Software Integration Methodology

Infinite Acuity takes a systematic approach to software integration known as the “4D Methodology”. The Four D’s encompassed:


4D methodology

Software Integration Definition

Like in the construction industry, you have to know what you are building before you can build it. Therefore, the first step in the 4D methodology is to define what software will be integrated and define the best method for integration. Also known as scope definition, this is the point in the software lifecycle where we meet with your company to discuss your software integration needs. We also identify during this stage whether the software will be able to directly integrate or middleware is required.

Software Integration Design

This is another vital step in the software lifecycle.  Before we begin writing any code, we first create an integration design plan, which clearly explains in non-technical terms the best method for integrating the software.  In situations where middleware is required to be developed, Infinite Acuity will create a functional specification that describes in detail the functions to be performed by the middleware. You will be involved in every step of this process and actual development of the middleware will not begin until you sign off on the functional specification.  This ensures that both parties are on the same page as to what will be developed and deployed.

Software Integration Development

Once all appropriate plans and specifications have been approved, the development to integrate the software is started.  The entire development process is overseen by your dedicated project manager who will provide you with scheduled updates on the progress of development and deliverable timelines.  We utilize trusted, experienced development resources with which we’ve had a working business relationship for years.

Software Integration Deployment

After development and testing are complete the integration solution is deployed to your production environment.