Application Development

Integrating your core business systems is not only cost effective; it also delivers significant competitive advantage. Systems integration means you never enter the same data twice; it means that you access your web based orders through your ERP system and vice versa; it means that data from all departments and lines of business can be consolidated and accessed from a single management portal.

WinMill has helped numerous organizations eliminate redundant, tedious processes that invite human error and increase cost. Whether it is building systems from the ground up, or integrating homegrown and third-party software, WinMill has the expertise you need. Our consultants bring innovation and affordability where cost and technical disparity may have previously seemed insurmountable.

We specialize in .NET and SQL Server application development. We provide full-lifecycle service. At one end of the spectrum we can augment your team with our own talented staff; at the other we can design, build and even host your applications for you. You will always find WinMill consultants to be the most knowledgeable and professional in the industry.

WinMill told us how long it was going to take to build our system, and exactly how they were going to do it. And then they did it! On time and on budget. That's a rare feat these days.
- Director of IT and Communications, Large California Union



Project Management

Strong Project Management is critical to any software implementation project, and has been our hallmark since 1994. Our Project Managers are PMI certified, with a deep understanding of project methodologies and implementation approaches. More importantly, our Project Managers bring practical, real-world experience to every engagement. We know that one size does not fit all, and we refuse to be the didactic Project Manager who insists on squeezing a round project into a square methodology.

WinMill can provide any level of Project Management that you need, from managing the delivery of a single project to supporting your PMO. We bring to the table not only our signature technical expertise and professionalism, but also our own best practices developed over years of experience.



Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance is the most overlooked and underestimated phase of the software development lifecycle, yet it is arguably the most important. The idea that Quality Assurance is the last rubberstamp on an application prior to delivery is long dead; effective QA has to begin on the first day of the project.

Quality Assurance is more than simply trying out the software to make sure it works. Rather, it is guaranteeing the integrity of your mission critical business systems. Comprehensive, controlled testing requires careful planning, a controlled environment, measurable and repeatable test criteria, and the latest advances in automated scripting techniques. We are experts at ensuring your mission critical systems perform as expected.

Study after study has proven that effective QA is one of the best ways to accelerate ROI on software development projects. WinMill can show you how. From requirements analysis through test planning, unit test, integration and system test, regression and load test, defect tracking, version management and ultimately post-production support, WinMill can help you to structure a QA program that will pay for itself many times over.


DevOps

It is impossible (or at least impractical) to discuss application development without considering DevOps. DevOps (Development Operations) is the confluence of programming, quality assurance and operations. DevOps has existed in one form or another since the beginning of the digital age, but today the term is used to describe a very specific goal – support for the continuous release of high-quality software, typically in a high-velocity (i.e. Agile) environment.

DevOps is a combination of technologies and processes, with an emphasis on integration and automation. It includes application development with integrated version control; continuous application builds; integrated quality assurance throughout the SDLC; automated deployments; and integrated performance monitoring and feedback loops.

There is no single DevOps solution. Every organization implements DevOps tools and processes based on its size, volume and scope of application development, required speed to market, tolerance for defects, and regulatory compliance. There are dozens of software products that support DevOps, including agile work management, version control, build servers, static code scanners, dynamic code scanners, functional testing, defect management and security management.

WinMill Software has deep and broad experience in DevOps. We have worked with hundreds of companies over the years, and understand above all that no two companies are the same. What works for one company may not be practical for another. However, our experience allows us to share ideas and best practices that you may not have yet considered. If you are ready to talk DevOps, it's time to call WinMill.

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Success Stories

International Bank Needs Complex Pricing System
International Bank Needs Complex Pricing System

When one of the world's largest international banks needed a complex sales pricing and approval system, they turned to WinMill Software.

Major Medical Manufacturer Needs Sales & Inventory Tools
Major Medical Manufacturer Needs Sales & Inventory Tools

As their annual sales continued to grow steadily, this major medical device manufacturer found an urgent need for a sophisticated system to support consistent and configurable pricing, inventory management, workflow approval chains, and business reporting.

Union Needs Enterprise Membership & Dues System
Union Needs Enterprise Membership & Dues System

The only thing not modern about this union was the software they were using to manage membership, dues and their training center. They had several different systems in place, one of which was more than 20 years old. It was time to call WinMill Software.