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7 Types of Enterprise Architecture and Technology Custom Software Development Services We Provide

June 23, 2020
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At Ayoka Systems, we provide companies with custom software development services including enterprise architecture and technology services.

At Ayoka Systems, we provide custom software development services to businesses across a wide range of industries. From healthcare to finance, we have created custom solutions that help companies optimize their workflow and save costs. Our custom software solutions are scalable and can specifically integrate into your business, something that an off-the-shelf software would not be able to do as seamlessly. At Ayoka, we believe in working with your business as a team to learn about your software wants and needs. We focus on frequent communication to get your dream software developed efficiently. Here are 7 types of enterprise architecture and technology services we provide.

.NET Development Company

.NET is a unified platform made by Microsoft that we provide at Ayoka Systems. The .NET 5 will be released in November 2020. This system targets Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, Android, tvOS, watchOS, and WebAssembly. This is a single platform where all .NET code can be used. The platform brings a single code base with a consistent look and fee. JAVA and Swift will be available on the platforms. .NET is a great place to start for developers because it is a single platform and starting point for any type of coding. Developers will also have more choices when it comes to runtime experiences. At Ayoka, we are very experienced with .NET and know that it will help increase productivity, strengthen communication, and provide strong reporting for your business.

Java Custom Software Development Services Company

Java software solutions are beneficial for many types of companies. Java works across platforms and is widely used across a variety of industries. Java can be used for businesses of all sizes. Java can do things like API integration, customer relationship management, data analysis, and more. Java is so customizable that businesses can truly have their software needs met.

Vue Consultant

At Ayoka Systems, we are a Texas Vue consultant. Vue.js is an MIT open-source JavaScript framework that is used to build interfaces. It can also be used for desktop and mobile application development. Vue.js is perfect for things like single-page apps as it focuses on the view layer. One benefit of Vue is that it has faster load times and good overall performance. Vue is mostly used for working on user interfaces through HTML, CSS, and JS. Vue is typically used in smaller companies, although a larger company could also use Vue for one of their smaller projects.

PLC Integration

PLC software integration is common with our industrial customers. This allows things like automated control systems and near real-time transaction data. PLC provides manufacturers with cost-efficient automation and machine control software. PLC systems are sturdy! They are designed to withstand dust, moisture, heat, and cold. At Ayoka, we design software that can help industrial businesses with remote equipment monitoring, machine controls, temperature monitoring, motion control, data acquisition, and more. Features like remote equipment monitoring, automation of factory machine controls, and controlling the temperature can end up saving factories thousands of dollars.

MongoDB Database Custom Software Development

MongoDB solutions can be standalone applications or integrated with traditional relational databases. This database can be used across many industries. A pharmaceutical company could use it for drug interaction applications, while a utility company could use it to connect with smart meters to analyze usage. MongoDB allows for simplified app development. It makes the development process faster and less complex. Data is saved as BSON, providing efficient serialization format. Another benefit of the MongoDB technology is that it is NoSQL (Not Only SQL). This means the databases are minimally structured and can be scaled to hold large amounts of data. MongoDB also has a flexible data structure, enabling it to easily index and query data.

AI Custom Software Development Services

Another area of custom software development services we offer is in the world of AI. AI software has been used frequently in the realm of healthcare and medical research. At Ayoka, we have helped develop an AI solution for behavioral health analysis for patients who suffer from disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, Alzheimer’s, and more. This helps doctors move away from recording behavioral changes manually to using the AI software to analyze the changes for them. The software is very consistent and accurate and provides data beyond what humans can uncover. Our AI software runs on the cloud, meaning our clients don’t have to buy special hardware. AI is also the perfect solution for those doing research studies. The software allows users to perform automated multivariate testing and then provide extensive data.

AWS Migration

AWS (Amazon Web Services) migration is a way of moving data and workloads to the cloud. This helps companies save on IT costs while improving their efficiency, productivity, and flexibility of operations. At Ayoka, we are here to help you migrate your workload to AWS. Migrating to AWS is a great solution for businesses across a variety of industries. Businesses will benefit from the secure cloud that allows for better flexibility and efficiency when it comes to day-to-day operations and higher-level business agility.

At Ayoka Systems, we know that custom software development services are the way to go, as opposed to off-the-shelf options. Your business needs software that can be catered specifically to your needs and is scalable based on your size. Instead of forcing an off-the-shelf software to integrate into your systems, hire a software development company, like Ayoka Systems, to develop a custom solution. At Ayoka, we have years of experience helping customers across a wide range of industries, including retail, transportation, healthcare, financial services, e-government, and manufacturing. We provide many different enterprise architecture and technology services, including .NET development, Java, Vue, PLC integration, MongoDB, AI, and AWS migration. For more information about our custom software development process and how it can help your business, contact Ayoka Systems today.

Custom Software Solutions for the Healthcare Industry

June 9, 2020
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Custom software is beneficial for healthcare providers as it makes them more efficient and effective and better able to care for patients.

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When it comes to software, apps, and web development, custom is the way to go. In the healthcare industry, it is important that systems are secure, efficient, and aim to help give patients the best care possible. A custom software solution gives doctors’ offices, hospitals, and other medical care facilities the ability to perform processes that are specific to their needs. At Ayoka Systems, we have worked on many projects in the healthcare industry. Read on to learn about some of the services we can provide to help your processes become more customized and more efficient.

Custom Software Development

Did you know that it is estimated to cost twice as much to store paper medical records versus storing them electronically? Many medical providers are still stuck in the past and using paper records. At Ayoka Systems, we develop software for medical providers so that patient medical records can be stored electronically. In addition, we provide software to help in the following areas:

  • Practice management
  • Billing
  • Payroll
  • Human resources automation

When it comes to the healthcare industry, privacy and security are vital since records contain personal health information. At Ayoka, we are very familiar with HIPAA standards and how they relate to custom software.

Medical App Development

App-based technology is helpful for both medical providers and patients. The apps can be web- or mobile-based, depending on your needs. One current development that many medical providers are taking advantage of is telemedicine. During the global pandemic, many patients are hesitant to go see their doctors as they normally would for fear of contracting the virus. Telemedicine apps allow doctors and patients to meet virtually in a secure way. Telemedicine is here to stay! Many providers are interested in keeping telemedicine options even when the pandemic is over.

Another way apps can be used in the medical office is to make clinical decisions. Custom apps can help doctors make care decisions based on symptoms. Apps can also be used to collect and analyze many different types of data. In addition, apps can be very useful for patients. Education and self-care apps help patients learn about what they can do at home to stay healthy. This app could be an exercise tracker, or one that gives daily health tips on topics like sleep and nutrition. Your patients will appreciate having access to these resources from their own devices at home. Apps are also helpful when it comes to appointment scheduling. At the end of the appointment, providers quickly schedule a follow-up through the app, reducing the work that the receptionists will need to do. At Ayoka Systems, we want to hear how an app could help your practice. Share with us your ideas and we will help them become a reality.

Accountable Care Solutions

When it comes to medical care, the fee-for-service model does not encourage providers to reduce overall spending. On the other hand, if providers are penalized for recommending costly services to patients, then the healthcare of patients could suffer. The goal of Accountable Care Solutions (ACOs) is to help patients get the best health outcome per dollar spent. The ACO software helps providers reduce quality errors, improves their guidance for differential diagnoses, and creates an overall operational improvement. Here are some things ACO software can do:

  • Manage prescriptions and administration of medications more effectively
  • Discourage providers from giving tests that will have no effect on treatment regardless of findings
  • More streamlined workflow
  • Better utilizes resources

Cognitive Health Custom Software Development

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Cognitive testing is very important in the senior population. It helps providers understand if a patient has a disease like Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other forms of memory loss. There is a lack of standardized control when it comes to cognitive testing. At Ayoka, we create software and apps that help providers deliver tests and record results. The process is quick, easy, standardized, and enables providers to easily analyze data. Perhaps the best benefit of all is that it can help with early detection of memory issues in patients.

