As businesses search for new ways to stay competitive in today's increasingly volatile market, investments in information technology (IT) continue to top many executives' wish lists. That is because many business leaders acknowledge the value of quality IT solutions like business management software.

These products can improve the productivity of a workforce and encourage better organization and effective financial management. It should come as little surprise that, in a 2012 study by the research firm Gartner, executives listed IT as the highest priority for investment. Respondents said they desired technology that could improve the way they serve customers, lead to greater innovations and increase or sustain their competitive advantage.

ISU Corp helps our clients achieve these goals by providing leading technology consulting, top IT software products and professional software development services. We build software products using a proven agile software development process that emphasizes responsiveness.

Understanding the agile software development process

Traditionally, software development has been an arduous process. Developers would spend a significant amount of time designing and then executing on development projects, and while the approach could yield results, it was not flexible to the changing needs of the customer. As a result, the agile and scrum software development processes were created.

This is the approach ISU Corp relies on during the software development process. We build our products in small 'iterations' that typically extend over one- to four-week time periods. We apply the same level of preparation to each individual iteration that we would apply for a large-scale development project, organizing tasks including planning, analysis, coding, testing and documentation. At the end of each iteration, the team re-assesses priorities and targets, and sometimes, a software product may be available for release.

How ISU Corp improved upon the agile software development process

At ISU Corp, we have augmented and improved upon this standard agile development process with help from our premier business project management software product, IS Unified. We developed IS Unified to help developers and businesses increase project productivity and workflow, building tools to enhance enterprise project management capabilities.

In turn, we rely on the IS Unified platform in-house to guide our own agile software development processes. With IS Unified, we centralize key project documentation, assets and objectives within our task management system. Changes are reflected within the IS Unified system, ensuring our agile development process is not delayed by the potentially time-consuming documentation process.

Real-time updates and incremental scheduling - the cornerstones of scrum development - ensure that our developers stay on-target but remain flexible and responsive to clients' changing needs.

Depend on ISU Corp to deliver leading software application development services

By relying on IS Unified, our developers are empowered to work within our agile and scrum development methodology. This has played a crucial role in ISU Corp's growth as a leading provider of custom software development services, but it has also offered us the perspective needed to offer seasoned consultancy to our clients.

We can design custom software to meet the needs of our customers, advise CIOs on the best ways to integrate a scrum development process in their own business and deliver our own proven agile project management software to help businesses implement this methodology. Through it all, we are focused on meeting our own high standards for customer satisfaction and support, and on firming up partnerships with our most valuable assets - our clients.

At ISU Corp, we believe that the success of our business depends on the success of our customers, and as a result, we work hard to ensure fruitful and productive business partnerships with each.

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Cinnaguard Inc.

"We would like to thank ISU Corp for the Cinnabon Sales application that they developed for us in the recent months. The migration from an outdated Access Database to the latest in Microsoft technology has greatly benefited the productivity, efficiency and capabilities for our company. From the initial analysis to the development and deployment phase, ISU Corp was there every step of the way to support and guide us through to the finished quality product. We will assuredly employ ISU Corp’s professionalism and down-to-earth approach for future customized software development within Cinnabon." Mona, Director of Operations Cinnaguard Inc.

AcQua Investments

"At AcQua Investments, we deal with the ever fluctuating stock market on a day to day basis. Up to the second real-time alerts are crucial to the success of our business. We needed a front end application to assist us with these fluctuations and ISU Corp felivered a robust C# application on .NetFramework on time and budget. Our dealings with ISU Corp were prompt, professional and they were always available for support, even after regular business hours. Thanks to the ISU Corp team for delivering world class application on time and within budget." Richard, VP of Finance AcQua Capital Management Inc.

University of Waterloo

"The University of Waterloo Research and Ethics Department had been experiencing many errors and deficiencies with our inter-department dynamic website. After a detailed consultation and analysis, ISU Corp promised to fix these problems and add functionality to our website. They delivered on their promise and we are now up and running, error free. Thanks for the support and we hope to do business in the future with ISU Corp." Anne Marie, PHD Head of Human and Animal Research

Kev Software

"Kev Software has been working hand in hand with ISU Corp for a number of years now. The software development and support is second to none and is the reason that we keep contracting ISU Corp for our complex school office solutions. They have been an integral part of our success in reducing the workload for Schools and Districts across North America and we will continue to call upon ISU Corp for future projects and our present data protection needs for years to come." Evelyn, VP Research and Development Kev Software Inc.

Maxxam Analytics Inc.

"ISU Corp developed a Financial Reporting web application for us here at Maxxam Analytics. This web based system distributes highly confidential corporate financial information to stakeholders located across Canada. It was imperative that we chose a company that we trusted with such confidential information; we know we get that with ISU Corp. They are very quick to respond to any technical support issues or requests for enhancements and with the constantly varying scenarios that we face day to day, it was crucial that we had a company like ISU Corp to be there when we needed it." Sorin B, Development Manager, Maxxam Analystics Inc.

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