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Process Improvement

Business Process Automation: Project Examples

By: Dave Devitt
December 18th, 2017

From reducing errors to cutting down on wait time, business process automation can bring your organization a variety of benefits. If you're considering using business process automation for your company, the following two SYDCON projects are excellent examples of what you can accomplish.

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Business Process Automation: Is a Semi-automated Process Right for You?

By: Dave Devitt
December 11th, 2017

Automation is one of the hottest topics in digital transformation and business process management right now — but automation is only valuable for your business as long as it leads to optimization of your processes. In some cases, what makes the most sense is not fully automating everything, but leaving some steps and processes to be completed manually. Semi-automated processes are those that benefit from automation during certain steps of the process while requiring other steps to be completed by human beings. So what are the situations best suited for semi-automated processes, and how can you decide whether such a solution is the right choice for you?

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Everyone who runs their own small or medium-sized business dreams of achieving real, sustainable growth.

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Business Management

The ROI of Custom Software Development

By: Dave Devitt
December 4th, 2017

Even after you've verified the need for custom software and selected the right custom software development company, it can be a challenge to assess just how the new solution is going to affect your business processes. Of course, every company that spends money on a custom software application does so in the hopes that it will see net benefits from the transaction, but determining the extent of those benefits isn't always easy. There are two matters when it comes to calculating the ROI of custom software development: the mathematical balance of profits against losses, and the "return on effort," which is about the "soft" factors and intangibles that can't always be pinned down with financial figures. Below, you'll find a discussion of both questions.

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Business Process Automation: How to Start?

By: Dave Devitt
November 27th, 2017

Business process automation offers a wealth of benefits, from reduced errors to happier customers. In fact, you've already decided that automation is the right choice for some of your business processes — you just don't know what you need to get things going. As with any major initiative, business process automation requires a lot of forethought and planning if you want to pull it off successfully. If you feel like you're stuck at square one, the following article will give you a roadmap for how to begin implementing and executing your vision for automation.

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Business Management

11 Benefits of Automating Manual Processes

By: Dave Devitt
November 21st, 2017

To streamline their workflows, become more productive, and cut costs, an increasing number of businesses are choosing to automate their manual processes as a result of the pain points that they've experienced. Whether it's wasted time or too many errors, every company has struggled with one or more of the problems in the list below. If you find yourself nodding along with more than one issue, automating your processes will likely be a valuable and worthwhile investment.

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How to Ensure Your Custom Software is Secure

By: Dave Devitt
November 13th, 2017

Despite news of devastating cyber attacks seemingly every other week, cybersecurity remains an afterthought for many IT professionals. In far too many cases, security falls by the wayside during the software development life cycle for custom projects, which means that these companies are setting themselves up for the legal, financial and reputational damages of a cyber attack. It's not enough to rely on your belief in "security through obscurity" by hoping that no malicious actors will take notice of your software. As soon as you've decided to develop a custom-built software application rather than use an off-the-shelf solution, you need to understand what steps you need to take to make the application secure. Whether you're doing the development in-house or using an outsourcing firm, here's an in-depth overview of what you need to know. It's time to start thinking "Secure Software Development" instead of just "Software Development."

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Business Management

Using Custom Software Development to Manage Business Growth

By: Dave Devitt
November 10th, 2017

No two companies are alike, which means that it's impossible for any one piece of software to meet the needs of every organization. What's more, businesses must inevitably change, wanting different things as they grow, scale, mature, and adapt to different conditions in the market and industry. For these reasons, it's essential that you select the software that best fits your circumstances, requirements, and goals at this point in time. Many companies choose to manage their business growth by partnering with a software development firm to create a custom solution tailor-made to their specific needs.

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12 Benefits of Custom Software Development

By: Dave Devitt
October 25th, 2017

Custom software development enables businesses to create a customized software solution built to solve their unique needs. Because every business is different, custom software development has grown in popularity over recent years as an alternative to boxed software solutions. Although custom software development has some upfront costs & work required to build this solution, it provides significant benefits to a business in the long run. Below you'll find 12 key benefits to using a custom software development solution in your business. 

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Business Management

Business Growth Management: Scaling Your Revenue

By: Dave Devitt
October 18th, 2017

Ever since the first machines were rolled out on the factory floor, automation has promised to radically transform the way that you manage business growth and serve your customers. Using automation through custom software development can both help you grow by getting more customers and also get more revenue from your existing customers.

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Business Management

Business Growth Management: Process Automation

By: Dave Devitt
October 11th, 2017

Too many businesses these days have too much to do and too little time with which to do it. Since there's not enough hours in the day to handle everything on their plate, work piles up, backlogs begin to swell, and errors become more commonplace.

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