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Under the Umbrella: Custom Software Solutions Blog

There's a saying we like to kick around the office, "always write code like the person maintaining it after you is a homicidal psychopath that knows where you live." Basically, it means write clean code. There are many reasons writing clean code is important, but Technical Debt is probably at the top of that list. While Technical Debt is a topic that is not widely known outside of the software development industry, it's one that can have far reaching effects. 
Imagine your business processes streamlined, no more paper forms, no more repetitive and mindless data entry. Imagine business processes where tracking and notifications occur automatically and free of errors. Now imagine how much time and resources that would save. We can make those savings a reality with Process Automation.
Do you remember the last time you got test results from your doctor? Do you remember exactly what they said?  Would you be able to dictate that information to another doctor if you had to? Whether during an emergency or a regular checkup,  DocStuff can take care of that for you. Offered by Eperture, DocStuff is "a revolutionary new concept for individuals to have all their medical tests and records with them anywhere in the world" by allowing users to store and share their personal health care data via a secure, mobile application. In case of an emergency, having access to accurate and up-to-date medical data can be imperative to saving a life.
We are pleased to announce that we were recently awarded a training grant from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). The work of the IEDC  demonstrates the State's commitment to empowering its workforce. This generous support further enhances our training plans creating more ways for Team Awesome to grow and develop! 
Lose weight and save more money; if you asked someone to name three things that they want, you can bet that one, if not both of these would be on the list. It's pretty much what we did for SANESolution.
Devin Chappell is all about the quality code. As a Full Stack Developer at Inverse-Square, most of Devin's days are made up of solid programming which as far as he is concerned, is pretty great. Give him a chilled, laid back environment, and Devin is quite content to code all day long. Luckily for him and us, Devin finds the vibe at the Inverse-Square office perfect in that capacity. And when he goes home, sometimes he even works on his own programming projects.
You know that phrase, new year, new you? Well, what about, new year, better business? Haven't heard that one have you?  We can help you make that happen. If you really want your business to grow this year, first off, you need to ask yourself, "will our processes support the growth?" Because as much as growth is the goal of any business, expansion and success can lead to operational challenges that can in turn hinder that growth.  Next, we suggest you review these five steps:
When engaging with a software development company, it's important to keep in mind that having custom software built is not a one-time thing. Like a car or a home, a custom web application needs maintenance and the occasional upgrade; that's true whether we are building software for non-profits, big business, or even Jolly Old Saint Nick. That's right, Jolly Old Saint Nick! You may recall that last year Team Awesome took a wondrous trip to the North Pole to help Santa Claus with a data issue he was having; his Access database had crashed under the weight of the ever-increasing data loads of the naughty and nice lists.
Networking - some people love it, some people hate it. Right now, we love it because it brought us this guy. Meet Patrick, Team Awesome's Business Analyst. Thanks to a networking event and his wife, Patrick ended up meeting Bob Baird and as Patrick puts it, "two Reuben sandwiches and one huge industry jump later, here I am!"
Canterbury Investment Management is an investment advisory firm specializing in Exchange-Traded Funds. Their mission is to "provide a strategy that produces the stability needed to achieve long-term risk-adjusted growth through compounded returns." As you can imagine, achieving a mission like that requires collecting, managing, and analyzing a mountain of data. They can do that quickly and efficiently with the Canterbury Reporting Portal.
I'm not really sure how it happened. I swore off formal process control documents when I left corporate life fifteen years ago, yet here I sit writing a blog post defending the use of Change Requests (CR) forms and actually meaning what I'm saying. I've grown to love CR forms, and I think our clients should too. Ask anyone who's been in a contract relationship how they feel about CR forms and the response is almost unanimous, they love to hate them. The reason is pretty straight forward; they tend to add project cost, slow things down and remove freedom. I used to feel the the same way and then I had to have one too many hard conversations at the end of a web application development project.
While Inverse-Square was founded by Bob Baird, it wasn't a solo effort. From the very beginning, Bob had another developer by his side helping Inverse-Square grow from a two-man team to one of the most successful custom software companies in Indianapolis. We can't celebrate Inverse-Square's fifth anniversary without celebrating Joe Diekhoff.