Software Engineering Services

Essent is a leading provider of fully-integrated business management software solutions and services for process-intensive industries. Essent solutions combine flexible workflow management with innovative technologies that automate repetitive tasks and simplify business processes.

Essent is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with over 30 years of software engineering and programming experience:

  • 30+ years in business process analysis and distributed enterprise software.
  • 20+ years developing solutions for Microsoft platforms and technologies.
  • 10+ years of experience developing data-driven ecommerce solutions.
  • 5+ years developing Web 2.0 technologies with the release of AJAX.

Decades of experience, deep industry-specific expertise, and creative engineering practices form the foundation for powerful, successful solutions.

Decades of Experience

Essent works with the biggest international corporations in the world and the smallest companies you've never heard of. Essent solutions are used by people all over the globe thousands of times a hour, generating millions of transactions a year, billions of records, and trillions of bytes of data.

Every size business we work with benefits from the diversity of our customers and our experience in developing the proper solutions for your needs. It doesn't matter if you are large or small, Essent can relate to how you do business and the business you need to get done.

Subject Matter Expertise

The Essent software development team includes subject matter experts (SMEs) in all major business process areas:

  • Business Process Engineering (BPE)
  • Business Process Reengineering (BPE)
  • Business Process Optimization
  • General Accounting
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accounts Payable
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Order Management
  • Procurement
  • Inventory Control and Barcoding
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Shipping Management
  • Customer Support
  • Business Intelligence
  • Ecommerce
  • Web Analytics
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
  • Payment Card Industry Digital Security Standard (PCI DSS)
  • Security
  • Telecommunications Operations Support Systems (OSS)
  • Network Equipment

Programming Languages

Essent works with industry-leading programming languages that are standard in enterprise IT departments:

  • Adobe Flash ActionScript
  • ASP and ASP.NET
  • HTML and DHTML
  • eXtensible Markup Language (XML)
  • JavaScript
  • Microsoft C#
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • Structured Query Language (SQL) and PL/SQL

Frameworks and Application Programming Interfaces

Essent works with the leading software development frameworks and application programming interfaces (API) used by corporations throughout the world:

  • .NET Framework
  • AJAX
  • ASMX and ASP.NET
  • FedEx Shipping Web Service
  • jQuery
  • Management Information Base (MIB)
  • Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  • Telephony API (TAPI)
  • UPS Shipping Web Service
  • W3C Web Service
  • Windows Forms
  • Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
  • Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF)

Technologies and Techniques

To deliver the best extensible, scalable, and reliable solutions possible, Essent engineers software using the the most progressive, yet proven, technologies and techniques:

  • Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Client/Server Distributed N-Tier Architecture
  • Distributed Database Clusters with Replication
  • C2-Level Authentication and Encryption
  • Code Hardening

Electronic Data Interchange Standards

Essent has been developing Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) interoperability solutions since the release of the ANSI X12 standard in the 1980s. Today Essent works with all of the leading business and web data interchange protocols in use today:

  • ANSI ASC X12
  • Ariba Punchout
  • cXML
  • ePromoStandards Alliance (ePSA)
  • RosettaNet
  • RSS
  • SAP OCI (Open Catalog Interface)
  • SOAP
  • WSDL (Web Service Description Language)
  • XML (eXtensible Markup Language)


Essent develops for the latest and most widely used operating systems, system software, and browsers in use throughout the world:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server
  • Major HTML rendering engines including Trident (IE), Gecko (FF, Flock, SeaMonkey, Camino), KHTML (Safari, Konqueror, Chrome) and Presto (Opera, Opera Mini, Wii, DSi)
  • Apple Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Opera

Systems Integration

Essent integrates with the most popular business networks, business management systems, and productivity suites in use today:

Business Networks

  • Ariba® PunchOut
  • Coupa® Punchout
  • Epicor® TapOut
  • Oracle® PunchOut
  • PerfectCommerce® PunchOut
  • PeopleSoft® Punchout
  • ReQlogic® PunchOut
  • SAP Roundtrip
  • SciQuest® Punchout

Business Management Systems

  • Infor Visual Manfacturing
  • Intuit QuickBooks
  • Essent Compass
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • PeopleSoft
  • Sage ERP MAS90
  • Sage ERP MAS200
  • Sage Peachtree

Productivity Suites

  • Google Apps
  • Microsoft Office
  • Sage Act!

Solution Provider

In short, Essent is not simply a software developer; we are a multi-discipline solutions provider with over 30 years of experience in developing enterprise-grade, highly-scalable, highly-secure information management solutions that automate all major business areas.