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Custom Software Solutions, Inc.

Custom Software Solutions, Inc. is a software consulting firm based in Orange County that offers web design and development, custom software development, custom app development, digital marketing, and much more since 2005.

 

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We specialize in custom websites, custom applications, and custom software solutions that drive increased sales and revenue through strategic design, deployment, and marketing. Our experienced developers have worked with a wide variety of open source platforms, including Drupal, Magento, and WordPress. We have the skills and experience to create custom-built solutions for specific companies, industries, and customers. We are a dedicated, reliable, and knowledgeable group of software consultants who are passionate about our work.

Our Mission

Custom Software Solutions provides strategic value to clients to help them be more efficient, attract more clients, and generate more revenue. Whether you need design, development, or marketing for a custom software solution, application, or website, we are here to create the perfect solution. We do this by being the most organized, efficient, and cost-effective software development company in Orange County.

Our Vision

To be a profitable and respected provider of high-quality software solutions and services that provide strategic value to our customers, and to create a culture that can attract, recruit and retain smart and talented employees.

Our Process

Modern technology gives us the ability to meet in a variety of ways. Here at Custom Software Solutions, we are happy to accommodate your needs. We can meet in person, by phone, or online.

For online meetings, we prefer to use GoToMeeting, Skype, Join Me, or other programs that allow us to share a screen with our clients and hold conference meetings at a set time.

Want to meet online? Here are some programs we can use:

  • GoToMeeting
  • ​Skype for Business
  • Join Me

Do not see a program you want to use to meet? Contact us by phone, email, or via our contact page to agree on a different solution.

To set up a meeting, feel free to call, email, or request a quote through our Contact page:

We understand software development and you understand your business. At Custom Software Solutions Inc., we will work with you or your team to discuss your business needs and come up with a plan for success.

Custom Software Solutions collaborates with engineers who have many years of experience in different industries. Our engineers provide the best options for your industry, your brand, and your budget, ensuring we develop a solution that fits your vision. If we cannot solve your problem, we are happy to refer you to someone who can build your dream solution.

Chat one-on-one with our senior consultant to discuss any complex needs or requests for your project. We can also work with your in-house team to make sure any potential solutions are integrated with your current system or easily migrated from your current system.

Professional Services

At Custom Software Solutions, we pride ourselves on providing professional consultation and education in software development, IT, application development, and engineering. 

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You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there. - Yogi Berra

Whether you have a specific vision for your project or you need help getting started, we can help you nail down the details. At the very start of the project, we will work with you to identify all the requirements for your project, including specific functionality, features, audiences, and branding elements. Once we know exactly what is required of the tool, we can present different platforms and tools for you to choose from to make your solution come to life. 

Web Development

We create dynamic, responsive websites that look great and function well on every device. We can create any type of website, from a private network like a company intranet to a public, customer-facing website. Whether you need eCommerce functionality, blogging capabilities, or advanced conversion features, we can develop a custom website that suits your business.

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Application Development

Depending on your business case and your target market, Custom Software Solutions can create the ideal app for you. Our app developers can create custom web applications, desktop applications, or mobile applications—or a combination of the three—to reach your customers in brand-new ways.   

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Mobile Development

Mobile websites and mobile apps make up a significant share of the digital market—and their share continues to grow. Keep up with the millions of potential customers searching the web and downloading apps on their mobile device by creating a custom mobile solution that fits your product and your brand. 

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Custom Software Solutions will work with you to choose the right platform and help you choose a theme for the design. We can create a new theme from scratch or build from an existing theme, based on your budget and your creative vision. 

Our developers have experience with a wide range of open source platforms, including the following:

Drupal

Drupal is an open source content management software that allows you to organize, store, and display website content. This flexible platform is used to create eCommerce websites, blogs, government sites, political sites, and much more.

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WordPress

WordPress is the most popular online publishing platform in the world, largely due to its flexibility and user-friendly interface that allows for easy blogging and editing. WordPress is highly scalable, making it a good fit for companies of all sizes. Commonly used by small- to medium-sized companies.

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Magento

Magento offers several versions of its service so you can scale up and down as needed. Magento is used largely for eCommerce, and it seeks to integrate the physical shopping experience with online shopping.

Learn more about Magento

Cold Fusion

ColdFusion is a platform that allows you to quickly build, secure, and customize applications to your needs. This type of platform is commonly used for data-driven websites or intranet systems (a private network).

