IT Services

SilTek brings more than 15 years of Systems Engineering experience solving complex problems for government and industry. SIlTek’s services foundation is built on an interdisciplinary approach combining several fields of engineering, including environmental, mechanical, civil, and chemical engineering, as well as computer science and psychology, to focus on the design, creation, and management of complex engineering projects over their lifecycles. With extensive experience in sustainability, environment, energy, and financial management, SilTek provides consulting expertise in issues like design, reuse, reliability, logistics, project team coordination, requirements management, verification, measurement, architecture, and budgeting to address issues that become more challenging when dealing with large, complex projects.

SilTek also provides expertise in areas involving workflow optimization, optimization methods, and risk management using proven, off the shelf tools. We integrate technical and human-centered disciplines like control engineering, industrial design and engineering, organizational studies, and project management to ensure all key aspects of a project or system are considered and integrated into a complete, optimally functioning system and oversee the post-implementation assessment of how well a system meets the current strategy or goals.

Budget Management and Support

More than 15 years ago, SilTek architected and built the world’s first integrated cost estimating and budgeting system and delivered it to the U.S. Navy. As an architected solution, it has stood the test of time and remains a stable, highly functional system today. SilTek took a fresh look at how budgets were put together and discovered that cost estimating, scheduling, and budget management functions all took place in separate systems. So, looking at what an automated budget architecture might look like, and bringing the fundamental pieces of each of the disparate tools together, we produced an integrated budget management system allowing project managers more control over their costs while providing management with more visibility and cost control across the enterprise.

Whether you use an off the shelf budget management solution or pull together data from spreadsheets or separate systems, SilTek can help improve, manage, and automate your budget process. SilTek’s budget team include professional cost estimators, business analysts, budget analysts, systems engineers, and former federal, state, and commercial program managers experienced in a wide variety of budget scenarios.

Program Analysis

Do you know if your programs or processes are effective? Do they support your strategy? Are system or data redundancies adding drag to your strategies? Are you getting the most out of your investments in new technologies, new systems, or new programs? SIlTek can quickly diagnose your programs and evaluate them against your strategies to provide a “get well” plan aligning your investments with your business goals, typically in 45 days or less.

Our approach for process improvement uses a multi-dimensional system for creating multiple combinations before an outcome is finalized. By deconstructing an existing business process model, we identify the various process primitives. Using these process primitives, multiple outcomes can be modeled for simulation and a decision arrived for the best fit meeting the performance goal. It uses set of advanced techniques for creating models, parameterization, and simulation, which are key to optimization. SilTek provides experienced business analysts to prepare Business Process Modeling and Notation (BPMN), Balanced Scorecard, Architecture verification and alignment, Application Rationalization, Business Case Analysis, OMB Exhibit 300, or a host of other approaches to quickly get you the answers you’re looking for.

Training, Modeling, and Simulation

The field of training management is rapidly changing. As the ability to offer online training evolves, SilTek continues to adapt new media solutions to improve the dissemination and retention of skills using new techniques. SilTek develops digital reference material for customers across a wide range of industries including environmental support, budget management, exercise and drill training, and others. Our approach to training material development includes a sensory-rich 3D format to create an impactful experience for the trainee. Achievement based on the results of training can be tracked using a brief assessment at the end of every lesson, with official notification and certification options available. Let SilTek’s Training Development Team help you bring your training programs into the 21st century leveraging our experience in modeling and animation.

Hosting (Software as a Service)

SilTek provides staging for Software as a Service implementations, including its own íforea™ budget software solution and several smartphone apps. SilTek’s Cloud Services supports applications with up to 5,000 concurrent users and operates as a failover for larger hosting facilities.

SilTek has experience helping software providers deliver secure SaaS offerings of their products, with the widest array of Hosting Services in the industry. SilTek provides a comprehensive set of SaaS Hosting solutions, including several customer billing options, delivering the sophisticated IT infrastructure, a scalable hosting environment, and customized support you need to deliver your Software as a Service.

Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture (EA) is an often misunderstood concept. Some see it as shelfware, others a nuisance, and others a necessary evil for securing project funding. What it should provide is a solid foundation for understanding the what, how, where, who, when, and why of your organization. A properly developed EA is the most effective business diagnosis and support tool available.

While it typically falls under the IT department, it really supports several stakeholders across an organization. As a management tool, EA offers the promise of streamlining operations, supporting critical decisions, and helping clarify strategy execution. SIlTek’s experienced Enterprise Architects bring more than 10 years of experience using EA as a diagnostic tool for fixing organizational issues from production bottlenecks to new strategy execution. EA can make a significant difference in your organization and SIlTek knows how to make it work.

Software Development

SilTek’s senior software engineering team brings over 20 years of development experience creating a wide range of software solutions including advanced service oriented architecture based systems to create flexible solutions that incorporate integrated, web-based solutions. Our development expertise ranges from financial and logistical applications to mapping, assessment, training, and simulation software development. Delivery modes are flexible as well, including offline installation, downloadable media, browser-based, or smartphone/tablet based alternatives. SilTek follows a rigorous CMMI level 3 approach to development with repeatable processes and high quality assurance. In addition, each system is tested for information assurance using Department of Defense standards.

SilTek specializes in web services development. Our engineers work closely with system architects to develop long-term solutions built on solid requirements that last longer and are more adaptable than our competitors, with references to prove it.