How We Work

Visual Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1991 as a software development company. As information management needs grew more complex, and products more diverse, our clients required an increasingly wide range expertise and services. Visual Solutions quickly expanded to become a full service development and consulting firm. Today we specialize in design along with development and implementation of business solutions for web, network and client-server environments.

Our highest priority is customer satisfaction

Incredibly, within the last decade the average software project delivered on time by a large development company has only improved to 34%. Of those projects actually completed an average of 52% deploy the features and functionality of the original proposal. Smaller companies have a better success rate, 78.4% on time with 74.2% of the proposed content.*The statistics are shocking! Unlike most companies we keep in regular contact with the client, phasing delivery to keep the client involved and focused on the development process. Our highest priority is to understand, plan and deliver exactly what the client requested. Visual Solutions is unwilling to compromise best practices in building the best solution.

Methodology

Visual Solutions employs an iterative approach to application development. An application is incrementally prototyped and presented to users for feedback and refinement. The structured prototype is evolved to become the final implementation. Incremental development increases user involvement and enables users to see and interact to provide feedback and refined specification. Engaging users throughout the development process mitigates risks posed by invalid or missing requirements. As users are typically the most fluent in problem domain being addressed, the increased interaction translates to a final product that clearly addresses the customer’s actual needs.

Test scenarios/scripts are documented and executed by developers skilled in quality assurance. Test scenarios account for expected and exceptional application usage. The objective is to create an application that meets the user’s needs and effectively guides the user to the desired functionality.

All source files related to the application project are managed by a source control database application. Each prototype build is given a unique version number. A listing of new, enhanced, and/or fixed functionality is delivered with each new build.

Visual Solutions has developed hundreds of database applications. Applications have been developed for a number of industries including health care, education, marketing, publishing, social service, etc. Visual Solutions has experience with a broad array of environments and development tools. In an industry where time is marked in nano-seconds, Visual Solutions has implemented applications that have lasted over 10 years in production! Many customers return to Visual Solutions for application enhancement, additional application development, and, after particularly lengthy deployments, application rewrites using the latest technologies.