Healthcare Web Development

In the healthcare industry, it is essential to take a step beyond simply having electronic patient records at the office. Having a strong web-based system gives providers the opportunity to provide real-time communication, patient online resources, insurance/billing management, patient surveys, health apps, healthcare staff training modules, and more! At Ayoka Systems, we make sure that when it comes to healthcare web development, our solutions are flexible and curated to your needs. As with other aspects of your practice, we also ensure that any of your web-based programs are HIPAA-compliant.

Electronic Medical Claims

When medical providers file electronic claims, they must be in compliance with Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) 837 Standard. This ensures that medical providers are staying compliant with HIPAA rules and regulations. At Ayoka Systems, we understand how this system must comply with HIPAA. We also know that HIPAA standards change over time, so the software must be adaptable. We develop a smart client solution for EDI processing. The system is beneficial for medical providers because it is extremely customizable. The systems also have offline capability, so that it will still work even if the network connection is down. The web-based electronic medical records can be supported across various platforms and have data encryption to ensure privacy.

As a medical provider, it is time to consider custom software. At Ayoka Systems, we have a lot of experience customizing software for the healthcare industry. We can help your practice implement things like apps, web-based programs, accountable care solutions, cognitive testing software, and more. Our goal is to make providers more efficient and effective, because in the long run this will keep patients happier and healthier. For more information about the healthcare services we provide, contact us today.

 

Is Custom Software Development a Part of Your Business Plan?

May 26, 2020
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Is custom software development a part of your business plan? The answer should always be “yes!” Custom software is a way that your company can use technology to improve efficiency and drive revenue. This software provides benefits well beyond an out-of-the-box solution. At Ayoka Systems, we have helped many different clients in many different industries by creating custom software that fits the needs and goals of their businesses. Read on to learn more about the benefits of custom software and begin to think about how it can help your business.

Drives Revenue

First and foremost, custom software drives revenue. Custom software is specifically catered to your business. It can be developed so that it does exactly what you need it to do, when you need to get it done. For example, at Ayoka Systems, we were able to help a restaurant to gain more orders and increase their revenue through a custom software solution. Through the software, customers were able to take orders through the mobile app and then suggest potential upsells or offer on-the-spot deals. This increased the number of ticket orders placed by their customers. Whatever industry you are in, there is a way for custom software to positively affect your bottom line.

Increases Efficiency

In addition to driving revenue, custom software also increases the efficiency of your daily processes. With software, things become much more automated. In the example above of the restaurant taking orders over their mobile app, this is much more efficient that customers placing orders over the phone. The efficient process allows employees to be allocated to other pressing tasks. As you work on your business plan, think about processes that are currently being done by hand. How could these be automated? Would automation save you time and money? Discuss your thoughts with Ayoka Systems. We are willing to talk through your ideas and think of custom solutions to improve the efficiency of your day-to-day tasks.

Custom Software Development Designed to Fit Your Business

Custom software development is beneficial to any business! It will help increase efficiency and drive revenues in a way that is specific to your business.

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Another benefit of investing in custom software is that it is designed to fit your business needs. Out-of-the-box software solutions can work, but in general they will not fully fit the needs of your business. For example, they may be designed for larger businesses and you could be a start-up with only two employees. Business owners often spend a lot of time and effort trying to figure out how to make this type of software work. Instead, invest in custom software so that everything is designed to fit your business.

At Ayoka Systems, we have worked with businesses in many different industries from healthcare to retail and everything in between! We are familiar with the needs of various businesses in these industries, so we want to hear from you about your custom needs! Don’t be afraid to reach for the stars! This software is designed to make you money in the long run. Remember, this software is truly built from the ground up. Whatever you need to happen, we can make it work.

Cross-Platform Compatibility

Another issue when getting an out-of-the-box software solution for your company is that sometimes it is difficult to connect that software with your already-existing platforms and programs. For example, maybe you want your point of sales software system to easily connect to your QuickBooks for accounting purposes. Without custom software, connections like this might not be possible. Discuss with Ayoka Systems any preexisting software systems you have that will need to be integrated with your new custom software. We can make the integration happen, which will further reduce manual processes and increase efficiency.

Next Steps for Custom Software Development

If you think all of this sounds great and are ready to jump in, here are the next steps. First, contact Ayoka Systems with your ideas, custom software timeline, and budget. We will set up a time to come talk to your team about your software needs. We will propose a programming strategy based on what we discuss. Next, we develop a Detailed Design Document™ (DDD™) that fully explains how this new custom software will help you meet your business goals. We will also provide you with an estimate of how long the development will take and when it will be ready to test out and then use.

Once the software is fully developed and live, our relationship does not end! We are here to provide support and make any additional tweaks to get your software just right. An added benefit of working with us is that our software is 100% made in the USA. If you call us for support, you will never find an outsourced overseas employee on the other end of the phone. Providing you with the best service possible is our number-one goal. Our custom software comes at an affordable price. It is well worth the investment given the chance for increased revenue in the long run.

The Best Time for Custom Software Development is Now!

At Ayoka Systems, we believe that custom software development is a needed solution for your business. Custom software is built from the ground up to directly reflect the needs and goals of your business. Overall, it greatly improves efficiency and drives revenue. No matter what industry your business is in, you will find much more success with custom software than you will trying to buy something premade. At Ayoka Systems, our team works with your team to create solutions. Our many years of experience give us perspective on what is important when it comes to custom software. We share with clients what works and what doesn’t work with custom software. With your input and ideas, we will work efficiently to produce your software.

The best time to implement a custom software solution is now! Don’t wait another day! Put yourself on the path to greater efficiency and higher revenues. Contact Ayoka Systems for more information regarding custom software development and how it can help your business.

Custom Software: What New Managers Need to Know

May 12, 2020
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Switching to custom software is a big decision but one that will pay off in the long run. Read on to learn what managers should know about the switch.

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Switching to custom software is a great business decision. It will help make your business overall much more effective and efficient. Working with off-the-shelf software can be frustrating. Often it does not fit exactly with your company’s needs. This is where custom software comes into play. It is built from the ground up. The software is designed to fit your company’s mission, vision, and overall goals. If you are a new manager seeking change by transitioning to custom software, there are some things you need to know. Read on to learn more about switching to a custom software platform.

Budget

The first thing managers should consider when switching to custom software is the budget. At Ayoka Systems, we are focused on creating custom software for your business that is within your budget. Keep in mind, custom software is generally a greater investment than off-the-shelf software. Despite the initial higher investment, many businesses that use custom software see a reduction in costs and a high return on investment. Discuss your budget with Ayoka, and we will help you find a solution that is cost-effective for you.

Industry-Specific Custom Software

The most important thing to know about custom software from Ayoka Systems is that it is industry-specific. We have clients across all sorts of industries, including retail, manufacturing, healthcare, financial, e-government, and transportation. This allows us to understand what types of software are needed based on the day-to-day processes and operations specific to each industry. We want to work with you to figure out what you need from the software. Since the software is built from the ground up, we can focus on what works and is needed in your specific industry.

Improves Processes

Another thing for managers to be aware of is that custom software will greatly improve operations. While this is a good thing, it will require the manager to think about how things will change with the new processes. Employees will be able to do tasks a lot faster, meaning they will have free time to work on other tasks. The custom software route may cause managers to reallocate work differently. It can also allow managers to assign staff to different roles. Processes such as customer orders or returns can now be customized exactly to your liking instead of trying to modify an off-the-shelf system. In addition, the software can produce reports in a timely manner. Instead of an employee having to pull together data by piecemeal, the software can produce reports with the exact information you need – instantly.

Realistic Completion Time

Another issue that management needs to be aware of is the realistic completion time of switching to custom software. Managers should understand that changes made along the way could delay the timeline. In addition, it is essential that the software is not rolled out too soon. It needs to be thoroughly tested. All bugs need to be addressed before it goes live. There is a fine line between releasing it too early and waiting too long. At Ayoka Systems, we help you to find that balance so you can roll your software out at the perfect time.

