Application Development

AINS provides custom application development services for both new development and maintenance of legacy applications. Our professionals provide the expertise to plan, design, build, test, and implement applications fully integrated into your business process. This includes developing customized software for our clients using proven software engineering methodologies or commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products tailored to fit your business needs. In this way, we develop software with reduced risk and decreased costs while increasing system functionality, reliability, and capability.

We are successful because we understand how business processes need to be redesigned for enterprise solutions. At AINS, our enterprise approach to application development ensures that our clients implement a comprehensive business solution – not just successful technology integration.

Development Framework

Our framework extends from user requirements, systems design, software development, configuration management, quality assurance, and the deployment processes. Our application development approach is focused on helping businesses rapidly re-engineer business processes and systems through prioritization of activities and extensive use of solution prototyping. This approach significantly reduces the risk and cost of systems development and enables more rapid response to the changing business environment. We make extensive use of Unified Modeling Language (UML) for expressing software design decisions, automated configuration management, database modeling tools, and tools for automated testing.

AINS uses leading tools to provide a powerful infrastructure solution to automate, manage, and continuously improve the process of developing and delivering applications.

Software Development Tools

AINS utilizes industry standard software development tools to create highly effective user-centered applications. AINS annually invests resources to continually build our corporate knowledge base and to ensure that AINS has access to the latest software development tools, information, training, and vendor relationships. Our clients value the special insight we gain through our vendor relationships and our ability to anticipate and plan for market trends based on our first-hand knowledge of product changes and developments.

  • Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Microsoft Azure VSTS
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • JetBrains Resharper
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft SQL Management Studio
  • Toad for Oracle
  • Installshield
  • Microsoft Office 2010 (Infopath, Word, Outlook, etc.)
  • Xcode
  • Eclipse
  • Subversion
  • Tomcat
  • JBoss 
  • Nexus
  • JIRA/ Greenhopper
  • JAMA
  • Bamboo
  • Ansible DEVOPS
  • Jenkins
  • Oracle SQL Developer
  • Oracle Sun JDK
  • Oracle Apex
  • Boarland Silk Performer

Features of Modernization Services from AINS

Our comprehensive application modernization services cover all aspects of the modernization lifecycle—from planning and implementation to testing and support. Key features of our services include:

  • Full-scope services, including Java, .NET, Oracle, and database modernization
  • Clear, detailed modernization roadmap based on in-depth strategic assessment
  • Client partnership to ensure high quality and service excellence
  • Best-in-class modernization processes and tools
  • Modernization experts highly experienced in managing large-scale modernization initiatives
  • On-time, on-budget delivery

Enterprise Process Integration

The ability to integrate platforms across many disparate systems is a critical IT function. Because of our experience in automating business processes, workflows, and case implementations, we have developed a robust set of skills and expertise in several toolsets which we leverage to effect an interoperability among an enterprise’s systems. Our process integration specialties include interfacing systems by establishing service oriented web services (SOA) or for large-scale transfers via intelligence data integration tools such as Informatica.

Server Oriented Architecture for Enterprise Integration and Data Exchange via Software AG’s WebMethods

For our clients, AINS has emphasized the use of data as a service as a primary method to facilitate transactional and operation data exchange among systems. This approach permits rapid and timely exchange of information such that system details are de-coupled and data services can be re-used as needed by other systems. Today, our staff implements and supports operations for SOA services around staff information, contract award information, vendor data, and e-mail extraction including system to system connections between Acquisition, Financial, and case systems.