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Custom Software Development: Could You Use a Hybrid Model?

April 22, 2019
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In the software engineering world, we build all types of software for different businesses. If you do a deep dive into software research, you’ll find tons of different methods and terminology. However, most software falls under one of three umbrellas: COTS (commercial off-the-shelf software), custom software, or the hybrid model. At Ayoka, we specialize in creating custom software solutions for our clients, but that doesn’t always mean overhauling the whole system. Sometimes, we use the hybrid model with our custom software development. With the hybrid model, we can start with your COTS software and merge it with custom solutions so that you get the most from it. Wondering if the hybrid model might work for you? Here are some signs that this model will serve your needs well.

 

You Want the Most Use from Your Legacy Software

The hybrid model works well for those who already have great COTS software. Many of our clients have spent a lot of money on their COTS systems and want to get the most out of them. Rather than scrapping a system that has worked well for a long time, they want to use their software until they can’t use it anymore. If that situation describes you, then you may benefit from the hybrid model. You might need just a few low-cost modifications to make your COTS last for a long time.

 

You’re (Mostly) Happy With Your Current Software

Similarly, the hybrid model of custom software development works for those who are mostly happy with their current software. COTS software doesn’t always cause major problems. Sometimes, it’s almost – but not quite – perfect for businesses. Do you have just a few issues with your current software? Maybe it runs smoothly overall, but you’d love to expand your database. Maybe your software provides everything you need other than one or two things that would really set your business apart. If any of these things sound familiar, then look into the hybrid software option. This way, you can get everything that you want from your new solutions while still enjoying the things you love about your current software.

You Want Customization, But You Don’t Have a Lot of Time

The benefits of custom software development are virtually endless. At Ayoka, we obviously love custom software. We’ve seen how custom software sets our clients apart from their competition. We’ve watched our clients take their companies to new heights thanks to their new software. Custom software provides the speed and scalability that COTS software just can’t handle. That said, we know that custom software development takes a lot of time. After all, you want your developers to get the job done right. Building software from scratch takes intense focus, planning, and patience.

But what if you don’t have that kind of time? Sure, you want all of the benefits of customization, but you need those benefits quickly. You don’t have the time to wait for a completely different system, and you don’t have the time to learn a new system once it arrives. In that case, the hybrid model gives you the perfect solution. You get many of the benefits of customization, but you don’t have to wait long to see those benefits. Since you’ll still have your original software, you also won’t have to learn a completely different system.

 

You Need Upgrades Right Now

Speaking of saving time, the hybrid model can help you save time with your software upgrades. Often, people who use COTS software need upgrades long before the manufacturers release them. The developers release those upgrades based on mass needs, not individual needs. That means that if you need upgrades right away, you may still have to wait. When you add customization to your COTS software, you can get exactly what you need right now. There’s no need to wait for it. You can stay ahead of the game.

 

You Want Cost-Effective Customization

Finally, the hybrid model is perfect for those who want to save money on customization. There’s a reason why lots of people use COTS software. It gives people a relatively cheap option. Unfortunately, it also leaves lots of people without the benefits of custom software development. With a hybrid model for your business, you can keep your affordable COTS software, but you’ll still get software that complements your business perfectly. You’ll also get a great ROI from your customization, just like you would with a fully customized system.

 

Custom Software Development

Do you want to add custom software development to your COTS software system? Ayoka is here to help. At Ayoka, we understand that your business has unique needs. We’ll get to know you and your company before we create your perfect hybrid solution. Let’s start with your free consultation. Contact us today to get started on your best software solutions.

 

 

 

Do You Need Better Inventory Management?

April 15, 2019
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How is your inventory management these days? Does it do everything that you want it to do? Could it use a few improvements? At Ayoka, we build custom inventory management solutions. We start by learning all about our clients’ needs. Then, we build customized, individual solutions to meet all of their inventory challenges. At Ayoka, we know that every client is unique. Why use a cookie-cutter solution when you could have the perfect inventory software? Below, we’ve listed the things that a good inventory software should accomplish. If your current software can’t handle the things we’ve listed here, then it’s time to move on.

Real-Time Visuals

Do you still rely on spreadsheets? You shouldn’t have to. With Ayoka’s help, you could have real-time visuals instead. When you have your data in a visual format, you don’t have to waste time on interpretation. Need to make some new orders? You’ll notice right away. Plus, spreadsheets and other low-tech resources leave too much room for human error. Find a software that offers real-time visuals instead, and you’ll avoid costly mistakes. Furthermore, you’ll save time on manual entry. Even if you add nothing else to your inventory management, having real-time visuals can transform the way that you do business.

A Complete Set of Tools

Does your inventory management system have all the tools that you need? Or does it come with a lot of limits? When you want to take control of your inventory, it’s not enough to know what you have and what you don’t have. A good inventory management system will go beyond the basics. For example, can you track the amount of time that a product has stayed on the shelf? Can you track in batches or other units, depending on what you want? Can you assign factors that determine the valuation of goods? If you don’t have all the tools you need, that means that you’re settling for less. It’s your inventory. You should manage it how you like to manage it.

Warehouse and Inter-Company Tracking

Obviously, a good inventory tracking system comes with excellent warehouse management. When you control your warehouse inventory, you get better overall warehouse management. Your teams will know when it’s time to restock shelves. You can also use your warehouse system to organize your inventory-related workflow. When you have the right inventory software, you may notice more efficiency in your warehouses.

Furthermore, the right inventory software will help you with inter-company tracking. When you have a B2B company or just make a lot of shipments, the most nerve-wracking part of inventory tracking is when the product is out of your hands. The right software will give you tools to keep tracking your inventory until it reaches its destination.

In-Store Visibility

Better Inventory management also means better in-store visibility. If you run a retail store, you need excellent inventory management. In-store visibility means that you get to see how well your products perform. You can set up reorder dates based on how long your products stay on the shelves. When you have the right data management to go with your inventory management, you can also use that data to increase your product sales. P.S. – Do you need better data management? Ayoka can help you with that, too.

Barcodes Make Life Easier

Just a few weeks ago, we wrote about how barcode software can make inventory tracking easier. Those who choose to add them notice a lot of benefits. When it comes to inventory tracking, barcodes can give you instant information. They enhance your real-time product visibility from day one. They don’t take long at all to learn, so you won’t have to spend too much time training. Barcodes are a simple, straightforward addition that can enhance your inventory management software.

Tracking Sensitive Materials

If your company deals with sensitive materials, then you absolutely need a top-level inventory management software. We discussed sensitive materials in the aforementioned post on barcodes. When your business deals with food, medical supplies, medications, or volatile substances, then you must have an excellent system for tracking those things. As we’ve mentioned in the past, barcodes help. It also helps to have an efficient, accurate system. At Ayoka, we can develop the system that will work perfectly with your business.

Customization for Your Needs

What do all of the above points have in common? They’re all better with customization. Like we said from the start, no two businesses are alike. Your inventory needs are not the same as everybody else’s inventory needs. We know that your business has nuances and intricacies. Customization will help you handle all of them.

Inventory Management With Ayoka

Ready for your best inventory management software? Talk to the Ayoka team today. Contact us to ask about your free consultation. If you’re not getting what you need from your current software, we’ll build you something better.

Buying Custom Software? Here are Some Things to Consider

April 8, 2019
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Looking for a custom software service? Well, you’ve got a lot of options. How do you choose the right one? We’ve put together a list of things that you should consider. Keep these things in mind when you choose your custom software service. Once you’ve considered all of these factors, your choice will become much easier. Have questions? Ayoka is here to help. But first, take a look at the list below.

 

Your Industry

Before you choose your custom software service, think about your industry. Depending on the business you manage, you probably have some very unique software needs. That’s why healthcare, construction, schools, and retail establishments use custom software so often. These industries have very complex and important needs from their software. Now, why does your industry matter when you choose a software service? Because you want to make sure that your software engineers have worked with your industry before. When complex human needs get involved, you’ll want a team that knows what it’s doing. Before you sign on with a software engineering service, ask them about their work with your specific industry. If they have plenty of relevant experience, then you’re well on your way to making a great choice.

 

Your Model

Next, consider your ideal software model. You might not always know exactly what you need, and that’s fine. However, if you do know what you need, make sure that your software team can deliver. So, what do we mean by “software model?” Ask yourself whether you want a fully customized software or a hybrid model. With the fully customized software option, you get complete customization from top to bottom. With a hybrid model, we can add customization to your existing software. If you want to get the most from a legacy system, or if you just want to tweak certain aspects of your software, then a hybrid could serve you very well. If you know what you want, ask your software company about their experience designing this type of service. If you don’t know what you want, find a custom service that will help you figure it out.

 

Your Database Needs

Now, think about what you need from your database. Do you need custom database design along with your regular software needs? If so, ask your custom software service how they handle database design. At Ayoka, we’ve written about custom databases before. Your database provides the backbone of your business. If you need a customized database, then talk to your custom software service about their database design techniques. Make sure that you’re getting everything you need from your service.

