Guiding you through the bespoke software development process
From inception to post-deployment support, we provide the software engineers and delivery expertise to ensure your project completes on time and within budget – however complex it is
Implement application improvements and enhancements
Participate as a member of a cross-functional Agile project team to design, implement, test and support Appian applications
Apply creative thinking in the design and development of solutions
Produce design and requirements based on the results of interacting with customers and building prototypes
Development leads to in-house and 3rd party Appian developers
Unit test and review changes to / creation of objects/processes developed by self and peers
Support and troubleshoot deployed production applications
Including assistance with enterprise systems integration designs, such as database and web services
Everything Starts With a Rock Solid Product Strategy
JFDI will work with you to define new Appian developments against business requirements and specifications.
JFDI always aims to deliver the highest quality of service, leading us to use only trusted and proven technologies. We recognised Appian as one of the leading low-code platforms today. Bringing it into our technology portfolio strengthened our capabilities to develop the most appropriate and effective solutions for our enterprise clients.
JFDI always works directly with a client’s internal Business Analysts team to fully understand and refine business requirements. Once the discoveries mature enough, we begin our development cycle using Agile methodologies and the SCRUM framework. We always aim to deliver solutions to technical problems in a way that non-technical people can relate to.
Our enterprise developers are (level 2) accredited Appian development experts. Their experience, however, is way more. They have a deep understanding of IT systems and business needs gained over the years of solving technical problems and delivering top-notch solutions across many technologies. We are proud to be able to offer you their expertise.
Launch & Analytics
Following our tried and tested deployment strategy to minimise any impacts of the system upgrades on the end user experience. New functionality is deployed to a dedicated staging environment, and further testing is completed with support from JFDI developers to ensure system integrity and improve or ensure end-user adoption.
JFDI will harness user-driven development as a framework of a process to derive usability goals, user characteristics, environmental measures, and tasks from defining workflows for a product, service or process, which are all given extensive attention at each stage of our design process
Our Enterprise Developers Are Appian Veterans
Their extensive analytical and technical backgrounds combined with creativity and passion allow for providing immediate answers to the art of what is possible and to solving any problem utilising JFDIs’ intelligent and effective software components
What is JFDI’s Appian strategy to ensure a successful deployment?
We have developed a deployment strategy in-house using Appian functionality in conjunction with our experience to create robust deployment plans
Every aspect of the deployment is managed carefully and includes: –
- Review of the development work completed
- Impact analysis on target environment (performance and functionality)
- Backup of existing Applications and Data
- Impact on the end user (System usability and availability)
- Post-deployment testing and support
Deployments are planned and executed in consultation with a steering group to identify the best window of opportunity to minimise end-user disruption
A typical JFDI commissioned Appian project
One of our clients has an extensive customer base. They recognised that they needed to support their associate in following the guidance of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, which provides such standards on a sector-by-sector basis. Using Appian, JFDI created a high-level Guidance Tool which is integral to helping the client assess the most likely material ESG issues for a target company.
within the financial sector of a private equity company.
New requirements were reviewed
Feasibility of work required to develop the known requirements – Is it possible, and how long will it take?
Development to testing
After development is deployed to a test environment, JFDI works with dedicated test teams to ensure the functionality is fit for the purpose
Staging to production
Once the testing phase was completed successfully, JFDI prepared the Go Live deployment from a test environment to the production
Performance analytics gathered
Our support teams monitor all environments to ensure the applications are healthy. Reacting to and resolving any incidents that are observed or reported
Tracked the health of Appian sites
Provisioning of key metrics, such as Disk space & Memory utilisation, Login page availability, VPN health, and Anti-virus alerts, helping to identify the Health & status of all Appian components
Appian monitors on a 24×7 basis for server, infrastructure and performance metrics then JFDI reacts when there are issues. An uptime SLA is included with credits for violations