Posted by on June 23, 2010
Our custom document management and workflow solution is live and we’re so proud! Here’s the feedback so far:
From our client:
“The background checks went great! System works as designed and customers are really happy that they can now get rid of the faxes and emails – I believe you and Jon designed something that will give us competitive advantage in the marketplace….”
From our client’s client:
“I have to say that your site is by far the most comprehensive for all of our customers, and from a techie standpoint it is very impressive.”
Posted by on June 21, 2010
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where two or more people or organizations work together to an intersection of common goals
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the act or process of growth or progress
For an organization to invest in enterprise software, there is an oft quoted idiom: you buy or build. You buy a software package, customize your business to the software or spend as much again customizing the software to your business. Alternatively, you build your own software, from scratch, which requires knowledge and resources often far outside your core business and operational budget.
What if there was a third way?
Collaborative software development brings together a number of like-minded, non-competitive organizations with a similar software need to work together. As a group of peers, these organizations get immediate return on investment as they split the cost of the development. But in addition, they get brainstorming opportunities and sharing of best practices, increased business knowledge, and sharing of industry-common data not readily available.
Collaborative Software Development groups also benefit from shared risk, shared quality measures and a more objective focus on what the software can or should do. Through partnering with other organizations to build software for your industry you increase your own competitive advantage by becoming the designer of industry standards. Your software is built and implemented for you first then offered to your market while you continue to be the front of the line in technology, upgrades and feature decisions.
What can we build for you today?
Posted by on June 16, 2010
While I was at the library on Sunday I met the most interesting and entertaining gentleman who was kind enough to share a book with me. The book was called “The Power to Soar Higher” and the gentleman was Peter Legge.
I read the book and found it full of inspiring stories and comforting quotes. My favorite and the one most fitting my own experience was right there in the introduction.
“You need to find a person with the following three qualities:
The most important of these is integrity, because if they don’t have integrity, the other two qualities – intelligence and energy – are going to kill you”
It was the first of many, many giggles I had throughout my afternoon with this gem. By the end I had spent hours thinking about the best and the worst of my entrepreneurial experiences with a huge smile and light heart. I had become blessedly detached from the big things that go right and wrong in my business, the things that feel like they will swallow me whole some days. With each chapter and each story I settled comfortably and cozily back into the small things that are fun and fulfilling to do. The things that created all of the opportunities in the first place and the ones that really matter.
If you are looking for your “little engine that could” spirit, here it is. It is an uplifting book that reminded me of what I can laugh at and what I can let go of along with an infusion of encouragement on every page.