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[Press] Ayoka Systems CEO Eknauth Persaud Assumes Role of Regional Vice President for the NMCBN

November 11, 2015
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Ayoka Systems CEO Eknauth Persaud Assumes Role of Regional Vice President for the NMCBN

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Arlington, TX – November 11, 2015 – Connecting businesses with Marines, the National Marine Corps Business Network (NMCBN) names Eknauth Persaud as the central region’s vice president. Eknauth, the incumbent president of NMCBN’s Dallas chapter, is the founder and CEO of Ayoka LLC, an enterprise custom software company. Under Eknauth’s leadership, Ayoka regularly sponsors Dallas-Fort Worth NMCBN events.

 

The national Marine Corps Business Network hails the motto, “Marines doing business with Marines,” and they do just that. Organization members gain access to more than just information, but a vast network of real professionals who seek out Marine veterans for their exceptional knowledge and skills.

 

The Dallas chapter’s recent celebration of the Marine Corps 240th birthday attracted over fifty veterans. They hold monthly meet-ups on the second Wednesday of every month in Arlington, TX.

 

Eknauth Persaud is eager to promote the NMCBN’s mission to advance Marines in the workplace while providing an avenue for mentorship and comradery. For membership or general information on the National Marine Corps Business Network, go to http://www.NMCBN.com. You can also find Ayoka online at https://www.ayokasystems.com/.

 

Contact:
Bernard Liad
Ayoka Systems
Bernard.Liad@ayokasystems.com
1161 Corporate Dr #303
Arlington, TX 76006
Phone: 817-210-4042

 

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[PRESS] Ayoka Systems Visits UTA Association for Computing Machinery

October 22, 2015
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Ayoka Systems Visits UTA Association for Computing Machinery

 
 
Arlington, TX – October 22, 2015 – Ayoka Systems visited the University of Texas at Arlington to speak with members of the Association for Computing Machinery. ACM is the largest education and scientific computing society, and its UTA charter focuses on helping computer science and engineering students excel in both studies and post-graduation work.
 
 
custom software development companyAyoka Systems, a custom software development company based in Arlington, TX, offered valuable industry knowledge to UTA students attending the ACM workshop. Bradley Faught, a lead developer for Ayoka, talked to the attendees about the importance of gaining experience in emerging technologies to get ahead in the competitive world of computer programming.
 
 
“There’s a unique and ideal formula for every project. As a developer, your goal is not to manipulate the goal to fit your most proficient languages; it’s to make coding decisions based on what makes the most sense for the end goal.” Faught, Ayoka Systems
 
 
After getting a lesson in coding languages and frameworks currently considered “hot” in today’s industry, students got the opportunity to ask Ayoka questions to aid them in their journey into a professional career in technology. Among questions more serious in nature, one student asked about which projects of late have been the most fun to work on. Ayoka revealed their well-rounded client base with their answer.
 
 
“Two projects come to mind. We created an Uber clone for a local black car service company. It was a great project because we helped a local business adapt and compete with the times, allowing them to flourish in a time when taxi and black car services are closing their doors.” Faught, Ayoka Systems
 
 
The second project spoke of aiding healthcare professionals better serve patients by creating a system in which communication and information is more easily accessible.
 
 
UTA’s Association of Computing Machinery can be found on Facebook for organization information. Ayoka Systems, can be found at ayokasystems.com.

 

Contact:
Bernard Liad
Ayoka Systems
Bernard.Liad@ayokasystems.com
1161 Corporate Dr #303
Arlington, TX 76006
Phone: 817-210-4042

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Ayoka brings American know-how

June 12, 2011
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Ayoka brings American business acumen to apps development, systems integration

Manufacturing Business Technology
By William Atkinson, contributing editor (w.atkinson@mchsi.com)

The U.S. manufacturing industry has lost its share of jobs to overseas competition, so when these companies seek outsourcing assistance, they may well prefer to work with U.S. partners.

Arlington, Texas-based Ayoka offers an affordable onshore alternative for software outsourcing, targeting underserved industries such as manufacturing. For manufacturing in particular, Ayoka’s factory automation software and remote monitoring allow users to access data whereby the Web browser functions as the human-machine interface, providing much broader access to machine controls and monitoring. In addition to real-time responsive interaction, the data is warehoused in integrated databases for business intelligence and reporting.

