Application Development

Application Development is a core expertise area for PCS.  Our projects are completed on time, on budget using our unique approach to the Agile methodology and best-practices.  Our consultants help our customers improve their business by sensibly applying technology to you’re a multitude of business problems.  We truly embody a best-of-breed, best-of-class approach and provide a 360° view of possible solutions.  Our strong functional and technical skills, combined with superior project management, enable our clients to realize the benefits resulting from the deployment of new business applications, utilizing the latest technologies and techniques.

n-Tier and MVVM Architecture
PCS has broad experience designing and implementing n-Tier and MVVM and older MVC architecture systems.  We provide our clients the freedom to explore and evaluate key n-Tier based frameworks and solutions by maintaining the capability to work with all popular vendor products on all application tiers.  Recent successful solutions include Microsoft .NET Standard and .NET Core development, and J2EE development of n-Tier and MVVM architecture based systems using front-end frameworks such as Aurelia, Angular, React and Vue.  We achieve scalability and high availability by designing the middle tier APIs using ORMs such as Dapper and nHibernate.

Enterprise Application Integration
Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) facilitates sharing of information between two or more enterprise applications.  It is a set of technologies that allows the movement and exchange of information between different applications and business processes within and between organizations. Have your applications grown apart as your business evolved over the years?  We can help integrate them again by defining the necessary infrastructure changes and additions, hardware and software architecture as well as tools. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) typically require that IT architecture and constituent technologies be either merged or migrated.  PCS has assisted several major corporations with designing, developing, and implementing complex EAI solutions including

  • Data integration (Web Services, RESTful APIs, Micro Services etc.)
  • Message based integration (XML/JSON based messaging)
  • Fault tolerant message queues

Web Enabling
Often companies or IT departments may not possess budgets large enough for a large enterprise wide modernization initiative. If your legacy business applications continue to add value to the business, yet need to be extended to your remote employees, customers and/or vendors, PCS can help make them available via the web. We will identify the infrastructure, architecture, tools, and programming effort necessary to expand the reach of your legacy systems.  Our project management and best practices, combined with our business and technology skills, assure the delivery of a secure budget optimal solution.

Big Data / Business Intelligence
If you are now ready to use your transactional data to identify new market opportunities, improve customer relations, and gain insight to optimize your business operations, PCS’ consultants have the experience and skills to help you realize your goals.  Whether beginning from a transactional system, existing data mart, or an enterprise-wide data warehouse, we have the process and experience to ensure success.  Companies often overlook unstructured data in their repositories which can be a goldmine of information for problem solving.  Performing ETL on transactional data is easy compared to efforts involved in making sense of unstructured data.  Selection of a data warehouse or BI repository from amongst various vendor offerings can be challenging.  PCS is able to provide a true best-of-breed solution for your data warehouse and business intelligence needs using our expertise and data mining techniques to convert Big Data to Smart Data.

.NET, J2EE and Cloud Development
Whether a company’s IT department chooses J2EE or .NET as the platform of choice for a specific application, PCS has expertise in deploying both platforms.  J2EE and .NET both have a significant impact on the way applications are developed for the enterprise, the tools invested in by IT as well as training of in-house developers.  Further complexity is added when one considers the Cloud as a possible option for deployment.   How does the choice of J2EE or .NET affect the choice of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Google or IBM Clouds?  Questions from the cost of running a specific platform on a specific Cloud vendor’s offering to the ease of testing, deployment, production, backups, recovery and third party integration make such decisions very complex and time consuming. Java, C#.NET, VB.NET have been around for a long time and development in these languages is more or less commoditized.  However, the application design and architecture of the J2EE or .NET platform is what will make the difference between an application system that meets enterprise objectives or one that fails as do over 50% of IT application deployments.