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How to Choose a Software Development Partner for Critical Business Processes

You need software to run a critical business process in your firm and have decided a custom solution is right for you.  You’ve thought through your needs and the business problem you need to solve.  Now, how do you select a software development firm that can deliver exactly the right software? Do you want to go with a large IT company or a smaller firm?  Do they have experience in similar projects?  What are their technological expertise?  These questions are [...]

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Microsoft Customer Relationship Management Data Migration

Microsoft’s customer relationship management system, better known as Microsoft CRM, is a tool used by companies to organize, track, and maintain healthy relationships with its clientele. It’s not unusual for businesses to be a few updates behind the newest software. In order to migrate a CRM server to a newer version, its data will need to be extracted. There are two different ways to do this. One is to export directly out of the CRM application through its export [...]

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Build or Buy: Deciding between Custom Software or COTS

You need software to run your business effectively.  It is a core tool of your business operations and your people depend on it.  So when should you buy Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) software and configure it for your needs; and when should you consider a custom software solution? The reason I started Spot Solutions was to help firms gain valuable benefits from their software.  Too often I had seen software projects fail – either the wrong software tool was acquired or [...]

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How to prepare for Custom Software Development

At Spot Solutions, we make sure that your quality custom software is delivered on time and on budget. To achieve that, we have to build a productivity tool that tailors to your business needs. Here’s a guide to how you can help us achieve the business purpose of the software.  General Project Outline – Describe the project in general, what you are trying to do, what business problem you are trying to solve, and why this is important to your [...]

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