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No one gets into business with plans to stay the same, year after year. Those goals you’ve been working toward — higher profits, more or better clients, more time for things that matter, stronger reputation — none of it can happen if you can’t increase your productivity, reduce waste, fine-tune processes and metrics, and adapt to evolving market demands. Whether you’re leading a humble startup, have reached profitability with a solid cadre of loyal customers, or managed to mushroom into a high-powered enterprise, sustainable growth will hinge on your ability to scale: that’s what systems integration can do for you.

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For any relationship to succeed, honest conversations are vital. The same goes for a relationship between a custom software developer and their client. At Inverse-Square, we know that if we tackle three conversations with our clients before beginning development, the process will be smoother for everyone involved. And even though those conversations can be difficult, they can be the key to the success of a custom web application development project.
Is your business ready to automate its workflow processes? Are you wondering whether you should buy 'off the shelf or develop your own solution? At Inverse-Square, we specialize in workflow automation software development, but we know that going custom isn't necessarily the right fit for everyone. This article is intended to help you consider a few of the pros and cons of engaging with a custom software development company before making your decision.
A workflow consists of an orchestrated and repeatable pattern of business activity enabled by the systematic organization of resources into processes that transform materials, provide services, or process information (Wikipedia). Now that’s a definition of utopia for your business! However many businesses do not take the steps necessary to establish the workflow practices that will optimize their profits. How about you and your business? Here are some high level thoughts to get you focused on the right strategy.
In 2013, an error on a J.P. Morgan Chase Excel spreadsheet, led to a $6 Billion portfolio loss and $600 Million in fines for the bank. A devastating and expensive outcome for something as simple as a spreadsheet error. Does your business rely on spreadsheets? Like most today, it probably does. And like JP Morgan Chase, your spreadsheets could contain errors without you even realizing it. Studies have shown that 88% of all spreadsheets have errors in them.
Microsoft Excel has been your tried and trusted business tool for decades now, but whether you realize it or not, it has its challenges. The reason; Excel doesn't know when you have entered bad data, and as a result, you may not know it either. Here are five reasons why it might be time for your business to replace Excel with custom software.
work•flow - noun - A workflow consists of an orchestrated and repeatable pattern of business activity enabled by the systematic organization of resources into processes that transform materials, provide services, or process information.  (Wikipedia) Now that’s a definition of utopia for your business! And quite honestly, most businesses don't take the necessary steps to establish these software workflow practices that will optimize their profits.