Ever wish your Microsoft SQL applications could do something more? Maybe you’d like them to work faster. Maybe there are extra features that would make your life easier. Or maybe you need your applications on additional platforms.
The answer? Bespoke solution development from a well-established, expert team of software engineers – such as Life IT (www.lifeit.co.uk). Here are four ways in which employing the services of professional developers could help your business...
Extend the life of existing applications
Neither business nor technology stands still. While your current applications may have fulfilled your every need when first installed, so much could have changed since then. You may have more powerful equipment, or someone in your team may have indentified better ways of doing things. This doesn’t mean you have to start from scratch with brand new applications. By using the services of a professional developer, you could extend the life of your existing Microsoft applications by adding new features – a much less disruptive, and more efficient, way to update how you work.
Go web, go mobile, go anywhere!
The proliferation of smartphones and tablets has led to a greater need for mobile and web-based applications. Over the last few years, access on the move has gone from being an optional extra, to a highly desirable feature, to an expectation. Whether dealing B2B or B2C, bespoke web and mobile applications can help keep in touch and increase business.
Maximise efficiency, maximise profits
You may be getting by with your existing Microsoft applications. But in business, “getting by” quickly becomes “getting left behind”. Using the same off-the-peg solutions as everyone else will help you “get by”. Using powerful, specially-designed solutions created by specialist Microsoft application developers will optimise your workflow, making you work faster, more efficiently and ahead of the pack.
Integration and migration into a new environment
If you’re upgrading to a shiny new server, you’ll want the transition to be a smooth and painless as possible – the longer you’re down for, the more potential business you’re losing. Employ the services of a professional developer and they’ll help migrate and integrate your applications into your new environment – as well as ensuring optimum performance.
If your business could benefit from bespoke Microsoft applications – and you can almost certainly think of ways in which it could – then speak to Life IT.
Their team of expert software engineers and application developers are fully conversant in Visual Studio, VB.NET, .NET Framework, ASP.NET and SQL, and they’ll be able to develop applications to make working easier, faster and, ultimately, more profitable.
Life IT provide their services UK-wide, so wherever you’re based they can help your business. Find out more about Life IT’s Microsoft SQL application development at www.lifeit.co.uk, or call 01625 547979.

What others say about us

“Without the professional and expert support of Life IT, we wouldn’t have had the quality product we now have. They gently but insistently pushed the boundaries of our assumptions during the analysis phase, getting us to challenge our mind-sets and think outside the box. They then worked seamlessly as part of our team and delivered to time and to budget – no mean feat”.

James Hacking
Head of Technical Services—HCSS

“As we’d already invested significantly in Lotus Notes and Domino, a solution that built on our existing investment and skills was ideal. Life IT understood what was important to us and delivered a solution that met our needs. We’ve already seen the number of ‘distress calls’ to the sales office reduce as our sales managers can easily access customer data off line wherever they are and we’ve had positive feedback all round about the ability to update their call reports instantly on the road.”

Colin Mosley
Head of IT—Polyflor

“The Life IT solution has provided us with a significant reduction in support and maintenance costs and is an easy to use, more resilient and more easily maintainable system. As a business that handles thousands of transactions a day from 12 different own brand or white label websites it was vital that the whole process was seamless and, with the renewal of the support and maintenance contract from our existing supplier looming, it was also vital that the project came in on deadline. Life IT achieved this and more as they provided us with additional MI functionality and supported our staff whilst transferring their skills.’

Andrew Kirkham
Head of IT Development—DLR

“Life IT are doing a great job providing a very professional and efficient service. They are almost silently efficient and just get things done – only escalating issues when necessary. Their expertise in the AS400 is a key strength ensuring a real depth to their service and they keep us up to date with advances in technology too. So from an AS400 perspective I have very little to worry about.”

John Geary
IT Service Delivery Manager

“After the restructure I was left with a critical resource gap which quickly needed filling, having worked with Life IT before I gave them a call. Their response was swift and efficient. They now work as a virtual Center Parcs help desk team providing a strength and depth of support. Their flexible working based on a time bank system is real value for money. So not only do I get an expert and efficient service, I have reduced my resource costs!”

Kerry Moakes
Head of IT—Center Parcs

“We wanted flexible support to ensure 24/7 cover and Life IT worked with us to deliver this. Life IT has become integrated into the Bentley way of working and their role has expanded into looking at the technical side of the application as well as the support. “Our relationship has been built up over a significant period of time and both sides have worked hard to develop a supplier/customer relationship that can be used as a model throughout Bentley. We are now in the position where we have a pro-active partnership, Life IT are treated as part of Bentley, and that is a credit to them”.

Chris Sayers
Senior IS Manager—Bentley Motors

Support options

From full 24 by 7 operations to month end support and holiday cover, we can tailor a fixed price solution to fit seamlessly with your IT department.

So we offer a wide range of technical support services including IBM i, System P, Domino and SQL Server, to proactively monitor the availability and performance of your systems within a fixed price contract.

The key to our Application Support is that it’s ‘tailored’ to your exact requirements, with the flexibility to increase the resources and hours of cover as required.

With a Life support contract, you have access to a multi-skilled team with hardware, operating system and application skills as well as the latest IBM i certifications.

We provide any combination of application, operational and technical support, no matter how current your environment is and no matter how long support is projected for.

Life IT offer bespoke managed Microsoft SQL Server support services which are tailored to our customer’s requirements to ensure their systems are optimized, stable and secure, as well as prepared for future upgrades and updates.

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