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APC provides a variety of products and services to help your company be more efficient and effective. Please read our mission statement and company overview to get a clear picture of what APC is all about.
To get an overview of the various projects that APC has worked on, take a look at our Resume.
Some of the products and services we provide include:
Service: Web Development
Advanced Programming Concepts has been doing a lot of Web development over the last three years. We've developed several custom Internet and intranet Web sites and we frequently have a few in the oven. Occasionally, we'll list a site or two on the What's New page. Take a look at our Web Development page to get an idea of the types of features that we can add to your Web site. If you're new to the Web or have never had a company page before, you will love working with us because we are experts in helping you figure out what you want. We will ask you several questions and will give you ideas and options to help produce a Web site that fits your company perfectly...at least our previous clients thought so (read what they have said).
If you are interested in getting help in Web development, please contact us.
Service: Web Positioning
If your Web site is designed to be seen by others then making the site is only part of the challenge. The real trick is getting people to visit your site. The Seventh WWW User Survey conducted by the Georgia Institute of Technology demonstrated that nearly 90% of traffic to most Web sites comes from search engines. In order to be a part of this make-or-break traffic, your site MUST be in the top 30 and ideally in the top 10 listings for your selected keywords and search phrases. Tuning a Web site to obtain this level of ranking is truly an art form that few have mastered. Consider this:
Advanced Programming Concepts has the skills to propel your Web site into the major leagues of highly positioned hits in the major search engines. We use top tools to test techniques against top performers and to maintain high positions (highly competitive business categories have to constantly keep on top of their tuned pages because their competition is constantly trying to leapfrogging them in the search engine results.
Because our company usually gets more business than we can handle, we are not interested in carefully tuning this Web site (APCWeb.com) for search engines. But we have been working with other sites. For example, StoreVillage.com is in one of the most competitive arenas on the Web, Internet retailing and virtual malls. We had early successes when began to play around with tuning some of the pages. Look at our results (remember, these results can change daily). Go to the popular search engines, Google, Northern Light, and Yahoo! (select "Web Pages Matches" after entering text) and search for the following key phrases:
Last time we checked, every one of these keyword phrases brought up StoreVillage.com in the #1 ranked position!!!--but they do jump around a lot in the rankings (it's a constant art to keep them ranked high).
Service: Advanced Programming Concepts Web Development Excellence Award
We have a detailed description of this award on our Web Award page. If you know of a Web site that uses advanced concepts, be sure to apply for the award!
Service: Domain Name Registration
Finding the right Domain Name and registering it is very important. Web surfers are quick to spot a professional domain name (e.g., http://www.YourCompany.com) vs. a cheapo, me-too domain name (e.g., http://www.id53.sitehost.com/cheapo/4584/company/index2.htm). The quality of your company is often initially correlated to your domain name. Unless your company has a very rare/unique name, finding a domain name can be difficult. APC has a lot of experience in obtaining domain names and we can help you find and register the right one for your needs.
As far as we know, our contract with VeriSign gives us the lowest domain registration and renewal fees on the Internet. Check out our prices!
APC currently owns several domain names and we have listed a few that have good marketability. Buying and selling domain names is big business in today's market.
If you are interested in getting help with Domain Name registration, changes, or other issues, please contact us.
Service: PC Desktop Application Development
Advanced Programming Concepts has done a significant amount of custom desktop application development. See our resume for some examples of the work we've done. We specialize in creating applications that you cannot buy off the shelf...or suggesting applications that you can buy off the shelf if you really don't need to pay for custom development.
If you don't have detailed specifications yet, we will help you figure out what you need by first learning what you're currently doing. We are experts in creating efficiency through software. If you need us to, we'll do a thorough analysis of your company (if applicable) and study your current processes and help you determine what your ideal processes should be. Through this process, we will be able to clarify where technology can increase efficiencies (if at all). We can help you determine an ROI (return on investment) so you can justify the development costs via the savings it will provide.
APC can develop standalone systems or networked systems. Networked systems can use a straight file server design or a client-server design for geographically-separated locations.
Of course we will not accept a project unless we feel we can adequately handle the responsibilities that come with it, which may included training and being able to provide support or maintenance services.
If you are interested in getting help with Desktop Application Development issues, please contact us.
Advanced Programming Concepts has a variety of technical tools that can help you convert tables, files, images, audio, video, and other data formats into different formats. And what we don't have, we can develop! Whether it be XML, DBF, HTML, XLS, TXT, DOC, WPD, BMP, JPG, AVI, or dozens of others, we can probably help you convert it.
Do you need to interface one application to another? Depending on the applications involved, we should be able to analyze, design, and develop an interface between the two systems for you. If you need to extract valuable strategic information out of a particular application, we might be able to help you (however, we must be honest and say that it really does depend on the application involved and its process for storing information).
If you are interested in getting help with data conversions or interfaces, please contact us.
Service: PowerPoint and Multimedia Presentations
Advanced Programming Concepts is an expert in Microsoft PowerPoint technology. We've developed numerous presentations and templates for companies. Presentations have contained advanced animations, images, graphics, custom designs, audio, video, and a variety of features. Standalone kiosk systems can be created to show your repeating advertisement (many community television stations do this to show their calendar of events along with various advertising pages--many movie theaters use this ability to show ads while the audience is waiting for the feature film to show). We can train you as well!
If you are interested in getting help with a PowerPoint or multimedia presentation, please contact us.
Service: Database Design and Development
Advanced Programming Concepts has several DBMS experts that can help you design and or document the data structures you need for a particular project or for your company-wide decision-support system (DSS). We specialize in normalizing relational databases. Whether it be Microsoft Visual FoxPro, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Access, or other database systems, we can help!
If you are interested in database design or development services, please contact us.
Service: Technical Documentation
Advanced Programming Concepts has handled several technical documentation projects. Our technical writers have documented software, Web sites, hardware, installation instructions, setup steps, full user manuals, reference manuals, at-a-glace manuals, HTML help, video training, test development, documentation review, language conversion, and many others.
If you are interested in receiving technical documentation services, please contact us.
Training is an essential part of ensuring that software and other technical solutions are successful. APC has the resources to provide custom training for custom solutions. While other companies are better at providing "canned" training programs (e.g., "Introduction to Microsoft Windows" and "Intermediate Microsoft Word"), we excel in providing training for your company-specific solutions. We can come on-site or we can help you organize an off-site training facility in your area.
If you are interested in training and educational services, please contact us.
Product: Dove Evangelistic Tracking System
Complete tracking system for church ministries and public evangelism. Excellent for revivals, Revelation seminars, cooking schools, vacation Bible schools, group Bible studies, visitation management, etc. This commercial product is used by hundreds of churches and evangelists throughout North America.
Product: Corporate Mailing List
The Corporate Mailing List manages a corporate mailing list. What makes it different from others on the market? It is easy to use yet provides a lot of power and flexibility for the corporate environment. It is currently used by organizations ranging from extremely small to over 17,000 employees.