These days, the development of a new digital product calls for numerous requirements and expectations to be addressed. Software should be functional, modern, fast, bug-free, adapted to users’ needs and visually appealing. To fulfill all these criteria, a consulting partner with extensive know-how in various disciplines is often needed. That’s where we come into play.

Our consulting services

Whatever you may need help with, we can support you in various areas with concrete concepts, analyses and recommendations with a degree of involvement that suits you.

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Product strategy & prototyping

Together we analyse your product vision in workshops and all the requirements that come with it and thereby formulate a concrete plan for its realization. This involves requirement analyses, requirement engineering, working out a user story map and finally defining the first sensible MVP which allows you to gather feedback from real users as fast as possible. Moreover, we can visualise your product idea with moodboards, wireframes and initial screen design in the form of an InVision prototype.

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UX/UI review & user testing

Our UX experts closely examine your product and analyse which aspect can be improved in terms of user experience. The result is an extensive review document, which contains a prioritized list of recommendations for possible improvements of the UX. It is furthermore possible to utilize user testing where we conduct interviews with your users. Thanks to those, we can accurately identify the pain points of your target audience and ascertain how your product can harness its full potential.

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Analysis of legacy software and modernization

We analyse your existing software and deliver a concept for switching to a more modern tech stack that will facilitate more efficient maintenance, easier future development, increased reliability and state-of-the-art security. Crucial to that process is also an update of the UX and retirement of legacy features which your product might no longer need. The goal is the creation of a requirement catalogue, a review of potential alternative architectures and technologies and a strategy for the migration of the existing system. In a later step, we can optionally provide a detailed estimation of effort and costs required for the redevelopment and a timeline for its realization.

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Test management and test automation

Punctual and flawless releases that are on budget require a robust and rigorous QA system. However, it is not uncommon that such a system is either not present or could be markedly improved. With our expertise in automation testing, manual testing and test management, we can assist you in setting up or tweaking the QA infrastructure that is right for you and that boosts the automation and quality of all kinds of tests (performance, UI, regression, etc.)

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Technology consulting & coaching

Are you unsure about the choice of the right tech stack or do you need help for a particular technology? Our in-house experts will gladly advise you on your decision-making process and show you which configuration is suitable for your product. We can furthermore provide your developers with help in certain technologies and coach them during the development process with recommendations and code reviews.

Technology & design consulting at Parkside

Benefit from the latest know-how and our 15 years of experience in IT industry.

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External view

Our teams of experts with more than 15 years of experience and broad industry knowledge ensure a steep learning curve. Thanks to the latest technologies, they drive innovations through proof of concepts and develop your Minimum Viable Product.

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International project experience

Rely on the highest adherence to deadlines — we deliver results. In this way, we shorten the time-to-market and ensure that you can meet internal deadlines. We communicate transparently and can act flexibly as consultants, implementers or project partners.

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Competitive edge

Instead of trying to keep up with the market, rely on our experienced consultants to provide you with knowledge about the latest trends & technologies in the software industry.

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Our approach to consulting

When an external company provides consulting, it serves as a great advantage if that company is well versed in all aspects of digital product development. That is what distinguishes our approach: the years of practical experience in software development as well as UX design with which we help our clients achieve breakthroughs in their market. Here’s what comes in addition to our consulting services.

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The right know-how

Possessing a variety of skills is of great importance — by combining software development, DevOps, QA and design, your consulting partner can save you a lot of time and trouble. It’s important to point out, however, that the quality of the consulting itself is higher when all these disciplines are gathered at one source. Coordinating design and development so that they harmonize becomes far easier thanks to the continuous exchange of information between the two teams. This exchange also facilitates the creation of sensible and sustainable concepts.

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The right mindset

Consulting should be more than just an auxiliary element. It is essential for consulters to see themselves not merely as somebody with know-how, but also to strive to put themselves in the position of your company and market and contribute to the conception of the product with critical questions. That is what we have taken to heart, which is why work with you as co-creator on whichever aspects of your business can benefit from our expertise. Our goal is to lead you to the product that your users really need.

Want to work with us?

Great digital products and services require detailed research and development. Let’s talk about your needs.

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Custom Software Development

Product development is the entirety of stages that make up the creation of a digital product, from the birth of a vision to its realization, launch and maintenance. When it comes to teaming up for the development of a product, our experience with clients and products from vastly different areas of the market such as finance, aviation, health tech and many more allows us to fully adapt to your needs.

Digital product development at Parkside

We help our clients to succeed by combining state-of-the-art product development methodologies.

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Product thinking

We are familiar with widely diverse markets and products and immerse fully in their business, its mechanisms and how a new or improved product fits into their market landscape.