 

Efficiency and Flexibility

The best part about using a custom software service is that you’ll get way more efficiency and flexibility than you would have gotten with an off-the-shelf software. Still, you’ll want to make sure that your software team knows all about your efficiency and flexibility needs. If you need more than the average business, then let your team know.

 

Communication

Speaking of talking to your software designers, make sure that you’re using a service with good communication. Overall, your service providers should listen to your needs. They should spend a lot of time getting to know you and your business model. When you talk to your software team, do they listen carefully before they offer ideas? Do they make suggestions and listen to your input? Do they communicate their perspective clearly? If you can answer “yes” to all of these questions, then you’ve probably got a great software team. If not, then it may be time to move on. When you upgrade your software, you’re making a big change. Your team should communicate with you every step of the way.

 

Security

Overall, a custom software service can provide way more security than the average software. Nevertheless, make sure that your software team understands your security needs. This is especially important for businesses that deal with people’s personal information. If you work in the healthcare industry, you need to make sure that your software designers can cooperate with HIPAA regulations. If you work in finance, you have to make sure that your team can provide the security that you need to maintain your clients’ trust.

 

Support and Maintenance

When you look for your custom software service, find people who stand behind their products. With a standard, off-the-shelf software, you can always find software help by googling any issues you may find. With custom software, troubleshooting will be more personalized. You’ll want a software design team that will be there to offer support and maintenance whenever you may need it.

 

Custom Software Service

Ready to get your very own custom software service? Ayoka is here to help. With experience involving all sorts of industries. full communication, and so much more, Ayoka provides the best custom services for our clients. Want to get started or learn more now? Go ahead and get in touch with us. We can’t wait to hear from you.

Need a Software Maintenance Service?

March 31, 2019
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Software maintenance matters. It keeps your software in its best shape. At Ayoka, we often mention that technology changes all the time. On the one hand, that’s a great thing. Technology improves our lives and our businesses. On the other hand, the constant change can get frustrating. When change happens, you have to make sure that you can keep up. Otherwise, your clients may move on to somebody who can. So, how do you make sure that your software makes the grade? That’s where your software maintenance service comes in. With the right software maintenance, you can keep up with the times, protect your business from cyber threats, and even make cosmetic changes to your site. Of course, you want to make sure that you choose the right software maintenance team. Here are some of the traits that you should look for.

US-Based Service

If you have a US-based business, then you’ll want a US-based maintenance service. A US maintenance team will provide the best security and communication. You’ll have better access to your team than you would have otherwise gotten. Furthermore, if your software was developed in the US, then a US maintenance team will have the skills and equipment that they’ll need to work with that software. As a result, you’ll have fewer delays and more effective maintenance.

Development Experience

The best software maintenance service comes from software developers. At Ayoka, for example, our experience building custom software gives us a front-row seat to all sorts of software maintenance needs. Software developers have better knowledge of software needs. Why? Because they work with those needs every day. They already know how to turn your software into the best version of itself. Software developers are the most equipped to make adaptive changes in existing software. If you want to make your software more compatible with other softwares, then you’ll want a maintenance team that includes developers. That way, you can virtually guarantee that your team has worked with the type of software you want to adapt.

Finally, when your maintenance team has development experience, they’ll be equipped to perform reverse engineering if necessary. Reverse engineering means learning about a software system and then recreating it based on that knowledge. From there, the developer can see exactly what that software needs and how it can be improved. A team of developers will have the skills that they’ll need to reverse-engineer software.

High Security

Your software maintenance service should put security above everything else. Like we said, technology changes. As technology gets more and more advanced, so do hackers and other security threats. For example, Ayoka’s biggest software maintenance priority is defending our clients from SQL injection attacks. An SQL injection allows a third party to steal or destroy your software’s data. We check our clients’ software for vulnerabilities so that we can keep their data safe.

The right software maintenance team will perform regular IT audits. This way, you can know your risk for data breaches and other security threats. Once they recognize your software’s vulnerabilities, they’ll make changes to keep your business safe. Furthermore, the best software maintenance teams will stay up to date on the latest safety options. They’ll keep you in the loop so that you can stay one step ahead of the hackers.

Compliance Knowledge

Do you work in the healthcare industry, financial industry, or other industry that requires compliance? If so, you need a knowledgable maintenance group. Look for a team that has developed software for healthcare and similar industries before. This way, you’ll know that your team understands its role in HIPAA and other compliance standards. Some industries come with sensitive information, and those industries have specific maintenance needs. When your maintenance team understands those needs, you can save a lot of time and get the best service right out of the gate.

Foresight and Adaptability

We briefly mentioned foresight and adaptability when we talked about security. However, both of these things go even further than security. A good software maintenance service doesn’t just cover security. It also provides enhancements, accommodates other programs, and more. Look for a maintenance team that stays on the cutting edge of software development. They should stay on top of the latest adaptability needs and recent software developments. If they do, then they’ll be able to adapt and adjust as needed. They’ll have enough flexibility to work with the latest tech developments.

Software Maintenance Service

Ready for the best software maintenance service? Then let Ayoka handle it. With a software maintenance plan from Ayoka, you can enhance your existing software and applications. Even if you’re not already an Ayoka client, we’re here to help. Our highly skilled team can learn the ins and outs of your software system quickly. Get your free quote today by getting in touch. We can’t wait to work with you.

How Barcode Software Can Make Your Business Life More Convenient

March 25, 2019
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Can barcode software make your business life more convenient? It absolutely can. At Ayoka, we develop top-notch barcode software. Our clients use this software for customer care, inventory tracking, B2B communication, and more. Barcode software has grown a lot since its early stages. Today, business owners can make major changes with this simple solution. Interested in learning more? Then read on. Below, you’ll see just a few of the benefits that our clients have reported with their custom barcode software.

Better Visibility

Barcode software gives your product better visibility. If you have any measurable inventory, you need barcodes. If your products move between locations, you need barcodes. Those barcodes will help your clients trace products. They’ll see when their products are in transit and when they’ve arrived in specific locations. As a result, your clients get consistent knowledge. They’ll also get more accuracy. Because of these factors, your clients can make better decisions about products. Barcodes remove the uncertainty from the shipping process. When you remove that uncertainty, you gain trust. With more trust, you get more loyal clients. That’s why barcode software can help you improve your business overall while making your life more convenient.

Better Product Tracking

It’s not just about your clients tracking products, though. Obviously, you’ll want to check your own inventory, too. Barcodes will give you those tracking capabilities. Barcode software is perfect for tracking inventory across long distances. You can check for updates as the products move. As a result, you can make better estimates about how long shipments will take during delivery. Overall, you’ll be better informed about your own company. Within a short amount of time, you can figure out how and when to make changes that will give you more speed and improve your business. Why should you use random guesses? You can avoid trial and error when you have accurate tracking information.

Tracking Sensitive Products

When you deal with sensitive products, barcode software can make all the difference. What do we mean by sensitive products? One example is food. If your company deals with any sort of food, especially perishables, then you have sensitive tracking needs. When it comes to food, you need to know where the product is at all times. Barcode software will help you keep tabs on your product. When you have recalls and other problems, barcode software can remove some of the complications so that you can act fast. The healthcare industry gives us more examples of sensitive products. Medical supplies have to travel fast. Suppliers and recipients need to know where the product is, especially in case of emergencies and shortages. Barcodes can help you make that happen.

No More Manual Entry

Barcode programs can virtually eliminate your need for manual data entry. Without manual entry, your data entry gets much faster. Humans can take several minutes to complete data entry. Over time, those minutes add up and take a large chunk of time out of your fiscal year. A barcode scan, on the other hand, gives you instant data transfer. Furthermore, it eliminates the possibility of human error. You get the exact numbers right away. There’s no need to double check or deal with errors.

Better Data Collection

Thanks to this automation, you get better data collection overall. We already talked about removing human error. Now let’s discuss some other ways that barcode software can improve your data collection. Barcode scanners can help your company handle more complex data. Your system can receive data from several different sources within a short period of time. With other forms of data entry, your data comes to your system more slowly. Barcode software, on the other hand, gives you information instantly. Furthermore, barcode scanners give you exact data, not just estimated numbers. You know how much inventory you have and where your inventory is located at all times. With better data collection, you can make better decisions.

Fast Data With Minimal Cost

When people think about fast data, they assume that the speed will cost them a lot of money. With barcode software, that’s just not the case. As a matter of fact, barcode scanning software is a highly cost-effective measure. You’ll see the difference in a lot of ways. For example, barcode scanners are easy to learn how to use. You won’t have to waste time teaching new employees your entire barcode system. They can get straight to work on more cost-effective uses of their time. Furthermore, barcodes are cost-effective in and of themselves. Creating a barcode doesn’t cost much money at all.

