Website & Software Development
New Editions uses cutting-edge technology and best practices in accessibility to develop sound, accessible web and software solutions to meet our clients’ diverse needs. Whether their need is for a flexible content management system or custom-built software to support unique business processes, our staff work closely with clients to define and develop results-driven products.
Our approach ensures client collaboration and input throughout the development process. Benefits of the Agile, Waterfall, or hybrid methodologies are merged with existing organizational policies to provide a well-defined yet flexible development process. We work closely with our clients every step of the way to produce the best product within the defined time and monetary constraints.
Accessibility/Section 508 Compliance
New Editions is the leader in the field of accessibility. Our highly qualified team of business analysts, user experience (UX) designers, developers and quality assurance (QA) staff are accessibility experts. We follow best practices, Section 508 standards and the Web Accessibility Initiative’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) when developing requirements, creating interfaces, coding and testing. We also regularly perform and augment automated checks on code, structure and design with manual checks to ensure usability. Our QA staff are “Certified Trusted Testers” with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Read more.
New Editions takes its responsibility for protecting the confidentiality of organizational information seriously. We follow IT security requirements in the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), Office of Management and Budget Circulars and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards and guidance. Our systems have been through the Certification & Accreditation processes with Federal agencies to ensure secure data environments and compliance with FISMA. We adhere to strict NIST guidance on controls, which are documented in our System Security Plans. Our servers are configured using Center for Internet Security (CIS) recommended settings, and we continually monitor and conduct vulnerability scans for vulnerabilities and threats.
New Editions evaluates whether an off-the-shelf (OTS) component can be used to save time and resources or if a custom-built solution is most effective. We can develop new systems or integrate custom-built software and OTS software to work seamlessly as a single system for enhanced performance. We work with the client to determine and implement the approach that best meets their needs.
Expertise in this Area
Agile, Waterfall & Hybrid Methodologies
We know that selecting and correctly implementing the appropriate methodology has a considerable impact on an IT project’s success. We employ industry-standard Agile, Waterfall, or hybrid methodologies that make the most sense given a client’s existing IT development processes and their budget, resource, or time constraints. Our IT project managers are skilled in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) standards and apply them as well as other industry techniques to develop solid project management approaches.
We are experienced in developing well-defined business requirements documents, functional requirements documents, technical requirements documents and user stories that assist us and our clients in building sound systems. We are also experienced in designing business process solutions and documenting, evolving and redesigning existing business processes.
Databases & Data Migration
We have extensive experience in database development, upgrade and maintenance. We have worked to design simple to multifaceted databases that contain hundreds to over a million records with highly connected data and complex queries. We are methodical in our approach to mapping and migrating data to ensure that its quality and soundness remain intact. We have mapped data fields from custom-designed and standardized systems and have developed scripts and programs as well as leveraged COTS-based migration tools to successfully migrate a range of records—hundreds to over a million—for various projects.
Web & Software Development/Redesign/Platform Updates
Whether a client needs a new system, an upgrade, or redesign of an existing system or migration of a system to a new platform, we have the proven experience to ensure project success. We are skilled at developing and redesigning or changing platforms of web and software solutions primarily using .NET, Visual Studios, SQL, MySQL and Drupal.
User Experience (UX)
We are innovative in the development of user interfaces that follow industry best practices, are easy to navigate and provide end users with a beneficial experience that meets or exceeds a client’s desired goals and outcomes. We have experience with collecting and analyzing data from system end users via surveys, focus groups and other collection mechanisms to inform initial design and evolve the design over time to meet their evolving needs.
System and Quality Assurance (QA) Testing
We are practiced at quality unit, integration, functional, system, stress, performance, usability and accessibility testing as well as at managing the user acceptance process. Our QA testers are skilled in business analysis, usability and accessibility practices and conduct high-quality testing, providing detailed bug descriptions and recommended areas for improvement when testing. We create thorough QA and user acceptance test cases for ourselves and our clients.