Legacy Software: To Rewrite or Not To Rewrite?

To rewrite or refactor legacy software, that is the question. The answer is really dependent on the circumstances, and Gravit-e has had its hand in both approaches. Legacy Software that is outdated or that has gone awry can certainly be the bane of a developer’s existence. It’s not uncommon for clients come to us with […]

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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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Decision Fatigue and Automation

Decisions require mental work and our capacity to do this mental work is not unlimited. When we are drained or stressed our willpower to make good decisions becomes depleted, resulting in decision fatigue. This is why we commonly act more impulsively and indulge more during times of stress on things like sweets. An article titled […]

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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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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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Minimum Viable Product. What does it really mean?

The term ‘Minimum Viable Product’ or ‘MVP’ is becoming more and more familiar in the business world and less and less understood. A minimum viable product is not merely the cheapest version of your product to develop, nor is it the smallest number of features. Indeed, an MVP may not even need to be a first version of the software you intend to develop.

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Customizing CRM Software

CRM software is without a doubt of great benefit to your sales team. However, not all CRM solutions are created equal and in many cases you may be better off creating your own.

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