Barcode Software

When you want to add barcode software to your business, Ayoka is here to help. We’ll help you create the perfect software plan for your business. Contact us today to get started on your consultation. We’d love to help you take your business to the next level.

Why Use Software Internationalization?

March 18, 2019
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Do you need software internationalization? These days, more and more businesses do. The business world gets smaller by the day. The longer you stay in business, the more you’ll interact with partners and clients who speak languages other than English. Software internationalization makes your software more accessible to those partners and clients. When they interact with your software, you’ll want to make sure they have an easy experience. Otherwise, you could run into lots of complications. How can software internationalization help you? By making your software adaptable to other cultures and languages. With internationalization, you can make your business life easier, clearer, and more effective. Let’s look at some of the specific ways that this globalization can help you.

Better B2B Communication

Some businesses rely on overseas communications. If your business has overseas suppliers, builders, or developers, your software must facilitate good communication. Without good communication, you get lots of errors. For example, you might receive the wrong order or the wrong number of goods. Outside translation software is a great tool, but it can only go so far on its own. If you have a spare minute some time, type a sentence into Google translate. Run that sentence through some languages that are very different from English. When you translate it back to English, it’ll look almost nothing like the original sentence. When you prepare your software for internationalization, you’ll get much better translations with fewer communication mistakes. Your business will be stronger as a result.

Better Safety

Some translation errors are humorous. Some, on the other hand, are dangerous. Take the healthcare field, for example. These days, more and more healthcare facilities have apps and other electronic ways for patients to communicate. We’ve talked about these software innovations before. Usually, we mention that patients can talk to their doctors and manage their prescriptions with these apps. Well, what happens when the apps only work in English? Doctor to patient communication is vital. However, lots of English-speaking doctors in the US have non-English-speaking patients. With software internationalization, these doctors and patients can communicate clearly. Without internationalization, the software just becomes a barrier. In healthcare, one miscommunication can become a major emergency in no time. Internationalization is a must for patient safety.

Healthcare isn’t the only industry that needs internationalization for safety. If your international clients or partners use heavy machinery, work with dangerous materials, or otherwise face major risks, then you need solid communication.

Lower Costs

If you embrace software internationalization now, you can save a lot of money later. With software internationalization, you can adapt your software for lots of different countries and regions. For example, imagine that you want to create an app, and you want people around the world to be able to use that app. If you design your app with internationalization in mind, you won’t have to make major changes later. Internationalization means that you don’t have to make major engineering changes every time you want to make your app more accessible. As you add clients and partners, your foresight will save you money over time.

Save Time on Research

Without software internationalization, you could get stuck doing a lot of research. However, when you do use internationalization, you’ll ultimately save a lot of time. Why? Because internationalization goes far beyond language translation. It also involves currencies, dates, and other cultural markers.

Even regions that speak the same language will have different cultural markers. Take the US and the UK, for example. In both places, most of the residents speak English. However, these two places spell a lot of words differently. They also have different currencies, different measurements, and different ways of writing the date and time. Internationalization will help you avoid potential communication snags.

If you’re gaining more and more international end-users for your apps and other software, you need internationalization. You could research your end users’ currency, dates, and measurements. You could count on your end users to do it themselves. However, the best course is to save time and have your software do it automatically. This way, everybody wins.

Significant ROI

Software internationalization gives you a great ROI. With software internationalization, more people around the world can reach your website. You’ll be better equipped to take on international clients and partners. As your business grows, so will your revenue. Internationalization gives you more options, and options are always good for a growing business.

Let Ayoka Help

Are you ready for software internationalization? Let Ayoka handle it. You can tell us all about your internationalization goals. We’ll help you come up with the best plan for your business. Whether you want to make changes to your existing software or create a completely new software, we’ll design the best option for you. Start by requesting your free consultation. Visit our contact us page today to get started.

Hospital Data Management: What You Need Right Now

March 11, 2019
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Healthcare technology has grown rapidly, and it’s not showing any signs of slowing down. Hospitals and medical schools enjoy all sorts of innovation. From robotics to simulations to other medical breakthroughs, patient care gets better every day. However, one area lags behind: hospital data management. Hospital data is woefully behind the times. Thankfully, Ayoka can change that. We have the most top-notch hospital software development techniques. These techniques can bring your data up to speed. Here are just some of the things we use to make that happen.

Electronic Medical Records

Most hospitals store their medical records on paper. In 2019, that’s ridiculous. You have so much technology available. Why should most of your data live in a drawer somewhere? Paper records slow down the entire medical field. They block effective communication. Worse, they often lead to human error. As a result, patients suffer. They wait much longer than necessary to get results. They often deal with misdiagnoses and uncertainty. Electronic medical records (EMRs) can help.  First of all, they’re far more secure than paper records that can be stolen or destroyed. Second, they can help patient outcomes. How? By improving information access. Some patients deal with several doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals across a single hospital visit. They’ll have more accurate diagnoses and better help with EMRs. Their doctors and nurses will all have access to the same records at the same time.

Speed and Automation

Our hospital software development can give your database more speed and automation. We already mentioned faster diagnoses with EMRs. With fast database response, you can make those diagnoses even faster and more accurate. Better database speed means better insight. Likewise, automation provides quick results for better decisions. At Ayoka, we’ve helped the healthcare industry get automatic reporting from databases. These reports are fast, simple, and readable. As a result, doctors and nurses can notice patterns right away. They can then pull insight from these patterns. Therefore, they’ll make better decisions for their patients and improve outcomes.

Top-Notch Security and HIPAA Compliance

We already mentioned that EMRs are more secure than paper records. However, people sometimes hesitate when new technology arrives. They worry about safety and security. That’s part of the reason why hospitals should take extra care with their databases. EMRs and other data should have the best security. Doctors and other healthcare patients can assure their patients of HIPAA compliance. Ayoka only uses the most secure measures for hospital data technology. With top-notch encryption, password protection, and other security measures, we keep patient data safe.

Mobile Device Applications

Does your facility use mobile applications? If not, consider adding mobility. Sure, doctors and nurses can always access data from a computer. However, mobility will increase speed. Lots of hospitals have added tablets and phone apps to their toolboxes. This way, medical professionals don’t have to wait to access information. They can have that information at their fingertips any time that they need it.

This mobility also improves communication. First, it improves communication between medical professionals. Everyone can have the same information at the same time. We already mentioned that EMRs provide better information. However, mobile technology takes it up a notch. Second, it improves communication between patients and professionals. If the patient has a question, a doctor or nurse can pull up the relevant information right away. Finally, mobility can empower patients. It lets patients take a more active role in their own care. Patients can use mobile apps, too. They may use these apps to pay medical bills. They can also manage prescriptions and communicate with health professionals.

Simplified Billing

Hospitals bills are complicated. Insurance coverage differs from patient to patient. Poor communication can lead to inaccurate billing. With a simple, accurate database and plenty of automation, all bills will go to the correct places. Your billing system becomes easier for everyone. As a result, you get fewer mistakes, fewer delays, and fewer payment disputes. With the mobility that we mentioned earlier, patients can pay their portion of the bills faster.

Room to Grow

What else do hospital data systems need? Scalability. Ayoka’s hospital software development always leaves room to grow. Like we said, medical technology grows all the time. When technology changes, so does data. If your data system doesn’t have scalability, you’ll eventually have to overhaul the entire system. We can build your data system with scalability in mind. You’ll have all the flexibility that you’ll need to keep up with the times.

Hospital Software Development

Do you need more from your hospital software development? Then you need the best in the business. Ayoka can develop a system that will have everything you need. Our software innovations make life easier for all types of medical professionals. Ready for your best data system yet? Contact us at Ayoka today. We’ll start with your free consultation.

Types of Integration Services and Why They Matter

March 3, 2019
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Ready to breathe some fresh air into your company? Software integration services will get the job done. Integration services can drastically improve your business performance. If you integrate your software, you’ll notice all sorts of benefits from the start. At Ayoka, we help companies transform thanks to our software integration services. First of all, our high-performance approach means that you’ll get quick and noticeable results. Second, our customized solutions mean that you’ll get exactly what you need. Want to find out more? Then read on. Let’s talk about how software integration services can transform your business and make your life easier.

Data Integration Services

First, Ayoka can help you strengthen your company with data integration. Business technology has become more and more decentralized over the past several years. As a result, your data is spread across multiple points of access. This fact complicates your business life in a lot of different ways. For one thing, it impairs your decision-making process. When you have more than one source for data, you take longer to make decisions based on that data. You’ll spend more time on data retrieval than you will on the decisions themselves. For another thing, you can make more errors this way. More data sources mean more human interpretation. More human interpretation means more mistakes.

Thankfully, software integration services can centralize your data. This more simplified system will lead to a lot of benefits. First, you’ll notice increased productivity. Less time gathering data will result in more time for meaningful work. Second, you’ll notice fewer errors. When you get a single point of data access, you’ll get more accurate data interpretation. Finally, you’ll see less redundancy, which will make your work day much easier and far less frustrating.

