K-Optional leverages resource management software to optimize the value and potential of your business resources. Our team has extensive experience building projects that increase productivity, reduce costs, and improve customer satisfaction. Our custom software also includes automated controls and alerts to speed up issue resolution or prevent them from happening altogether. If you want to improve your resource utilization, scheduling, forecasting, or allocation, contact us today to learn how our solutions can benefit your organization.
Data Warehouse Software
Performance Management Software
Process Management Software
Staff Management Software
From mom-and-pop shops with big ideas to 20,000-person organizations K-Optional offers streamlined, cost effective project management to get your software application developed faster, for less money. We're here to ensure your success!
$4.5M+Total cost savings by revamping our customers’ business flows.
$13.5M+Total revenue generated by K-Optional products.
400%Average year-over-year return on investment for our clients.
99%Customer satisfaction across all projects.
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.
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.
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.
Why we’re moving away from Firebase
We’ve launched dozens of applications on Firebase, utilized nearly every facet of the platform, and designed a playbook for scaling gracefully. Suffice it to say, it’s proven an invaluable tool for K-Optional Software. As recently as March 2022, our developers were cheering innovations like Firebase Extensions. Unfortunately, three major developments in the past few months have polluted the developer experience and consequently K-Optional will shift towards alternatives for green projects.
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.