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Is It Time for New Software?

Published by David McCarty on March 27, 2017

As your business environment changes, so too do your software needs. Whether your current solution is misaligned with today's demands or is at risk due to concerns regarding compliance with industry standards and regulations, a common thread exists: the software has room for improvement. A deficient system sacrifices not only performance, but your company's bottom line as well. Here, we pinpoint some common signs that it may be time to consider a new solution. Read more

A Guide to Custom Software: Part 5

Published by David McCarty on December 6, 2016

This series, A Guide to Custom Software, was developed to provide insight to give you an edge when making decisions about software. Whereas our previous entry touched upon factors that can sink a project, this piece - the final entry in the series - highlights seven ways in which the best custom software development firms reduce risk in an effort to improve the solution's likelihood of success. Read more

A Guide to Custom Software: Part 4

Published by David McCarty on October 19, 2016

This series, A Guide to Custom Software, was developed to provide insight to give you an edge when making decisions about software. While our previous entries aided in the lead-up to the development of your solution, in this fourth entry, Six Reasons Custom Software Projects Fail, we discuss some common risks your custom software may face throughout the project's development life cycle. Read more

7 Reasons Startups Need an MVP

Published by David McCarty on September 29, 2016

Startups face many challenges in growing their business and making their products successful; software shouldn't be one of these challenges, although it often is. Utilizing a minimum viable product for your startup can help you shape the software project's path and attain its ultimate success. This article explains why you need an MVP for your startup's custom solution. Read more

A Guide to Custom Software: Part 3

Published by David McCarty on September 14, 2016

This series, A Guide to Custom Software, was developed to provide insight to give you an edge when making decisions about software. The first entry in this series objectively weighed when to choose a prepackaged software product versus when to explore a custom software solution, while the second entry focused on custom software, highlighting some of the benefits that come with a custom solution. This third entry continues the focus on custom solutions, identifying some of the benefits and challenges of outsourcing to an external developer – both on- and offshore – versus utilizing an in-house development team for your custom software needs. Read more

A Guide to Custom Software: Part 2

Published by David McCarty on August 10, 2016

This series, A Guide to Custom Software, was developed to provide insight to give you an edge when making decisions about software. You can find the first entry in the series in the hyperlinked list after the jump. Next up, Ten Benefits of Custom Software. Read more

A Guide to Custom Software, Part 1

Published by David McCarty on July 5, 2016

This series, A Guide to Custom Software, was developed to provide insight to give you an edge when making decisions about software. First up in the series: Custom Software vs. Off-The-Shelf Software. Read more

Custom Software Development Done Right

Published by Scott Kuhne on April 25, 2016

As users of business software, we’re too familiar with the aches and pains of assimilating our daily work activity into a computer system. To most users, computers are a necessary evil to getting work done. Systems increasingly slow us down and take more from us than they return in the form of efficiency. Everything seems to take longer for no apparent benefit. Systems grow older, slower and more disconnected from their ability to keep up with today’s expectations. Most of us have come to accept that… or not. Read more

Software Facelift... A Proprietary Software Makeover Success Story

Published by Scott Kuhne on January 14, 2016

Let's face it, technology changes every day and it can be difficult to keep your business software up to date. Technology that was the backbone of your software one day could be obsolete the next. Add to that the fact that business changes over time – with enhancements needed to fit these changes – and you have a recipe for a major software headache. Gavant is able to create software that is intuitive and exceeds business expectations. This is exactly what was done for Stone Management Inc., whose software was getting so complex it was nearly impossible to maintain. Read more

Reconnect IT to P&L and Balance IT Development Supply & Demand

Published by Scott Kuhne on July 1, 2014

Executive's Primer on IT Programming & Development Staffing Read more

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