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Projects

Testimonials

  • The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

    Daniel was the Drupal developer for our project website for a government agency. I was the client and project manager for the website. Daniel did a superior job in planning, information infrastructure and design (theming). Since the site launched in late 2013 we have received loads of positive feedback from the public and other project stakeholders Daniel made a lot of sound decisions putting together this site that have withstood the test of time; It's reliable, easy to update and has great search capabilities. The website has earned praise within our agency and is often cited as a template for future web projects. I recommend him unreservedly.

    Noah Durham linkedIn Review

  • DC Alliance of Youth Advocates DCAYA

    My organization, DC Alliance of Youth Advocates, has contracted with Blue Tundra for nearly 5 years, starting when Daniel Cramer came on board to revitalize our outdated and ineffective website. From that initial contract, Daniel and Blue Tundra has become our primary go-to on all organizational website, software and general IT needs. Daniel and his team are incredibly adept at listening closely to your organizational needs/barriers/opportunities etc and then responding with a thoughtful and individually tailored set of solutions. I strongly recommend Blue Tundra to anyone looking for a real partner in meeting their web development and IT needs.

    Maggie Riden Google Review

  • John Hawkins and Associates

    Our firm has been working with Daniel Cramer at Blue Tundra for over 15 years. Daniel was and still instrumental in setting up our very first website for our firm. He's just been patient and thoughtful over the years in guiding our business needs and issues with our evolving marketplace in the world of publishing. I could not have asked for a better shepard in the ever-so changing world of technology. I would recommend him highly

    Moses Cardon Google Review

  • BizFlow Corp

    Our company was in desperate need for a website makeover and Dan and his team provided the fresh ideas that we needed. He provided a wide range of services - strategy sessions, architectural recommendations, and design workshops - that helped us achieve our vision. We're extremely happy with the final product and would recommend Blue Tundra for anyone that seeks superior service and a great finished product.

    Danny Riddle Google Review

Services

We build compelling and balanced visual assets that connect your brand to your customers and differentiate your product in the market place. We start by identifying the four P's of Marketing:...
We start by understanding the brand, or the perceived image of the product or service being sold and think strategically about the product's success in the market place how it is differentiated...
Our artists create cutting-edge design that is practical, that services the communication and marketing needs of the client. Regardless of which type of visual asset we make, whether a logo, a...
We have custom-built CRM's in .NET for clients in a variety of industries such as manufacturing and publishing and implement open source versions such as civiCRMs to integrate and synthesize...
With SEO, quality content and site reputation trumps all but there are other incremental steps to focus on as well. We start SEO with an audit which forms the basis for SEO strategy. We fix...
We incorporate social media channels into the overall communication strategy, integrating your organization's key message with the online conversation. To best engage audience, we work with you to...
Whether launching a new product or service, or reviving an old one, we build integrated campaigns. We strategize, develop customize content, select channel, map out target markets and coordinate...

Our applications, mostly in the form of mobile responsive websites built in Drupal or .NET, help clients solve business problems, build efficiencies, and communicate effectively. With an...
Connecting multiple data sources together is often a critical aspect of applications with a distributed nature. Remote API development is the glue to bind systems together, perhaps this takes the...
We work with popular open source CMS platforms such as Drupal WordPress and Joomla and when needed, provide advanced custom module development in PHP and JavaScript and in Drupal with the Drupal...
Expressing data visually is our specialty. Complex relational data sets, geospatial and data expressed overtime often benefit from thought out data visualizations. We've helped clients visualize...
From online cosmetic stores to online grocery stores, we have eCommerce covered. We focus on product, with special attention to mobile. eCommerce has global reach and around the clock availability...
We review and establish website security protocols, including access control, authentication policies and implement hardening through preventive security modules, server and firewall configurations...
Complex problems sometimes require complex solutions such as software based on heuristics, self adjusting software that uses data input to perform calculations, process data and perform automated...