Enterprise Integration Services

Ayoka can also help you with enterprise integration services. Like data integration, these software integration services will make your business life simpler. Even if you started your business with the simplest possible system, your software has gotten more complicated over time. If it hasn’t yet, it will. As your company grows, you add more applications and software to your system. You need those upgrades, of course. They help you run your business effectively.

However, over time, they also complicate things and make your system more fragmented. Ayoka’s software integration services will solve that problem. We can centralize your architecture, simplifying your software structure. As a result, you’ll notice lots of changes. You’ll get better speed, for example. The simpler your software architecture, the faster it can become. You’ll also get better security. When your system is less fragmented, you’ll have fewer vulnerabilities. Protecting your software becomes much more simple and straightforward. You won’t have to worry about whether or not anything fell through the cracks. Just like with data integration, enterprise integration can also decrease redundancy, so you’ll save time throughout your work day. With all of the time you’ll save, you can focus on growing your business in all sorts of ways.

Systems Integration Services

Systems integration uses a broad approach. It brings all of your communication into a cohesive whole. Do you have any legacy applications? With systems integration services, your legacy applications can “talk” to one another. This way, you can get the most use out of your legacy apps, and you can gather information more easily. This type of software integration can also integrate web-based features into your desktop applications. Overall, this process gives you a more modernized system. Your business will become empowered. You’ll keep your company competitive and keep your clients satisfied with your work.

Embrace Change

As a matter of fact, one thing that all of these software integration services have in common is that they will keep your business contemporary and adaptable. You’ll be able to embrace change like never before. In this competitive and fast-paced business world, there’s no greater asset than room for growth. Software integration means implementing the latest technologies into your system. It gets your software ready to work with these technologies. As a result, your software system is prepared to adapt so that you don’t get left behind.

If you choose Ayoka, you can kick that adaptability up a notch. You can collaborate with us to sync your business practices with your new technology. This way, you’ll get the smoothest possible transition. It’s one of the many reasons why we have such a high rate of customer satisfaction.

Software Integration Services

Are you ready to completely transform your business? Do you want better speed, more simplicity, and the capacity to evolve? Then let Ayoka help. Our software integration services will invigorate your company. Our highly dedicated and experienced team will always put you first. You can be sure that you’ll get exactly what you want and need from our integration services. You can start by getting your free quote. Contact us today to get started.

New Year, New Software Upgrades

February 25, 2019
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2019 is underway. Did you set any resolutions for your company? Maybe you set goals to increase revenue, grow your business, or make new hires. Now that March has almost arrived, have you started achieving some of those goals? If not, think about why you’re having trouble. Could it be your software? If your software has held you back from growing your business, then it’s time to make some upgrades. Below, we’ve listed just a few of the reasons to consider software upgrades in 2019. Take a look at the list, and then talk to Ayoka about your software needs.

Save Time and Money

First of all, new software can save you time and money in the long run. Software upgrades will help you boost productivity. When you’re dealing with slow, buggy software, you spend a good chunk of your workday overcoming those issues. Your software takes up far more of your time than it should. Shouldn’t you dedicate that time to running your company and serving your clients? With upgraded software, you can.

You’ll also boost your team’s productivity by boosting their morale. Slow software can drag down your team. Software problems can make your employees frustrated, which brings down the company. When you upgrade your software, you make your employees happy, which boosts productivity and ultimately saves time. All of this productivity will ultimately save money. Better work days mean better revenue.

Cloud Computing and Other Advances

In the last several years, cloud computing has gotten a lot more advanced. Unfortunately, your old software may not be able to keep up. On the other hand, our recent upgrades make it easier for you to use everything the cloud has to offer. For example, consider the maturity of cloud computing platforms from Amazon Web Services to Microsoft Azure. This change can increase your scalability. It also reduces your cloud system’s dependency on internal IT staff for maintenance.

New software will help you embrace other advances, too. For example, new programs for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are available now. In the past few years alone, technology has grown exponentially. What could your business do with these new capabilities? What other capabilities could your software use right now?

Correct Specific Issues

Software upgrades can also correct problems that came from your previous software. We always recommend regular updates to fix certain bugs and problems. After a certain point, the best way to fix major issues is to get a full upgrade instead. Like we said, those bugs and other issues slow down your system and make your life difficult. One issue that comes up often is data security. Your current software could leave your data vulnerable to hackers and other security threats. A software upgrade can help you protect that data.

Outpace Your Competition

How does your software stack up against your competition’s software? If you’re not sure, ask yourself how well you’ve been serving your clients recently. Have you noticed any setbacks? Do you have room for improvement? Better software often means better customer service. The added speed and agility mean that you can provide the best for your clients. Better customer service, of course, means happier customers. The business world is highly competitive. Make sure that you’re the one providing this customer service. Otherwise, your clients might run to your competition. If you’re competing with someone who has better software than you, you’re hurting your company.

Legacy Systems

Are you still working with a legacy system? Then it’s probably time for an upgrade. Legacy hardware can leave you with all sorts of problems. If you replace legacy hardware, however, you’re going to need new software. Of course, the most current hardware will work best with the most current software. You can get your new system started on the right foot. Use the best software for the smoothest, fastest transition process. You’ll notice a major difference in your work day immediately. If you do stick with parts of your legacy system, you may be able to find new software solutions that can help you make it work. Talk to a software engineer about your specific needs and situation.

Custom Solutions

If you want software upgrades in 2019, then now is the perfect time to pursue custom solutions. Custom solutions make the best software upgrades. If you’ve been using standardized software, why not move on to something better this year? You can have your team build software that will fit your company perfectly.

Software Upgrades

Ready for the perfect custom software upgrades? That’s where Ayoka comes in. We’re here to develop your company’s best software solutions. You let us know what you need, and we’ll make it happen. Once we deploy your software, you’ll take your company to new heights. Let’s start with your consultation. Contact us today, and we’ll start a conversation about your software need.

Supply Chain Problems? Custom Software Can Help

February 18, 2019
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Do you have supply chain issues? If you’re struggling with part of your supply chain, you’re not the only one. Plenty of our clients have dealt with these problems. At Ayoka, we’re always happy to help them with custom supply chain software. We’ve helped clients with all types of supply chain problems, so we’re ready for whatever you throw at us. Let’s talk about your issues and how we can help you solve them. First, though, let’s look at some of the most common supply chain software needs.

Get a Solid Foundation

First of all, you’d be surprised at how many supply chain issues come from using the wrong database. If you have communication breakdowns, inaccurate numbers, or similar issues, then chances are good that your database is to blame. Among our other supply chain software solutions, we can customize your database. Your database is the foundation of your work. You can clear up a lot of issues just by solidifying that foundation. For example, does your database always give you accurate information? We can help your database collect input from barcodes, PCs, manufacturing machinery, and more. Then, we can create automated reporting solutions that will give you more accuracy. As a result, everything will run more smoothly.

Of course, not every software solution involves changes to the database. Sometimes, businesses need a smaller fix. Whether you need a database upgrade or a different software solution, we’re here to help.

Inventory Movement

It probably doesn’t surprise you that inventory movement is one of the biggest issues in supply chain management. Clients ask us to help them improve both internal movement and external movement all the time. With internal movements, clients want to track how their products move from one station to the next. With external movements, clients want to track their products and equipment between entities. Either way, the right supply chain software can help you keep track. We’ve developed all sorts of solutions. For example, we’ve provided barcode tracking for a lot of our clients. We’ll help you find the solutions that work best for your business. Then, we’ll implement those solutions so you can keep track.

Chain of Custody

Now, let’s go a little deeper into the inventory movement discussion. Plenty of clients come to us because of issues with the chain of custody. Chain of custody solutions become especially important when it comes to sensitive materials. For example, pharmaceutical companies sometimes ask for our help to track drug transport from one entity to the next. We develop secure and accurate tracking methods. We also develop innovative ways to measure inventory from one stop to the next. Without these measures, the products in question can become a public safety hazard.

Our supply chain software solutions can also help you track the valuation and devaluation of certain assets. The agricultural industry often needs these solutions. For example, agricultural products with an expiration date must move through the chain of custody quickly. If necessary, your custom software can help you re-route your supply based on these factors. Expired agricultural products can’t be sold in Europe, for instance, but you can sell the product as grain feed in the US. With the right software, you can stay on top of these things. Without the right software, you could face some serious losses in shipping costs.

Efficiency and Accuracy

Your supply-tracking software can make your entire business more efficient and accurate. We’ve already established that your software can give you better supply chain tracking. With this accurate tracking, you can give better estimates to your clients. As a result, you’ll get better customer satisfaction.

With custom software, you can also make your supply chain process more efficient overall. When everyone knows the next step in the process, they’ll be prepared to step in during their part of that process. When everyone stays prepared ahead of time, you can keep things running on schedule without any unnecessary delays.