“When people use the term ‘application outsourcing,’ they usually are talking about the application in a post-production environment,” notes Rona Shuchat, program director of application outsourcing services for Framingham, Mass.-based IDC. “However, when Ayoka uses the term, it is referring to the application development and/or systems integration of the applications.”

Shuchat says Ayoka is moving companies – especially small to midsize manufacturers – forward to the state of automation where they can control how to tie the front end of the process – i.e., the sales order entry piece – into the production flow, and then into the output side, including control of accounting and shipping.

“In sum, Ayoka can go into a company and identify where lack of automation is hurting the company, and make recommendations on how to create a more automated flow,” says Shuchat.

One company using Ayoka services is HelloLabels, a subsidiary of Safford, Ariz.-based DRG Technologies. HelloLabels makes product identification solutions for electronics and other products. Ayoka developed an open-source e-commerce system for HelloLabels, which features back-end integration with production work orders, inventory management, and shipping systems.

“When I was brought into DRG to launch the HelloLabels division, we didn’t have a Web site and wanted to do our main sales online,” explains Matt Milliorn, general manager for HelloLabels. “We sell through a number of channels, including wholesalers, dealers, and direct consumers.”
HelloLabels deployed an Ayoka system that allows the company to seamlessly address all three channels with a single system.

“We also use it internally to input orders that come to us via mail or other sources,” says Milliorn. “We’ve been able to take the process of quoting and ordering that once took two hours with back-and-forth communication to one where orders can be quoted and entered in about two minutes,” concludes Milliorn.

Ayoka pushes enterprise software envelope

March 23, 2009
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BY ELIZABETH BASSETT

Fort Worth Business Press

March 23, 2009

While the Apple iPhone was developed by engineers in California, it was decided the new product would be made by Taiwan-based Foxconn, the largest contract manufacturer in the world for electronics.

To keep an eye on manufacturing, Arlington-based Ayoka stepped in.

Ayoka LLC, an enterprise software services company, doesn’t have the name-recognition of companies like Apple but it has played a role in developing and integrating technology in several well-known areas. The company developed supply chain management systems for Foxconn’s manufacturing of iPhones and Motorola RAZR cell phones, and Ayoka was also the company that integrated systems for Terminal D getting opened up at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

By making all of its products in the United States, engaging the Arlington community and offering quality service, founder and CEO Eknauth Persaud said he would like Ayoka to someday become “the Starbucks of software – it’s where you go to get your software done.”

Ayoka was started in 2002 in San Francisco, where Persaud was living and working. He’d grown up in New York and served in the Marines, and he also had worked at various large companies and done consulting work when he met his future wife at a party.

Read the full article online at: http://www.fwbusinesspress.com/display.php?id=9791.

PatientsKnowBest.com

January 29, 2009
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Patients Know Best (PKB) is a network for patient health record (PHR) practitioners.  PKB wanted a web-based application that will allow individuals to retrieve knowledge about their patient records through the integration of their PHR results and a wiki managed and maintained by PKB. Ayoka developed this application using Ruby on Rails with a MySQL database.

“It was a pleasure to work with the Ayoka team on my Patient Medical Records web application. They were responsive, the design was great, they stuck to my budget, and an independent code audit I did later showed they created high-quality code. I highly recommend Ayoka.”
– Mohammad Al-Ubaydli, Founder, PatientsKnowBest.com

Geolingua – “The World Language Channel”

January 26, 2009
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Geolingua provides its customers with a unique language learning environment that includes access to a wide range of foreign language media on demand for use in strengthening foreign language skills. Ayoka designed and developed a Ruby on Rails applications, using a MySQL database and FLV Player, that allows users to develop their speaking, listening, writing, and reading skills with the click of a mouse.

“I couldn’t have chosen a better technical partner than Ayoka for this project. You [Ayoka] and your team listened closely to my ideas, provided valuable suggestions, analyzed in depth the most effective and efficient ways to accomplish them, then executed. I am very pleased with the result.”
– Eric Lambert, President of Geolingua

MMI and InTouch™

January 26, 2009
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MMI Internetworking is a division of MMI Incorporated, a highly successful private label wholesale brokerage firm. MMI-Internetworking developed the InTouch™ software to facilitate the interaction of local governments and agencies with the people they serve, bringing services to citizens and efficiency to municipalities.