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Combining disciplines

The overhead of working with multiple partners for consulting, design and development is an unnecessary burden for a project. We offer all these services in-house, not only saving costs but significantly improving the collaboration between these disciplines and consequently the product.

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Flexible resources

Depending on the current state of the project and what we and our clients prioritize, we seamlessly integrate new people and expertise into the project whenever necessary.

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MVP — validating your idea & concept

In most cases, our collaboration begins in one of the following ways

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With a direction

You already have a very concrete idea of your product as well as its features and capabilities. You know how you want it to produce revenue. This is where we begin with UX/UI work and define personas, flows and the overall look & feel for your new software. Whether or not you already have an existing application, we are poised to take care of the entire design and subsequent development of your new product.

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From scratch

You have a vision for a product but your business has remained analog so far. You want to explore and determine in concrete terms how digitalization can support your business. Together in custom workshops, we examine every detail of your business model to work out how going digital could improve and optimize your processes. This allows you to get an impression of the potential of a product without starting off with bottomless and rushed investments into development.

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Great digital products and services require detailed research and development. Let’s talk about your needs.

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Custom Software Development

What is actually custom software development?

In contrast to commercial off-the-shelf software (COTS), custom software development is the process of creating an individual software product or component from scratch or adapting & upgrading an existing one. Besides programming, our engineering teams also take care of documenting, testing, bug fixing and maintaining applications. They implement strategies and turn ideas into an actual digital product or feature tailored to the specific needs and challenges of each of our customers.

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years of experience

50+

development experts

350+

projects

Our individual services in custom software development

Our extensive industry knowledge allows us to accompany and develop your project on all layers and platforms of a digital product.

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Frontend development

Shaping the elements an end user interacts with not only requires excellent designs but also flawless technical implementation. Frontend development serves exactly that purpose — realizing stunning user interfaces by molding HTML, CSS and JavaScript into one smooth and performant unit using modern frameworks.

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Backend / API development

What any product, device or machine relies on to provide functionality is its inside. A great deal of work goes into the conception and implementation of our backends and APIs as well as their architecture. Fine-tuning them is not only vital for retrieving and providing data as efficiently as possible, but it also lays the groundwork for ensuring scalability and maintainability.

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Mobile development

Whereas once the digital world used to be governed by our desktop devices, it is mobile devices that dominate consumer lifestyle today. Naturally, this affects not only the development of responsive websites but also mobile app development in general. While we prefer native app development for an ideal user experience, our final approach will be fitted exactly to our client’s product based on its scope and requirements.

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Platform Development

When a client needs a solution that is simultaneously compatible with several operating systems, our approach is platform development The challenge in platform development lies in the fact that it has to offer a seamless experience where frontend, backend and mobile harmonize in performance, responsiveness and look & feel. Our extensive knowledge about platform development goes back to as early as 2007 when our collaboration with video2brain began.

Quality Assurance, DevOps & SecOps — essential parts of our software development process and our additional services

To ensure that our software products are up to the highest possible standard in terms of reliability, infrastructure, security, compliance, performance, user experience, and that they fulfill their initial purpose, we pay special attention to DevOps, SecOps & QA. Even if we didn’t develop the software, we can still do a code review & infrastructure check to detect potential vulnerabilities and point out optimization possibilities. Find out more about our services and packages here.

Quality Assurance — for Software That Stands the Test of Time

To avoid extra costs, increase ROI (return on investment) and to ensure that a certain software product fully meets the expectations, we define a clear QA process and implement it at an early development stage.

DevOps — Building Operational Excellence

Our processes combine development and operations and are key to any business, improving reliability, accessibility and reducing total costs of software development and maintenance.

SecOps — Preventing & Combating Security Risks

Our approach involves applying best practices during the development phase as well as implementing smart automation to detect potential vulnerabilities of already live applications.

Parkside software development tech stack

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Frontend

JavaScript/TypeScript / Angular / React / Vue / etc.

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Backend

NestJS / Java / Laravel (PHP) / Go / etc.

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Databases

Postgres / MySQL / MongoDB / cloud-hosted variations / etc.

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Operations / Tools

Kubernetes, NGINX / Swagger / Sonarqube / Keycloak / etc.

Custom Software Development at Parkside

We create products and platforms that provide an outstanding user experience.

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Technology expertise

When working with Parkside you can count on in-house experts for all common platforms and technologies as well as a strong DevOps culture.

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Cross-functional teams

Our interdisciplinary teams cover all stages of custom software development — from conception & design to programming & quality assurance.

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Agile and iterative workflows

Thanks to agile project management and iterative approach we deliver a high-quality product on time and on budget

Want to work with us?

Great digital products and services require detailed research and development. Let’s talk about your needs.

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