Custom business automation software for increased profitability.
K-Optional Software's custom automation software has helped clients by improving their business processes and increasing efficiency. By streamlining workflows and automating repetitive tasks, our implementations have enabled clients to save time, reduce errors, and allocate resources more effectively, resulting in cost savings and improved productivity. Our software is designed to simplify your workflows and reduce manual intervention, saving you time and resources. Contact us today to learn how we can help you achieve your business goals.
When a person files a vehicle insurance claim, providers turn to a company for scheduling a damage assessment. That company— a K-Optional Software client— specializes in getting every vehicle appraised so that the insurance provider can cut a check for the repair. Working with insurance providers means adopting long-lived industry conventions; our client receives claims to a dedicated email server in a pseudo-consistent format. Before working with K-Optional Software, our client had written a script in-house for reading this inbox, attempting to interpret the data, and exporting it into a CSV file. This approach proved brittle; slight variations in claim emails confused the script causing entire CSVs to drop. Worse yet, the evolution of email authentication— actually a welcome improvement for IT security— broke the script entirely.
We have gone over the software and are very pleased with it. Looks wonderful, magnitudes better than before. Downloading the app went very smoothly. And the data export process is perfectly straightfoward.
The University of Texas (UT) Nursing Department requested a technical solution for administering a sophisticated survey. The results would become the basis for a major statewide study. UT hired a development firm, but the subjects (pharmacists) had a hard time with the interface. This created user errors and data output that were impossible to interpret, which made it difficult to derive any meaningful insights.
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Do automation that doesn't scale: a framework for Business Process Automation
Discover a three-step framework for lean business process automation (BPA) that incorporates human-driven elements to minimize risk and improve efficiency. Learn how this method enables more effective automation by incorporating domain experts, virtual assistants, and custom software development, ultimately creating resilient systems that adapt to complex business needs.
Local vs off-shore custom software vendors
Explore the pros and cons of local, onshore, and offshore custom software vendors to make an informed decision for your next project. Discover the impact of factors like trust, reputation, communication, price, and more on your project outcomes.
Our rules for engagement with GPT and LLMs
For a custom software business in the year 2023, large language models (LLMs) like GPT are hard to avoid. GPT takes have flooded tech news while GPT projects constitute an overwhelming proportion of trending open-sourced software. It’s not just hype: LLMs have proven remarkably adept at writing code, generating content, and assisting with research— all pertinent to our operation. Prognosticators wonder if the shift to AI-driven development permanently alters the custom software industry. The emerging art of Prompt Engineering speaks to a shift. And so, after careful consideration, we have crafted this framework for dealing with LLMs internally.
Custom software development: what every business should avoid
You’ve probably heard a success story or two about custom software development, something like “ordinary guy launches a popular mobile app” or “business cuts costs in two with a clever digital system”. Perhaps you’ve also heard of a flop— maybe a friend sank money into an idea that didn’t take off, or a colleague owned a faltering IT migration. The horror stories, though depressing, can teach the most. So if you’re considering a foray into custom application development services, get to know the points of failure. They’re less public, so unfortunately many learn someone else’s hard lesson again.
Streamlining Your Business with Custom Software SaaS Integrations
Find out how to choose the right custom software 3rd party software-as-a-service (SaaS) product integration strategy for your business and optimize your workflows for increased productivity.
How to Implement Automation in Your Business: A Case Study
Learn how to implement business process automation with a real-world example from an appliance servicing company, and discover the steps involved in achieving efficient automation.
Custom Automation Solutions for Business
Thinking of automating a piece of your business? You’re probably onto something. Most companies, even tech-savvy companies like yours, can unlock huge gains by taking advantage of automation opportunities. Investing in custom automation solutions will pay dividends. In this introductory guide, we examine some great custom automation tools and explain (in detail) how you can implement your own automation solutions at your business.
How to vet and hire a competent software development firm
How do development firms price applications? As a client, what are the best ways to optimize on value? Since we get these questions a lot, we put together the complete guide. Hope it gives you a window into the software development world!
Software start-up system essentials
Wondering what fundamental systems to adopt for your early-stage startup or idea? Here’s our definitive guide distilled from four clients that white-label K-Optional Software’s development services. These approaches range from hyper-minimal to hyper-thorough.
The perils of single-client SaaS products
Subscription revenue is the gift that keeps on giving; who doesn’t value long-term and predictable income? Multi-billion-dollar companies like Adobe have transitioned their products to subscription-based payments for good reason. Even so, product creators might be overly-disposed to conforming to this model- alternate pricing systems often make more sense depending on a few aspects of the user-base.
When to buy, and when to build custom software
Explore the build vs buy dilemma in software development with a real-world case study, and learn to strike the right balance between off-the-shelf solutions and custom software.