Employee Training

As with any new system or cultural change, employee training will be necessary. Managers should set aside time dedicated to training employees on the new software. All employees interacting with the software should attend the training sessions. In addition, employees should understand their specific responsibilities when interacting with the software. The better they are trained, the easier the rollout of the new software will be.

Cross-Platform Compatibility

Managers also need to consider cross-platform compatibility when implementing new software. This has to do with how the new software will integrate and communicate with preexisting software. Before the software design process begins, share any cross-platform compatibility needs with Ayoka Systems. This will be very helpful to know as we design the software to work effectively in your business.

Custom Software Mobile Use

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In today’s digital age, many companies are using mobile devices. Mobile devices help the company run more smoothly. Mobile devices include phones and tablets, so the software should work on these devices. Before the software development phase begins, have a discussion with Ayoka about what types of software you need for mobile devices.

Relationship with A Custom Software Development Firm

Using custom software for your business can come with a lot of questions. Ayoka understands that implementing new software is a process. We want managers to rest assured that our team is here to help. Even after delivery, we are available to make changes, provide support, and continuously develop the software. We are more than happy to help support you every step of the way.

Switching to custom software is a big step for a company to take. Not only will it change the culture of your business, but it will also make processes much more effective and efficient. As a manager, there are some important things to think about during this transition to custom software.

Managers need to set a budget for the software development process. They should also brainstorm what they want the software to do. In addition, managers should understand how long software development will take and create a staff training plan based on that timeline. It is also important to think about potential cross-platform integration needs. Also, consider whether or not you need the software to work on mobile devices. Last but not least, Ayoka Systems wants managers to know that we are here to support them in this custom software journey every step of the way. From planning to development to implementation and beyond, we want to help create high-quality software by providing top-notch support. For more information about our custom software services, contact Ayoka Systems today.

 

 

Software Development on a Deadline

April 28, 2020
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Investing in custom software is a great way to make your business more efficient and effective. At Ayoka we provide custom software development services.

At Ayoka Sytems, we make custom software for clients in a wide range of industries. We specialize in software development for the retail, transportation, financial services, e-government, healthcare, and manufacturing industries. In order to have a successful business, custom software is the way to go. At Ayoka, we work with you to learn about your business and create software that helps you get the job done. We also pride ourselves on being able to provide you software at an affordable price. As a new business or a business looking to grow, you might need your custom software developed on a deadline. Read on to learn about how we can help you get custom software quickly.

Why Custom Software Development?

The idea behind custom software development is that the software will do exactly what your business needs to be effective and efficient. While out-of-the-box software can work in some situations, if your business is truly looking to grow and improve, custom software is the answer. The software is made specifically for your business. It is easily adaptable to any changes that need to be made. In addition, custom software is much more secure. Also, custom software can easily be made to fit the size of your company. A lot of off-the-shelf software is designed for large companies and may not work well with your business model.

Another great thing about custom software is that it can easily integrate with different departments of your business instead of each one working separately on different applications. If your business does not need fully customized software, semi-custom software is an option as well. This option can typically be designed faster as it is a smaller project.

Custom software will make your business better as a whole. Through more efficient and effective operations, you will be able to provide better support and services to your customers. Also, having custom software helps businesses avoid crashes. The software is extensively tested to make sure there are no bugs. If there is an issue, Ayoka is always available to help.

Early Delivery

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There are many reasons why companies have tight deadlines when it comes to software development. At Ayoka Systems, our mantra is that early delivery solves all problems. Often new businesses will want custom software as soon as possible so that they can get their business running quickly. Established businesses that are having issues with their current software might also want a quick turnaround for custom software development. Whatever the reason, at Ayoka, we are up for the job. We understand that you are under a time crunch, and we will work with you to meet your goals.

How Do We Do It?

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We work hard to meet your deadlines because we understand how important your business is to you. We have found that the fastest and lowest risk way to meet a deadline is to come interview your team and propose a programming strategy for your input. There is no need to prepare anything for this interview; it is simply a way for us to get to know your business and software needs.

After the interview, we develop what we call a Detailed Design Document™ (DDD™) that outlines what your business goals are and how technology will help you meet those goals. Next, we will propose an agile spring release plan with milestone dates so that you know what to expect. During this whole process, let us take the stress off of you. We want you to focus on what you do best, which is running your business, while we take over the technological side. As mentioned above, going the semi-custom route will also cut down on design time. During the interview process, we will discuss with you what makes sense and whether semi-custom is a good option or if going the extra mile for fully customized software is more beneficial.

What Happens After the Software Development Deadline?

At Ayoka Systems, we strongly believe that once we hand over the custom software that our job is not done. We will provide support to help you get the software implemented into your day-to-day operations. Whether you have questions about access or employee training, we are here to help. In addition, as your company continues to grow, you might need tweaks made to the software to fit your expanding business. We are more than happy to further customize your software to best fit your current needs. Our goal is to continue providing you with software support long after we reach the development deadline.

Why Pick Ayoka Systems?

So many companies create custom software solutions – what makes Ayoka different? Our software is made in the USA. Rest assured that if you need support or instant help, you will not have to call a number that leads to an outsourced overseas call center. We meet with all of our clients to gain in-depth knowledge about your business objectives and how software can help you meet your goals. Our vision is to create custom software that is affordable for you and in the end positively affects the bottom line of your business.

Need custom software development? In a time crunch? Have no fear, Ayoka Systems is here. We are highly experienced in getting custom software developed in a turnaround time that works for you and your business. We work closely with you to determine goals and objectives, and then we create a plan to get things done on your timeline. After the deadline passes, we continue to provide software support to answer any questions you have. Our software is 100% USA made and comes at an affordable price. In addition, we have designed software for a plethora of businesses in different industries, so rest assured that we will know how to help your company. For more information about software development services, contact Ayoka Systems today.

 

 

Interested in Business Growth? Find a Database Development Company

April 14, 2020
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One of the best ways to see your business grow is to have data organized in a database. This helps your business to be more effective and efficient when pulling data. Many small businesses and startups have their data stored all over the place. While this may be comfortable, over time it will become cumbersome to find what you are looking for. This is where a database development company like Ayoka Systems comes into play. At Ayoka, we build custom databases for companies in a wide range of industries. In addition, we can help organize your data in an effective way that makes sense for your business. Read on to learn how a custom database can be helpful.

What Are You Doing Now?

Usually, businesses start off storing data all over the place. It could be in Excel spreadsheets, Microsoft Word documents, on a Google drive, and buried in emails. While all of these are good tools to use, they are not necessarily great places to store data in the long term. It is difficult to quickly retrieve data and run reports when it is stored across different applications. Fortunately, there is a better way!

Custom Database Development & Design

At Ayoka Systems, we work with businesses to develop custom databases. There are two types of databases. The first is called DSS (Decision Support System). A DSS stores historical data. Because of this, a DSS is not updated frequently. The second type of database is called OLTP (Online Transactional Processing). These databases are constantly updating in real time. Reports and queries can be run in OLTP databases, but they are at a much larger and more detailed level when using a DSS.

This may sound complicated and be over your head, and that is exactly why you need a database development company to help. Eventually, our main goal is to take care of the technical side of things to help you provide the best service to your customers. We want to work with you to learn about your business goals and how your day-to-day operations work so that we can build customer enterprise applications that are relevant to your company.

Database Optimization

Once you have your custom database in place, data optimization is key. This helps the database quickly run through information to provide the user with the exact information that they need. An SQL Server Automated Index can optimize the data. At Ayoka Systems, we can help get your database organized so that it is providing you with the best information possible.