Create the Best Possible Product

Your custom supply chain software solutions can help you prevent product defects. When problems happen at any point in the supply chain, you can get real-time updates. Therefore, you can handle defects and other issues right away. You’ll save time, save money, and prevent major recalls. You’ll also reduce waste because you won’t have to scrap too much of your product this way. When your software enables prevention strategies, you’ll also get the most out of your regular maintenance.

Custom Supply Chain Software

Want to get the most out of your supply chain software? Let Ayoka handle it. We create personalized solutions for businesses. Isn’t it time that your software worked perfectly with your business? We can make that happen. Talk to an Ayoka engineer to find out how. Let’s get your consultation started today. With our solutions, you can have your best software ever.

Which Industries Need Custom Software?

February 11, 2019
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Virtually every industry could use custom software solutions. Think about your own company for a minute. How much more effective could your software become if it melded with your business practices? How much time could you save on manual entry and other tasks? Think about your potential ROI. Though nearly any company can benefit from custom software, some industries need it more than others. We’ve listed those industries below. If any of these traits sound familiar to you, then Ayoka can help you create the perfect solutions.

Regulated Industries

Highly regulated industries absolutely need custom software solutions. Examples include the financial industry, healthcare, transportation, and more. Why do these industries need custom software? Because certain solutions can make their day-to-day business much easier. For example, many of these businesses submit compliance reports. They must prove that their products and processes live up to government standards. Custom software lets these businesses create clear and easy reports. As a result, they can save a lot of time and shift their focus to other things.

Industries that require lots of testing can also use custom software. Some industries need a lot of product testing before they can release those products to the public. Other industries must meet health testing standards. Companies that produce food, for instance, must test their products for certain health dangers. Once again, a custom software solution can make the process simpler and faster.

Finally, industries with complex HR rules can make life easier with custom software solutions. Let’s say, for example, that your industry limits the hours that people can work. Custom software can help you track those hours. If your industry requires certification, custom software can help you track that certification and let you know when somebody’s certificate is about to expire. When you don’t have to track these things yourself, you can focus on growing your business and serving your clients instead.

Complex Contract Management

Businesses with complex contracts need custom software so that they can keep up with the fine print. The gas and oil industry is one of the biggest examples, but plenty of industries use complex contracts. If your business hires independent contractors, for instance, you’ll have to follow different rules than you would for salaried workers. Custom software solutions can help you keep track of taxes and other relevant information. If your industry provides a lot of diverse job types, then that means a lot of diverse contracts. For example, let’s look at the healthcare industry again. Doctors and nurses have very different jobs than administrators. If your company’s contracts vary a lot, then custom software can help you manage those contracts in a simple, organized way.

Complex Billing

For some industries, billing is simple. For others, it involves a lot of steps and a lot of people. Again, the healthcare industry gives us the best example. Sometimes, people have to make their payments in several steps. Without the right software, healthcare facilities may struggle to keep track. Healthcare billing also involves a lot of different entities. Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance companies handle different parts of the same bill. The right software can ensure that everybody receives the correct billing and communication.

Other facts can also make billing complicated. For example, the gas and oil industry often has to work with complex billing rules. They must decide which items can be reimbursed and which ones can’t, for instance. Custom software solutions can keep track of these rules and simplify the billing process.

Complex Work Planning

Some industries come with a simple step-by-step work day. Others do not. For those that don’t, custom software solutions can make life easier. Sometimes, work-related tasks overlap with one another. One step might involve multiple people, or one person’s task may depend on another person getting things done. Your software can help you organize tasks and timelines so that the workday becomes simpler. Maintenance jobs especially can benefit from customized software. These jobs must maintain several steps, and each of these steps involves complex safety rules. By using custom software to keep track, maintenance managers can make their projects simpler and safer.

Running Ledgers

While we’re on the subject of complex work planning, let’s talk about running ledgers. Industries that depend on running ledgers can get a lot from custom software solutions. When you’ve got different people doing different jobs at the same time, custom software can help you keep track. With custom software, you can create and maintain running ledgers that update as needed.

Custom Software Solutions

Do any of the above traits describe your industry? Looking for your own custom software solutions? Ayoka Systems can provide custom software for your business. With custom solutions, you can make your business life run more smoothly and simply. Ready for your best business software? Get in touch with us today.

Emerging Technologies: How We Provide Cutting-Edge Solutions

February 4, 2019
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You don’t just want custom software development, do you? Of course not. You want the latest and best software development. Well, we have good news. Ayoka is here to provide. As a top software development company, we use all of the latest and best software technology. We believe that our clients deserve the best. With teams in both Texas and Colorado, we stay on the cutting edge of software innovation. Here are just a few of the ways that we provide the best.

An Eye on the Future

We take pride in providing our customers what they need here and now. However, you have to look toward the future if you expect your business to grow. That’s why we look toward the future, too. We accomplish this goal in a lot of different ways. First of all, we research software in general. It’s true that we’re a group of software experts, but we’re also a group of lifelong learners. Software technology always evolves, so our knowledge must evolve right along with it. By staying on top of software news and watching for the most recent developments, we can keep our knowledge fresh and provide the best for our clients.

Next, when we identify current trends, we can figure out where the software world is headed. We can see new technology emerging, and we can plan for how we can use that technology in the future. This way, nothing takes us by surprise. We’re always ready to help our clients in the world of evolving technology.

Finally, we perform case studies that show us how new technology interacts with specific industries. This way, we can see the practical impact that software technology will have on your company. We make discoveries, and we adjust as needed.

Built for Growth

Of course, we don’t just study cutting-edge solutions. We also build them. We use highly innovative custom software development for our clients. That said, we make sure that our solutions are long-lasting ones. We build our solutions to last as long as possible so that our clients get the most out of their investments. We build many of our solutions with scalability in mind. This scalability doesn’t just apply to your data and storage needs, however. It also anticipates the arrival of new software technology. This way, you can keep working with your custom software without getting left behind when new technology shows up.

Across All Industries

As software engineers, we love to find unique solutions for different problems. We also like to test our solutions in all sorts of contexts. When we find a solution that works in one field, we apply what we learned to other fields. For example, let’s say that we create a new software technology. This technology improves communication between machines in the manufacturing industry even though these machines have very different functions. We might also use this technology to improve communication between specialists in the healthcare field. A team of doctors who work with the same patient can now talk to each other about this patient in a safe and direct way. By keeping our minds open, we can improve custom software development across all sorts of industries. That means that you, our clients, experience the benefits of our multi-industry research.

Integrating New Technologies

Now, developing new software technology doesn’t always mean leaving old technology behind. Sometimes technology becomes outdated, but at other times, we still need it. There’s no need to abandon a system that works well for you, but what if you could benefit from some upgrades? We can help. At Ayoka, we often integrate new technologies into your old ones for custom software development. This way, you can get the most out of your current software and give it a much longer shelf life. Of course, if you need to upgrade an entire legacy system, we can handle that too, and we’ll do it with the latest technology available.

Cloud Computing

A lot of our clients ask us to move their desktop-based apps to cloud computing platforms. Of course, we’re always happy to help, and our custom software solutions can provide exactly what these clients need. Cloud computing has become very prominent over the past several years. You might switch to cloud computing if you need more scalability. Cloud computing also gives you an easy way to allocate your data resources. If you want to make this emerging technology a part of your business life, then let Ayoka help you make it happen. 

Custom Software Development

At Ayoka, we often have the most innovative custom software development. Why? Because we go beyond the code. We start by listening to our customers and learning about their needs. When we start with your needs, we can create cutting-edge solutions to meet them. Ready to experience the Ayoka difference for yourself? Contact us today to get started.

Could Your Company Use a Custom Database?

January 28, 2019
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Could you use a custom database for your company? If your standardized database falls short, you may need a database built just for your business. With your own custom database, you’ll experience a speed and range that you’ve never thought possible. Want to know why your custom database will work for you? Keep reading to learn some specifics.

The Core of Your Company

Your database is central to your business. You use it for every part of your company life, whether you realize it or not. You couldn’t run your company without a high-quality database. Since your database is so important, shouldn’t you have the best? Your database can give you a great ROI. If you invest in a custom database solution, your database will serve you well for many years to come, letting you make the most of your investment. Furthermore, a customized database will work seamlessly with your existing software, making your business technology easier overall.

What Do You Need?

At Ayoka, we always emphasize the fact that every business is different. Different industries have different needs, so those one-size-fits-all solutions just can’t get the job done. Even within the same industry, database needs will change from one business to the next. You should decide how you use your data, and a custom solution will help you do that. Custom database design will help you organize client information in an easy and straightforward way. You’ll get everything that you want and nothing that you don’t want, which means that you won’t have to sift through extra data to get to your relevant information. Even better, your data can be organized in a way that works for you. Your data structure will work for you so that you don’t have to adapt to your data.

Does Your Data Keep Up?