Software development technologies include Java, Jakarta / Apache Struts, Spring, Hibernate, Groovy on Grails, Oracle, MS SQL Server, and MySQL. Ayoka has enjoyed a multi-year relationship with MMI-Internetworking to deliver a number of projects, ranging from ERP data exchange to e-government products, including a CRM (customer relationship management) package, Code Enforcement application, and Work Order management application.

Agile development methods were used to promote collaboration and rapid software development for project participants, including folks in marketing, customer support staff, and select users from City governments.  Ayoka provides ongoing support for MMI and its customers.

“We originally planned to use them for heavy coding and testing. Now we’re using them on an ongoing basis. They design and develop all our new products and new features for our products.”
– Paul Nichols, Vice-President MMI Internetworking

Brim Laundry Machinery Co., Inc.

January 26, 2009
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Founded in 1970, Brim Laundry Equipment Company manufactures and provides equipment, parts, and services to commercial and industrial laundries for markets spanning linen supply, industrial, dust control, apparel, and specialty applications. Brim contracted with Ayoka to develop production monitoring and automation software for different laundry equipment (washers, dryers, shuttles). This .NET / SQL Server based application used Ajax (asynchronous JavaScript and XML) to refresh specific areas of the web user interfaces, e.g. temperature gauges, motor speed, in order to display one-second data collection intervals from microprocessors. Ayoka performed the full range of software development activities, including services to identify, collect, and manage data for business intelligence reporting and systems integration. Today, Ayoka provides on-going IT support and maintenance.

“… Ayoka is moving companies – especially small to midsize manufacturers – forward to the state of automation where they can control how to tie the front end of the process – i.e., the sales order entry piece – into the production flow, and then into the output side, including control of accounting and shipping. ”
-Rona Shuchat, program director of application outsourcing services for Framingham, Mass.-based IDC

Snider Advisors, Inc.

January 26, 2009
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Snider Advisors is a Dallas-Fort Worth based registered investment advisor whose primary goal is to teach people how to manage their own retirement savings using their proprietary investment strategy, the Snider Investment Method®. As of September, 2008, Snider Advisors actively managed $90 million in assets and consulted on an additional $320+ million their clients manage themselves, using the Snider Method.

“[Our previous] provider wrote an application that required a great deal of day to day maintenance. Ayoka updated and improved the application architecture, resulting in less maintenance time and increased productivity savings. We didn’t even have to hire additional employees to replace those lost to attrition.”
– Jesse Anderson, Trading Manager, Snider Advisors

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Posts

October 14, 2008
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Ayoka and EO Software Team Up to Create the First Web-based Accounting and Reporting Application for Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Posts

Leading provider of software for VFW Posts and Auxiliaries taps software development firm

Ayoka to create secure, web-based accounting and reporting solution

Date Released: 10/14/2008 ARLINGTON and DALLAS, Texas – October 14, 2008 – Ayoka, a leading provider of enterprise-class software development services, and EO Software, a leading provider of software for Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Posts and Auxiliaries, today announced the release of the first web-based software application for VFW required membership and accounting procedures. By offering a secure, online tool for Quartermasters, this software solution substantially increases the efficiency and quality of monthly and quarterly reports, therefore greatly reducing the time for data entry and report generation. EO Software has been developing software for VFW Posts and Auxiliaries since 1991. Their time-tested, PC-based Membership Accounting Post Software (M.A.P.S.) has been providing VFW posts with accurate accounting and reporting data for over 15 years. EO Software recognized the need to expand their current applications capabilities by offering a secure, web-based solution that allows users to access their program and data from any location with Internet access.

EO Software launched M.A.P.S Online, the first ever web-based application for VFW Posts, at the VFW National Convention in Orlando, Florida in August of this year. Longtime users of the desktop version of M.A.P.S. were given demos of the new interface with quick and easy data entry and report generation features.

“As far as the new M.A.P.S. Online software goes…I love it. It is so nice not having to [manually] backup the data. Some of the screens have a new look, but they are easy to figure out. It took me 10 minutes to enter my previous year’s ending data and then I was ready to go,” said Quartermaster Mike Reilly, an EO Software customer since 1996, who upgraded to the new web-based application shortly after the convention. “I have been a programmer for 20+ years and I think that it is great!”

EO Software chose Ayoka, an innovative application development provider, to help create a software application that would allow VFW posts to log onto one site to enter accounting and membership data and print, retrieve and generate PDF documents and reports. They also wanted a solution that would provide online storage and backup within a secure environment.

