The closest relationship of a software company is with its client and to maintain a close knit relation, the company needs to understand as its utmost priority to implement and execute the clients requirement. At a stage when Business firms are striving to become unique achievers, a simple software package with readymade applications may restrict their winning possibilities. For procuring uniqueness in Business objectives, customized or customer-friendly software is the best option. The role played by custom software development brings output as desired by the client. Customized software is prepared on the basis of the requirements and preferences of the client. Tailor-made software prepared using the latest technology, only for the clients purpose and not for the masses is what custom software development. Any complication or disapproval of the client that stems out can be modified at the time of preparation of the software with the clients consent and this is where the foremost advantage of custom software development lies. Once the product is made and sold to the client, there is no need to modify the custom software as it is already made for perfection. In case of a pre-developed software package, a client may have to go through a rigorous process of restructuring their objective in order to compliment the software application (which is generally not preferred). Otherwise, they may have to contact the software manufacturer for modifications in the existing software to suit the requirements. This steals a lot of valuable time and money. The customized software is made for a single buyer or a group (a business firm) and thus the entire cost of development has to be borne by one customer which is not the case with off-the-shelf software. Post-development, custom software saves time as the client does not require modifying the package. The time consumed during the preparation of custom software may be more. But, this should not be a hurdle in choosing between pre-developed and custom software for a business firms specific purpose as the products life cycle may stretch during the development stages. And why does it happen? This is because; to procure perfect custom software as the end product requires rigorous probing to understand, analyze and accurately implement the ideas to shape up into a product. Again, pre-developed software may benefit in less expenditure, but the high cost during the development of custom software is due to intrinsic research and excess requirements as the product has to be a client desired output. The output brings desired business results. Some of the examples of custom software development include software for mobile phones (phone access, automated mail triggers on event, interfacing with extreme systems and high security reports), custom data base design and web applications (constructing company websites). A dedicated custom software company stays in constant touch with the client via tele-conference, phone or email and chat, irrespective of being offshore or onshore. This is the most important task as the needs can be communicated frequently and no scope for doubts is created. Both pre-development and post-development of the custom software require communication. The former would provide the software company with information needed to start the development and the latter would be required to explain the working of a software application and also to remove any possible discrepancies. The utilization of custom software procures faster, quality business results for the cost savings. A process-driven working model is followed by such companies which also involves pilot run and quality assurance tests. The team involved in developing custom software has sound domain knowledge and also is well aware of the competitors in the business. In a fast paced business world where every firm is ready to outdo the other, working with a software that suits and is modified to the companys needs and preferences is a viable option or lets say is a customized option.
Channel Advisor has just launched a UK version of their highly successful auction management software ChannelAdvisor Pro. This Internet based system provides a whole range of management solutions for serious individual and small business sellers It can save you a great deal of time by handling many of the routine tasks involved with selling on eBay.The program offers templates and image hosting as well as helping you to create an attractive and attention grabbing listing. It also manages the complete after sales process including the communications with your buyers, payment collection and the leaving of feedback.As well as being able control all your buyer e-mail communications the ChannelAdvisor Pro also handles all backend activities such as inventory management, invoice and delivery note printing. On every useful feature is that you can schedule your listing without incurring any extra fees from eBayOnce a sale is made your customer will be redirected into the ChannelAdvisor Pro checkout . Here the buyer gives all the necessary details such as invoice and delivery address and can even be given the opportunity to make further purchases from you.All in all this appears to be a very useful solution for busy eBay sellers. Currently there are 2 levels of membership, the Starter and the Power. The Starter, which costs just 3.90 a month, is designed intended for sellers who would normally sell less than 2000 per month on eBay. The Power, which costs 14.90, is as the name suggest for those with a higher turnover.In addition to the monthly charge there are additional listing fees, which come on top of the normal fees that you pay to eBay. Some one using the Starter plan would pay a Final Valuation Fee of 0.95% (Minimum 10p, Max 1.95) plus a listing fee of 5p. A Power member pays 0.5% Final Valuation (Minimum 10p, Max 1.95) and a 3p listing fee. There is a significant saving if you pay your subscription on an annual rather than a monthly basis. .I liked the idea that you could attach up to 6 pictures to your listing and that your subscription includes 25MB of image hosting. Additional 100MB can be purchased for 9.95 per month. This program has been available to the users of eBay.com for some time where it has proved to be a popular product in what is becoming a somewhat crowded market.I can see this program becoming very useful many eBayers helping them at all stages of the selling process. As part of their launch into the UK the company are offering a 2 week trial period which should give anyone a chance to test out the ChannelAdvisor Pro before committing themselves. Definitely worth taking a look at.
