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We use specific technologies that allow us to design and build efficient and secure software and website solutions that are easy to use and manage.

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Laravel

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WordPress

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PHP

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.NET

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Access

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SharePoint

Laravel development

Laravel is a popular PHP framework which helps developers to build web applications or complex websites.

It is our preferred choice at Alberon. Our development team have considerable expertise in working with Laravel which provides some key advantages to our clients.

Bespoke development

Laravel is a flexible framework within which we can build a wide variety of applications. We can also integrate it with several other technologies.

A major benefit of Laravel is that it provides a simple framework that we can customise to develop very bespoke websites and software applications. Having this framework speeds up the development process, allowing us to deliver completely bespoke applications more quickly.

Secure framework

Laravel provides many security features that are well documented and tested extensively. We also hold regular training sessions for all our developers and conduct regular code reviews to ensure features are used correctly. Together, this results in higher quality and more secure code, protecting your data and integrity.

Well supported

Laravel is well established, surrounded by a large community that provide help and information. This guarantees its support for many years to come.

Many of our development team are skilled in using Laravel and can therefore work together on a project, as well as review each other’s work for quality assurance.

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WordPress web design

WordPress is the world’s most popular Content Management System (CMS); over 30% of all websites use it.

It’s well supported and flexible, making it a long-term solution for web development which can evolve with your business needs.

As our preferred CMS, our in-house development team are highly skilled in using WordPress. We have vast experience in using it to create bespoke websites for organisations across a range of sectors.

Bespoke website development

Every website we design and develop is built to meet the specific needs of our customer. WordPress provides us with a base on which to build, adding additional functionality by customising existing plugins, or creating brand new ones if necessary. We will work with you to identify your requirements, and build a website that is easy for visitors to navigate and for you to maintain.

We can also integrate your website with any 3rd party system or software, such as payment gateways, CRMs and email provider platforms, to help streamline your processes. We will plan, design and develop a website to achieve your goals.

Modern security

WordPress has a large community of users, so any security issues are identified and raised quickly. WordPress is continuously tested by the WordPress Security Team, who are quick to offer updates to fix vulnerabilities, keeping your site secure.

Alberon’s hosting packages for WordPress sites are designed to keep your website secure and protected.  We monitor your server and can detect and fix problems before you even realise you have them. Regular security updates help keep your website and data safe and secure.

User-friendly

WordPress makes updating websites simple. With an easy-to-use admin area, even non-technical website editors can upload new copy and imagery without needing professional assistance. We can also include website features to suit your needs. These include built-in guides, permission systems (enabling staff members to manage their own areas of the website) and publishing workflows, which allow draft pages to be saved, reviewed and approved before being published.

Well supported

The popularity of WordPress means that there are many online forums and help groups anyone can turn to with any questions or issues. Having the support of a large community for your chosen CMS is very useful. It means there is a lot of support for using the system, and can be helpful if you have any minor issues to resolve. For example, a popular CMS such as WordPress will often have bugs identified and fixed very quickly, and people are developing new plugins for it all the time.

Out of the box, WordPress does not do everything. We therefore install the right combination of plugins to add the desired functionality. There are thousands of free plugins available, plus many low-cost commercial ones, so most sites require little or no custom coding. This has the benefit of keeping costs down.

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PHP

PHP is an open-source programming language that is commonly used in website development.

We have many years’ experience using PHP to develop a variety of software and web applications. Developing your software or website in PHP allows easy integration with other applications, so they will work well with existing systems.

When developing bespoke software or web applications using PHP, we use a PHP based framework or content management system. Our favourite framework is Laravel and preferred content management system is WordPress. Both of these provide our PHP developers with a structure and some ready-made functionality, which they can then use or customise to suit your organisational needs. We also have the skills to create or integrate additional functionality if required.

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.NET

Created by Microsoft, .NET is a framework that developers can use to build websites, web applications and web servers.

If your business uses Microsoft applications, .NET is a natural choice, as it allows you to integrate new software and web solutions with your existing infrastructure.

It is also a good option if your system needs to work with other Windows-based software or Microsoft SQL Server databases.

Our team of trained .NET developers have the skills and expertise to use this framework to build tailor made software and web applications that will seamlessly integrate with your other applications.

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Microsoft Access

Microsoft’s popular information management tool, Microsoft Access, provides a highly flexible platform for reporting and analysing data.

We have experience working with all versions of Access and can support our clients with services which include creating bespoke databases, modifying existing ones, upgrading older systems so they are compatible with the latest version of Access, and assisting with performance and security issues.

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SharePoint

The Microsoft SharePoint platform provides a unique way of sharing knowledge and information within a large multi-site organisation.

It is particularly effective for enforcing strict version control of documents, creating workflows to manage processes and allowing teams to collaborate and communicate.

Having worked with SharePoint for over 10 years, we have the expertise to help your organisation get the most out of it. We can customise features already within the system. Or, if you require additional functionality, we can advise on third party tools or create a completely bespoke application. We can also improve existing systems with audits (reviewing code the structure and functionality), consultancy and bug fixes.

We can train your staff to give them the confidence to work with SharePoint and, for more advanced users, we can provide training on creating forms and workflows and on managing security.

Whatever your requirements, we will work closely with you to deliver the solution your organisation needs.

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Standard in our projects

Every development project we do includes a whole host of services to ensure the best software or web solution possible.

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