Designed to Work in Your Industry

It is crucial that the database you are using is designed to work within the framework of your business. This is why it is so important to work with a database development company that creates custom databases. At Ayoka, we work with companies in the retail, transportation, financial, e-government, healthcare, and manufacturing industries. We create databases for all of our clients that fit their business needs and goals and help them to interact with their customers/clients/patients in the most efficient and effective way possible.

In the retail world, databases can help with point-of-sale solutions, supply chain management, inventory, and CRM. The transportation industry needs a database designed to help with things like supply chain management, online scheduling, and communication. In the financial services industry, the databases provide services to help with cash management, accounts receivable, accounts payable, asset management, and risk and business analysis. In the e-government industry, the goal of the databases is to provide more transparency and eliminate paper transactions. Within the healthcare world, it is important to have a database that keeps everything organized while complying with HIPAA. Our custom healthcare databases help providers organize medical records, invoices, purchase orders, and more. For those businesses in the manufacturing industry, efficiency and responsiveness are key. Our databases help save your business money by tracking fluctuations in currencies and commodity prices and providing web browser-based human-machine interface.

Connect to 3rd Party Systems

A database can also be connected to third party systems. The database will connect to EDI messages, ERP account, CRM systems, and more! This will help all of your employees get on the same page.

Reporting

Investing in custom database is a great way to help your business grow. The first step is working with a database development company to determine a plan.

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One of the most essential parts about having a database to organize all of the data is the reporting features. As we say at Ayoka, “the information inside your database is useless unless you can extract important and vital details from the rows upon rows of data inside them.” There are many different tools that can be used to extract the necessary data. Windows Reporting Services (WRS) is one simple solution that can generate reports immediately. Crystal Reports is another system that shows graphical reports. Additionally, Business Intelligence and Reporting Tool (BIRT) is another good system that generates reports.

Don’t feel overwhelmed by the reports. We will sit down with you to gain an understanding of what type of information you are looking for in your reports. Whether it is details about product orders or patients in a healthcare practice, we can utilize the tools to get you the reports you need. When you’re thinking about custom reports, it is crucial to understand exactly what data your business needs to grow and succeed. Be creative when it comes to pulling data. What reports can you obtain that will help to move the needle and positively affect your bottom line?

Finding the Best Database Development Company For Your Business

As your business is looking to grow and expand, working with a database development company is critical to your success. At Ayoka Systems, we work with a variety of businesses across different industries to provide database solutions that will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations. Our goal is to help you find solutions to organizing and reporting data that will, in the end, enhance your ability to provide top-notch customer service. For more information about how a database can help your business, contact us today.

 

Mobile Application Development: 4 Recent Trends You Should Know

March 31, 2020
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Mobile application development is a hot topic in today's digital world. These apps can help remote worker be more effective.

Companies with control systems and large equipment often spend a lot of time and money monitoring their assets. Frequently, these pieces of equipment and systems are located in remote places. This means employees have to be flown in when issues arise. With the rise of mobile application development, this may no longer be an issue. Save time and money by investing in a mobile app. This will help you monitor your company’s assets. Here are four recent trends in the mobile app world.

Monitor Assets

Monitoring large industrial assets can be difficult since they are generally located in remote areas. Also, they are frequently watched over by employees who don’t necessarily understand all the ins and outs of keeping the equipment running properly. Engineers and other employees often have to travel to make repairs or fix issues. With a mobile app, all of this can change. Employees who live and work far away can now monitor their equipment via a mobile app. In addition, these apps are extremely easy to use and are in real time. This allows workers to monitor the various operations of the assets from afar.

Integration of AI and Mobile Device

The recent integration of AI and mobile apps has made it easier for employees to work together on troubleshooting issues with assets without having to be in the same place. Technology, like video annotation, has proved to help fix issues. This allows everyone to see what is going on in real time on their screen, as opposed to just hearing about it over the phone.

In-App Notifications

Another benefit of a mobile app is that it can have in-app notifications to direct employees to high-priority actions. This is an easy way for a manager to organize their employees and for employees to know exactly what they should be working on.

Perfect for Remote Workers

Last but not least, mobile applications are extremely helpful for remote workers. In today’s world, more employees than ever are working from home. Apps allow them to stay connected with their coworkers and with the business. In addition, apps provide workers with access to asset monitoring from the comfort of their own home.

Mobile application development is always expanding and creating new features to help people. In recent news, mobile apps are being used to help remote workers monitor assets through the use of their mobile devices and AI technology. For more information about mobile applications and how they can help your business, contact us today.

5 Factors That’ll Make You Think Twice about Your Software Programming Company

March 18, 2020
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Getting a high-quality software programming company is one of the most important factors in growing the online portion of your business. In today’s digital world, it is crucial to have a functioning, attractive website. Many companies also include an e-commerce store on their website. Picking the perfect software company can be difficult. Read on for 5 signs that you may be working with the wrong software programming company.

The Software Programming Company Does Not Know Your Business Model

If your software company does not know your business model, then they are not the right company for you. It is impossible for a software company to create high-quality custom software for your business if they aren’t even sure what it is you do. At Ayoka Systems, we believe in our developer team working side-by-side with your company. We will learn the daily ins and outs of your business. This helps us create software that in the end will help you.

Don’t Understand Your Vision

Another sign that you are using the wrong software company is if they don’t understand your long-term vision. It is impossible to accomplish your goals as a business if the software programmers don’t even know what these goals are. In order to have customized software that will help you achieve what you need to in the future, the programmers need to be fully invested in the company vision.

Are Uninformed About Your Industry

A big red flag when it comes to working with software programmers is when they don’t understand the industry you work in. If you are in the agriculture business but your programmer has never had a client in that industry, it will be difficult for them to know how to cater the customer software specifically to your business.

They Are Not on the Same Page Budget-Wise

It is critical that the company and software programmers are on the same page budget-wise. If not, the company may find themselves paying extra for services they did not know they would be receiving and may not want. Before signing on with a software programming company, sit down and write up a very detailed contract.

The Software Programming Company Does Not Have Good Customer Service

Another red flag is when your software company does not have good customer service. You should always be able to reach your company quickly and not to worry about being put on hold. It is vital that if something goes wrong with the software, you can reach someone who can help you.

As your business goes through the process of picking a software programming company, make sure that it is someone who is aligned with your business model, vision, and industry. This company should also have outstanding customer service. At Ayoka Systems, we provide all of these things. For more information about the services we provide, contact us today.

 

7 Tips Before Picking a Custom Web Design Company

March 3, 2020
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Ayoka Systems is a custom web design company who will help you business build their website. Learn what to do before picking a custom web designer.

Custom website design is a great investment for companies to make. Rather than simply picking a website template online such as WordPress, why not make a site that is customized to your business? You will have more freedom over the design and will be much less limited in what the website can do. Read on to learn 7 things to do before picking a custom web design company.

Figure Out Exactly What You Want

The first step is creating a plan where you figure out exactly what you want the website to look like. Document everything from the desired graphics to any functionalities the website should be able to perform. This will help give you and the custom web design company a good idea about where to begin and the amount of work necessary to proceed.

Know Your Industry In and Out

Before starting the process of creating a custom website, be sure that you know your industry in and out. Understand how a custom website will be beneficial to the business and what needs to go on the website. Analyze the website of companies similar to yours to get ideas.

Research How the Custom Web Design Company Interacts with Clients

When finding the perfect web design company, it is important to consider communication. The goal is to find a company that will be available to answer questions promptly and provide immediate help should anything go wrong.

Understand how Working with a Custom Web Design Company will Benefit Your Business

Another thing to consider is how a custom website will benefit your business. A custom website is very beneficial in many ways. Write a list of how you want the website to help your company. This will be a good guide during the web design process.

Determine the Security Component

Determine how the web design company will keep your website secure and safe. This is especially important if you have an e-commerce site and are accepting customers’ credit card numbers and personal information.

