Posts by Scott

Why do you offer support if your solution is Bug Free?

There are a number of reason we offer support to our clients. We try our best to always deliver a bug-free solution but unfortunately 100% bug-free is impossible. The user might find a bug 8 months after they have started using the software, with a support contract we have promised to be there to fix…

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Why do I have to test the software?

As part of our process, we offer a period of Warranty whereby we ask you to test the software and really use it, try it and break it. During this period things will break and stop working and sometimes the software will become unusable. Sometimes it’s just a minor inconvenience. We ask our clients to…

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Why does it take so long to develop a software solution?

You would think that building software was as easy as pressing a button and there it is. Many people have tried and it’s never that easy. If we could do that we would be millionaires because we could generate solutions in minutes/seconds and everyone would be happy. Unfortunately, in the real world, it’s not like…

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How much for …. ?

Our first response is “We don’t Know.” We usually don’t know how complex the solution is just yet we need to know that first. Clients often ask how much to add different functionality into their projects.  For example, nearly all our projects have a list of Clients/Contacts/Customers (call them what you like). How much for…

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How much will the software cost?

We like to think of Software development as a very Creative activity, the way we craft a solution can vary greatly. Some problems are very complex and require only complex solutions ie Machine Learning or Complex Calculations. However there is often an elegant way to build a solution that is both easy to use and…

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Build Me An Excel Spreadsheet (I Don’t Need Custom Software)

What's Wrong with an Excel Spreadsheet

Many small businesses use Microsoft® Excel, since they are often familiar with it, like it and it comes as part of the Microsoft® Office 365® Suite of programs. Using spreadsheets is an ideal way to gather and store a variety of data for simple applications.  Excel also allows quite extensive analysis and reporting of the…

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Custom Developed Software or Commercial Software: What’s best for me?

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Choosing the right software for your business can be one of the most important decisions you make to position your business for future growth.  Do you buy commercial software or have custom developed software built for you? On the one hand, commercial software is all ready to go, but may not give you the flexibility…

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How Much Will Custom Application Development Cost Me?

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At Ocom, we take pride in the software solutions that we build and provide our clients. The savings in time and money our clients report back and the efficiencies that they see us deliver, make a huge difference to those businesses. Yet, when we first meet with potential new clients, they are often more concerned…

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Improve Efficiency Ratio Strategy: Remove Duplication of Work

Your efficiency ratio is your expenses/revenue ratio. The higher the ratio the healthier the business. There are two ways you can improve your ratio: 1) Increase Revenue – the easy way is to achieve this is to serve more customers – There are a number of ways you can Increase Revenue. One way is to charge more which…

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How to and Why Use Cashbook

Why use a Cashbook? Cashbook is actually a simple record in which business can record all payments made as well as income received. In the past, cashbooks were either hand-written books or spreadsheets on a computer. Today, due to technological advancements cashbook is now available as a computerized system. Cashbook is used by business owners…

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