Let’s talk about the flexibility that you’ll need to adapt to future changes. Data flexibility can benefit virtually anybody, but some industries need more flexibility than others. The healthcare industry, for example, absolutely requires data flexibility. Healthcare technology evolves, patient data changes, and new medical discoveries emerge. Healthcare databases absolutely must keep up with all of the changes. Likewise, the manufacturing industry needs flexibility to keep up with changing technology. With the Internet of Things becoming more prevalent, databases must collect information across multiple platforms. If your industry needs flexibility, but your current database just isn’t scalable, then it’s time to upgrade to a database that can keep up.

Prevent Future Problems

A couple of years ago, we pointed out that customized data solutions can prevent long-term problems. Your database can protect you in a lot of different ways, and it starts from the development phase. Custom database production goes much more in-depth than standardized database production. Custom developers anticipate problems before they arise, making the end user’s job a lot easier. Furthermore, custom databases have better security than other databases. Your information and your clients’ information will stay safe. Finally, you can get your own customized backup procedures so that you never have to worry about losing information.

Gain Control and Set Yourself Apart

Your custom data solution can help you gain a better sense of control over your information, which makes you look smart, professional, and trustworthy. When you have the best, most efficient data management, you can grow faster, and your customers will notice the difference in the way that you run your business. Once again, this can lead to an excellent ROI. With a better database comes better customer service, and better customer service brings more customers. 

The Best Data Management

The only way to get the best data management is to use your own custom database design. With customization, you’ll get more consistency. You’ll have the same version of your data all across the board. This consistency will improve your communication and decision making, and it will remove a lot of space for human error. Imagine the time you could save if you didn’t have to sift through data inconsistencies. What could you accomplish with your data if you had the best management tools?

Custom Database Design

Are you ready to get started with your own custom database? Whether you know exactly what you want from your database, or you’re not quite sure what you need yet, Ayoka can design the best database for your business. First, we’ll have a consultation. You can tell us all about your company, your current database, and what you hope to get out of a new database design. We’ll offer some ideas for solutions that will take your business to a new level. From there, we’ll design and deploy the database of your dreams. Want us to get to work on your custom database design? Then there’s nothing left but to get in touch with us. Let’s set up your consultation today.

Can the Google Web Toolkit Help Your Software Programming

January 21, 2019
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Should you use the Google Web Toolkit in your software projects? For many people, GWT provides a great development choice. It certainly gives you a lot of advantages. This open-source set of tools lets you create web-based apps using Java. Ayoka Systems uses the Google Web Toolkit when we develop certain software solutions. Using GWT tools helps us simplify many web app processes, both from our end and for our end users. So, will we use GWT in your custom software solutions? It depends, but here are some of the reasons why we might do just that.

Open Source Means Better Knowledge

Software engineering can’t exist in a vacuum. It always builds off of existing knowledge. When one engineer discovers an innovation, it won’t be long before a bunch of other engineers figure out how to make the most of it. How does that happen? It happens in a lot of different ways, but one of the most important ways is through open source code. With open source code, anybody can study and improve the code for other people to use and improve. The Google Web Toolkit became fully open source in July of 2013. Google itself provides upgrades as needed, so users can always work with the latest technology. The open source nature of the Google Web Toolkit means that you’re getting a collaborative approach with your software. Your apps benefit from the improvements of software engineers all over the world. By the way, “open source” also means “free” in this case, which means that you also get to cut some of your development costs.

They’ve Seen It All

The Google Web Toolkit provides a set of reusable tools for common software processes. Many people use GWT for the same types of applications, and the toolkit has been around since 2006. Score of people have used the toolkit to create projects before you got there. This means that if you hit a snag while working on a GWT project, somebody has more than likely experienced that snag before and found a way to fix it. In fact, you’ll likely avoid a lot of problems because developers who do encounter problems usually come up with a way to fix them within the toolkit. At the very least, if you run into trouble, somebody on a developing forum can help you fix the problem fairly quickly. This means that your overall experience becomes easier. You can save time and deploy your apps faster. If you’re working within a time limit, GWT’s smooth process will help you significantly.

Google Web Toolkit

So, who should use the Google Web Toolkit for their web app development? Essentially, anybody with a software project can benefit from its use, especially those who have already written in Java before. For those who have already used Java, there’s almost no learning curve for GWT. They figure it out fast and can get tangible results almost right away.

The fact that GWT lets developers write in Java is an advantage by itself. Java is easy to use and easy to learn. Once a developer learns Java, he or she will rarely have to relearn it. Furthermore, Java is easy to debug. Once again, if you run into snags, you can overcome them quickly and move on efficiently.

If you run your software across multiple platforms, the Google Web Toolkit is one of the best development resources that you can use. Since most platforms support Java, you won’t have to spend time searching for coding tools that you can use across all of your platforms.

The GWT is also perfect for those who want to create a user-friendly web app for clients and customers. As a company, Google has always had a user-friendly focus. It’s no surprise that their toolkit helps developers create user-friendly experiences.

The bottom line? Unless your web app plan absolutely requires a language other than Java, you can have a great experience working with the Google Web Toolkit.

Where We Come In

Now, what if you do need to use a language other than Java? For that matter, what if you just want a professional, innovative, and trustworthy service to develop your apps no matter what technology they use? That’s when you call Ayoka Solutions. At Ayoka, we learn all of the ins and outs of your software dilemmas and software goals. After that, we develop a game plan. Sometimes that plan involves GWT. Often, it involves a combination of technologies that we use to meet your unique needs. Whatever the technology, you get a seamless, elegant solution to your software problems. Ready for us to build your software solution? Then get in touch with us today. Let’s schedule your consultation so that we can build your best solution. We can’t wait to work with you.

Are You Meeting Your Key Performance Indicators?

January 14, 2019
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If you own a business, you can probably envision the “big picture” at any given time. Your key performance indicators help you make that big picture happen by dividing it into smaller steps. You can’t maintain a company without regular, measurable actions. With your own custom software, you can measure those actions more easily than ever before. You can also use your software to create those indicators in the first place. Ready to gain some clarity and efficiency for your company in 2019? Let Ayoka help.

Custom Software

The best way to create and meet key performance indicators? Custom software, of course. Your company sets itself apart from other businesses in your field. While you may have a few goal similarities, you’ll have many more differences. Why not tailor your software to meet those exact goals? Ayoka can build your perfect software solutions for goal setting. We’ll start by talking to you about your company ideals. For example, what are your most important goals? How do you organize them? Do you want to reprioritize any of them? From there, our software architects will build solutions that will help you meet all of those goals.

Measure Progress for Repetitive Tasks

Sometimes, meeting your key performance indicators means performing the same task over and over again. It’s the nature of running a business, but it gets frustrating. When the tasks get repetitive, it’s hard to tell when you’re making progress. Ayoka can develop a solution for that. You need ways to measure growth. Whether that means revealing results, maintaining a streak, or some other measurement, you need a more tangible way to see that your consistent tasks make a difference. With progress measurement, you and your team can stay motivated, which will keep your company on track.

Adjust Goalposts in All Departments

If you run a medium to large business, you probably have multiple departments. Even smaller businesses can divide themselves into departments, depending on the business. In any case, different departments will have different goals, even within the same business. However, each department’s goals will overlap in different ways. As a result, if one department has to adjust certain goalposts, the other departments will often have to adjust as well. A custom software solution can help your company stay on track, even when everyone has to reevaluate their goalposts. Your solutions can stay completely automated, completely manual, or something in between. Whatever your business needs, Ayoka can make it happen.

User-Friendly Reporting and Calculations

Does your data reporting help you meet your key performance indicators? If not, then it’s time to make a change. With user-friendly reporting, you’ll get faster, clearer indications of whether or not you’re meeting your goals. You shouldn’t have to spend a bunch of time interpreting your data. Stick with solutions that make your reports easy. This user-friendliness will help you make sure that people from all departments understand their desired outcomes. You’ll also save a lot the time that you would have spent interpreting data. Furthermore, you can use your software to calculate your need for future outcomes. Overall, this usability will help you make adjustments as easily and as efficiently as possible.

Quantitative and Qualitative Data

Most companies use two types of key performance indicators, whether they realize it or not. The first type is called quantitative data, while the second type is called qualitative data. The quantitative data involves numbers, statistics, and other objective information. It doesn’t change based on anybody’s thoughts or opinions. The qualitative data, on the other hand, is more subjective. It interprets goals based on your own values for your company. You need a way to measure and interpret both.

A custom software solution can help by providing several points of measurement. By measuring input and output, time spent on different activities, and different work methods, your software can help you measure both qualitative and quantitative data. Both are equally important, so both deserve your attention.

Organization and Communication

If your software doesn’t keep your key performance indicators organized, then your company probably won’t meet its goals. Ayoka can build a custom software solution that keeps your goals and tasks organized. If you’re not meeting your performance goals, you may just need a new organizational strategy. We can help you make that happen. Your new software solutions can also help you communicate more easily within your company. This way, you can make sure that everybody stays on the same page.