Recognize How the Custom Web Design Company Will Handle A Crash

Another important component of a custom website is figuring out how the web design company will help in the case of a crash. Although custom websites are less prone to crashing, it is inevitable that all websites will go down at some point. Learn how the web design company will work with you promptly to get the website up and running to prevent disturbing the flow of business.

Determine the Timeline

Last but not least, determine a timeline for setting up the custom website. This will be important to discuss with your future web design company. Setting up a custom site takes time, so it is important that everyone is on the same page about the timeline from the beginning.

Launching a custom website is very exciting and beneficial for businesses. Before diving in headfirst and picking any random custom web design company, do your research and consider exactly what you want for your website. At Ayoka Systems, we will help you through every step of the custom website design process. For more information about our services, contact us today.

 

 

 

Why Ayoka Is the Best Choice for Texas Web Development

February 17, 2020
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Looking for Texas web development? In that case, you have choices. As a matter of fact, those choices can get overwhelming, especially if you have a specific software project that you want done well. So what makes Ayoka in particular the best for web development? Our clients could tell you plenty of reasons, but for now let’s stick with the top four. 

Ayoka Is Local 

First of all, if you want Texas web development, then you want a web development service based in Texas. That may sound obvious, but lots of web development companies do most of their work overseas. This approach is often cheaper for the development company, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t come at a cost. Clients may have to wait longer for their product, and getting support is much more difficult in these circumstances. Ayoka, however, isn’t an overseas company. In fact, we’re right here in Texas. As a result, you get easy communication, and you won’t have to worry about delays. 

Ayoka Works with Several Industries 

Next, you should make sure that your Texas web development company has the right expertise. We’re not just talking about software expertise, either. The right web developers will understand your industry. If you’re developing web software for healthcare, for example, you need a team that understands HIPAA compliance. The Ayoka team has worked with clients in several industries. We’ve developed software for healthcare, finance, retail, transportation, and much more. 

Ayoka Puts Clients First 

Our clients matter to us more than anything else, and that’s why we always put our clients first. Our clients are at the center of our web development process. We always make sure that our clients get exactly what they need and more, and we’re always available when our clients need product support. If you have questions at any point of the process, we’d be happy to answer them. 

Ayoka Exceeds Expectations 

Among Texas web development companies, Ayoka is known for exceeding expectations. For the Ayoka team, enough is never enough. We’re always asking ourselves how we can make things better, easier, and faster for our clients. However, just because we exceed expectations doesn’t mean that we don’t have fair prices. As a matter of fact, our pricing has always been competitive. 

Texas Web Development 

Looking for the best Texas web development team? Ayoka is here to help. Talk to us today about your web development project. Let’s work together to turn your goal into a reality.

How You Can Tell if You Need a Software Code Audit

February 3, 2020
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Do you need a software code audit? What about a broader software quality assessment? Code audits and assessments examine software for potential viruses and vulnerabilities. They reveal the ways in which a software can be compromised. These are highly useful processes, but how can you know if your commercial software needs them? Here are a few clues. 

You’re Acquiring or Merging 

A software code audit can help you make sure that you’ve got all of your due diligence bases covered. When you’re acquiring another company, merging with a company, or having your company acquired, an audit can reveal possible bugs that may show up after the merger. With a thorough due diligence audit, you can rest assured that everything will stay fair, legal, and simple. 

You’re Buying New Software 

If you’re buying new software, then your engineering team should include a software code audit as part of the process. This way, by the time your software gets to you, it’s fully protected and ready to go. If you’re thinking about buying custom software, ask your development team about their code auditing process. Ideally, their process should be thorough and detailed. 

You’re Experiencing Glitches 

If your software has been glitching or running slowly recently, it could be a sign that your software has a bug or has been hacked. With a professional audit, you can get to the root of the problem. Whether you ultimately replace your software or you fix the problem, your code audit can tell you where to start and let you know exactly what’s going on. When it comes to your own software, you need to be in the loop. 

You’ve Had Your Software for a While 

You may not be ready to replace your software yet, but what if you’ve had it for several years? Once your software has gone through several updates, a code audit is a good idea. Since technology evolves over time, an audit can show you if your software is vulnerable in light of the latest tech developments. Plus, it can help you make sure that your software is still safe from hackers. 

Software Code Audit 

Do you need a software code audit? Ayoka Systems can provide a complete audit as part of our due diligence service. We can make sure that your software runs smoothly and stays protected from harm. We also develop custom software, and we perform meticulous code audits before we deploy any software system. Want to learn more? We’d love to hear from you. Contact us today to start a conversation.

What You Should Know about Cognitive Software Technologies

January 20, 2020
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Cognitive software is software that imitates human thought. However, unlike human thought, cognitive software can analyze a virtually unlimited amount of factors when it makes decisions. Humans, on the other hand, can usually only process a handful of factors at a time. Back in July, we discussed some of the industries that benefit from cognitive software technologies. Maybe you’ve already decided that cognitive software is right for you. If so, here are a few things that you should know. 

Choosing the Right Source 

First of all, you’ll want to make sure that you get your software from the right source. You have a lot of options, so how do you make sure you’re choosing the right software company? Start by looking for companies that develop customized software. When it comes to cognitive software technologies, customization will take you much farther than off-the-shelf software. With customization, your software will be optimized with your specific business in mind. 

Next, look for software developers who work closely with their clients to provide them with exactly what they want. Communication is everything. In this case, your best bet is looking for US-based companies. You’ll have better access to communication, and you’ll face fewer delays due to time zones. 

Obviously, you should look for developers who have experience with cognitive software technologies. When you talk to different companies, ask about their experience with cognitive software and your industry. 

Finally, your software development team should offer excellent customer support and have consistently good reviews. 

Get to Know Your Software 

What else should you know about cognitive software technologies? You’ll need time to get to know your new software, especially if you don’t normally use cognitive software for business. Because cognitive software imitates human thought, working with your new software is almost like getting to know a person. Give yourself time to explore your software’s features. You should also set aside time for employee training on the new software. Feel free to ask your software developers lots of questions, too. Your development team can help you make the most of your software. 

Stay Up to Date 

Cognitive software technologies are becoming increasingly popular. By using these technologies, you’re keeping your business up to date. This way, your competition can’t sneak past you, and you’ll see lots of benefits with customer interaction, marketing, and other business factors. 

Cognitive Software Technologies 

Ready to transform your business with cognitive software technologies? Let the Ayoka team help. We develop custom cognitive software for healthcare, education, finance, and plenty of other industries. Contact us today to start with a free consultation. Let’s talk about your software needs and how cognitive tech can help.

Have You Considered Semi-Custom Software?

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Custom software can give you more freedom, scalability, and clarity than your standard off-the-shelf software choices. Still, not everyone is ready for fully customized software just yet. If you want some customization but don’t want to overhaul your entire system, why not look into semi-custom software instead? With semi-custom software, you get to keep your current software, but your team will engineer some specific customizations for your business. Why do people choose the semi-custom route? Here are some of the most common reasons. 

Stand Out 

Semi-custom software provides the same basic benefits that fully-customized software does. When you choose partially-customized software, you can still provide the service and experience that standardized software can’t provide. As a result, you’ll still stand out among the competition. 

Faster Turnaround 

A lot of people need customization quickly. For example, thanks to the recent CBD boom, agriculture and sales entities have had to expand their software along with their expanding businesses. However, customization takes time. The development process has several stages. Semi-custom software, however, doesn’t take as long as fully customized software because it’s naturally a smaller project. As a result, you can start using your software more quickly than if you choose the completely customized route. 

Cost Reduction 

A lot of business owners want custom software but need a way to reduce costs. If that sounds like you, then semi-custom software can help you save money. It’s a cost-effective way to get the most from your software. Whether or not you choose full customization later, partial customization can help you save money now. 

Exactly What You Need 

You might already be happy with your current software, but maybe there’s just one thing that needs improvement. If you’re mostly happy with your software, then there’s no reason to change everything about it. Why not just fix the one thing that causes trouble? Or why not just enhance the one thing that could go the extra mile? If you take the semi-custom route, you can do that. 

