs the project from kickoff
to successful completion.
Phase II - Planning: This critical Phase builds on the broader Vision
Document in order to produce a detailed Implementation Plan. This includes
identifying tasks, milestones and deliverables, defining product architecture
and producing detailed configuration specifications. This phase culminates in
the creation of the Detailed Project Schedule, which is signed off on by all
participants to ensure that it meets all project criteria. This document is used
by the Project Management Team to manage the project.
Phase III - Implementation/Development: In accordance with the
Implementation Plan our Team builds the system that was designed in the previous
Phases. Any required modifications to existing UA modules/functionalities and
Custom Programming as well as installation and testing are performed here.
Additional tasks include; provide training and support for creation of the chart
of accounts, data conversion from the existing system, training for both system
administration and users, development of maintenance and user routines and
guidelines. At the end of this Phase all users are trained, confident and ready
to be immediately productive and the system is ready for live testing.
Phase IV - Quality Assurance: The goal of this Phase is to ensure that
your new system is fully functional, stable and meets every requirement that was
built into the Vision Document, prior to bringing the system on-line. If
necessary, your new system will be run in parallel with your existing system to
system integrity and usability. Results produced by both systems will be
compared to verify that the system is producing the expected results. Upon
satisfactory completion of this Phase, the customer formally accepts the
systems, the former system can then be brought down and your new solution is
Follow-Up: Our goal is to ensure that your new system immediately meets
or exceeds your expectations. One important measure of this is immediate
productivity. During Follow-Up our Team works with your users to ensure that
- Take full advantage of the built in Productivity
Features, such as checklists, work buttons, macros and report groups.
- Utilize Time-Saving Features, such as recurring
allocation accounts, classes and default information.
- Explore the opportunities for Enhanced
Functionality like streamlining data entry screens, enhancing report formats,
and linking with spreadsheets
Our Team has developed our approach to Professional Services over the course
of more than 15 years of successful implementations since 1984. We are highly
confident that the combination of our Proven and Well Defined Methodologies and
our Experienced, Talented and Highly Motivated Team can and will Deliver Results
that Exceed Your Expectations.
Professional Services Overview
Our goal at First Choice Software is to be the leader in our field, and to bring
the most talented and experienced Team in the area to each and every project we
are privileged to be part of.
In order to achieve this goal and to bring the most value possible to our
projects, we have developed Strategic Partnerships with the Leaders in several
key Industries. Our cornerstone is the UA Enterprise Series Accounting software
developed by Advanced Software Development (ASD). ASD is a proven leader in
Financial and Business Management solutions, particularly for businesses running
on Microsoft Technologies. First Choice Software is proud to be an authorized
reseller of the ASD product line.
Our Team is very experienced and includes Business Consultants, Systems
Specialists, Technical Specialists, Certified Public Accountants, Manufacturing
Specialists, E-Business Specialists and Custom Programmers who have the combined
experience of hundreds of projects of all levels of complexity, from
mission critical systems to economical solutions. Our Team is extremely
comfortable working across a wide variety of Network Operating Environments and
Hardware configurations as well.
Specific certifications and skill sets we bring to each project include:
ASD Certified Developer and Reseller
Microsoft Certified Professionals
Microsoft Certified Solution Developer and Provider
SQL Server Certified.