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Proven Software Development For The Agriculture and Food & Beverage Industry!
— Overview, Process & Tips —
Creating custom software that provides an intuitive experience for agriculture-based and food processing companies, their employees, and their customers is crucial to staying competitive. That is why Intertech’s experienced teams work in universal best practices on both the client-side and server-side, whether you are based in the cloud or not. In addition, our senior consultants ensure that every modernization made and each new solution introduced uses your data to benefit your business in more ways than you could have imagined — from modeling proprietary data to automating repetitive tasks that eliminate manual errors.
From decisions in the boardroom based on your proprietary data to complex automation that can identify hidden issues and speed up processes for customers and employees, this is the future that Intertech brings to you.
STEP 1: If You Can Think It Up, We Can Probably Build It For You. If It’s Already In Place And Needs To Be Updated… We Can Do That Too!
Our team leaders listen to your ideas, identify solutions that fit your IT requirements, and propose technologies, toolsets, and libraries suited for your environment. Next, they evaluate the repetitive tasks you have identified and implement automated processes that minimize human intervention and headaches, eliminating processing errors and reducing each task’s “Estimated-Time-To-Completion (ETC).” At the same time, they consider how they can automate compliance verification with laws unique to your industry and outline ways to collect and filter your proprietary data for predictive modeling and process automation. And finally, they wrap it all up using universally accepted development best practices and documentation, so you realize an end product that does what you need and is maintainable.
NOTE: You Can Automate Just About Anything Repetitive In Nature.
Almost any area that is repetitive can be automated. These areas can fall under clerical tasks, customer service, global processing, feed & fertilizer management, and just about anything you can think of that is repetitive, based on timing, or historical. For example, consider any area within your department or across the company that is high-volume, may have to follow compliance laws, is time-sensitive, and generates recurring data that is currently in a form that is collected but not utilized. There is no other improvement you can make that impacts profit and productivity like business process automation.
Ask These Questions To Determine Where Custom Software Fits Into Your Business.
Do you currently have a set of tasks that follow specific rules? Most repetitive tasks are based on a set of rules. These rules allow the software to take over and increase efficiency while providing consistent data to improve the process.
Does the task have anticipated inputs and outputs? Even if the input and output have multiple options, it is still redundant. It can be designed to react specifically to each condition, eliminating time to respond and providing a seamless transition forward.
Does the task have multiple repetitive steps? For example, monitoring and adjusting feed based on daily needs, environmental changes, and other factors can be laborious. By automating steps to react to specific responses, the data can be collected, evaluated, and calculated in a split second while instantaneously being added to your proprietary data center, to be used for analysis and machine learning later. There is no limit to what process automation can do for you.
STEP 2: Ask Yourself If The Benefits Are Worth The Investment Before Proceeding.
When it comes time to invest in a new application, the software feasibility study is crucial in understanding what you need. Before making a decision, it is essential to understand the current situation, pinpoint the pain points, and work with an experienced technical team to determine the various available technologies that should be considered. Rule #1: If a prepackaged solution (SaaS) does what you need, it should be considered. However, any Software-as-a-Service will begin to dictate the decisions you make when implementing other software systems, hamstringing you to options that may not be the best solution. And in the end, software that appeared cost-effective will require time-consuming process changes and additional services to do what you require.
Process Automation Is The Secret To Longevity In The Agriculture & Food Processing Industry.
The most significant benefit of process automation is the increase in productivity. Correctly implemented custom software does exactly what you need it to do, does not require breaks, does not make mistakes, hits your deadlines, and impacts your bottom line with an ROI that is worth celebrating 24-hours a day.
Cost reduction is an essential benefit of process automation. Time-related to tasks is reduced. Moreover, personal expenses related to repetitive work are eliminated, allowing for more satisfying work done by the existing workforce.
As business changes, the software adjusts. This elasticity does not fight change. Well-developed software provides output immediately and links your entire company together so the benefits discovered by one department can be realized by another.
RESULT: Enhanced Employee Job Satisfaction.
The enhancements that software specific to an industry introduce have proven to impact retention, workplace happiness, and in the end, customer satisfaction. Automated business processes result in more accurate data and become the backbone of longevity in any industry, but when introduced into the agriculture and food processing industries, the effects are far-reaching, impacting the bottom line of all involved through cost-cutting and unexpected efficiencies that result in better livestock care, higher yields, better products, increased customer satisfaction, and greater employee productivity.
Determine Your Company's Appetite For Automated Improvements
Identify Processes That May Lend Themselves To Automation
Identify Specific Steps Within Each Targeted Process For Automation
Three Great Reasons To Let Intertech Build Your Software Independently Or In Co-Development With Your Team!
To understand why so many companies rely on Intertech for their software consulting and software education needs, you must understand the importance we place on staying up-to-date with the most current technologies and methodologies.
“When an outside firm asked over 4000 of our customers these questions, we immediately understood why they trusted Intertech!”
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Before assuming his new role as Marketing Manager, James served as an Account Executive on Intertech’s consulting client relationship management team and led the training division’s sales team. During this time, James worked with a broad range of clients, including Fortune 500 corporations, state and federal entities, and the U.S. Military. James completed his undergraduate degree at the University of St. Thomas and served Internships at Minnestay and AscensionPoint.
“Nothing will work unless you do”, says James. “I try to remind myself of this daily. As evolving technology makes software development more important than ever, I do my best to help customers meet their needs.”
Working closely with technology and people is something I am passionate about. Intertech training and consulting provides a great balance of both.”
James enjoys coaching Andover boy’s youth hockey in the winter (AA PeeWee), golfing in the summer and spending weekends with family up north.