Semi-Custom Software 

Whether you want semi-custom software or fully-customized software, Ayoka Systems is here to help. We’ll work with you to learn everything there is to know about your software needs. Whether you already have a plan or need help coming up with the basics, we’ve got you covered. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help. When it comes to software development, you want the most creative and detail-oriented team on your side. Ayoka Systems is that team.

What Does the CBD Boom Mean for Custom Software?

December 23, 2019
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CBD products are everywhere. From specialized shops on every corner to pharmacies and even grocery stores, you can find CBD products on virtually every block. Those products are selling well, too. There’s a reason why these businesses are cropping up everywhere. Why the sales explosion? CBD only recently became legal across the US. Between the novelty of the products and the perceived health benefits, people want to buy it for themselves. Plus, CBD is versatile. You can find it in everything from tinctures to bath bombs. As you can imagine, this CBD boom has had a big impact on custom software. 

Agriculture Software 

Of course, agriculture has seen some of the biggest impact. The agriculture industry is seeking custom software options to keep up with the demand for CBD. CBD growers need software that can keep up with the recent market boom, and custom software is often the only option that can effectively do that. With customization comes scalability, and with the CBD market continuing to grow, scalability is essential. 

Intelligence and Analytics 

Next, the CBD boom has made a huge impact on business intelligence and analytics. From the analytical side of things, CBD is fascinating. There are lots of factors involved. Marketers, investors, and business owners want to know how they can make the best decisions about CBD. Custom software provides the best business intelligence and reporting for that purpose. As a matter of fact, customization is the best choice for keeping up with all of the new information. 

Semi-Custom Options 

The CBD market has opened up several opportunities for semi-custom choices. Some business owners want to keep their current software, but they also want to add CBD to their product list. They need a way to adapt their software to their growing product line. That’s where semi-custom software comes in. With the semi-custom option, business owners don’t have to wait as long for their new software to be deployed, and they don’t have to replace the entire system. Instead, they can add just the right amount of customization. 

Custom Software 

Do you need custom software options to adapt to the CBD boom? No matter your software needs, Ayoka Systems can help. We’ll get to know you and your software needs, and then we’ll work with you to create the perfect solution for your business. Get in touch with the Ayoka team now. Let’s have a consultation about your software project.

Can Custom Financial Software Help Your Clients Trust You More?

December 9, 2019
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Custom financial software comes with a lot of benefits. For example, did you know that having custom software can help your clients trust you more? Custom software is a stable, cost-effective choice that can last much longer than prepackaged software. With better software comes more client trust. Here’s how your custom financial software can help your clients trust your business over other choices. 

Custom Financial Software Shows that You Value Your Business 

You put time, effort, and consideration into your business every day. That’s excellent. Clients are much more likely to choose a business that has caring managers and owners. This is especially true when it comes to the financial industry. Clients won’t trust their finances with people who don’t care. By choosing custom financial software, you’re sending the right message to your clients. You’re showing them that you care about your business and the services that you provide. You’re telling your clients that you want to provide them with the best. 

Provide a Better Customer Experience 

Speaking of providing your clients with the best, custom financial software lets you do exactly that. With custom software, you can make sure that your clients get the experience that they deserve. When your clients can use your products easily, they know that you care about providing the best user experience. This knowledge will foster trust from your clients. It shows your clients that you care about what you can provide for them, not just what they can provide for you. 

Tailor Made for Client Needs 

Of course, custom financial software doesn’t just provide a great experience for your clients. It also helps you meet your clients’ individual needs. You can tailor your software with all of their needs in mind. How does that increase client trust? A lot of businesses claim that they want the best for their clients. They boast of their commitments to client satisfaction. It’s an easy enough claim to make, but how many of these businesses care enough to demonstrate those claims? When your software provides everything that your clients need from you, you’re actively demonstrating your commitment to your clients. Basically, you’re showing integrity, and that helps you gain trust from your clients. 

More Safety Means More Trust 

Of course, we can’t forget that custom financial software is just safer than off the shelf software. It’s harder for hackers to breach, it’s generally more well-built, and you can work with a software development team that will prioritize safety above everything else. Financial software needs safety. Clients cannot trust their finances with your service unless they’re completely sure that their information and money will stay safe. With custom software, you provide the safety and security that your clients need to trust your business. 

Prevent Crashes and Other Pitfalls 

Custom software is generally more stable than prepackaged software. When you choose customized software, your software development team is completely focused on making that software work perfectly with your business model. Custom software teams use rigorous testing processes to make sure that you get what you need. As a result, custom software experiences fewer crashes and other software pitfalls. When it comes to financial services, which do you think a client will trust more: a buggy service that’s prone to crashes, or a stable service that’s always reliable? With custom software, you can make sure that you always fall into that second category. 

Have Support to Offer Support 

You want to offer support to your clients whenever they need it. With proper support, your clients will have a better experience and gain more trust in the service that you provide. If you’re going to offer the best support, you’ll need some support of your own. Your custom financial software team can offer you consistent product support so that you can make the most of your software. This support will then help you to offer the same to your clients. 

Better Reporting for Positive Change 

Financial software isn’t known for its amazing reporting possibilities. As a matter of fact, financial software tends to fall short in that area. It doesn’t have to be that way for your business, though. If you choose custom financial software instead of a mass-produced option, you can prioritize reporting. When you generate better reports, you can see patterns and make changes. Reports let you notice things that might impact client trust, and you can address those issues in a timely way. 

Custom Financial Software 

Of course, to get the most from your custom financial software, you’ll want to make sure that you choose the best software development team. That’s where Ayoka comes in. We care about our clients just as much as you care about yours, and we want to help you provide the best. Ready to talk about your custom software project? Then get in touch with us today. Let’s turn your vision into a reality.

Which Industries Are Making the Most of Progressive Web Apps?

December 2, 2019
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Progressive web apps have been around since at least 2015. At first, these apps didn’t seem like they could deliver much. Compared to their non-progressive counterparts, progressive apps were fairly limited and still had a lot of room to grow. However, that circumstance changed pretty quickly. Since that time, progressive web apps have become much more advanced, proving useful across many industries. 

Progressive Web Apps and Their Benefits 

Progressive web apps come with a lot of benefits. For example, they can be developed relatively quickly compared to other types of apps. As a result, businesses can start using them quickly. Both the app owners and the end-users notice the benefits of these apps almost immediately. PWAs provide the kind of convenience that makes people more likely to use them. Because of these and other benefits, plenty of industries have jumped onboard. Here are just a few of the industries that are getting the most use out of PWAs. 

Investors and Financial Advisors 

When it comes to wealth management, communication means everything. Financial advisers provide news, information, and other types of investment help. Some businesses give personalized investment advice, while others focus more broadly on general investment information for the public. Either way, the financial industry has absolutely made use of PWAs. PWAs give them a fast and convenient way to provide information to their clients and curious investors. 

Retail 

Progressive web apps have benefited the retail industry enormously. These days, brick and mortar stores are moving out of the way for e-commerce. Those who can’t keep up often go out of business. PWAs give retail stores an easy way to keep up the pace that they need to stay afloat. Like we said above, people are more likely to use an app if it’s convenient. PWAs give customers an easy and convenient way to browse merchandise, which in turn makes them more likely to make purchases. 

B2B Marketplaces

In the same way, B2B marketplaces have made a lot of use out of PWAs. Again, it all boils down to simplicity and convenience. Business owners are busy. Many are constantly on the lookout for things that will make their business lives easier. PWAs provide the convenience and simplicity that these business owners need. Through these apps, they can order their supplies more efficiently than they would have otherwise. 

News, Media, and Information 

Content producers are everywhere these days. News sites, “infotainment” sources, weather trackers, and similar websites all need ways to hold onto their existing readers while attracting new ones. The sites that use progressive web apps can stand out from the rest. These apps make it easier for new readers to stumble across their content. The apps broaden their online impact and increase their visibility. 

