services

Training

Few people can just look at something and automatically know how to use it. We're developing a series of courses you can work on at your own pace. Click the Courses link at the top of the page to get started.

EDI Consulting

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is a common method of exchanging information between businesses in a standardized format. We have over 15 years of experience with EDI, including a thorough knowledge of the ANSI X12 protocol, map development, secure communications in AS2 and AS3, and many different translation and mapping tools and ERP systems. We are also in the process of building a hosted EDI solution so all you have to worry about is processing and shipping your orders.

Web Design services

Are you looking to start or expand a business on the web? Do you want to be able to make changes to your own website without paying for expensive programming every month? By letting Hickory Services set up your website for you using the latest management tools, you can have the flexibility and look you desire, and achieve the greatest value from your investment. Add blogs, forums, image and product galleries, shopping cart and checkout services quickly and easily. Do you need to support multiple languages?

Writing services

If you have a business or a web site, you need a constant supply of fresh content to keep you customers coming back, and to keep your name at the top of the search results. Allow us to help you with that. We can supply you with blogs, articles, researched reports, technical documentation, or whatever else you may need. Everything we write is done in a clear, conversational tone that will keep your readers interested from start to finish.

Custom applications

Whether you need customized monitoring software, or a desktop application to manage your data, we have the skills to provide you what you need. With expertise in both Windows and Linux environments, we can provide you what you need more quickly and for a lower cost than most local consulting firms. Hickory Services employs agile programming methods so you can start using your application almost immediately. Features are added and delivered bit by bit until the project is complete. We want you to be completely satisfied every step along the way, from initial design to final implementation.

Network and server management

Gone are the days when using a computer meant putting it on a desk and plugging in a phone line. Even the most basic home office requires setting up a network. As the need to add rooms and add computers and other devices grows, the complexity of home and business networks also grows. We can source and purchase the right equipment for your networking needs, no matter how big or small they may be, for both wired and wireless networks. We will install, configure, and document your network, including any servers you wish to add.

Business Process Consulting

Sometimes, it's not the computer that needs to be changed, but the way people use it. We'll document your current business practices and recommend areas for improvement. Whether your main business focus is consumer sales, business sales, manufacturing, or services, we'll help you find ways to lower costs and increase revenue. Usually, these aren't huge changes. You've probably already figured those out for yourself. Hickory Services will help you find the little things in your business that end up costing you a lot on both the top and bottom lines.

Natural Language

Wouldn't it be nice if you could just tell the computer what you want, without having to use special language? What about a program that could decipher articles and blogs and only show you things that you are interested in? Hickory Services is researching applications of natural language, and would love to partner with you to make this longstanding dream a reality. If you have an application that would benefit from natural language, or have an interest in the field and would like to get involved, we would love to hear from you.

PC Repair

Does your computer run too slow? Is your computer acting strange? Do you think you have a virus or some spyware? Don't throw your computer away just yet. Hickory Services can help you get your computer back in shape. Making house calls in lower and central Bucks County, PA, we can also help you set up your small business or home network for both wired and wireless access. We'll use the most current security practices, and show you how to get the most out of your computer and network. If you want help installing a new application, or learning how to use it, we'll do that too.