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Date Published: March 22, 2023
Women in Tech

The technology industry isn’t known for its lack of diversity. In fact, it’s one of the most male-dominated industries out there. According to a recent Statista survey, more than 90% of software developers identified as male as of 2021, and fewer than 6% identified as female. But don’t let these disheartening stats fool you; women have made some massive contributions to technology over the years – and we at Solutions Afoot are proud to celebrate our female tech professionals this month! 

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Date Published: March 7, 2023
Client Testimonial - Henrich

With the assistance of Solutions Afoot, Jeff Henrich is developing a business that will help people manage their healthcare needs with fewer visits to doctors' offices.
After 20 years running a financial company and managing various financial and IT-related tasks, he and his wife Kay Henrich had a chance to take over the fledging HelpMD, a company that assists people who often avoided healthcare centers because of the skyrocketing costs of medicine, prescriptions, and treatments, as well as the inconvenience and stress of dealing with in-person doctor visits. 
 

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Date Published: February 28, 2023
Power of Networking

At Solutions Afoot, we understand the importance of networking and building long-term relationships. We’ve been fortunate enough to have been able to work with some amazing startups and established brands in our custom software database application endeavors. But what many don’t know is that a large portion of our success stories can be attributed to referrals from other tech companies. That’s why we pay it forward...

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Date Published: February 17, 2023
In-Person Visits Blog

When it comes to custom software development, onsite visits provide the opportunity to learn more about the business and its objectives. As developers have direct access to the customer’s office environment, they can better understand their needs and create solutions that are tailored to their specific use cases. This allows developers to identify areas of improvement and create solutions that can increase efficiency while optimizing performance. 

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Date Published: January 26, 2023
Digital Champions

Solutions Afoot, founder & CEO, Josh Schuminsky, was invited to do an interview with Daily Ad Brief, which highlights companies in the technology and marketing industries that are making a major impact in the digital space. Solutions Afoot was honored to be chosen to do an interview with Charlene Shirk from Daily Ad Brief, highlighting what Solutions Afoot brings to the table in the tech and business industries. 

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Date Published: January 11, 2023
What is a CRM

Have you ever heard of a custom CRM? Chances are, you’ve heard the term tossed around in business conversations, but you may not be sure exactly what it is. A custom CRM (customer relationship management) system is an invaluable tool that can help your business track leads, manage customer data, and boost performance across several different areas. Let’s explore just 8 of the things a custom CRM can do for your business. 

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Date Published: January 6, 2023
Start off 2023 with These 6 Business Software Development Goals

Every year brings new opportunities and challenges for businesses, but the stakes are higher in 2023. With growing consumer demands, supply chain slowdowns, and technology trends that continue to focus on AI, edge intelligence, and low code, it’s important to be proactive with your budgeting and time management plans. That’s why we’ve outlined six critical business software development goals for the new year that will help you remain dynamic and competitive in your industry. 


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Date Published: December 23, 2022
Reflecting on 2022 & Happy Holidays

The holidays are a time for reflection and gratitude, so Solutions Afoot takes this opportunity to express our appreciation for the partnerships that have made our success possible. We thank you for your continued support and partnership over the years, and we look forward to working with you in the years to come. As we reflect on the good things we have this holiday season, let’s take a look back at how our partnerships have helped us achieve success... 


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Date Published: December 15, 2022
Small Tech Companies are Hiring During the Industry Slowdown

The tech industry has been hit particularly hard in recent months. From Amazon to Apple, companies large and small have had to make difficult decisions in order to survive the pandemic. Layoffs.fyi estimates that more than 140,000 people were laid off from tech companies in just November of 2020 alone. But while this news may be disheartening for many tech professionals, there is a silver lining: small tech companies are still hiring... 

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Date Published: December 9, 2022
The Death of the Lovable Character in Fast Food Franchises

Do you remember the fun marketing that fast food franchises used to do? Ronald McDonald, The Burger King, Wendy's, and Colonel Sanders were all lovable characters who helped draw attention to these restaurants. But what happened to them? Why have these franchises gone to boring rock models? I contend that fast food may be inadvertently killing creativity in our children...