You may have purchased a state-of-the-art computer, yet it is running so slowly that you have to pick up something to read while you wait for it to connect to the internet. You might need spyware removal for your PC, which is probably being tampered with by an outside source. Other problems, such as frequent error messages and security threats are caused by spyware, and spyware removal is essential to prevent the following: data mining aggressive advertising Trojan horses Browser hijackers Tracking components mouse monitorsand similar intrusions. As more unscrupulous web savvy hackers are creating new ways to get access to your valuable personal information, Spyware removal is fast becoming an essential program for every PC. When you search the web, you not only find information, but you also leave a lot of data behind. Your computer can leave "footprints" of information as you surf, and can bring spyware back with it, like tracking sand into a home. Spyware removal can detect these parasitic devices placed on your PC that monitors your browsing habits so you can later get spammed by aggressive advertisers. Spyware also retrives sensitive information, such as your credit card number. Increasing security problems, theft and fraud are causing companies to do more research and to update their spyware removal capabilities. When choosing a spyware removal program, it is highly suggested to opt for a brand that is well known and has been on the market for some time. Some supposed spyware removal programs have proven to be false, and like the spyware they are supposed to be removing, they scan your disks in order to find sensitive information that can be used or sold. It is for this reason that some suggest using spyware removal that does not scan your disks. Other experts might object that a spyware removal program that does not scan your disk can not be guaranteed to remove all of your spyware, whereas others tout certain programs that are able to give maximum protection without scanning your computer disks. In addition to scanning your disks, many spyware removal programs also search your removable drives and your memory for traces of malware and spyware. Spyware removal works using Code Sequence Identification (CSI) technology and has an extensive spyware removal support system. Once your PC has been scanned, your spyware removal program logs the results of the scan showing which places contain spyware or other problems. It also removes any behavior tracking devices and prevents others from stealing your bandwith. Most spyware removal programs can also prevent keyloggers which take password and credit card information. In addition to installing spyware removal on your regular PC, you can also find spyware removal programs suited for the corporate environment. These programs work with multiple computers in a network, and work much like spyware removal for a PC, but on a larger scale. For most businesses, it is worthwhile to invest in the best spyware removal you can obtain, since, for commercial reasons, you are likely to be dealing with sensitive information for all of your customers. Don't let spyware point the finger at your company when your customer's credit card number is stolen. Many spyware removal programs can be obtained as free downloads for a limited period of time. These programs will do an initial scan at no cost and will continue to protect your PC if you purchase the spyware removal program. You can purchase sypware removal that can build an instant defense if there is some material that it cannot yet recognize. It is also a good idea to get spyware removal that does not eliminate anything without asking your permission first. For extra security, some spyware removal programs do not access any of your private information on your hard drive and do not connect to the net. If you trust your spyware company, you need not be afraid of a scan, but ensure that the company is a legitimate one before purchasing their spyware.
How to Create Web Help "Web Help" (also known as Website Help) is a help system that can be published on your web server or put into a shared folder of your local area network, so other people can access it via a browser program like IE, Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc. Thus, a Web Help system is actually a set of HTML files containing help topics from your help project. Of course, it should also include the table of contents and the keyword index to provide easy navigation for the end user.A Web Help system can be used as an alternative to or together with CHM HTML Help. While HTML Help in the CHM format is mainly used as a local help system for a desktop Windows application, a Web Help system is available to your users on the product's home page. This will help you reduce time and efforts spent on customer technical support because you can simply direct your users to a web page with the resolution section that is located on your Internet website. Moreover, a Web Help system is probably the only document that contains lots product-related keywords, which can help you in getting more target traffic from Google as well. That is the reason why many companies from Micro-ISVs to larger companies do create and publish a Web Help system on their websites.Web Help is Your Only Choice for Web Based SoftwareToday, more and more applications are created as web-based software rather than as regular desktop applications. There are quite a lot of different Internet services that we use every day and most of those popular websites do provide online help systems to their customers. And it is really great when an average user who gets in trouble can quickly solve their problem without contacting technical support and waiting too long for the reply. Moreover, as it was mentioned above, having a Web Help system on your website, you can simply give customers who need technical support a link to the corresponding topic in the online help system.So if you are working on web-based software, the Create Web Help format must be your only choice. Now, let's see how HelpSmith can help you in preparing all the required files of such a help system the way that you do not have to manually a big number of HTML pages, but can concentrate on writing help topics.Create "Create Web Help" from your Existing Help ProjectsYou can reuse help topics and other information from your existing help project and create a Create Web Help system directly from it. HelpSmith allows you to automatically create Create Web Help by exporting help topics, the table of contents and the keyword index from your help project: simply click the "Create Create Web Help" command on the "Project" menu or click the corresponding button on the toolbar (similarly to when you export your help project into other help formats) and HelpSmith will prepare all the necessary files.Simply upload all the files of your Create Web Help system to your Internet web server or simply copy them to a shared folder if you want other people in your corporate network to access it.HelpSmith lets you modify the default Create Web Help layout by using custom text labels, fonts, colors according to your own needs (learn more at http://www.helpsmith.com/how-to-create-a-web-help-system.php).Other Formats for Technical DocumentationThus, you can dramatically simplify the process of supplying Help in multiple help formats: create Create Web Help, CHM HTML Help, Printed Manuals and all that is from the same source help project.Being an ultimate help authoring tool, HelpSmith allows you to create a Create Web Help system by writing help topics from scratch in a full-featured text editor, by exporting your existing help projects into the "Website Help" format, or by importing help topics from MS Word documents, HTML files, or plain text files that can be written in different Unicode and ANSI encodings.
