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Getting Started With Custom Development

You did it! You finally bit the bullet and contracted a custom software developer to build a custom application for your business. It has automated your workflow, increased process efficiency, and is saving you time and money. But now you see that if it just had an extra 'bell' here and a 'whistle' there, you could be saving even more. You decide to contact your developer, but he’s working on a big project and doesn’t have time. So you say, “that’s OK, I’ll just get the code and be on my way to another developer.”  But then he says, “no you won’t, because you don’t own the code." Hopefully, you’re reading this article before that happens to you.
In any business, time is money, with the upshot being that labor is money. Nearly every business has looked for ways to save money by reducing the amount of labor required to perform a task. Manufacturing companies have turned this into an art form through a variety of industrial engineering activities such as operations management, ergonomics, system simulations, and ongoing performance analysis of each step in the manufacture of a part. By reducing the time to perform each action, significant cost savings can be realized across an organization. This concept can also be applied to business operations, and the advancements in computing hardware and software have accelerated the adoption of process automation in the office, not just on the factory floor.

Deciding to invest in software for your organization can boost productivity, streamline processes, and ultimately increase profits. However, not being properly prepared for the changes can have dire consequences. An unsuccessful software procurement can lead to decreased process efficiency, costing employee time and a redirection...

Much like the custom applications they create, the teams that develop the apps need to be versatile and well-rounded. With any effective team, a range of skills will provide better results rather than relying on the processes and ideas of a single mind. A comprehensive...

If you’re ready to propel your business forward with a new software solution and are considering engaging with a custom software development firm, there are certain questions you need to ask yourself and certain decisions that must be made before you begin. These decisions will...

You’ve finally pulled the plug and made the decision to speak to us about how a custom software solution can benefit your business. The development process may seem daunting and you might be feeling overwhelmed. We can understand that. But, at Inverse-Square, efficiency is critical!...

In the process of building a custom application, most people think about the design and build phase. In these phases, your team is filled with expectations for how it will perform, impact their workload, customer satisfaction and business objectives. ...

Mobile app development is a big job with tremendous potential for boosting your organization’s revenue, operations, customer experience and engagement — but also great potential to derail if you go into it blindly, without a trusted guide or proven path....

When figuring out whether it makes sense to buy or build (check out our infographic to help you with this decision), you might think that a big con to building might be the cost. Most people associate anything custom with being expensive....