Contract Programming

Do you need more staff – either temporarily or permanently – to get a programming project done?

In today’s extremely competitive, cost-conscious environment, most businesses are hesitant to take on additional full-time employees unless they are absolutely certain that the need for them will continue for the foreseeable future.

And yet… the work has to get done, now. The solution? Use contract programming resources from a reliable provider.

But who is reliable?

Advanced Business Systems (ABS) has been in business for over 25 years. We’re the name that countless Chicago area businesses trust when systems development work needs to get done quickly and efficiently.

Most commonly, Chicagoland clients turn to ABS for contract programming resources in a variety of technologies. We pride ourselves on building long-term relationships with our Associates who primarily are W-2 employees. We are not just a “body shop!”

Beyond this, we offer resources competent in much more than programming.

Here are some of the areas in which our contract programming resources are skilled:


Help you to develop a comprehensive IT strategy
Help you to define your exact systems needs
Point out both problems and opportunities in your existing situation
Help you to understand the advantages and disadvantages of available technologies
Help you to evaluate alternative solutions

System Design

Do walk-throughs and joint application development sessions to ensure that user requirements will be met
Create a complete project plan
Estimate costs and resources needed
Plan both in-house and external staffing
Provide project management resources as needed
Provide programming, testing, and documentation resources as needed
Develop software using state-of-the-art technology
Augment your IT staff on a temporary basis

System Implementation

Install new software
Convert data from legacy to new system if needed
Ensure integration with existing hardware and software
Provide documentation
Train users

System Support

Answer questions and solve problems as they arise
Work together with your IT organization on support issues as needed
Enhance your systems when needed
Provide continuity of knowledge to your organization
Train new personnel

Let’s discuss your needs

We’d be glad to discuss your financial reporting and analysis, and business intelligence needs with you without charge or obligation on your part. Please reach out to us using the form below, or contact our Principal, Ed Garrison, at (312) 961-2887 or