Learn more about Cold Fusion

Microsoft.Net

Microsoft.NET is a Microsoft-supported software that allows engineers and developers to build new applications based on customers’ needs. It is now part of a larger .NET ecosystem that includes several related products and services.

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All of our custom solutions start with a firm project plan. Custom Software Solutions will provide a project plan that includes:

  • Project Scope
  • Project Requirement
  • Timeline Estimates
  •  Cost Estimates
  • Additional Project Details as Needed

The client will be given the opportunity to review the project plan in detail and either approve the plan or request updates to the plan. Any changes to the project plan will be communicated quickly to the client to ensure all parties are comfortable with the adjustments.

Client approval signifies the official start of the project, and Custom Software Solutions will work tirelessly to ensure you are comfortable before development begins. 

 

Custom Software Solutions will create an ideal development environment for your project so you can monitor our progress and provide feedback. This development environment means you never have to worry about altering your live website or disrupting your digital “storefront” during the design and development process.

Custom Software Solutions also provides a regular reporting cadence for long-tail projects. We can provide updates on a monthly basis so you understand what has been done so far and what milestones are still left to reach. If you have any questions or need us to explain certain details of the project while in the development workspace, feel free to contact us for more information. 

Professional Services

At Custom Software Solutions, we pride ourselves on a stable, professional development workspace that allows for maximum collaboration with our clients. 

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Once the design is approved in the development workspace, we push the development site to production. 

During this time, we keep clients up-to-date on the deployment process, including any troubleshooting activity by our developers. We work around the clock to make sure your new tool is up and running and interacting well with the solid foundation we have built.   

 

We know outsourcing software or app development is a big decision, and we want to ensure you are completely comfortable with that decision. Custom Software Solutions employs a rigorous testing process to ensure your vision aligns with the final product. We check for defects, mistakes, or any potential issues that may arise as traffic volume grows. Our multi-point quality assurance testing process ensures there are no surprises down the road by identifying any technical issues with the new application, website, or software. Once an issue is identified, we will work around the clock to fix the problem so you don’t experience long delays or downtime. 

For the last phase of software testing, Custom Software Solutions conducts User Acceptance Testing with the client. This allows our clients to investigate and identify anything that needs to be added, as well as audit the overall user experience on the site.  

Any issues identified during User Acceptance Testing will be addressed quickly by Custom Software Solutions to ensure a smooth launch. 

 

Now that customers can view the new tool, it’s a great time to think about your overall digital marketing efforts. Driving customers to your new website, software, or app may require Pay-Per-Click (PPC) advertising, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), content marketing, or more marketing efforts. Custom Software Solutions can help you develop a comprehensive marketing plan to inform your customers, spread your value proposition, and drive growth for your business. 

Thank you choosing Custom Software Solutions as your go-to software development company, and we hope to do business with you again.

Have another project for Custom Software Solutions?
To set up a meeting with us, feel free to call, email, or request a quote through our online Contact page.

 

As Jack Welch, retired chairman and CEO of General Electric, once said

Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion”.

 

Custom Software Solutions offers analytic reviews and digital marketing strategies to get you more traffic, more leads, and more revenue. We offer ongoing support and maintenance services to manage security updates, version updates, patches, fixes, and more as needed.

 

After product launch, Custom Software Solutions provides an after-care program to keep your site or application in shape with hosting, updates and maintenance:

Updates: including updating software, increasing security, hosting, fixing glitches and more

Maintenance: including keeping the site working at optimal levels, addressing security concerns in case of DDoS/DoS attack, server issue, or hacking

 

Custom Software Solutions also offers digital marketing packages to help you boost your sales, including:

Learn more about our Digital Marketing Services.

 

TESTIMONIALS


At Custom Software Solutions Inc., we attempt to create long-lasting relationships

Allen is one of the most responsible people you will ever meet. He is extremely organized without sacrificing anything to personability. In fact his personal communication and management skills are quite strong. I have worked with Allen as his manager, and worked for him as my manager. I would not hesitate to work with him again in any position.
 
- September 11, 2007, Mark worked with Allen at Custom Software Solutions, Inc.

Mark M. - Web Developer

 
 
 
 
 

Without pause, I recommend Allen Lowder for any Director or VP level Software Development opportunity. As the Senior Project Manager at Ceira Technologies, I worked closely with Allen, and experienced his professionalism and technical capabilities first hand. Allen quickly earned the respect of his team and clients and was always a joy to work with.
 
 
- November 13, 2007, Brian worked with Allen at Ceira Technologies, Inc.

Brian A. - Consultant