SAP Services -> Development Services -> Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
At the core of our application software development philosophy is the strong motivation to work towards customer satisfaction. We thrive to make sure that we deliver a quality, cost effective, bug free professional solution to the customer.
To achieve this goal, we follow a tried and tested software development life cycle (SDLC) methodology for our application software development services. The important elements of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) model are:
Business process analysis
This phase involves detailed discussions with the key users at the client company understanding the client company business process. Unless a service provider understands the business properly, it is difficult if not impossible to provide the right kind of solutions to the customer company. This phase gives us an insight into the client’s business and allows us to document it properly for the knowledge transfer phase.
During the requirement study phase, our consultants work very closely with the client company members understanding the requirements from the processes. These requirements are documented in detail defining the Scope Of Work (SOW). A detailed interaction with the key and end users allows an excellent network to be built between both the organizations.
Once the requirements are properly documented, both the teams are better equipped to decide upon the feasibility of the requirements and the possible solutions. Technical, financial, budget and team feasibilities are evaluated before deciding upon the best course of action.
Once the possible solution proposal is accepted and approved, a detailed functional specification document is prepared. The functional specification document defines in detail the functionalities expected out of the proposed solution. This avoids any misunderstandings or laps while designing the solution. Properly defined functional specification document allows us to maintain the project time line and budget constraints.
Software design templates
Once the functional specification document is finalized and frozen, the design and development team designs various software design templates. These are presented to the client company for approval (both from key users and end users). An emphasis is set on making sure that the design templates adhere to certain standards of user friendly interfaces.
Developer and Key user testing
Upon completion of the business process logic implementation, the software development team along with the business analysts performs various testing procedures to make sure that the solution is bug free. Once the developer testing is completed, the key users evaluate the software solution to make sure that the business process scenarios are properly implemented into the software solution.
Software implementation – End User training Upon successful completion of the key user testing, the processes of Software implementation and end user training is started. During these phases, the end users are trained in detail about the various functionalities of the software solutions and its usage
Once the software implementation and end user training is completed, the software solution is ready to go live. Automatic team is a close partner of the customer during all the phases but especially during the go live to make sure that the GO LIVE phase is completed smoothly and to the satisfaction of the client.
Using a Simple Software Delivery Model (SSDM), both your and our organizations are closely involved in every phase of the development. This helps us reduce any delays and redesign efforts.