Thursday, 24 January 2019 / Published in Outsource, Software Development
With the current shift to mobile-first technology, many entrepreneurs and business owners may be asking how an app can fit into their business plans. The case for developing an app is strong, but like most things in business is dependent on your market, your customers, and your competition. Consumer app spending is expecting to grow nearly $65 billion dollars by 2022, up to $156.5 billion. In other words, the future of apps looks bright. Reasons
Thursday, 10 January 2019 / Published in Outsource, Software Development
Creating a QuickBooks integration and new accounting reports from a pre-existing software application and database. Industry Professional Services Company An Engineering Services firm with an internal accounting department The Challenge The company has an existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that allows various departments and individuals to have controlled access to important business functionality – finance, project management, business development, and even an integrated CRM system. However, even with an integrated system, one essential component
Cloud First Software Development
Thursday, 27 December 2018 / Published in Outsource, Software Development
No matter your technical knowledge, we’re all familiar with the elusive cloud – that magical place in the sky that stores our thousands of pictures, contact back-ups, and other digital media and resources that we depend on. In the development world, cloud-based environments provide a wealth of both information, open-source applications, and flexibility when creating, deploying, and managing applications. The idea behind a “cloud-first” or “cloud-native” approach is that when any new software development project
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 / Published in Outsource, Software Development
If you think through your company departments, you’ll see that just about every department and responsibility relies on software. Consider all of the core processes used to run a company: accounting, human resources, customer service, manufacturing, and even management uses at least one, but often multiple software programs. An ERP system, or Enterprise Resource Planning system, allows all of these different departments to use an integrated software system to improve communication, workflow, and visibility within
Thursday, 29 November 2018 / Published in Outsource, Software Development
One of the first agile methodologies, XP or Extreme Programming, was introduced by Kent Beck back in the late 90s. It describes software development as the progression of ideas from broad and abstract to concrete and formed. While software design and development may seem simple in concept, it’s actually quite complex in technique and implementation. Getting to that perfect end-user state not only requires excellent coding and development skills, but also a lot of conceptual
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