Custom Software Development in Kansas City

Custom Software Development

Experienced developers who get the job done right

Our developers’ expertise spans all industries and business applications

Trabon Solutions, based in Kansas City, can support your company throughout your software development journey, whether you need to outsource the entire project end-to-end or need a collaborative partner to co-develop and support your internal team. Our process is based on software development best practices, our team’s collective knowledge, and decades of experience working with small to midsize companies.

  • ERP and mission critical core operating systems
  • E-commerce systems and targeted improvements
  • CRM systems ranging in complexity from simple to intricate
  • Big data management information platforms
  • Commercial software for resell

Why Trabon?

Custom software is our core focus

We use our in-depth expertise to build high performance custom applications across a variety of industries, ranging in complexity from fully integrated core operating systems to commercial software for resell.

We invest heavily in the skill sets, processes and infrastructure necessary to produce successful outcomes. We staff our projects with full-time employees in our Kansas City office who collaborate as a team and create operational efficiencies that reduce timelines and overall total cost of ownership (TCO).

Most importantly, our business-first approach puts your goals at the forefront of every decision we make together, from design and construction, to implementation and maintenance.

how it works

01

Discovery Meeting

First, we conduct a no-cost discovery meeting to better understand what’s driving the need for your new custom application, as well as your high-level application requirements, and the number of key stakeholders to be consulted and/or impacted. This provides us with the information necessary to develop a proposal for the first phase of our process — the Trabon Design Studio.

02

Trabon Design Studio

Design is the most important phase of a successful software project. Unfortunately, many organizations tend to undervalue this phase, opting instead for a strategy that feels more like “code and hope.”  Not Trabon.

Trabon’s Design Studio provides a rapid, effective approach to determine the core design elements for a custom software application. The process ensures both you and our development team have a clear vision for what the application will and won’t do, how long it will take to develop, and how much it will cost.

Deliverables may include:

  • Screen Mockups are created so that end users can interact with the new design visually.
  • Functional Requirements define the rules for what the system will (and sometimes will not) do.
  • Process Model defines who/what triggers each process and how the organization responds to achieve the desired outcome.
  • Data Model defines how the application uses data.
  • Technical Architecture diagram lays out the proposed architecture for the new application.
  • Cost Estimate is a detailed estimate of the time, effort and fees required to construct the application.

03

Development

After the Design Studio, technical design takes place to ensure your custom software development is efficient and the resulting application is maintainable, scalable and extensible. Development translates the specifications created during design into code. We also test the system to verify the code works according to those specifications. At completion, acceptance testing is conducted by the client as a final check before deployment.

Deliverables can include:

  • Technical design and specifications
  • Use cases for end user testing
  • Source code and documentation
  • End user training documentation

04

Deployment

During deployment, the system is moved to production servers and released for use. Training of users, if needed, is conducted. The application then moves into a support and maintenance mode.

Custom software development in action

We’ve provided custom software development for clients of all sizes and industry-focuses in Kansas City and across the Midwest. Acting as true partners in collaboration with your internal team, we help validate your underlying business assumptions and at times, challenge them. By doing this, we help you better hone your business requirements so they’re more aligned with your business goals.

Take a look at a few of our client success stories.

Client: Compensation Survey Provider

Issue: Needed improved automation to grow revenue and profitability

Solution: Developed industry-leading product to obtain and report salary/benefits data across thousands of occupations and titles. Created advanced reporting against a large database of compensation data with highly automated workflow tools for reviewing and scrubbing data.

 

Client: Commercial Real Estate Appraiser

Issue: Manually intensive processes were stunting growth and company value

Solution: Developed core business application to capture all appraisal data, comparable properties and generate final appraisal reports. Resulted in greatly improved efficiency and enabled the company to scale without adding headcount. Plus, the newly created intellectual property increased the company’s value.

Frequently Asked Questions

What technologies do you specialize in?

While we work with a number of different technologies, we specialize in the Microsoft Stack and Business Application Platform, i.e., .NET C#, Xamarin, SQL Server, SharePoint, Dynamics CRM, Power BI, Azure and Office 365.

Can you provide everything necessary to design, build and deploy my custom app?

Yes. We specialize in greenfield custom development, which is the art and science of building software from scratch. We’ve invested heavily in the skill sets, processes, and infrastructure needed to consistently produce successful outcomes.

We have no experience building custom apps. Where do we start?

You don’t need any experience. We have over 20 years of experience guiding clients through the software development process, i.e., visioning, design, construction, deployment, and maintenance. Just give us a call, we’ll take it the rest of the way.

Can you help me determine if I really need to build a custom app?

Yes. We’ll help you decide if it makes more sense for you to implement a package, lease a cloud solution, or build a custom application.

Testimonials

We devoted three months to preparing for this project and selecting a new software development partner to do the work. We ultimately chose Trabon and we couldn’t be happier with our choice. As a company, they’re a real pleasure to work with. We found their consultants to be exceptional, and their depth of knowledge and leadership style both confidence building and refreshing. Our project was a major success. We plan to partner with them again in the future.

- Project Controls Manager, Construction Company

If anyone in the world could design our Dynami Builder software, I knew Trabon could. Thanks for helping us show the market what an extraordinary piece of work it is.

- President, Residential Development Company

"Our new system has enabled us to grow our online sales from just 1% to over 25% of our annual revenue, significantly increasing our profitability in the process."

- Chief Operating Officer, National Sign Distributor

Is custom software right for you?

Let’s talk about your current IT challenges, and see how we can help.