Because the purpose of business is to create a customer, the business enterprise has two–and only two–basic functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results; all the rest are costs. — Peter Drucker
What new technology could completely disrupt your business?
The biggest motivator for our clients seeking pure innovation in their business is the consequence of doing nothing: the status quo. They feel that if they don’t transform their business that their competitors will beat them in the marketplace with innovation and they will loose business. They see the trends in their business. For example, one customer told us that they understand that the millennials in business today will soon be leaders tomorrow. These future leaders will expect to do business on their mobile devices. So, they feel that if they aren’t able to connect with their customers via mobile, their competitors surely will, and they will ultimately loose the business.
Is your business the next:
- Taxi business replaced by Uber or Lyft?
- Book publisher replaced by Kindle?
- University replaced by Distance Learning?
- Yellow Pages replaced by Google?
What innovation will transform your industry and make your current business totally obsolete?
AREAS PREVENTING YOU FROM YOU FROM GROWING YOUR BUSINESS
Business are held back from growing or beaten by their competition by being stuck in the status quo in the following areas:
HOW VALUABLE IS CUSTOM SOFTWARE TO YOUR BUSINESS?
CUSTOM SOFTWARE MAKES YOUR BUSINESS MORE PROFITABLE
The right software that fits your business processes like a glove can improve your business efficiency by 10 to 100 times. It increases revenue and profits, businesses efficiency, improves processes and quality, reduces cost and cycle time making it a great ROI.
CUSTOM SOFTWARE IMPROVES YOUR MARKET SHARE
Custom software improves the services you offer your customer, improving your company’s reputation and image, making your business more competitive and visible in the market place, distinguishing you from your competition.
CUSTOM SOFTWARE INCREASES YOUR BUSINESS’ STRATEGIC VALUE
Custom software has a strategic advantage as a proprietary intellectual property tailored to your unique business processes by increasing your business’s market value when you sell or exit. This value is a high multiple to the initial investment.
HOW WE WORK
We following a 4-phased approach to building custom software for our clients
PHASE 1 – DISCOVERY
During the Discovery Phase we meet with your business’s key stakeholders to gather business and process automation requirements. Requirements gathering is done by one of our experts who has knowledge and experience of your industry, as well as of software development, to reengineer your current requirements into an improved process design.
PHASE 2 – DESIGN
In the process of fleshing out the requirements we transform what we learned about business (the “as-is” state), to the improved way to run your business (the “tobe” state), in an improved process design. This results in a requirements document that includes the following deliverables:
- A business requirements document that defines each requirement down to an “atomic” level, where each statement is a simple plain-English sentence describing a single requirement, described in the “to-be” state.
- A wire-frame design of key user interfaces and screens or process flow so you can see a design prototype of how the custom system will work once developed. For mobile apps, high fidelity graphical screen designs may also be done.
- A fixed price quote of the cost to build the new software based on the stated business requirements and design. This fixed price estimate also includes project duration.
We review these deliverables with your key stakeholders to ensure accuracy. If the fixed-price quote is a good return on Software investment, we proceed to the next phase.
PHASE 3 – DEVELOPMENT
During this phase we program the application according to the requirements and design. During this phase you will see the application take shape, and you will test each function as it becomes available to provide feedback based on requirements and design.
PHASE 4 – ACCEPTANCE
During the Development phase you have been reviewing the application and doing incremental testing, so that by the end of Development, you will just need to do a final acceptance testing to make sure the entire application is working as expected to meet your requirements. You then sign off accepting the application and we will put your application into production for you to use in your business.
WHO WE ARE
We are a Houston-based team of experienced business practitioners who are also technologists. We are passionate about making our customers more profitable by eliminating work and reducing cycle time by building custom software that fits their unique business processes like a glove.
OUR TYPICAL CUSTOMER
Our typical customer is a fast growing business that has become highly profitable by being unique in their market. These niche businesses have unique business processes that don’t fit off-the-shelf software solutions. A custom solution makes their business run more efficiently and create a competitive advantage.
WE ARE BUSINESS PRACTITIONERS
We have hands-on experience in areas such as accounting, finance, procurement, materials management, logistics, HR, and service delivery; basically most areas of business administration across multiple industries.
WE ARE SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS
In addition to our business practitioners also being experienced programmers, we have a team of 400+ programmers in Costa Rica with experience in most mainstream technologies, providing both scalability and technical coverage.
WE’RE BILINGUAL: WE SPEAK ‘BUSINESS-ESE’ AND ‘COMPUTER-ESE’
Our customers have told us that we are the only software development company that understands how their business runs and how to build the solution. In other words, we speak both languages; our customer’s language, “Businessese” and “Computer-ese”, to bridge the gap between the business and technology.
If you think custom business software would be a good idea for your business, please click here to fill out the form completely. We will then contact you to set up a call to answer your questions, for us to get an understanding of your business, and for both of us to decide if it makes sense to go further.