Our phased approach to implementing your business management software ensures a smooth transition and no downtime. At Pinnacle, we have refined our software development processes over the years to ensure that we are able to deliver a solution that matches each client’s specific objectives. The process we have developed is flexible enough to cope with a wide range of company structures and sizes.
The development process itself is split into stages with clear milestones so that you can see the progress being made and constantly tune the system to your needs.
Our Team deploy an agile approach in our projects. This means that the software solution is created in very close communication with the customer, ensuring that the final product exactly covers user expectations. We typically begin with workshops, in which the needs and priorities are clarified and the requirements defined. The customer is also given access to the development environment and invited to give onging feedback. Our approach and software solutions enjoy high user acceptance.
Process Design and Data Modelling
We design the key processes first, then build up the data model. Our modelling language and tools give us the necessary flexibility to come up with a customer-individual solution quickly. The first productive version is typically delivered within a time span of just weeks. Our customers are put in a position where they can define their very own specific processes and fully exploit their competitive advantages. Our development environment supports continuous improvement and is set to cope with future process changes, additional data fields, new constraints, etc, and thus lengthens the life of the software applications.
Planning and Scheduling
Once the processes and the model are created, the built-in algorithms of featherlite come into play. Their role is to plan and schedule all activities according to a set of optimization criteria, like delivery time, costs, a.s.o. If needed, our optimization experts will design and implement customer-specific algorithms, unveilling treasures of untapped efficiency. Talk to us to find out the potential in your company!
An integral part of a Pinnacle project is to develop a customer-individual application, including the integration of legacy systems, databases and user interfaces. Featherlite modular architecture and generic software components not only boost development speed, but also guarantee high code quality and reliabiliy.
Optimized Shop Floor Integration
It is a unique feature of featherlite to be a "single layer software" between ERP and production. Featherlite can control shop-floor devices like conveyors, carriers, robots, RFID-readers, printers, etc. as desired. This means that planned processes can be put into execution without extra effort. Our best practice is to work with relatively simple PLC implementations and defer overall control to the featherlite application. This gives us the greatest flexibility and eases maintenance.