Every business has tasks and processes they have to complete on a daily, weekly, quarterly or annual basis.
The question is not if you get them done it’s how you get them done? How long does it take? How many resources does it take?
How many other parts of the business could you be focusing on if you could free up employees and computers?
So what is business automation? Our definition is that it’s a toolset that replaces those recurring tasks that your business
does on a frequent basis with rules and logic. We design the user interface based on your needs.
We then program the logic and rules and, if applicable, build the necessary support structure such as tables and output files.
Other components of a business automation tool can interact with 3rd party systems as well ingest raw data either directly or through FTP.
The business automation tool can consist of a macro or formula driven spreadsheet, an access application or a full blown web based application.
We specialize in building Excel front ends with SQL backends. This provides an incredibly powerful, scabale and interactive tool.
Through the discovery process we can help you determine the best solution to fit your needs based on use and scalability.
That’s all well and good but what’s the process? How long does it take? Our process is pretty straight forward and involves 5 steps.
The first step is the discovery. This allows us to build the scope of work and allows us to meet with the stakeholders who will have constant
contact with the system. They’re input is invaluable because it allows us to identify all of the nuisances and particulars that don’t get
identified through the discovery process. The second step is development. Once we have the full scope of work then we can start developing
the final product. We provide constant updates and make sure you stay apprised of the status. The third step is testing. This is probably
one of the most critical steps as it allows us to iron out any bugs and modify the product to better meet your needs. The fourth step
involves training. We provide hands on training to make sure that everyone that will be using the product knows how. The fifth and final
step is deployment. This occurs after the bugs have been ironed out and all stakeholders are trained.
Below are a couple case studies from projects we’ve worked on and the end results