Software Assessment

Objective software assessment that enables you to make the right technology decisions

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Software Assessment

Coming up to speed in an existing software system can feel intimidating. It could be that the technology is old, the components are interconnected or the workflows are complicated and nuanced. Whether looking to modernize a system or find a new technology partner, you have to start somewhere. At Gavant, we leverage tools and experience to navigate that hurdle. Using a 29-point software assessment, we evaluate an existing business software ecosystem using key indicators across five distinct categories.

Vital Statistics

Vital Statistics are fundamental, high level attributes of the system, its architecture and its environment.

  • Is the system maintainable?
  • Are the languages and architecture modern?
  • What external dependencies are you using?
  • Does it run fast enough to keep up?
  • When was it last updated?
  • Do you experience unexpected downtime?

Dev Efficiency

Dev Efficiency relates to the level of performance of the development team, QA team and operations personnel.

  • What is the rate of development throughput?
  • Is time spent on maintenance or enhancements?
  • Are updates tested adequately?
  • Does dev cost ebb and flow with business cycles?
  • Does your team collaborate?
  • Are your developers' skills up to date?

Security

Security is relative. Don’t ignore threats. Instead, expose them. Then, make a plan to eliminate vulnerability.

  • Do you have a crisis management team?
  • What vulnerabilities are in your architecture?
  • Is the underlying code safe and inaccessible?
  • How could data be accessed unexpectedly?
  • How could data be misused unexpectedly?
  • Is your staff well-trained?

Process Efficiency

Process Efficiency considers the friction point between people, processes and systems.

  • Does the system work for you or do you work the way the system dictates?
  • Is the system intuitive or do your people require extensive training to be proficient?
  • Can you see the data you need or do you need to download into Excel for further processing?

Future Readiness

Future Readiness considers how well the system is positioned to withstand changes to the business.

  • Are you adapting to future mobility standards, like any time, any place, any device?
  • How are you innovating at a pace needed to win tomorrow’s customer?
  • Are you leveraging SMAC (social, mobile, analytics, cloud) to address opportunities?
Ask Great Questions

360 Degree Analysis

Great software consulting comes down to the right people asking the right questions. Let's face it. You won't have all the answers, and that's fine. Knowing is half the battle.

It starts with a conversation... We learn what the software was built to do, what your experience has been and where you need it to go. Who are the stakeholders? What are the business drivers? With that context, our experienced engineers review the code, observing key metrics across specific categories. In the end, we share our findings and offer insight on how those findings align with current trends. These simply serve as data points.

It's a formal process that's value-oriented. But, it's one that's uniquely tailored to meet specific needs and objectives.

Knowledge Is Power

Software Assessment Benefits

A software assessment provides the information you need to feel confident that your software will meet the needs of your business. The process itself is streamlined and transparent. And, it enables you to make decisions that are driven by data.

Learn

Good listening, along with critical thinking and analysis, leads to deep understanding of the organization, its environment and its business

Collaborate

Collaboration among a cross-functional team enables support and buy-in throughout the organization and hierarchy

Recommend

Questions, analysis and data leads to a deeper understanding of business needs and aligns recommendations with goals

Case Study

iPad Learning App

The client is a private, not-for-profit day program serving students with complex learning disabilities, autism and other neurologically-based developmental disorders. Gavant developed an iPad app to help students learn and increase social skills. The app provides arcade-style games that address emotion, action and conversation.

Case Study

Wind Power Reporting

The client is a global leader in renewable energy. Gavant redesigned and enhanced a reporting system that collected and analyzed data from wind turbine grids, enabling flexible reporting of power generation and deriving maps from simulations of historical atmospheric conditions performed by a numerical weather prediction (NWP) model.

Case Study

EHR Management

The client is a nonprofit healthcare collaborative. Gavant built software to facilitate provider registration, document management and comprehensive audit reporting to medical organizations statewide. The solution was a significant step toward integrating health information exchange (HIE) across the state.

Case Study

Facility Cleaning Strategy

The client is a cleaning and maintenance service company. Gavant built a specialized software platform to model the workflow of a cleaning strategy they use to service large facilities. The software enables customers to map their facility, define specs and build job cards that route service personnel through the facility during various shifts.

Case Study

Mobile Ordering & Fulfillment

The client is a software company. Gavant developed a software product to enable resorts and other facilities to provide a mobile ordering experience to guests. Guests can browse a menu on their mobile device and place an order while backend venue staff can fulfill that order. The result was increased efficiency in the kitchen operation and an improved guest experience.

iPad Learning App
Wind Power Reporting
EHR Management
Facility Cleaning Strategy
Mobile Ordering & Fulfillment

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