Sharing a single Internet connection among multiple users has never been simpler and UserGate also lets untrained people (not System Administrators) limit the Internet connectivity of their employees. With a single external Internet connection and multiple users you simply decide on your priorities. If you are managing an office or a corporate network, security and employee productivity take precedence. One factor that is not commonly recognized is that unlimited Internet connectivity can harm employee performance. When it comes to business networks 'fast' and 'unlimited' do not optimize productivity. The Internet is rife with spyware and viruses that can significantly threaten your corporate security and productivity. It only takes one virus getting through your security defenses to corrupt or even destroy the information on all of your networked computers, costing you days and weeks of recovery time. Spyware routinely steals sensitive information such as passwords and private documents. Spyware dramatically decreases computer performance and it displays annoying pop-up windows that distract and have to be closed off. Viruses and spyware have effectively paralyzed even the most technologically sophisticated corporations and you can now benefit from what they learned with the safeguards built into UserGate. Expensive productivity threats are not always as covert as viruses or spyware. The Internet holds many distractions to your employees' attention. It has become common for employees to use their office computers and their work time to play online Flash games aptly called 'office killers'. Online chats and instant messengers are a close second to computer games in wasting employee time. If you pay for Internet traffic, an employee using your Internet connection to download music, games or even movies will cost you directly. If your organization uses VoIP to save on long distance bills, it is vital that no employee can use your Internet connection's entire bandwidth. Otherwise your calls will not go through, and you can easily lose a client because of a missed call or because the conversation quality is embarrassingly poor. Even though these various threats are real and are severe, some very highly trained engineers put together a simple solution that minimizes them and increases your employee productivity. UserGate proxy server produced by Entensys (http://www.entensys.com/) provides Internet connectivity to your entire organization while eliminating the usual threats and performance bottlenecks caused by Internet Connection Sharing. UserGate blocks viruses and spyware with its advanced dual-core anti-virus*. UserGate limits your employees to their work assignments instead of socializing over the Internet or wasting time, and it saves on your Internet bills by monitoring, limiting and optimizing the bandwidth used by each employee. *Dual-core anti-virus is very real and very powerful. When Intel released its first dual-core processor, the benefits of increased performance and smoother multitasking became obvious to even the most conservative users. With two anti-virus cores-Panda and Kaspersky-and real-time online updates, UserGate provides tighter security and higher reliability than any single anti-virus solution. Being a "proxy server" , UserGate prevents spyware and viruses from getting onto your employee computers by scanning all external Internet traffic. Once installed, UserGate becomes the only connection between your employees and the Internet. Workers cannot access anything beyond your corporate network and external influences cannot affect your computers. This approach allows for extremely effective control over how and when your employees can use your Internet connections. You can prohibit access to specific file types, sites, resources or protocols making it impossible for employees to chat, download personal-use files or play online games during their work time. VoIP connections can be prioritized over end-user traffic, allowing for crystal clear phone calls over the Internet. Additionally, thanks to extensive journal support, you will always be able to see exactly what has been accessed by each employee and the bandwidths they consumed. In spite of its sophistication (or because of it), UserGate is easy to install and configure, and it requires no further administration or any extra attention. UserGate improves corporate security and increases employee productivity with no extra effort and zero administration. Download your free evaluation copy now from http://www.entensys.com/