Key Performance Indicators

Ready to meet your goals like never before? Let 2019 be the year for ultimate business performance. Ayoka will help you get there. We build software solutions to meet business needs on every level. If you’re ready to transform your company in the best way, get in touch with Ayoka now. You can use our contact page or call us at 817-210-4042. Let us help you take your business to the top.

Software Solutions for Transportation Systems

January 7, 2019
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You expect a lot from your transportation software. And why not? Transportation companies have to juggle a lot of different tasks at the same time. They have to manage cargo, vehicles, drivers, and more. Even more challenging, they have to manage those aspects across multiple locations. With all of these requirements and considerations, it only makes sense for your transportation software to handle a range of details. At Ayoka, we develop cutting-edge software solutions for the transportation industry. For many years, Ayoka has brought the latest technology to logistics teams. We can do the same for your company. Let’s take a closer look at some of the ways our software can help your transportation business.

Close Collaboration

Transportation software calls for a collaborative approach. When we design transportation software, we work very closely with our clients. This way, we can come up with the perfect solutions for each company. Over the years, we’ve worked with a lot of different transportation businesses, but each one is different. Only you know what your specific company needs are. Furthermore, by working with you, we can come up with fresh ideas that will benefit the transportation industry as a whole. Finally, working with you lets us hear about your specific and unique challenges. We’ll work together to come up with creative and effective solutions.

Warehouse Management

If you manage cargo in between point A and point B, Ayoka can help. We’ll integrate warehouse management into your software solutions. Warehouse management software comes in a variety of models, so you have a lot of options to choose from. We’ll work with you and help you figure out which model will work best for you. No matter which model you choose, you can use your warehouse management software to keep track of your inventory. As soon as your team warehouses your cargo, you can make sure that everything is accounted for. Your new software will also help protect your business from human error in the warehousing process, which can ultimately give you more flexibility.

Transportation Management

Of course, your software will include transportation management. Ayoka can help you build the best transportation management system that your company has ever seen. This system will include cargo tracking so that you know when your cargo or your client’s cargo reaches certain checkpoints. You can also track vehicle maintenance, which will help you keep your trucks or other vehicles in good shape. This way, they can serve your business for a long time. Overall, all of these developments can help you reduce fuel costs and improve your efficiency. The more you stay informed, the more empowered you’ll be to make the most helpful decisions.

Supply Chain

Warehouse management and transportation management are just two pieces in your overall supply chain. Thankfully, Ayoka can build software that will help you bring it all together. You can manage every part of your supply chain productively with your custom software. For example, your supply chain consists of a lot of different people and tasks. You can use your software to manage the timing of those tasks so that your clients get what they need right on time. You can also get updates during each step in the process so that you can keep up and stay knowledgable. This way, if your clients have any questions, you’ll have the answers right away.

Client Communication

Speaking of client questions, Ayoka can design transportation software solutions that will help you with your overall client communication. We take a multi-step approach to client communication software. First, we make business intelligence a priority. You can get automated data that will help you get to know your clients better. When you learn more about your clients’ preferences and patterns, you can make better decisions about communicating with them.

We help you improve communication in other ways, too. For instance, you can have better form generation. With clear, easy forms, you’ll avoid delays by making it easier for clients to fill out those forms and return them quickly. You can also use your software to communicate via multiple different portals.

Add Mobility

Mobility can enhance almost any business, including transportation companies. Ayoka can add mobility to your transportation software. With a mobile app, you can add a level of convenience to your business that you haven’t experienced before. You can take your software on the go and stay updated for quick decision making. Mobility also gives your clients more ways to communicate with you, and you’ll have an easier way to manage your supply chain.

Transportation Software

Ready to upgrade your transportation software? Then it’s time to sit down with a team from Ayoka. Let your software architects build the perfect software for your transportation business. No matter what you need, we’ll make it happen. Start by visiting our contact page now. We can’t wait to work with you.

Top Ten Signs that You’re Using the Right Business Software

December 31, 2018
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Do you get everything you want from your business software? Are you getting amazing results, or are your results just ”okay?” Technology has expanded a lot in recent years. If you want to add new software to your business, how do you know that you’re getting the most from your new options? At Ayoka, we keep up with all of the latest innovations. In fact, we came up with a few of them ourselves. That’s why we know exactly what you should look for in your business software. Here are our top ten signs that you’ve picked the right software options for your company.

It’s Tailored to Your Needs

Off the shelf software only works up to a certain point. You can use it in the same way that everybody else does. Beyond that, you don’t have a lot of options. However, your business isn’t like everybody else’s business. Why would you want a software that only works as well for you as it does for everybody else? If you have a truly great software, it will work smoothly with your entire business structure. You’ll get exactly what you need from your software and nothing less.

It’s Organized Well

How well is your business software organized? If you have well-organized software, you have all of the information that you need at your fingertips. You’ll also get automation options, clear documents, and other things that will help you run your business efficiently. Is your business suffering from software disorganization? Then it’s time to start looking for some new solutions.

You Have Maintenance and Integration Options

Some software companies will just build your software and then walk away. The right software company won’t work that way (unless you want it to, of course). The best software comes with maintenance and integration options. Want someone to help you maintain your software? What if you want to integrate a custom solution? The right software should come with both of these options.

You Have the Mobility that You Need

If you have the right business software, you have all of the mobility that you need to run your company effectively. If you want to add an app to the mix, you’ll have that option. Your software will have the mobile capabilities that you’ll need for marketing, communication, bill pay, or whatever else you may need them for.

Your Business Intelligence Works for You

Do you have automated data reporting? Do you have clear and simple ways to use that data? If so, then you probably have the right business software. If not, then it’s probably time for an upgrade. Your software should help you grow your business in whatever way you’d like. You can’t do that without strong business intelligence solutions.

You Have Marketing Resources

Does your current business software help you reach your customers effectively? With the right software, you’ll have an easy way to reach your clients across multiple channels. This one resource will help you reach clients via email, social networking, and other options. Your business intelligence solutions should also come into play here. You’ll be able to look at the data from past marketing campaigns to find out what works well and what doesn’t work.

You Have Easy Accounting

With the right software solutions, you’ll have easy accounting. Does your current software have direct bill pay, or do you use a more complicated system? Do you have clear and easy spreadsheets, or does your accounting team have to spend extra time organizing? Easy accounting means fewer errors, so do your company a favor by upgrading your accounting software.

You Have Excellent Customer Relationship Management

A good customer relationship management (CRM) program will help you retain clients. You’ll boost customer loyalty by building solid communication approaches. With the right business software problem, CRM becomes easy. You’ll get the data that you need to learn more about your customers and make better decisions. Soon, one-time customers will become lifelong clients.

You Get Excellent Customer Service

On the flip side of the CRM coin, you want a business software provider that has amazing customer service. You need a software development company that will be there for you when you need it. If you have questions or ideas, your software developers should be ready to help.

Business Software

Finally, you’ll know that you have the right business software if it comes from Ayoka. At Ayoka, we provide the best custom software solutions for our clients. We’ll talk to you about your needs and goals, and then we’ll develop a solution that will work perfectly with your business structure. Our software provides all of the above qualities and so much more. Ready to see for yourself? Get your free assessment by visiting our contact page. Find out why our business means “bringing joy to all.”

Texas Software Development: How Keeping It Local Helps Our Clients

December 24, 2018
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At Ayoka Systems, we’ve always loved providing Texas software development. We have a passion for our community, and we know that staying local gives us the best way to serve our clients. We could outsource our development, and we could move our business overseas, but why would we do that when our clients are right here in the United States? Ayoka’s software teams are passionate about putting the client first. That’s why we planted ourselves right here in Texas. After all, we can’t put our clients first if we can’t work with them directly.

Closer Proximity Means Better Results

By keeping our three locations in the US, we can give our customers better and faster results. First, let’s talk about deploying your solutions. When we’ve finished crafting your perfect software solution, you’ll want to start using that software as soon as you possibly can. Since we’re right here, we can put your solution to work much more quickly than if we did our remote work overseas.

This level of communication doesn’t just benefit you at the end of the development process, though. In fact, we can maintain communication with our clients throughout the entire development process, starting with the very first assessment. Do you want regular updates on our progress? No problem. Again, we’re right here, and we have all the information that you need. Our lines of communication are open, and we can get back to you quickly. We’re not tied up with side projects all over the world. We stay dedicated to our clients in the United States.

We Know US Businesses

By keeping our business local, we get to keep our eye on US business and industries. We’ve worked with all kinds of American industries, from healthcare to manufacturing. Since we develop software in America, we’ve gotten to know how American business works from the inside out. We always start our development process by having an in-depth conversation with the client. We want to know how our software can help the client reach his or her goals and benefit his or her business structure. As a result, we’ve gained a lot of insight into American industry. That’s why our software solutions can work so seamlessly with your company’s existing structure. They’re designed to meet your exact software needs.

