Solving the Problem with Software
Software systems are considered an important aspect of many businesses however there are many successful businesses with minimal reliance on software. When businesses are invited to consider introducing a software system into their operations or even extending an existing software system, the idea can quite often be met with hesitation and apprehension.
This reaction is quite often due to the difficulty in measuring the benefit of the investment and feeling comfort with existing processes that have helped shape a successful business.
Why invest in purchasing or creating software when a business' team members can achieve the same outcome?
Benefits of Fixed Price Custom Software Development
Customers requiring the services of trained professionals are often looking for a fixed price associated with that service being successfully completed. This is commonplace in all industries whether you are looking to have your haircut by a hairdresser or have your dream home built by a construction company. Knowing upfront the price, the details of the service and the time it will take is reassuring and ensures a level of confidence for the customer.
Imagine a situation where you are at the hairdresser and while cutting your hair, the hairdresser actually cuts a little too much off one side. Originally your trip to the hairdresser was going to cost you $30 but now the hairdresser insists that it will cost $35 because of the extra time needed to rectify the mistake.
Nobody enjoys these hidden or unexpected costs and this is where a fixed pricing model can help.
Automated Word Document and PDF Generation
Creating Word and PDF documents for clients and other business associates is a critical aspect of many businesses. Whether it be a quote for a prospective customer, a service agreement, a client record or even a purchase order, the process of generating and updating these documents can be a time consuming and error prone exercise.
A Common Problem
It is common for a business to maintain a number of Word document templates that need to be manually adjusted each time a document needs to be created and sent out. In the case of a purchase order, the business may have already entered the purchase details into their internal systems. When the time comes for creating the purchase order as a PDF document, these details are then transcribed into the Word document template and then adjusted accordingly to suit each individual case before exporting to a PDF document.
Wouldn't it be great if this could be automated?