I am very happy with my experience building our company website with Will Coatney and Silicon Prairie Consulting. This was a very large project with many different pages, links, photos and contact forms. Will was always very responsive to my questions via phone and email. He made himself available to regularly meet on my schedule. By working together and communicating effectively we were able to meet our timeline for completion and launch. I am hearing great things about our new website and I look forward to seeing the new business it brings to our organization. I would definitely recommend Silicon Prairie Consulting to anyone looking for help with their website.
Will is very adept in the construction and direction of website content. I have worked with three other companies in the past building our website and none compared to the one on one personal experience I received with Will. He is up-to-date on the latest trends in web design and has extensive knowledge on how to get your website noticed. Personal service, extensive technical knowledge and an eye for marketing definitely sets Silicon Prairie Consulting apart from the pack.
Responsive Web Design & Development
Whether it’s a marketing site for your new product or app, or a highly complex, data-driven web application we have the design and development resources to deliver your project. Website projects come in all shapes and sizes. Our analysts will thoroughly gather your requirements to make sure we understand your needs, only recommending the technology that makes sense.
Some of our customers have smaller projects that need to be delivered in a short amount of time, and others are more complex, which require more planning and strategy. What ever your project is you can be sure it will be handled carefully and thoughtfully.
Types of projects:
- Custom Landing Page
- Brochure Website
- E-commerce Online Stores
- Web Application
Mobile App Development
The founder of Silicon Prairie Consulting has experience running a mobile app startup. Those experiences shine through each of our mobile projects. We implement agile methods, and rapid prototyping, to ensure the right application is going to be developed. You can expect many white-boarding sessions, and screen sketches early and often.
Mobile is being leveraged on the consumer side, and on the business side. Our firm has a deep understanding of mobile projects – both consumer and enterprise. We have built native iOS and Android applications, as well as cross-platform solutions.
Types of projects:
- Consumer Apps
- Enterprise Apps
- Native & Cross-platform Apps
Resource (Developer) Augmentation
If you have a current software product company with a team of developers, or are an agency with a development team, and need more developers we can help. Some of our clients are already great at developing SaaS products. Their needs are strictly resource based. In that case we handle things slightly differently to help our clients achieve their business goals.
First we will do a deep dive into your technology stack, and get very comfortable with your business and systems. After we have a clear understanding of your technology, we will discuss your development needs. Lastly, based on your needs, whether it be increasing the output of your development team, or replacing a integral piece of your team, we provide you with resources that have been thoroughly vetted and interviewed.
Types of dedicated teams:
- Software Product Company Teams
- Agency Teams
- Internal IT Teams
What is a Collective?
Silicon Prairie Consulting was created because the founder, Will Coatney, had worked on his own startup, Fannect, for over three years. Before that Will, ran a web development company. So, over the course of five years he gained an immense amount of experience, relationships and resources. After the startup came to an end he was left with the knowledge of managing digital projects, and the resources to get those projects designed, developed and launched.
Two key relationships that were made were with Creative Capsule and Karuna Consulting. Creative Capsule is one of the top software development firms in the midwest. Karuna Consulting is a full service marketing company that specializes in all aspects of internet marketing. We work very closely with these two partners. The end result is that strategic solutions are provided to our clients by product orientated software development and marketing experts.
During discovery meetings we want to learn more about your business, and how the digital project will help you meet your business objectives.
Based on the discovery meetings we will talk about information architecture, brainstorm functionality and formulate strategic solutions.
The first deliverable after the discovery process will be either a low-fidelity (no color, lots of boxes, etc) or a high fidelity wireframe that demonstrates the functionality we have agreed on.
The next best step after the prototypes have been completed is to interview users while they perform the most common use cases of the solution.
Build & Deploy
Next, we will digest the feedback from the user test, clean up the requirements based on the feedback, and begin development of the final set of requirements.
Analyze & Iterate
After the software is in production we will continue to monitor the usage of the application, or website, and adjust accordingly so that we deliver the best possible user experience.