“Our goal was to continue the tradition of producing the M.A.P.S. program with the latest technology available and to provide support and service to each customer, “ said Steve Dale President of EO Software.

“We were looking for a local company in the Dallas Metroplex, who had an established name and credibility for producing quality software, while still being competitive in pricing,” said Chris Curry, Director of IT at EO Software, “ Ayoka clearly distinguished itself by displaying proven success with Ruby on Rails applications and Web 2.0 development methodologies.“

“With EO Software, just as it does for many of our customers, location matters with software development. Complex processes, especially the details involved with accounting, require face-to-face conversations and personal support to clearly translate business requirements into software,” said Eknauth Persaud, CEO of Ayoka. “Plus, as a former Marine, I’m delighted to have our company perform custom software development for an application used by our Veterans’ organizations!”

About Ayoka:

Ayoka is a trusted, Made in USA company in the custom software development market, providing enterprise-class services that help people in diverse industries achieve core business goals. By working together in person, business needs are clearly translated into software applications that increase return on investment. Ayoka software development is a collaborative process, platform independent, and fully transparent, reducing the cost of in-house development. We deliver to clients cost-effective, quality applications along with the personal support found only in an American company. www.AyokaSystems.com

About EO Software:

EO Software, Inc. has been developing software for VFW Posts and Auxiliaries since 1991. The president is a Vietnam Veteran from the Marine Corps and a CPA with over 20 years in public practice and experience as a revenue agent with the IRS specializing in non-profit organizations. www.EOSoftware.com

Made to Order

April 18, 2008
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Dallas Business Journal
by Margaret Allen Staff Writer

Custom software developer AYOKA LLC finds success

When software developers talk shop in San Francisco, they don’t typically brag about code they’re perfecting for a manufacturing company. It’s software for high-tech concerns that carries all the glory and cachet — not programming for heavy industry.

“It’s not sexy,” says Eknauth Persaud, founder and CEO of Ayoka LLC. But his Arlington-based custom software developer has found success by focusing on that niche.

Prior to launching Ayoka in 2004, Persaud worked for giant defense contractor Lockheed Martin and at other industrial companies. Through his on-the-job experience, Persaud saw a need by industrial companies for custom software applications to help them manage a variety of tasks: distribution, warehousing, logistics, customer orders, manufacturing flow and equipment automation, among other things.

“They are overlooked clients,” said Persaud, who moved from the West Coast to Dallas in 2002 to work as a software subcontractor on the automated baggage system for the new International Terminal at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Though high-tech companies are easily sold on the benefits of software, industrial companies are more conservative, Persaud said. They don’t buy software for the sake of buying software, but because they seek efficiencies on the shop floor and elsewhere in their operation.

Because he spoke their language, Persaud worked on showing manufacturing companies how to harness the power of technology. And that approach has paid off for Ayoka. In four years, the company has achieved a 370% compound growth rate. It employs 22 in Arlington; Persaud plans to hire another 16 employees this year and open a second office this fall in Richardson’s Telecom Corridor.

The entrepreneur won’t disclose specific sales figures, but says they range from $2 million to $5 million. Ayoka has been profitable since 2006.
The company has about 15 customers, whose revenue ranges from $5 million to several billion. One-third of the clients are large software developers outsourcing a smaller project; the remaining are industrial company end-users.

Offering such a wide range of custom applications is rare, according to Joe Crosswell, manager for the technology solutions group at the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center in Arlington, a government-funded program that helps small- and mid-sized businesses improve their operations.
“That is hard to find,” Crosswell said of Ayoka’s services. “Those are truly custom applications, and there are only a few companies out there that do that. You have to really look to find them. Many companies will simply try to develop the capability in-house. The need has been around for years — there just hasn’t been anyone doing it.”

Persaud says much of his company’s growth is due to middle-market customers who want to keep their software development onshore, so as to control their intellectual property and be able to meet face-to-face with developers. That’s an important need for Ayoka as well.
“We want to be close to our customers,” he said. “Location matters in software development.”

Onshore Software Developer Competes with Offshore

February 1, 2008
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An Onshore American ADM Model that Competes with Offshore’s Cost, Scalability, Flexibility, and Quality

February 2008
Outsourcing Journal
By Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

In this article, Kathleen writes “I’ve been writing about outsourcing since 1998 and easily remember when it was remarkable to write about a company deciding to outsource its business process offshore. Over the past few years, that phenomenon has become mainstream and no longer really newsworthy, at least certainly in outsourcing initiatives of American businesses.

