Every relationship starts with a needs assessment, finding out what your problem is. Obviously, meeting your needs is what you invited us for, so we must hear and understand them before we do anything else.

When we understand what you want, we need to deal with 2 situations... and how we do this will depend on you, the client.

Situation 1: "The new system must work like the old one."

Quite often, clients just want the new system to do what the old system did, perhaps with a few extras. This is a useful start, but it's like demanding that a calculator should behave just like an abacus, because we are familiar with the abacus!

Yes, we can do it, but it can be more expensive and less useful than taking a new approach.  We recognise that there can be real advantages to keeping what you know, but often there are better alternatives.

If you are willing to consider doing it differently we can solve various problems and make the system more flexible... but we won't change anything until you are completely happy that we have a better solution.

Situation 2: "Something completely new"

There are often real benefits in using new systems to do things that hadn't been considered before. What these are will depend on the detail of your requirements, but here are some examples:

So, if you are willing, we can often show you many ways to really get a valuable system with even better payback than your original plans. In particular, removing duplicate data entry is almost always worthwhile in that it reduces labour costs and input errors.

 

The most important thing is to offer you a solution that you love and that is within your budget- call us on 0115-840-5500 to book an appointment to see what we can do.


Every business and every process has particular things that prove restrictive. Perhaps it's senior management needing to participate in a critical process to ensure it's done properly, perhaps it's not being able to track batches properly. Whatever it is, removing that problem would be very helpful in making freeing senior management time.

Often, the real issues are not that complicated, but there is no real means to implement a fix with the current systems.

What we can offer is the ability to extend current systems, or indeed to completely replace them, so that you are able to work effectively.


Our work is to create business systems that are just right for you.

Databases are everywhere- keeping track of customer, products, invoices, accounts, and our speciality is to help you get one that works perfectly for you and your business. We convert the raw power of the technology into something that does the job quickly and at reasonable cost.

Having written database software for years and years, we have found a way to write a first draft in just a few hours. We can add a new table or report in just a couple of minutes (maybe 20 minutes for a really complicated table with all the options on). This doesn't need to take days and a huge expense! The consequence is that we can reduce development time by perhaps 2/3 compared with traditional methods, and, as you can actually use the draft right there and then, you can have added confidence that we are going to deliver what you need.

We suggest you Contact Us to discuss the options further.


Ideas come out of realising that there is a problem to solve, that something isn't working properly.

There is in fact a sequence of events in problem solving. The basic steps are:

  • Realising that there is a problem,
  • Identifying & describing the problem,
  • Finding solutions,
  • Picking a solution(s), and
  • Implementing the solution(s).

At the end of this, you are in a new situation. Maybe the solution worked perfectly, maybe not. If it didn't, then you need to repeat the sequence until you get to a point where you have the best possible result.

So, what are your problems? What keeps bothering you? Administration? Competition from China? Your overdraft? How about talking to us about the way forward- we might well be able to show you some really cost-effective ideas, and we could even provide Finance to help you afford it in these difficult times (Finance can save you money due to the different tax treatment).


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