Custom Software & Technical Services For Your Industry
Proven Software Development For The Manufacturing Industry!
— Overview, Process & Tips —
From decisions in the board room based on your own proprietary data to complex automation that can identify hidden issues impacting your customers and employees, this is the power of custom software.
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 That Is Repetitive In Nature.
Almost any area that is repetitive can be automated. These areas can fall under clerical tasks, customer service, global manufacturing, support services, data modeling, compliance, 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 provide a seamless transition forward.
Does the task have multiple repetitive steps? As an example, discovering the origin of inconsistencies in the fabrication process 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 technologies that are available and 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 Manufacturing 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 Manufacturing industry, the effects are far-reaching, impacting the bottom line of all involved through cost-cutting and unexpected efficiencies that result in better customer care, higher customer satisfaction, and greater employee productivity.
Determine Your Companies Appetite For Automated Improvements
Identify Processes That May Lend Themselves To Automation
There are two items to consider. The first is which processes are taking up considerable time and are repetitive. The repetition can be spread over hours or days, but a job is typically based on repetition. The second item to consider is what is being generated from the process. If data is the result, stakes are higher because all data generated and collected in the correct format gives your business leaders the ability to predict upcoming events and forecast more accurately.
Identify Specific Steps Within Each Targeted Process For Automation
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ADA Compliance Lawsuits On The Rise Across The Country
In Tampa, Florida (not California where new laws are taking effect) disabled plaintiffs calling themselves activists working to improve society for the disabled are working their way around the state, one lawsuit at a time.
According to the article, in 2018 alone, there were 2,285 ADA website lawsuits filed in federal courts across the nation, an increase of 181% from 2017.
You may not feel it is worth the extra time to make your software and website meet compliance. That is a valid consideration, but if you are considering building these features into your project, Intertech can provide you an overview of services so you can review the options and make an informed decision.
Understanding ADA, WCAG, & Section 508 Compliance
Information Below references ADA & Section 508 Government Documents
What is ADA Compliance?
The ADA differs from Section 508 regulations, which are an amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and apply to all information technology, including computer hardware, software, and documentation.
Who Is Required To Follow The ADA?
“The Department is currently developing regulations specifically addressing the accessibility of goods and services offered via the web by entities covered by the ADA. The fact that the regulatory process is not yet complete in no way indicates that web services are not already covered by title III.”
— Statement of Interest of the United States Department of Justice in NAD v. Netflix (page 10)
Who Does The ADA Law Affect?
- Americans with disabilities and their friends, families, and caregivers
- Private employers with 15 or more employees
- Businesses operating for the benefit of the public
- All state and local government agencies
How Does A Company Comply With The ADA?
The ADA encourages self-regulation of accessibility standards and the Department of Justice is currently developing regulations to provide specific guidance to the entities covered by the ADA. Organizations are encouraged to use the WCAG 2.0 level AA guidelines as a guide on how to become accessible until the DOJ defines the regulations.
Who Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Is For
WCAG is primarily intended for:
- Web content developers (page authors, site designers, etc.)
- Web authoring tool developers
- Web accessibility evaluation tool developers
- Others who want or need a standard for web accessibility, including for mobile accessibility
Related resources are intended to meet the needs of many different people, including policy makers, managers, researchers, and others.
What is Section 508?
The Board’s Section 508 Standards apply to electronic and information technology procured by the federal government, including computer hardware and software, websites, phone systems, and copiers. They were issued under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act which requires access for both members of the public and federal employees to such technologies when developed, procured, maintained, or used by federal agencies.
The Section 508 Standards are part of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and address access for people with physical, sensory, or cognitive disabilities. They contain technical criteria specific to various types of technologies and performance-based requirements that focus on functional capabilities of covered products. Specific criteria cover software applications and operating systems, web-based information and applications, computers, telecommunications products, video and multi-media, and self-contained closed products.
Find out more: Section 508
Ignoring ADA Compliance Can Be Expensive: What You Need To Know!
With the realization that accessibility compliance is a great advantage for your company and customers, and with the increase in ADA activist lawsuits across the country, it is vital to have a clear understanding of why web tools and applications should be compatible with assistive technologies.
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Additional Services Our Teams Offer In Conjunction With Custom Software Development
Legacy Software Modernization
- What Is Legacy Modernization
- When You Should Modernize
- Why You Should Modernize
- Hidden Costs & More
- What Is Microservices Development
- What Are The Benefits
- Why Doe It Go Well With DevOps
- Where To Start & More
- What Is WebAssembly
- What It Means For You
- Main Features
- Why It Is Important & More
Business Process Automation (BPA)
- What Is BPA
- What Are The Immediate Benefits
- Which Processes Can Be Automated
- Questions To Consider & More
- Three Formats
- Benefits & Drawbacks
- What To Consider Before Committing
- Toolsets & More
Digital Transformation (DX)
- What Is DX
- What It Looks Like
- Who It Impacts
- Where To Start & More
- What Is IoT
- What Are The Benefits
- How IoT Can Help Yo
- Where To Start & More
Impact Your Business With Intertech Consulting Services!