What’s remarkable now is a U.S. company that can compete with offshore service providers in cost, scalability and flexibility, quality, expertise, and time to market.

Enterprise software development outsourcing provider Ayoka, headquartered in Arlington, Texas, in the middle of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, has a unique model that makes its solutions scalable, cost-effective, etc., like offshore solutions. And it has the added benefit of a local presence throughout the United States.”

Lessons from the Outsourcing Journal:

  • Despite many success stories of companies using an offshore model for their outsourcing initiatives, there are companies that do not achieve their objectives by offshoring; and many that find “hidden” costs of managing such a relationship that they did not anticipate or underestimated.
  • Cultural fit is essential in an outsourcing relationship; yet it’s often very problematic and costly in the offshore model but is a benefit in the onshore model.
  • In its universities, rural communities, and other locations, the United States has huge overlooked resources that can provide effective outsourcing solutions and services as well as a local onshore presence.
  • Offshore application development and maintenance (ADM) works best with — and really requires — investment in technical management and relationship management.
  • Select a software development service provider with a solid track record of dynamic conversations with its clients, pushing back and asking questions and offering alternatives to make sure the project is designed at the outset to ensure it gets the client where it wants to go.
  • When customers and application development service providers together define the work correctly up front, the developers can make better decisions, which translates to lower costs because of doing the work correctly the first time.

Ayoka named Top 25

April 1, 2007
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Ayoka named to Top 25 list of largest Software Developers in Dallas

April 2007
Dallas Business Journal

The Dallas Business Journal has recognized Ayoka as one of the Top 25 Software Developers in Dallas/Fort Worth.

Ayoka Wins Technology Advocate Award

August 21, 2006
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Creating an Onshore Answer for Offshore Software Development

DALLAS, Aug. 21/PRNewswire/ – Ayoka LLC, the onshore alternative to offshore software development, today announced that they have been selected as the 2006 Tech Titans Technology Advocate winner by the Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC). The MTBC, the largest technology trade association in Texas, awarded Ayoka for their unique approach to keeping America competitive on both the education and technology fronts.

“The MTBC is pleased that these awards continue to be as vibrant and prestigious as our leading technology companies and the vast regional infrastructure that supports them,” said Skip Moore, regional marketing managing partner for technology, media and communications, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and co-chair of the MTBC’s Tech Titans steering committee.

Ayoka’s founder and CEO Eknauth Persaud proudly accepted the Technology Advocate award and cited his experience in the United States Marine Corps as the source for his commitment to young people and the American economy. “The Ayoka business model creates a software development environment that instills confidence, work ethic, and creativity to graduate students in technology, while providing software development services to American entrepreneurs right here on our soil,” said Mr. Persaud, “This keeps America competitive both in education and on the global technology front.”
Mr. Persaud was also a Tech Titan finalist in two other categories, Tech Titan of the Future and Emerging Company CEO.

About Ayoka:

Ayoka is the onshore alternative to offshore software development. As a custom software design, development, and integration company, Ayoka specializes in providing affordable enterprise application development, e-commerce integration, and develops database backed web applications using J2EE, .NET, Ruby on Rails, Ajax, and SQL. Their University Relations™ and strong commitment to education allow them to keep outsourced software development affordable in the United States. This passion enables Ayoka to provide affordable software development services to clients in manufacturing, internet marketing, advertising, healthcare and VoIP.

About MTBC:

Founded in 1994, the Metroplex Technology Business Council is a non-profit organization with approximately 350 member companies that include technology businesses and providers from across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The MTBC is dedicated to fostering a supportive business environment for technology companies and members of the technology community through leadership, advocacy, education and cooperative initiatives.

Source: Ayoka LLC

Ayoka Slowing the Tech Drain

March 1, 2006
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Software firm gives students a reason to stay in the States

CHERYL HALL – The Dallas Morning News

Want to get someone in academia all riled up? Bring up the hot topic of “flight capital.” That’s the growing phenomenon of foreign students coming to U.S. universities for advanced degrees only to return home for more rewarding careers than they can find here. Computer science and software engineering are particular vulnerable to the skilled talent exodus.

Cheaper costs in India, China and Russia have ignited software production there and siphoned jobs from American companies. [Ayoka LLC] believe[s] they’ve found a local answer to this global issue. To read more, Contact Us.

Media Contact: info@ayokasystems.com