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Application Development


Is that a light bulb over your head or are you just happy to see us?

Is that a light bulb over your head or are you just happy to see us? If you need help turning your concept into a custom application that will work hard for your business, we’ve got just the experts to do it. OST has over forty senior-level developers with hundreds of combined years of experience(!) in software development, but they also know how to step back and help you develop your business. In fact, according to the Grand Rapids Business Journal, we are the #1 ranked application development practice in West Michigan since 2010.

We are also a Certified Microsoft Partner and Xamarin Certified Developer.

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“The new mobile scanners empower our employees to better service guests while providing significantly enhanced experience for riders and staff. OST listened carefully to our needs, made relevant suggestions and was a true partner in developing this solution.”

Janette Smrcka 

Information Technology Director, Mall of America


Business Strategy & Architectural Consulting

Our senior team has been involved in software development, on average, for over 15 years each. That’s twice as long as the average U.S. marriage, folks. This degree of experience has made us business consulting experts with a capital “E.”
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Web, Mobile, & Desktop Application Development

It seems everywhere you turn these days, businesses are utilizing web, mobile or desktop applications. From speeding up “go to market” strategies to ensuring potential customers and employees can access info anytime and anywhere, the need for secure, real-time information is good business 101.
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Customized Reporting Solutions

We understand that there’s a big difference between basic data, transactional screens with some info and a true set of reports that provides the meaty information you need to run a business. Vending machine versus home-cooked meal. No contest.
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Systems Integration

Most of our clients have existing software systems they use to run their businesses. When they make the decision to build or integrate a new software solution they want to leverage the data they already have. We get it. And recycling is so “in” right now.
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Case Studies

In order to serve the growing needs of its customer base, Legal Copy Services had a strong desire to tweak its software to allow for paperless & digital records to be integrated into their existing system.
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Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Their 150,000+ employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings.
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Shape Corp. came to OST looking for a highly customized employee portal. SharePoint wasn't solving their communication goals globally.
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The Mall of America's ticket scanning system needed to be replaced with a new system that allowed for more flexibility and better features in how guest tickets are scanned.
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An international corporation that sells conveyor systems and other warehouse products that range from highly complex scanning systems to solutions for mom and pop shops.
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ReindeerCam had generated a great deal of interest through word of mouth and various social media sites and was looking to build mobile apps that they could sell in the Apple App Store.
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Summit wanted to enter a new market and needed a more scalable Learning Management System (LMS) for training delivery. Their legacy LMS was not architected to support multiple customers.
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FTC&H initially contacted OST to upgrade their custom SharePoint-based proposal system from SharePoint 2007 to 2010.
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Many of Dematic's employees work in the field at their customer sites. These employees also have modern smartphone and tablet that are connected to the internet.
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