Calculating the Total Cost of Software Ownership

Whether you’re using commercial software products or developing custom software to meet your technology needs there are always costs that need to be factored into your overall budget.  The term ‘Total Cost of Ownership’. or TCO, refers to the sum of all direct and indirect costs incurred by the software whether it be through development, […]

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The Importance of Keeping Your Software Up-to-Date

One of the greatest benefits of having a custom software application built specifically for your business is that it is tailored to your needs and can grow alongside your business and be enhanced accordingly. However, once you’ve made the decision to build custom software you are also signing on to maintain it. Ensuring your software […]

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Startup Resources in British Columbia’s Interior

While much of British Columbia’s technology and startup sector appears to be concentrated along the coastline the Interior of British Columbia is bustling with growth. Amidst the beautiful mountains, deep blue lakes, and manicured vineyards there is a lot going on in the tech community. Kelowna is home to world-class tech companies like StarDyne industries […]

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Optimizing Your SaaS Pricing Strategy

  Focusing on acquisitions and landing page conversions is all good and well, but as a business your ultimate goal is typically to translate those users into paying customers and generate as much profit as possible from them. Sometimes you can drastically increase your profit without any new acquisitions just by carefully evaluating your pricing. […]

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Maintaining Your Startup Vision While Listening To User Feedback

Change is essential to any successful business. Knowing how and when to pivot is crucial, especially for emerging startups. However, when you are putting forth a minimum viable product (MVP) and getting your first round of feedback from early adopters it can be difficult to maintain your vision and try to accommodate this small group of […]

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3 Common Development Roadblocks in Custom Workflow Software

We came across this great blog post by the Nebraska based Volano Solutions that we thought we would share with you. Originally written by their blogger, Courtney McGann.   ‘Our whole schtick is, “We make work flow”. So, it wouldn’t go over too well if our process wasn’t optimized for a smooth client experience. Can you […]

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Integrating CRM and Accounting Software

Customer Relationship Management applications are widely used as are accounting programs such as Quickbooks. If you’ve already implemented these solutions and are using them effectively you may wonder if integrating the two of them can further enhance business efficiency. Integrating your CRM and accounting tools will allow you to share your financial data with your […]

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Integrating Marketing Automation Platforms With Salesforce

It’s a fact- marketing and sales teams are more effective when they work together. One of the best ways to facilitate the collaboration of sales and marketing teams in by integrating their software. Connecting your CRM tools to marketing platforms is essential for an overall strategy for generating, nurturing, and maintaining leads: Marketing automation platforms typically […]

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Creating Repeatable Processes As Precursors To Automation

‘If you want a successful and scalable business it’s got to be a repeatable process-‘ Frank Bria There may be many processes within your business that could be effectively automated and handed off all or in part to software systems. However, if you haven’t refined the processes themselves and made them redundant then automating them […]

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