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What Should I Look for in a Consulting Company?


Contents:

360-Degree Approach
Application Development
Good Methodology
Pre-Built and Customized Systems
Toolkit
Infrastructure Management
Experienced Individuals to Rely On


360-Degree Approach

Today's applications are typically large and complicated, and encompass many different engineering disciplines. Be sure to look for a consulting company that has a broad range of skills in many different areas of expertise. At Celeritas Technologies, we're in the business of solving business problems with technology solutions, so we've developed world-class competencies in each of these three critical disciplines:

  • Application Development
  • Product Engineering
  • Infrastructure Management

These competencies together make up the Celeritas Advantage, and that advantage is the reason you should want us as part of your team.

Most importantly, though, we're professional engineers, and proud of it! We never forget that we're solving problems for real people, not machines.

Celeritas was founded because we felt there were better ways of doing business than "business as usual." Celeritas has adopted a long-term definition of success and has therefore eschewed the merger-mania of the technology industry. Instead, we'll continue to grow and succeed by focusing on solving our customers' most complex, mission-critical business problems.

Application Development

You need a consulting company with a proven track record of creating solutions to business problems through software. Our Application Development Group follows a simple model:

  Supply an experienced technical leader,
   Surround him or her with bright, experienced consultants,
    Follow a tried-and-true methodology, and
     Exceed customer expectations

Good Methodology

Good methodology is proven: experience is the true test of any methodology, and satisfied customers are the best testimonial to any methodology process.

Good methodology is adaptable: no one technique is right for every development situation, so an adaptable methodology allows the developers to use the most relevant methods to accomplish the business goal.

Good methodology is realistic: after all, methodology is all about solving the business problem. A solution that provides a good blend of cost effectiveness and maintainability will be a success every time. A wise man once said "You can plan how to get water from one spot to the next all day, but sooner or later, somebody has to pick up a shovel." A good methodology realizes that the solution is the goal, not the process of solving it.

Pre-Built and Customized Systems

Celeritas designs, builds, and maintains high quality, proven and reliable software solutions, including products, components and modules that help significantly lower development costs, shorten timelines, and decrease risk. Check out some of the Pre-Built systems that Celeritas Technologies can use as a foundation for your business solutions...

  • AMPS™ - Automated Monitoring & Provisioning System
  • SpatialObjects® - GIS Solutions
  • WattageWorks™ - Solutions for the Electric Utility marketplace
  • The Utility Source - Solutions for Damage Prevention, Public Safety, Community Awareness, etc. for the Oil & Gas, Pipeline, Municipal and Cable industries
Toolkit

A consulting company's experience leads to the development of a wide range of components and techniques which it can use to help jump-start your development effort. At Celeritas, this toolkit has been developed and refined over the years to include the "best of the best" and it helps give you the advantage of building on our experience. The Celeritas .NET Toolkit can help increase your development productivity and increase the quality of your applications through the use of quality, tested components.

Be sure to browse the .NETworks Architecture page and the .NETWorks Toolkit page to get an idea of how we can help jump start your development efforts.

Infrastructure Management

It seems obvious, but you need a consulting company that knows how to set up and configure the hardware and software that your solution will run on. A business solution is only as good as the foundation it stands on. The Celeritas Infrastructure group has years of experience building stable, available, and maintainable foundations for business solutions.

Experienced Individuals to Rely On

Experienced individuals are essential for a successful project because they bring years of knowledge (and the bumps and bruised that go with knowledge) which helps them make the right decisions about technology. The most elegant solution is not always the best if it risks the success of the project, and an experienced individual knows how to blend innovation with caution to help ensure a successful project.

Many will claim experience, but real experience is revealed in what they have accomplished.

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