Services

 

WHY USE CFWT?

 

We are a US based team of highly advanced developers specializing in all things ColdFusion.
If your site or application is written in ColdFusion we guarantee that we can handle the work.

Our Core Values are: Can-Do Attitude; Community; Communication; and Competency.

 

SERVICES WE OFFER

 

Guess what? We are not just a software development company. We specialize in solving a variety of IT related problems. Typically, our customers turn to us to find cost-effective, innovative and timely solutions to productivity problems that arise from the way they do business. Our sophisticated ensemble includes a full-service, high talent-level development team that specializes in applying software engineering best practices and implementing tools for building complex ColdFusion-based Web applications, server fine-tuning and general IT consultive work. We build specifications that detail what the client can expect - then we bring the project in on time and on budget. Our clients tend to come back to us again and again because we deliver.
 

WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

A core competency at CF Webtools is the ability to write custom, enterprise level productivity software. No matter if you're a start-up company or an established business with legacy code, we can build new product tools, expense reporting systems, account management applications, intranet and internet portals and re-tool DB architecture to maximize performance. Our scope of services includes complete ecommerce solutions, SEO services, Flex and Ajax development and support, and mobile web platform development - among other things!

WEB SERVICE ARCHITECTURE

CF Webtools has been working with web services before that phrase became a part of the lexicon of tech speak. As early as 1998 we were using XML as a transport for real-time stock quotes, commodities, and news. Web services are now a permanant fixture on the programming landscape. With our experts implementing complex SOA, you do not need to worry that you will suffer a diminishing return on the implementation. We meticulously plan and execute web services. Examples of APIs we've worked with include: Stock Quotes, Commodity quotesFOS - flight data for air traffic schedules, Ecommerce - Automatic re-occuring billing (ARB), token based transactions, Verisign, Authorize.net, Paypal, Google checkout, Amazon Merchant services - ordering, consuming the AMZ feed, searching, etc. Other examples include integrating with social networking APIs, various Google aps - maps and earth, and most recently integrating with Sears million+ product catalog.

BUSINESS PRODUCTIVITY SUITES

So you’ve got your word processor, your spreadsheet and your presentation software neatly bundled and working to perfection. Independent of this wonderful suite of tools, over the years, your company has created a fantastic, homegrown custom program to handle EVERYTHING else, we’ll call it program ‘Super XYZ’. At some point you realize that something is preventing and hindering your business from “jumping” to the next level. Then it dawns on you - these programs are all great but they don’t “talk to” each other. Somehow you’ve got to get real-time data from Super XYZ into a spreadsheet to calculate critical financial something or others. This is where CF Webtools can assist. We walk you through the complexities of developing and securing your data integration and can take typically siloed business systems and bring them together within an efficient architecture which will accelerate your growth and reduce processing bottlenecks.

CUSTOMER FACING EXTRANET TOOLS

Scalable, secure, intuitive, user-friendly, responsive, secure, logically organized, accurate data, reliable, secure – hopefully these terms describe your customer portal. No matter the purpose of your portal, be it a customer service tool, be it a data management/information toolset, or be it your product or service itself behind the login, CF Webtools has an extensive history of building and supporting these toolsets. Our team of experts can start at the very beginning with you imagining and mapping out all you’d like your portal to be or we can jump in and provide support for an already existing mature application. We have experience with portals that contain communication mechanisms, calendars, image management, reservations, marketing data, certified training and compliance, billing support, and much more. We’re all about customer adoption and giving your customers what they need so YOU succeed!

SERVER TROUBLESHOOTING AND OPTIMIZATION

Sluggish server performance? Frequent crashes? Customers unable to complete their transactions? If you have ever wrestled with a sick ColdFusion server and you've tried mining the web for a solution, you've probably stumbled across one of the many posts on ColdFusion Muse regarding server tuning and optimization. CF Webtools owner, Mark Kruger, IS the ColdFusion Muse. Mark, and our specialized team of server experts here at CF Webtools, have a high reputation for solving intractable problems with web and database servers. Our team provides 24-hour support for server emergencies, general server performance and configuration analysis and code reviews to help pin-point any bottle necks that are worthy of re-architecture.

