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Achieve Your Goals with Software Consulting
Software is what connects people with information. So when thinking about software systems, there’s more to success than just delivery of a product.
Software consulting is the art of creating custom software that actually meets your company’s needs. And because this software needs to match specific industry processes, understanding how your industry works matters. There are a lot of great software products out there, but if they’re not a fit for your industry, they probably won’t do much good towards accomplishing your goals.
If you’re tired of people saying “your software should work,” maybe it’s time to figure out a way to make that actually true! But as you evaluate different software options, you may get the feeling you’re being offered a product, not because it’s right for you, but because the sales person has a commission to hit.
At Entrance, we bring a consulting business model, an unbiased opinion and industry expertise in software development to every project. Our consultants are trained to know your industry and we have the experience developing software, which only comes from being out there and doing quality work every day.
Why Software Consulting?
Software is a tool to help people interact with information as intelligently and efficiently as possible. So when do you need help with your toolset? Here are some symptoms you might recognize:
- You get 15 reports a day and a separate quarterly overview, but still can’t easily problem solve on-the-fly or decide on the best path forward.
- You want to know what’s going on in the field, but that information gets lost on its way to you.
- You are constantly on the phone either asking or explaining what’s going on to clients – internally or externally.
- Your numbers from one system don’t match what’s coming from others. You’ve got a lot of data, but it just never adds up.
- You want to predict what will happen next, not based on experience and instinct, but on real numeric models.
- You’ve identified a process, which can be automated, but don’t know whether to buy a solution off the shelf, build something or buy and customize.
Sound like your company? Call our direct line to discuss your specific needs at 888-659-8588
Curious about the types of business questions we help answer? Check out our software consulting infographic for the oil and gas industry.
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Should you buy software or build it?
For those who need software, the first question is often whether to buy an off the shelf product or build a custom software application. Some buyers commit to a sub-par product and realize too late vital features or capabilities are missing. Why not let Entrance’s expert software consultants perform a comprehensive needs analysis, business process study and documentation overview? This will provide valuable insight as to whether buying or building would be the right fit and you will be able to assure your superiors the best option has been selected. Find out more information here about building custom software versus buying an off the shelf product!
Realizing that your company’s software needs an update can be an overwhelming prospect. Whether you are looking for something new or the current software just isn’t doing its job, be sure to consult with a technical expert to ensure you make the right choice about software modernization. If your company already owns a given software application, which it is not working as well as it should, there are a couple of reasons why this might be the case. It may be outdated or perhaps a small application programmed in-house for a small team was never intended to scale into a 2000 person company. No matter the issue, Entrance can provide consulting services starting with a Software Audit. We have developed our own Software Scorecard to help evaluate the effectiveness and security of software and database applications. Our software consultants will…
- review your software or database application line-by-line of code
- calculate its “score”
- explain the findings and make recommendations
Don’t spend more money on upkeep before you know what is worth saving! This valuable service will help you feel confident about how to go forward and develop a plan of action that works!
Software Consultants Who Listen to Your Needs
Entrance provides industry leading software consulting services combined with industry-specific knowledge and technical experience to guide you to the best decision for your needs. We want to deliver our clients the best possible outcome. To do this, we always start projects by helping clients identify core motivations in searching for a technology solution. In addition, our consultants always stay abreast of industry and technology changes and can bring a beneficial perspective to the table. The Entrance team can help ensure you end up with a low cost of ownership, continued toolset support and the skills to maintain your solution over the long term. With almost ten years of industry experience, we ask the right questions to make sure the changes we see coming are on your radar so you can keep up with the speed of your industry.
Find out more or sign up for a software audit to get started on your software project today!