American Innovation

Our Texas software development lets us stay at the heart of American innovation. When you work with software development, you must stay on top of the latest advances. A lot of those advances come from the United States, especially the ones that will impact American industries the most. When new innovations arrive in the tech world, we want to be among the first to hear about them. This way, we can get to work planning how we can use these innovations in our software development. At Ayoka, we’ll never let our clients fall behind the curve.

Continued Research

While we’re talking about new developments, let’s discuss the fact that Ayoka engineers believe in consistent growth. At Ayoka, we’re always learning and studying so that we can gain new insights to help our clients. We use case studies and continued research to learn how to solve client dilemmas with software solutions. We’ve dealt with some complicated challenges over the years, but with persistence, we always find a solution. By keeping our business in the US, we know that we’ll always have access to the resources that we need to keep learning and developing our software. We can keep our knowledge up to date because we have a wealth of information at our fingertips.

Due Diligence Availability

Working with Texas software development has given us the opportunity to provide due diligence for American companies. Ayoka can examine a company’s software to determine potential vulnerabilities and setbacks. We help businesses with mergers and acquisitions by figuring out software compatibility and worth. At Ayoka, we love helping companies perform due diligence, but we wouldn’t be available to help if weren’t right here in the United States.

Texas and Beyond

Recently, Ayoka has expanded its Texas software development to include Denver software development. We’ve added this location right here in the US so that we’d have more opportunities to serve our amazing clients. By adding a Denver location, we’ve found new and better ways to keep researching, communicating, and developing software innovations.

Texas Software Development

Are you looking for help with your Texas software development or any other US-based software needs? Let Ayoka help with that. We’re right here and available to create the custom solutions that you need. Whether you want to get in touch with our location in Dallas, Houston, or Denver, we want to help you take your company to the next level. Ready for the software of your dreams? Contact us now so we can start with your assessment.

Software Development for Universities

December 17, 2018
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Sometimes, universities need custom solutions to meet their complex software needs. Universities have to meet the needs of thousands of people. Even more challenging, they have to meet those needs all the time at different levels. When technology evolves, shouldn’t universities take advantage of it? After all, many students will have to use that technology as they graduate and enter the workforce. Furthermore, software development for universities can make life easier for everybody who uses that software. In this post, we’ve listed just a few of the reasons why colleges go to Ayoka for their university software development needs. Keep reading to learn more.

Board and Leadership

When people think about software development for universities, they usually think about how that development will impact staff and students. Of course, university software development does impact those groups, and we’ll discuss them a little later. However, people sometimes overlook the fact that custom software can help school boards and leadership, too.

Ayoka’s software innovations can simplify a leadership team’s daily responsibilities. For example, with the right software, school board members may hold their meetings online instead of in person. They’ll reduce commute times and gain more efficiency. University software development can also help the leadership team turn raw data into usable information. This way, they can recognize university shortcomings, bolster strengths, and implement new ideas for improvement. As a result, software that benefits school leaders will ultimately benefit everyone at the university.

Empower Students

At Ayoka, we’re thrilled when a school board asks us to develop software to help students. With the right software development for universities, students can take their education to new levels and gain a sense of empowerment. First, university software changes can provide better usability. This usability will let students access information with ease. For instance, when they need to look up their degree requirements, such as labs and prerequisites, the right software can make this process easy. Students can also use university software to sign up for their classes online. Too many universities use software programs that can’t handle a large number of students signing up for classes. This problem leads to glitches, slow speeds, and a lot of frustrated students. With the right software development changes, universities can alleviate this frustration.

Furthermore, software upgrades can make life easier for students who take online classes. Even students who live on campus will take an online class every once in a while. These classes often become difficult, not because of the subject matter but because of the class format. University software development can create programs for faster, more intuitive online classes.

Engage Future Students

Software development for universities doesn’t just benefit current students. The Admissions department can use custom software to engage future students, too. A campus with up-to-date custom technology will prove far more appealing to today’s students than a campus with outdated technology. Furthermore, Admissions can use university software to track, maintain, and compare applications.

Maintain Alumni Relations

Just because a student has graduated doesn’t mean that he or she can’t stay in touch via university software. Universities gain a lot of resources thanks to alumni donations, and custom software can help universities accept and track those donations. Furthermore, university software can help schools create and print alumni communication materials like newsletters and magazines. Finally, it can store addresses so that those communications get sent to the right place.

Tools for Teachers

A lot of teachers and professors still use outdated tools for lesson planning. Software development for universities can change that. After all, don’t teachers deserve better? With new software options, teachers can use university resources to plan and store lessons. They could use the software to gather information for the syllabus, for example. They might also use university software to access lesson-specific tools, such as slide shows or video programs. Custom software can also help teachers use other resources and make them available for students. For instance, a teacher might use an online textbook, and custom software could help that teacher provide better access to the text. Finally, university software can also help teachers communicate with students as well as track and record grades.

Software Development for Universities

Interested in software development for universities? At Ayoka, we understand that finding the right software solutions can get difficult. It gets even more difficult when you work with such a complex structure as a university. Ayoka can help you simplify your software solutions. First, we’ll meet with you so that we can hear all about your university and its software needs. Next, we’ll work with you to develop a plan. Finally, we’ll build and then deploy that plan so that everyone at the university can enjoy the benefits. Ready for the best university software development? Then contact us at Ayoka. We’re ready to make your software dreams come true.

How Marketing Software Can Amplify Your Business Voice

December 10, 2018
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How much time do you spend on marketing every month? Are you getting the results that you want with your time? If not, it’s time to take it up a notch. With custom marketing software solutions, you could save time and get better results. Every industry uses marketing on some level, and Ayoka has years of experience helping all sorts of companies get marketing results. Our clients have noticed numerous benefits thanks to their marketing software. We’ve listed just a few of our favorites. You can experience all of these advantages and so much more. Let Ayoka help you reach your full marketing potential.

Start With Insight

Marketing doesn’t exist in a vacuum. It begins with research, data, and clues about what works and what doesn’t. That research becomes much easier with marketing software. Your software will help you start with insights that can help you make better long-term marketing decisions. First, it can gather data about customer buying patterns. It can also keep tabs on inventory or services that don’t sell as well as others. Then, you can use this information for business intelligence decisions. Eventually, you’ll notice patterns that you can use to your company’s advantage.

Reach Your Target Market

How well do you reach your target demographic right now? Do you have room for improvement in your outreach? Marketing software can help. With the right software, you can use multiple channels to reach a wide audience. For example, Ayoka can set up a program that will help you reach more customers with email campaigns. You can also use your new software to post ads on social media, search engines, and more. Instead of turning your marketing into a confusing mess, you’ll have a single source for all of your outreach tools.

More Than Just Leads

Marketers talk about generating leads, but what does that mean for you? Sure, leads are important, but eventually, you’ll need more than leads alone. With smarter marketing, you won’t just get leads. You’ll turn leads into repeat customers. Marketing software can help you develop a “follow-through” technique. From first customer contact to the “thank you for your purchase” email, you can handle everything through your software. Furthermore, you can do so efficiently, without tracking all of those steps yourself.

Automate Your Actions

Speaking of efficiency, one of our clients’ favorite parts about custom marketing software is its ability to help them move from one task to another. Marketing involves a lot of creativity and brainstorming. However, it also involves a lot of repetitive, less creative work. Let your marketing software take care of the more dull tasks. This way, you can free up brain space for generating ideas.

Improve Your CRM

The right marketing software can help you improve your customer relationship management (CRM). Earlier, we mentioned that you can start your marketing campaigns with insights from your data. Why not start by using that data to help with your CRM? For example, you might use your data to figure out how different customers interact with your company. When you find out how your customers prefer to interact with you, you can meet them on their level. Almost right away, you’ll come up with better ways to reach your customers.

After you run an ad campaign, you can also use this information to reflect and refocus. You’ll learn from the things that worked and the things that needed improvement. As a result, you’ll create better and stronger marketing campaigns in the future.

Custom Solutions for Your Industry

Now that we’ve discussed some marketing software benefits, let’s take a look at the kind of software that will work best for you. You have a lot of choices in terms of your marketing software. However, your best choice will always be the one that was built specifically for your business. Different industries use different marketing techniques. Custom software can help with all sorts of marketing from retail to healthcare.

Even within the same industry, no two businesses use the same marketing strategy. Your software should work for you. Let your competition have the “one size fits all” model if that’s what they want. You, on the other hand, can take a different approach. If you want to create unique marketing opportunities, you’ll have to start with unique software. Start by having a talk with your software architects. Let them know exactly what you need from your marketing software. This way, you can create a custom strategy together. You’ll have a software solution that works well within your existing business structure.

Marketing Software With Ayoka

Are you ready to work with your own marketing software? Then it’s time to gather your team from Ayoka. Tell us all about your marketing goals, and we’ll create your perfect software solutions. Contact us now to take your marketing to new levels.

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