FLEX PROGRAMMING

Yes, CF Webtools maintains talent on staff to support Flex, still! Don’t worry, just call us – we understand, we’ll help you out.

LEGACY INTEGRATION

First, we’ll probably try to talk you into upgrading – you know, the old security is no longer secure on CF8 conversation – and then we’ll do whatever you desire. Even in 2017, we’ve worked with version of ColdFusion as old as CF5 (eventually, though, this customer wisely upgraded). Anyway, so yes, we will work with you to support any type of legacy integration you require – and we’ll be chipper about it, as well.

SERVER ADMIN

A core competency at CF Webtools is the ability to write custom, enterprise level productivity software. No matter if you're a start-up company or an established business with legacy code, we can build new product tools, expense reporting systems, account management applications, intranet and internet portals and re-tool DB architecture to maximize performance. Our scope of services includes complete ecommerce solutions, SEO services, Flex and Ajax development and support, and mobile web platform development - among other things!

OTHER SERVICES

Maintenance Contracts


CF Webtools provides the perfect method for on-going ColdFusion development – our Block-Hours billing system.  It’s easy, quick and convenient and the beauty of it is the larger the block you purchase, the more moolah you’ll save!

Billing is as simple as depositing money into your account with us.  You will then have time available against which our development team can log their work.  When your account gets down to 30% remaining CF Webtools will invoice you for your next same-sized block of hours.  Immediate payment ensures you’ll never have to worry about whether or not you’ve got time in the bank.

With our maintenance contracts CF Webtools provides expert ColdFusion support for your legacy app, yes we even still support CF6 (not by our choice, though – and we’ll try to talk you into upgrading!)

Cloud Management


So, your site or app is finally in the cloud, what’s next?  Besides the cost savings (you’re done buying iron, switches, cables, yeah), you can now take advantage of the elasticity the cloud offers as it automatically scales to your needs, you can access cloud services from virtually anywhere with an Internet connection, and you can spool up more instances in a snap but are you really ready and skilled enough to manage all of this?

CF Webtools has the expertise to step in and accept the challenge to ensure the availability of your cloud-based applications.  As you adopt more cloud strategies, we can help to reduce the complexity and to determine and clarify your cloud roadmap, locate your workloads in the most appropriate places and manage your infrastructure.  We approach cloud management from the perspective of our client’s ideals as the measure of service assurance and we manage all the individual IT resources in a way that will support that.  In addition, we work shoulder-to-shoulder with your cloud hosted service provider.

As the cloud has grown, so also has the role and need of a quality managed service provider (MSP).  As a partner with you we can help manage costs, tighten security and improve redundancy.  CF Webtools can help protect your critical business data and vital applications while eliminating IT management burdens and cost.  Our focus is on performance monitoring, security and compliance auditing and management and initiating and overseeing disaster recovery and contingency plans.

Mobile App Development


The simple fact of the matter is: CF Webtools builds mobile apps.

Right up front we want you to know that building a mobile app takes a considerable investment and commitment on your part.  You’ve heard all the buzzwords: Push Notifications, Social Media Integration, Prototyping, Fully Native Apps, Agile Methodology, etc.  We try to take the difficulty in navigating the technology waters out of your ship’s way and pledge to present to you a pathway to produce the product you’re so proud of.

CF Webtools isn’t here to convince you that you “need” a mobile app, rather, we want to walk through the business logic with you to see if a mobile app makes sense.  Moving into the mobile app world, then, our software engineers will map out a mobile strategy taking into consideration, User Experience, UI/UX Design, Brand Identity, Motion Graphics, E-Commerce, Enterprise Applications, Reporting and Analytics, and CMS Implementations.