Food and Beverage 

Ordering food has never been easier. Food delivery used to be limited to pizza and Chinese food. Now, you can have food from any of your favorite restaurants delivered right to your door. You don’t even have to make a phone call to do it. Why? Because many of these food delivery sources use progressive web apps. Even groceries can be delivered via app orders. 

Ride Sharing 

Ride sharing services depend on progressive web apps. As a matter of fact, many ride sharing businesses were built on these apps. If PWAs were suddenly not an option anymore, most of these services would likely go out of business quickly. PWAs provide a fast way for customers to order rides, for drivers to get gigs, and for those drivers and customers to communicate with each other. 

Tourism and Travel 

Next, the tourism and travel industry has definitely used progressive web apps to their advantage. The travel industry has changed a lot over the years. Now, people can order tickets with just a few clicks. Some progressive web apps let travelers plan entire itineraries, learn more about points of interest, and find accommodations. PWAs have made travel planning far more simple than it used to be. 

Small and Medium Businesses 

They’re not an industry per se, but small and medium-sized businesses have earned their own place on this list. As it turns out, SMBs have made a lot of use out of progressive web apps. These days, it’s tough for SMBs to make their own space online and get the attention that they deserve. Big corporations take up all the space on the search engine results pages. Big businesses have gained brand recognition while SMBs may struggle to make names for themselves. PWAs help SMBs take up more space. They provide a new way for these businesses to retain existing clients while getting new clients to notice them. 

Progressive Web Apps 

Are you looking for progressive web app development? Then let the Ayoka Systems team put our expertise to work for you. We would love to talk to you about your project. Ready to start chatting? Then contact us today. Let’s start your project together.

What Engineers Wish Everyone Knew about Custom Software

November 25, 2019
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Custom software often makes the best choice. You can get software that is designed to work perfectly within your business. Instead of conforming to meet your software, you can have software that works for you. Still, there’s a lot that people don’t realize about bespoke software before they get started. When you’re well informed about your customization choices, you can get the best experience from your software and its development process. When it comes to your customized software, here’s what engineers wish everyone knew. 

The Right Custom Software Company Matters 

The best way to get a good experience right out of the gate is to find the right software company. We get it, though. It’s not exactly an easy process. There’s a lot that goes into finding the right custom software company.

Still, you’ll want to take this time upfront to make sure that you’re completely happy with your choice. First, look for online reviews for different software development companies. It’s not a flawless approach, but it gives you a great place to start. Next, read case studies. If you can’t find case studies on a company’s website, ask if they have any available to read. Case studies will let you know whether or not a company has the right experience and can develop the right solutions for your company. Finally, get some free consultations. Your consultations should always be free, and they’ll help you see whether or not you’ve got the right fit. 

Communication Is Everything 

Clear communication can give you the best software experience. There are a lot of things you can do for better communication with your custom software engineers. First, know what you want. When you have a clear idea of what you need and don’t need from your software, then you’ll have a smoother development process. Understand your business goals and how you want your software to contribute to them. 

Next, ask lots of questions. Write down your questions before your first consultation starts. You should also feel free to ask questions at any point during the software development process, and your team should be happy to answer them. 

Finally, find a team that’s intentional about communicating with you. One-sided communication can make software development frustrating. You want a team that will check in with you and keep you up to speed. 

Have a Plan and Stick With It 

How do you get the smoothest custom software process? You use a straightforward plan and stick with it. Your software team can handle a lot, but when business owners add many new requirements throughout the project, the project slows down and creates frustration for everyone involved. Even the simplest parts of your software take hours of work to develop. Some additions can take days. If you do add a new piece to the puzzle, understand that this new piece will take time and increase your budget. 

You Have Money Saving Options 

Custom software development is often more cost effective than off the shelf software. When your software is designed to work perfectly with your business practices, then you can save a lot of money and increase profits in the long run. Still, custom software is an upfront investment, and you may want to look for ways to save some money on it. There are several things you can do that we’ve addressed in the past. For example, you might consider semi-custom software options. 

Partner with Your Software Team 

Bespoke software is a business, of course. You pay for a service, and you receive a service. However, buying custom software isn’t the same thing as buying a sandwich or a piece of clothing. There’s a lot that goes into the software development process. As the client, you’re a big part of that process. When you choose a custom software service, you’ll get the most out of the experience if you see your software developers as your teammates. This mindset will make both you and your software developers more comfortable with communication. It will also allow you to take more ownership of your software and be more comfortable using it. 

Customer Service Shouldn’t End with Delivery 

You can get excellent support throughout the development process, but it shouldn’t end there. Your custom software team should be available for support long after they’ve deployed your software. If you have questions, concerns, or just need help with your software, your development team should be there for you. Nobody knows your software better than the people who developed it. When it comes to troubleshooting or even just answering questions, they’re the perfect choice. 

Custom Software With Ayoka 

Are you looking for a custom software team? Then Ayoka is here and ready to help. We’ll work with you every step of the way to make sure that you get the best software solutions for your needs. Get in touch with us today to get started. Let’s schedule your free consultation.

8 Tips for Saving Money on Your Custom Software

November 18, 2019
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Custom software is an investment. When you invest time and money into your software upfront, you’ll get a whole world of benefits once you deploy that software. In the long run, you’ll likely save money. That said, are there any ways that you can save money on the upfront custom software costs? As a matter of fact, there are lots of options that can keep you from breaking the bank. Here are eight things you can do to save money on your custom software. 

Hire a Cost Effective Team 

The most important way for you to bring down your custom software costs is to hire a cost effective team. You don’t want a team that will cut corners. You do, however, want a team that knows how to stretch a dollar. Look for a custom software service that’s known for creating cost effective solutions. Check out some reviews before you get started. This way, you can make sure that you get the most for your money. 

Discuss Custom Software Cost Upfront 

Once you’ve found your custom software team, start discussing software costs with that team right away. If cost is something that’s important to you, then your team should know about that upfront. Together, you and your team can go over your budget options and create a solution that will work for you. 

Avoid New York and Los Angeles

When you want to minimize your custom software costs, avoid the trendy coastal cities. Everything is more expensive in New York and LA, and that includes custom software development. Now, you’ll still want a US-based team for several reasons, but that doesn’t mean you have to stick to the more expensive cities. Look for cities that are further inland. You’ll get the high quality software that your business needs, but you can save a lot of money at the same time. 

Stick with What You Need 

Next, take a “no frills” approach to your software. The great thing about custom software development is that it gives you exactly what you ask for. Unlike off the shelf software, custom software doesn’t ask you to pay for any extras. You don’t get stuck with options that you don’t need. When you talk to your software development team, make a list of features that you absolutely need and features that would be nice to have. If your budget allows for the “nice to have” things, then that’s great. If not, you can stick with the essentials and save some money instead. 

Make an Upfront Investment 

Like we said above, custom software is an investment. This investment may help you save money over time. For some business owners, accepting the upfront custom software costs is the best thing for their company’s overall finances. When you look for custom software companies, consider whether this investment may save you money in the end. 

Know Your Requirements and Avoid Miscommunication 

To minimize your custom software cost, it’s important that you know exactly what you need. Remember that list we mentioned earlier? It will serve you well in a lot of different ways. That list can help you clarify your needs, both to yourself and to your software development team. This way, you can avoid miscommunication. When you can communicate your exact needs, your team won’t deviate from those needs. You won’t get anything that you don’t want from your software, and you’ll save money as a result. 

Test Early and Often 

When you invest in custom software, you’ll want to avoid unexpected costs. Where do unexpected costs come from? Often, they come from bugs and software problems that need to be fixed. When it comes to these problems, the faster you catch them, the less money they’ll cost you. That’s why you want a software team that does a lot of testing. Ask your developers about their software testing processes. Find out how often they test the products they develop. If you find a team that runs a lot of testing, you can save money and avoid potential problems. 