Intertech software development services cover the entire Software Development Life Cycle and a complete range of technologies and languages, so you get what you need, without limitations — a best practices approach coordinated from our headquarters centrally located in Minnesota.
Custom Software Development
Intertech’s Custom Agile-based software development consulting services combines everything you need to succeed, including requirements gathering, design, development, testing, and deployment. Succeed the first time.
Azure & AWS Cloud Consulting Services
Building a custom application is one thing; building it for your cloud platform, whether multi, hybrid, or single service, is another. Ensure your new software runs faster, links up with other areas of the business, is more secure, and is easier to manage.
Structure your applications as a collection of loosely coupled services that link together and allow independent updating, scalability, and the opening of doors to new advances.
Internet-of-Things (IoT) Services
Your data is valuable. IoT allows you to collect and move this data faster and in a more useful format. Find out how Intertech can help you use this technology to improve your efficiency and set you up for the future.
Agile / Scrum Leadership
We don’t just consult and train companies on Agile; we live Agile. It’s how we run our business, manage our day-to-day operations, and drive customer projects to more complete success. Tap into our experience and improve your entire process with our full-stack consulting team on your next project or a coach that will transform your team.
Legacy System & Software Modernization
Let’s evaluate your platform and, together, determine if it should be kept, extended, or replaced based on your business goals and enterprise-level needs. Upgrading your platform opens the doors to valuable innovations in technology. Don’t miss out!
Business Process Automation (BPA)
Together, let’s implement technology-enabled automation that streamlines and automates complex and potentially error-filled business processes. You will realize efficiencies that save you resources, and you will generate data models that affect decisions throughout the organization.
WebAssembly (Wasm) Services & Integration
Intertech’s WebAssembly services help you run coded desktop only applications, written in multiple languages, run on the web, through a web browser, at near-native speeds! No longer are you limited.
Digital Transformation (DX)
Digital transformation starts with experienced full-stack consultants who can champion change and, in the end, increase efficiency and reduce technical debt.
Software as a Service (SaaS) and off-the-shelf applications may work in the short term, but to make them do what you need, you will end up creating workarounds and paying more than expected. Let Intertech create a version that’s your own!
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Our Software Development Experts Cover You From Beginning To End.
Back-End Software Consulting Services
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UI/UX & Front-End Software Consulting Services
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Intertech consultants bring the entire experience together, from your working experience with our team to the life-cycle experience your IT department will have after leaving, how your end-users interact with your interface, and where their data ends up. Our consultants bring a vision to your project that implements the most current, proven tools, libraries, and languages with a mission to achieve success the first time. Find your UI/UX solution and more at Intertech!
Development Operations (DevOps) Software Consulting Services
Project Delivery leadership
Quality Assurance (QA)
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Intertech QA consultants utilize multiple tests, that include… (Click Here)
The Fastest Way To Build Software Is “Right” The First Time!
Understanding your industry is one thing. Understanding the technology you are using is another. When you read studies that tell you that 75% of projects are doomed from the beginning, it has to make you pause before signing your name to the outcome.
Consider letting our proven professionals take a look at your project. They’ve seen what can go wrong and know how to avoid costly errors.
We build custom software from start to finish. We plug into your environment with the proven expertise you need for us to work independently or in co-development. And, we bring the soft-skills that make the task enjoyable, and the experience to leave your team stronger and ready to take over.
We Bring You…
Soft-Skills For A Winning Experience
Sometimes the most critical person in the room is the one with a calm voice and the knowledge to select the right words. Bringing a development team together or presenting a clear concept for stakeholders can make all the difference between success or failure. Intertech consultants are at the top of their field. They navigate challenging decisions, guide with a confident voice, and know when to get out of the way.
Intertech takes the worry out of custom software development.
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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GET TO KNOW US
Client Relationship Manager
The Golden Rule guides Dan Hokeness in his role as Client Relationship Manager at Intertech. Dan has worked with diverse clients ranging from manufacturers to mortgage companies. In his first two years at Intertech, he also led the recruiting team, was Director of IT at GMAC ResCap, and gained earlier experience as a business technologist and programmer analyst. Dan’s broad experience gives him insight into the multifaceted needs of Intertech clients. But no matter who he’s working with, Dan delivers the best for every client.
“I believe in treating others as I want to be treated,” says Dan. “I believe in integrity and in honoring my work and relationships. I think our clients understand and value that.”
Why Did You Choose Intertech?
While I was the Director of IT at GMAC ResCap, I engaged Intertech as a vendor for staff training for several years. They were very impressive. I knew Intertech had a consulting side, and I was drawn by their nimble ability to react quickly to change. With my software development experience, a sales position was a great fit. I joined Intertech more than a dozen years ago, and I’ve never looked back.
Dan enjoys spending time with his family. He is a trustee at his church and serves as a board member of Auburn Homes and Services, a senior care facility.
Tell us about your project and we’ll gather the right people, discuss your request, clarify any questions, and provide a price estimate that you can use to decide if Intertech is a good fit for you!
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