Windows Technology

Windows Software for your business
There are several ways to create Windows software to run your business. Two of the most common are .Net and MS Access.

The Hightower Group can help you with new or existing software development in both .Net and MS Access.

New Software
We specialize in creating new Windows software that translates
your unique business activities into software that is easy to use,
saves you time and, most importantly, saves you money.

Existing Software
Many Businesses have software that needs to be updated for various reasons. Either existing software is not working correctly, the original authors is no longer available or it needs to interact with other systems.

The Hightower Group can evaluate your unique situation and help you determine your best course of action. Many times we have found it is not necessary to completely rewrite your existing software. This will save time and money in during our engagement, and ultimately will give you a long term return as well.

Technical Detail
The Hightower Group has a number of skill sets related to doing Windows Software Development.  The following section specifies our list of technical skills:

  • .Net WPF
  • .Net WinForms
  • MS Access
  • Visual Basic 6.0
  • User Interface Design
  • MS SQL
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • Database Design and Modeling
  • Data Stored Procedure and Triggers

These skills represent what we have done and are competent to do and are divided between the front end look and feel and the back end database. One does not exist without the other.

Recommendations
For new Windows software development we recommend  .Net Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF).  The database used depends on your specific needs and budget.

Although we don’t recommend the use of .Net WinForms, MS Access, or Visual Basic 6, for windows development, we recognize that many companies already use these technologies and are able and willing to work within them.