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Wired Solutions is a full service web development agency located in Windsor, Ontario. Since 1998, our team has developed complex web and software applications for private and public sector clients across the country. We specialize in complex, large scale and customized web application development, integrated design and online marketing strategies. From public sector clients, including provincial ministries, higher learning facilities and public health agencies, to private sector business owners, we provide software solutions that solve real business needs. Let us help you fulfill your online and business objectives with fully integrated web-based solutions.
- Full service web development agency.
- Specialized in developing complex & customized web-based software and application development.
- Committed to personal, one-on-one consultation and service.
- Innovating & empowering businesses by streamlining work processes and engaging internal and external stakeholders through interactivity.
An iterative, full service approach to creating custom applications.
Our multi-faceted approach to development allows us to work directly with our clients from project inception to completion, ensuring a high-quality error-free final product.
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Until recently, the Kiwanis Music Festival of Windsor-Essex County relied on a traditional pen and paper process for registering participants into the various courses and competitions involved in the annual Festival.
Participants were required to fill out a paper-based registration form and mail or submit the application and payments to Festival Administrators prior to enrollment. Administrators were then responsible for manually adding these participants into a Microsoft Access database. Overall, the process proved to be timely and also introduced privacy concerns.
To address these concerns, Wired Solutions teamed up the with Kiwanis Music Festival of Windsor-Essex to create an automated, web-based application that allows Festival participants to register and pay for courses online, while also supporting dynamic reporting for Festival Administrators.
After fully re-designing the Kiwanis Festival’s website, Wired Solutions developed the customized registration system, stemming from the Festivals system.
Here’s a step-by-by look at how the process works:
1. Site users arrive on the Festival website and are prompted to register by selecting from the drop down list of Categories and Subcategories. These categories refer to the various instrumental groups included in the Festival.
2. The user then locates the class type from the list of search results and click the Register button.
3. When the Register button is selected, a dialog box prompts the user to supply the details for their selection pieces. The important rules for each class are included at the top of every dialogue box. Once the details are provided, the user selects “Add to Cart”.
4. The user may then view their shopping cart and “Checkout Now”.
5. During the Checkout process, the registrant must supply the same information contained in the traditional pen and paper registration forms. With the form completed, the participant is fully registered for the Festival class and the information provided is stored in a secure, encrypted database.
Finally, Kiwanis Music Festival Administrators with the appropriate security credentials can access the registrant’s name and registration information from within the Admin Portal and dynamic reports can be exported for further processing.
To facilitate the online payment transaction process, Wired Solutions integrated with Beanstream – a renowned payment processing company. Online payment transactions are made possible through Beanstream’s secure gateway.To learn more about this project, visit our portfolio here.
Are there ways to streamline your business’s workflows? A custom, automated web-based application may be the best solution for your business needs. To discuss your unique situation with Wired Solutions, contact our dedicated team of web professionals at 519-250-7786 or firstname.lastname@example.org reading
Creating and maintaining a website has become a mandatory requirement for businesses, regardless of the industry. Most businesses rely on a number of third party services such as Amazon for e-commerce functions or Wordpress to manage blogs. In more complex situations, such as websites for post-secondary institutions, an external learning management software is often utilized. With the goal of every website ultimately being to drive user engagement and achieve conversions (i.e. web actions become sales, store visits, etc.), integrating a business’s existing online functions becomes essential.
A cohesive online presence involves a customized website that seamlessly integrates the client’s properties into one unified and branded experience. Each time a site visitor is required to leave your website to complete an action, such as paying for a product, registering for an event or reading your latest articles, the user’s engagement with your website diminishes and the chance to reinforce your communications objective is lost. That is why integration is an important part of the websites we develop at Wired Solutions.
In our latest project with SouthWestern College, we developed an engaging online presence that integrates online enrollment and payment functionality, allowing students to enroll in courses and programs directly through the website.
