The what, why and how of our work.
April 03, 2017
Shopping for off-the-shelf software to meet the needs of your business has been unfruitful. Nothing quite fits. More importantly, you know that your needs will expand and change in the future. Off-the-shelf software won’t expand or change. At least not the way you want or when you want.
March 28, 2017
A serious problem looms on the horizon. There is only one person in the office who can navigate the spiderweb of poorly designed spreadsheets and document merges your business relies on. And she is retiring.
March 21, 2017
It happened again. Your team is conscientious and works hard. But another order was botched and another customer is unhappy. It’s not your people. It’s the error-prone hodgepodge of spreadsheets, pdf’s, emails and old fashioned paper. There are too many places for too many things to go wrong.
March 14, 2017
The off-the-shelf software you bought several years ago was good enough to get started. But one-size-fits-all has never really fit at all. Now that you have grown, it no longer meets your rather specific needs. A lot of time is spent getting it to work - sort of. And that means less time is spent acquiring and serving customers.
March 07, 2017
Your outdated software has become unbearable. Data that should be automatically calculated has to be manually figured and manually entered. Users must be familiar with an arcane set of input codes. And the interface is an unintelligible mess. The whole thing is an exercise in frustration.
February 28, 2017
Your team is out in the field taking measurements, collecting data and making sales. They record it all on their iPads and laptops. It is shared through a messy back-and-forth of email. The computer where all that information is collected and processed is at the office, so everything has to be re-entered again.
February 21, 2017
Contact information is in one spreadsheet, sales orders are in another. And warehouse instructions are still handwritten on paper. An enormous amount of time is spent keeping all this data coordinated and communicated to the right people.
February 14, 2017
Single-page web apps can be really fast. When built responsively, they are wonderful to use on any size of device. They don’t care what platform you prefer (iOS, Android, MacOS, Windows). And web apps make your data available to your team anywhere there is an internet-connected device. Wonderful. But . . .
February 07, 2017
Web apps are great. But the speed of single-page apps, the availability on any device using any platform, and the “no wait” magic of real-time data is of little use if the interface is clunky, confusing and ugly. Who wants to struggle with an anger-inducing mess all day?
January 31, 2017
Your team members use a wide variety of hardware: iPad, Surface Pro, Dell, Pixel, iPhone, Galaxy Tab, iMac, Lenovo. I could go on, but you get the idea. In terms of screen size, we’ve got you covered through the technique of responsive design. The problem arises from the fact that all these devices run on a variety of platforms: iOS, MacOS, Android, Windows or Chrome OS.
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