With the changing landscape of security and computing in general, We are actively developing new ways to keep the applications we build more secure and performing optimally. From security to...
We host websites, setup and maintain dedicated cloud hosting environments on a wide range of platforms including AWS, Rackspace and Digital Ocean. We provide capacity planning to determine IT...
With the rise of the mobile web, low bandwidth considerations are real and along with spikes in user traffic, applications that are fine-tuned, not just well written, but that use compression and...
Maximizing up-time and minimizing down-time, we build cloud infrastructure to be redundant, eliminating single points of failure across multiple layers of infrastructure; where clusters of web...
We install, secure, optimize configure and maintain internal computer networks, manage network security tools, e.g., firewall, anti-virus and intrusion detection systems, Identify, troubleshoot,...
We build high performance line of operation servers on various platforms such as AWS and design, install, administer, and optimize servers and distributed services that scale, that are...
When legacy systems become obsolete or consolidating systems makes the most business sense, often data needs to move from one place to the next. We write custom mapper scripts that dynamically...

About

COMPANY PROFILE


Washington DC based Digital Agency with 18 years of Cross Industry Experience

Blue Tundra Software provides short and or long term support designing, developing and administering applications including business analysis and project management functions. For the past eighteen years, we have successfully helped clients in a range of capacities from effectively communicating and distilling the components of international development agenda to building efficiencies in the private sector. We have custom-built manufacturing ERP systems to algorithms that improve industry indicators. Our clients range from well-established institutions such as US The National Archives to small business and DC based non-profits.

Industry Spotlight

INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT

Commercial

We work with businesses of all size, we help the startup entrepreneur with branding and starter websites to architecting custom line of business applications for larger clients. We operate with both fixed price and hourly retainer agreements. We create efficiencies in business process, creating positive return on investment for our projects.

Read Case Study | BizFlow Corporate Website
Read Case Study | John Hawkins And Associates
Read Case Study | K&W finishing - Bindary ERP
Read Case Study | PAX Real Estate Group
Read Case Study | Cosminology - Web Store
Non Profit

Blue Tundra helps non-profits with their online space, from constituent management to strategies to build donations, Blue Tundra carefully crafts and executes plans for successful out reach.

Read Case Study | Media Matters For America
Read Case Study | National Geographic Society
Read Case Study | Suited For Change - Logo
Intergovernmental Organizations

Building and maintaining information products ranging from algorithms, online decisions tools, community of practice sites, toolkits, to Indicators Daniel Cramer's LinkIn profile page

Government

With successful completion of major government projects, Blue Tundra with up-to-date commercial experience, brings agility, team scalability and increased performance of IT assets to government clients.

Read Case Study | National Archives Intranet

Federal Contracting

Blue Tundra Software LLC is HubZone certified.
DUNS: 026005243
CAGE: 6TDY3 Capabilities Statement (PDF)

HubZone Certified

NAIC

541511 - Custom Computer Programming Services
519130 - Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals
541430 - Graphic Design Services
711510 - Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
711510 - Marketing Consulting Services
541519 - Other Computer Related Services
541519 - Computer Systems Design Services
541519 - Computer Facilities Management Services

State Contracting

Blue Tundra LLC is a certified business enterprise (CBE) in DC. DC CBE Program

Certified Business Enterprise (CBE)


Team

Team

We are an operation of tightly-knit skilled designers, developers and admins, who meet project deadlines. We work in small agile teams working together to achieve success for the customer.