To achieve this functionality, Wired Solutions fully integrated with SouthWestern’s learning management software (Blackboard). Through this integration, the College’s learning management software effectively “speaks” to the SouthWestern website in order to retrieve and display official course codes and programs. SouthWestern site visitors are then able to directly register to their courses/programs of interest, without leaving the SouthWestern website. This integration ultimately allows site visitors to add courses to their shopping cart as well as process payments directly through SouthWestern College.
Upon checkout, the Southwestern website then speaks to the learning management system once again to create a user account in both databases. This means that once a site visitors registers and pays for a program, an official user account is creating in the learning management system as well as in the College’s databases. As a result, the new registrant is officially enrolled in the program and can begin receiving course content, tracking marks and working towards program completion.
To facilitate the online transaction process, Wired Solutions also integrated with Beanstream payment gateway to securely accept and verify credit card payments.
Here's how the process appears to site users:
- The site user selects a program or course, which is integrated through Blackboard LMS and selects "Enroll Now".
- The course is added to the user's shopping cart. When the user has finished added all of their programs of interest, he/she selects the "Check Out Now" button.
- The user is prompeted to create an account by filling in their payment information. The payment transaction is completed through integration with Beanstream payment processing. When the user fills out this form, a user account is automatically created on Blackbloard LMS using this form data. The user is now officially enrolled in the program on both the SouthWestern website and within Blackboard.
For more details about this project, visit our portfolio here.
Are you currently using number of different platforms to fulfill your online objectives? To find out how to better serve your customers through online integration, contact Wired Solutions at 519-250-7786 or email@example.com reading
Complex web applications and websites involve a number of interactive features that are programmed to work together in creating a cohesive experience and business solution. Ensuring that each interface functions correctly is an important concern for programmers, project managers, I&T departments and the entire development team, internally within an agency and externally within the client’s organization.
In order to prepare for a successful launch, each piece of functionality in every single interface within an application should be tested. Continually testing functionality throughout project development is the ideal approach to quality control, as it provides the programming team with the ability to monitor interaction between new code, data implementation and changes made by members of the programming and development team. This allows programmers to recognize any breakages or errors that may occur within a particular functionality on any one of the numerous interfaces involved in the project’s development.
What is Integration Testing?
This process of testing each interface is known in programming and project management as “integration testing”. Integration testing involves programming or pre-recording how the interface is used, allowing it to be replayed at any time and automatically tested for errors using code. While the concept of integration testing is ideal, many web development agencies struggle with finding a way to incorporate this practice into their project management and development plan.
What is the role Integration Testing at Wired Solutions?
In response, the programmers at Wired Solutions have reviewed industry standards and developed a unique process of automated integration testing, to provide continuous integration tests throughout project development. For each project, Wired Solutions’ programmers create a number of unique automated integration tests to record and measure performance, while also performing end-to-end testing of the system in the context of real browsers.
Our automated integration tests work by running through each application with an interface as an end user would, and quickly testing common flows for any regression or unexpected behavior. These tests run against multiple target browsers to ensure the system runs in all target browsers throughout the application’s development.
Every morning, all integration tests within our applications run and send a detailed report of all or any tests that have failed as well as the tests that have successfully passed to each programmer on our team.
When Are Integration Tests Used?
At Wired Solutions, our automated integration tests are developed as soon as a functionality is added to an interface, and are developed using a code that functions by running through a sequence of actions on each interface to see if it works. For example, if the application involves creating a user account, a Wired Solutions programmer will write an integration test that simulates an end user creating an account. The test will automatically run each day, and as new data is added and as the application’s code is changed and updated, our programmers will review the test report to ensure that the account creation functionality is never broken and continues to work properly as the remainder of the application is built.
Why Integration Testing is Important To Your Projects
Through continuous, automated integration tests, our programmers are able to stay abreast of any potential points of weakness within the application. As a result, our development strategy leads itself to an agile approach to project management from project inception to the final completion of an error-free product.
While our process of automated, continuous integration testing does result in an additional 20% in time to our budget, the process ultimately ensures solid quality control, and a final product with no surprises or broken features.
If you’re looking to create an integrated software solution to solve your business needs, contact Wired Solutions today at 519-250-7786 or firstname.lastname@example.org reading