Server Optimization


System crashing?  Are you having to constantly restart CF?  Security problems?  Or maybe your server is acting like that old, brown ’68 Rambler your Grandpa used to scoot around town in.

The simple fact of the matter is: CF Webtools optimizes, fine tunes and locks down ColdFusion servers.

Our tool kit is full of what is needed to set your arguments for optimal performance, install monitoring software to track down performance bottlenecks, analyze code and/or DB performance which can be stalling our your server(s) and configure JVM settings achieving peak performance.  Of course, now a-days, we’ll also provide you with a “quick pitch” to migrate to the cloud if that seems like a logical option (surprisingly it isn’t always the best choice).

CF Webtools Operations Group serves as the experts in ColdFusion server support.  Our team is available 24/7/365 for emergencies as well.

Special Projects


Has your long-time developer skipped out on you?  Or maybe your system has out-grown the capability of a one-person dev support system and you desire a more formal approach to development.  Whatever the case may be:

The simple fact of the matter is: CF Webtools loves special projects.

Whether it’s implementing a simple, small piece of functionality that you have desired for years on up to a major construction overhaul CF Webtools is there for you.  As part of our support, we provide a full SDLC process to walk us through the development of your project.  We are experts at designing and deploying custom solutions – we’ll even dive into the performance aspect to make sure the infrastructure is there to support your request.

We have a variety of support models we have experience with, including working as an outside team for companies on a project while your in-house developers maintain current apps.  We are flexible to meet your IT support needs.

Productivity


Tools tools tools.  The days of shuffling paper are certainly over!  CF Webtools understands that today’s successful business is dependent upon systems, processes and (usually) custom software to support your business.  From building and maintaining intranets to crafting programs that integrate every aspect of your business, we bring to the table years of strong business acumen and flawless programming expertise.

We want to keep things running “smoothly” for you to allow your employees to be as productive as insanely possible.  The aggregate “brain” amongst CF Webtools development team has virtually supported nearly all industry types and their verticals with the highest quality ColdFusion support on the planet!

Our SDLC provides several checks by our staff and by you for QA along the way before code is pushed into production ensuring that what you want is what you get!  Our highly skilled team is also dedicated to best practices in coding and in server admin to avoid security breaches and keep your data safe.

Web Site Design


CF Webtools maintains design talent as part of what we bring to the technology table.  Possibly you need graphic elements? A logo? A site redesigned? Or, maybe you already have a design and “just need it implemented?”

Our approach, as any self-respecting companies should be, is responsive first.  While there are many ways to interpret stats, the numbers show that mobile and tablet usage vs. desktop usage continues to grow. We are careful though with interpreting data and will develop also to desktop versions covering multi-channel users, as well.

Whatever the state of your current site, working with and listening to you CF Webtools would be honored to contribute a new stunning branding of your company!

ecommerce


CF Webtools experts can help maintain your custom ecommerce platform.  Your ecommerce strategy beginning with your responsive design and the technology used to support transactions and protecting customer data is top priority at CF Webtools.  Our shopping cart development team focuses on effective design to boost conversion rate turning prospects into customers for you.

Our talented team can analyze your current site looking at how well it’s optimized, the security (or lack thereof), the effectiveness of your site search and the overall User experience you’re providing your valuable clients.

With the world being your store, you need to make sure you’re providing customers with an experience they’ll want to return to.  Shoppers in today’s market won’t tolerate even the smallest “glitch” on your site.  If you’ve suddenly development a payment processing breakdown or a cart that won’t follow through to successful checkout, call CF Webtools.  We can help!

WHY OUTSOURCE?

Don't you wish your development dollars went to actual development instead of vacations, support, hiring, equipment maintenance and training? Wouldn't you like to turn over your ColdFusion applications to a team of highly skilled developers all rubbing shoulders in one location in Omaha, Nebraska?