Independent Reach builds custom software for organizations like yours. We have also built and continue to run two robust multi-tenant database backed software services: Tromis, which manages restoration dry-cleaning artfully, and Fenestratio, which makes windows and doors easier.
We didn't know custom software could be made for Jewel Wines, but the invoicing system that Independent Reach built for us fits our
business so well that we couldn't imagine working without it now. We feel that Joe's service and personal touch have greatly helped us.
~ John & Phyllis Junor, Jewel Wines
We've produced dozens of custom applications for organizations of all shapes and sizes, and would love to talk to you about your organization, and how our cooperative approach yields the best value in custom software development. We chose the company name to describe what that approach is meant to bring you:
- Independent is about ensuring you retain the ability to have our software cooperate within your enterprise, as it is today, and as it may evolve. Your information independence is compromised when you do not have control over the software used to run the organization and/or when your data is not in a format usable by other tools. We preserve information independence by following some rules of thumb:
- avoid writing applications that will only run with one type of computer or operating software
- avoid closed and non-portable data formats
- avoid incorporating proprietary tools in our software stack
- avoid technologies that may not have longevity
- avoid using products from companies that may not have longevity
- avoid using products for which expertise will be too difficult to find
- keep program source at the customer site
- provide advice with regard to other software participating in the enterprise
- Reach is about maximizing the audience for an application by following some more rules:
- "bake-in" internationalization, customization, personalization
- adhere to universal standards on web pages
- make provisions for mobile devices
- produce output in portable formats like PDF, RTF, CSV...