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Daniel

Daniel, principal of Blue Tundra, focuses on the primary aspects of the organization including, account management, design, development and system administration. There is no job too big or small for Blue Tundra to take on.
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Kendall

Kendall is a power house Creative Director, illustrator and designer. With years of commercial experience in New York City; she leads and develops creative teams.
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Ionut

Senior Drupal developer and stacked with patience and with a solid understanding of business, renders projects small and large.
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Lijan

Rock solid and reliable senior Drupal and Java developer, Lijan architects complex systems with elegant simplicity and chips away, refactoring until perfection.
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Ringer

Highly experience in the Government sector, language agnostic, and down to earth. He takes command as technical director, working from Python, AngularJS to Ruby and .NET, Ringer is a senior developer and master architect.
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Patricia

Patricia masterfully strategizes with clients. She handles social media, SEO and specializes in content development. She creates language and conversation to promote, strengthen and improve performance of brands.
Our Process

Our Process


Our process is iterative - we revisit and re-integrate and re-factor during the software development life cycle. We follow a general linear flow outlined below, but tap each modality frequently, optimizing until we have a production quality product.
We focus on understanding the client's business model, its context; we identify problems and create strategy, plan and problem solve technology solutions and improve performance for the organization. We use industry best practices through our core skill set, design, development and administration in combination with business acumen to bridge the gap and improve business through the use of technology . We have experience across many industries that we perpetually leverage to refine our services. We build long term assets for the organization, we recommend tech solutions, either build / implement part or all of it, work with and train staff in your organization on the implementation.
Blueprints of the software, listing features and functions of the system. The Functional Specification report includes use cases for various users and roles within the context of a particular goal or workflow. For example, user A goes here, does this, creates output B which is then used by user C. The functional spec defines the universe of the software, a detailed breakdown of its functions.
We first develop project life cycle plans and functional specifications, then manage development and creative teams, staff projects, create projects schedules and supervise using tools such as: Pert, Gantt Charts). We collaborate with stakeholders, distill and integrate feedback into project plans and liaise with project members. We tackle contingency planning and agile project management.
From planning to testing we take an iterative approach to development and are continually refining the product to a perfected end state. We work closely with the client, obtaining feedback along the project life cycle from the beginning to the end with the goal of delivering an end product that fits the customers needs, not just meeting the project requirements..
We have numerous criteria we test before launching an application including security, site speed and site functionality. We comb through the application on a staging environment, looking for loose ends, potential exploits and diligently fix bugs. Once the application is production quality ready, we document functionality and train the customer in the use of the software.
Perhaps the most important aspect of the software development life cycle, we train company staff on how to make the most from the software investment. From adding simple content to adding new pages with custom layouts that respect in place style guides, Blue Tundra is on site, on the phone, responding to emails working with staff with the simple goal of sustainability.
Customer Focus

CUSTOMER FOCUS


Innovation

Understanding clients objectives before proposing potential solutions is our first step. Our goal is to listen and learn from the client, bringing innovation and problem solving skills to the table and leverage technology; applying it strategically to the project goals creating comparative advantages for the customer.


Create long term IT assets

We take personal responsibility and accountability for timely response to client queries, requests or needs, working to remove obstacles that may impede execution or overall success. We train individuals and groups in use of the applications we build, avoiding over technical jargon, focusing on clarity and maximum ROI for the customer.


Teamwork and Ownership

We collaborate with clients and other project team members and contribute productively to the team's work and output, demonstrating respect for different points of view. We work in small teams with direct communication. We drive for results and take personal ownership in meeting deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results.

CONTACT US

For project inquires, please contact Daniel Cramer 202-642-1030 | Email

Company Profile


Washington DC based Digital Agency with 18 years of Cross Industry Experience

Blue Tundra Software provides short and or long term support designing, developing and administering applications including business analysis and project management functions. For the past eighteen years, we have successfully helped clients in a range of capacities from effectively communicating and distilling the components of international development agenda to building efficiencies in the private sector. We have custom-built manufacturing ERP systems to algorithms that improve industry indicators. Our clients range from well-established institutions such as US The National Archives to small business and DC based non-profits.

Industry Spotlight

Industry Spotlight

Blue Tundra works across multiple industries. Commerical, Non Profit, Government.

Industry Spotlight

Team

Team

We are an operation of tightly knit skilled designers, developers.

Team

Our Process

Our Process

We take an iterative approach to development.

Our Process

Customer Focus

Customer Focus

We help our customers innovate and build long term assets.

Customer Focus