Consider Semi-Custom Software 

Finally, you can lower your custom software cost by considering semi-custom software. Do you want the benefits of custom software without the price tag? Semi-custom software may just have what you need. With semi-custom software, you can merge your current technology with specific customized software tools. Some business owners choose semi-custom software as part of a long-term customization plan. Others only need a few customized items. Either way, semi-custom software can help you save money. 

Custom Software Costs 

Need to save money on your custom software costs? Ayoka Systems can help you with that. Let’s talk about your custom software needs. Together, we’ll come up with a plan that fits your needs and your budget. Start by contacting Ayoka today. We’re ready to get started on your unique software project. 

What Makes Custom Software Safer Than Other Choices?

November 11, 2019
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You may have noticed that we’re passionate about custom software safety. As a matter of fact, we’ve already mentioned safety in several previous blog posts. For those who are here for the first time, we’ve explained that bespoke software provides more safety because it’s not mass-produced. When you buy off-the-shelf software, your software works exactly the same as a lot of other people’s software. If a hacker figures out how to get into someone else’s software, that hacker will have no problem getting into yours. With customization, on the other hand, you have something rare and more difficult to hack. 

That said, there are plenty of other reasons why customized software provides more safety than ordinary software. Let’s take a closer look at some of those reasons. 

Custom Software Provides Crash Protection

First of all, customization protects your software from crashes. How? Well, custom software is designed with your specific hardware system in mind. Your hardware and software will work seamlessly with one another, creating smooth day to day usage. Furthermore, the right software team will test your new software for bugs and vulnerabilities at every step of the development process. On the other hand, off-the-shelf software developers don’t always have time for this attention to detail. Their goal is to get as many products to consumers, as quickly as possible. Safety is secondary to that goal. 

Built for Your Security 

Custom software isn’t just safe. It’s built from the ground up with your specific safety needs in mind. You’ll get added layers of protection that you just won’t get from standard software. Before your team starts building your software, they’ll meet with you to discuss the ins and outs of your business. You can bring up any security concerns that you have, and they’ll ask you some security-related questions. Once your team knows all about your security needs, they’ll build your perfect software from scratch. 

Safe for Large Businesses 

Do you run a large business? In that case, you know that the bigger the business, the bigger the software. The more departments you have, the more complicated your software needs can get. Unfortunately, having a far-reaching software means having more room for vulnerabilities. Custom software can take those vulnerabilities off the table. Your software team will make sure every part of your software stays safe. 

Safe for Small Businesses 

On the other side of that coin, small businesses have their own safety concerns. Some hackers go after smaller businesses because those businesses tend to use off-the-shelf software. Small businesses also tend to have fewer resources for patching software vulnerabilities. With custom software, you can avoid those vulnerabilities and keep your business safe. Your software team should treat your business with just as much care and attention as they’d use to treat a large business. They’ll create security measures so that you can run your business without fear. 

Scalability Gives You Protection 

On the whole, custom software gives you more scalability than standardized software. Your software development team can help you anticipate your growth needs so that you get everything you need from your software as time goes on. Standard software doesn’t always have this kind of room to grow, so you’ll have to replace and upgrade your software more often. When you replace or adjust your off-the-shelf software, you can leave opportunities for hackers to take advantage of your business. 

However, if your software has built-in scalability, you won’t have to make so many adjustments as you go. You won’t introduce new vulnerabilities into your system, and you’ll keep your software’s protection from hackers. 

Maintenance and Support 

With any business software, you’ll need regular maintenance and support. If you choose custom software, then you can rely on your software developers to deliver the support that you need in a timely way. They’ll take care of your security needs on a consistent basis. Standard software developers don’t usually provide the same security support. These developers deal with lots of other customers, so they may put you and your needs on the back burner. 

Customized software developers know your system inside and out. Because they work with you directly, they care about your software system and want to help you keep it safe. If you run into any security issues, they’ll be there to help whenever you need them. 

Custom Software

Looking for custom software for your business? The Ayoka team would love to help. At Ayoka, we develop unique software systems for our clients. Our development process includes top-level security. When you get your software from Ayoka, you can rest assured that you’re getting the safety your business needs. Are you ready to find out how Ayoka can help you transform your business? Then get in touch with us today. Let’s start a discussion about your specific software needs.

Looking for Software Product Development? Here’s What Sets Ayoka Apart

November 4, 2019
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Software product development is complex work. It takes skill, dedication, and attention to detail. That’s why you shouldn’t trust just anybody with your software products. You need an elite, experienced team that can get the job done well and get it done fast. That’s where Ayoka Systems comes in. The Ayoka team specializes in custom software product creation, and we stand apart from other development teams. Here’s what sets Ayoka apart from your other options. 

Local Software Product Development 

First of all, Ayoka is local. Your Ayoka team has offices in Texas and Colorado, so we’re ready to work within your time zone. What exactly does that mean for you? When you want custom software product development, you need a team that you can reach quickly and easily. However, a lot of custom software teams work overseas. As a result, their US-based customers face delayed communication. Time zones and language barriers can create complications. Ayoka, on the other hand, is right here where you need us. Whether you need to schedule a meeting or you just have a few questions, your team is here for you, and we can keep you updated in real time. 

Industry Experience 

Before you create your product, make sure that your software product development team has the right type of experience. For example, say that you’re creating healthcare software. The healthcare industry has a lot of needs that other industries don’t have. The same goes for the financial industry, education, and government. To make sure that you get the best software product, choose a development team that has worked with your target industry. Thankfully, Ayoka has plenty of experience working in all kinds of industries. Take a look at our case studies to see how we’ve helped specific industries and businesses. 

Upfront Preparation 

For software product development, upfront communication is the key to success. Your Ayoka team understands this need. We put a lot of time and effort into the planning stages because we know that all of the initial communication pays off. In addition, we give our clients a realistic time-frame. We come up with early strategies for delays. Furthermore, we offer open communication at every step in the development process. This way, you’ll always know what’s going on with your product. If you ever have any questions, our team is ready to help. 

Communication and Certainty 

While we’re on the subject of communication, let’s talk about how Ayoka removes ambiguity. With Ayoka, there’s no room for vagueness. Our communication stays clear and focused when we provide your custom software development services. We communicate with you about everything, including how the software will be customized, what the user requirements will be, and who will have ownership and licensing of your software. 

Excellent ROI 

When you use Ayoka for your software product development, you get excellent ROI. Why? Because helping our clients get the best ROI is one of Ayoka’s primary goals. We discuss ROI during our planning stages. Our goal is to reduce your cost margins per sale or download of your product. This way, you get to maximize your profits. 

Testing and More Testing 

At Ayoka, we prioritize testing. As a matter of fact, we believe that you can’t have too much testing for your software products. We test our products several times, making sure that they’re free of bugs, safe from hackers, and protected from other complications. There’s nothing more frustrating that discovering a software problem long after you’ve deployed that software. Your Ayoka team will do its best to prevent those problems from happening in the first place. 

On Time and On Budget 

Now, we mentioned that we plan for delays and complications during our software product development process. We understand that delays can happen to anybody. That said, we also prioritize getting your product ready on time and on budget. Our careful planning minimizes potential delays so that you can get your product as quickly as possible. Of course, we never sacrifice quality in the name of timeliness. We provide the perfect balance of both. 

There For You After Delivery 

Now, what happens after we’ve delivered your product? A lot of software development services will leave you on your own. Ayoka doesn’t work that way. Your Ayoka team is here for you long after delivery. If you ever have questions or need support, we’re here to help. Get in touch with us at any time. We’re always ready to help our clients. 

Software Product Development 

Now that you know what makes Ayoka different, are you ready to start your software product development? From start to finish, Ayoka delivers the best quality and service. Find out how Ayoka can help you get the most from your software product. Contact us today, and we’ll schedule your free consultation. Discover the Ayoka difference for yourself. 

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