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Date Published: December 1, 2022
How to Hire a CTO for a Startup

As a non-technical founder, it can be difficult to find the right CTO (Chief Technical Officer) for your startup. With so many qualified candidates out there, it's hard to know who to trust with such an important position. This is especially true if you don't have a specific technical background yourself. Luckily, there is help. Gartner, a leading research and advisory company, has defined four different types of CTOs that you might encounter during your hiring process. Keep reading to learn more about these different types and what they bring to the table...

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Date Published: November 18, 2022
Protecting Your Clients

In today's digitized world, it's not just banks and businesses that need to worry about cyber security—every endpoint that is connected to the Internet is at risk. With the increasing digitization of personal health information, massage therapists also need to be vigilant about protecting their client's data and other digital assets. Some major threat comes from outside the country where hackers have been known to target healthcare organizations in search of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). In addition, there are several other ways that massage therapists can become victims of cybercrime and or cybercriminals...

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Date Published: November 11, 2022
Top 8 Tips for Creating a Profitable service industry SaaS

So you have an amazing idea for software that you think could help other businesses in your industry? Congratulations! You may be on your way to creating the next big thing in the service industry software-as-a-service (SaaS). But before you get too ahead of yourself, there are a few things you need to know about making your SaaS profitable. Keep reading for our top 6 tips.

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Date Published: November 4, 2022
Custom Software for BPI

Custom BPI software can save you time and money by automating tasks, providing insights, and reducing the need for manual input. By consolidating data and automating processes, you can free up your time to focus on higher-level tasks that grow your business. In this blog post, we'll explore some common issues that custom BPI software can resolve and how it can improve your business processes.

How can BPI work to your advantage? 

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Date Published: October 24, 2022
API Integrations

In the digital world we live in today, APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) have become a part of almost everything. No matter what industry you're in, APIs are essential tools that ensure the seamless operation and performance of applications and web systems. However, for optimal and automated functioning, business processes and procedures need to have the means to interact and share critical data. This is where API integration comes in.

How does API Integration work? 

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Date Published: October 14, 2022
QR Codes

Quick response (QR) codes may look like simple squares with a pattern of black and white dots, but they are powerful little tools that can be used in a variety of ways. QR codes can be used to track inventory, make contactless payments, and much more. In fact, according to a recent study, QR code usage saw a 94% growth in the number of interactions from 2018 to 2020. Most respondents agree that QR codes make life easier in the touchless world brought upon by the pandemic. 

So how can you use QR codes in your custom web app?

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Date Published: October 7, 2022
Government Agencies Digitally Transform

Government agencies face immense pressure to digitize services, fast-track emergency programs and become more accessible to their constituents, especially in times of crisis. As they shift from legacy systems and analog processes to modern government software solutions...

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Date Published: August 23, 2022
Caspio Partnership Article

Caspio Inc. recently announced its continued Gold Partnership status with Solutions Afoot. What does being a Gold Caspio-Certified Partner mean exactly?

Solutions Afoot is the one and only premier Gold Caspio-Certified Partner, meaning that our team is not only certified to help you develop your application, but can also help you determine and navigate what Caspio plan will be the best fit for your custom Caspio project. As a Gold Partner, we have means and resources that go beyond what the standard Caspio Partnership entails. 

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Date Published: July 7, 2022
Solutions for Franchise Owners - blog

Among the services Solutions Afoot and Caspio provides; are opportunities to create custom software, specifically for clients of any size, including multi-location franchises, with an eye toward meeting their precise needs rather than relying on generic software that doesn’t meet their specific needs. 

The customization can be as specific as possible to meet the client's individual needs. That includes creating custom software to meet the human resources needs of owners of multi-unit franchisees...

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Date Published: February 1, 2022
Inno Madness - Blog

A new product from Solutions Afoot is in the running for special recognition from the Triad Business Journal, a prestigious publication in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina. Sherlock CRM (Customer Relationship Management) provides a dynamic dashboard that works closely with companies to meet their precise requirements rather than a generic dashboard setup and includes API connections to more than 2,000 cloud-based applications, among them Oracle, SAP, and NetSuite.

The competition, "Triad Inno Madness 2022," is meant to bring the innovation, tech and startup communities...

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Date Published: January 22, 2022
CLIENT INTERVIEW- BLOG

Word of mouth is always a good way to see if a business might be able to provide the services that can help you. And Steve Lents, owner and instructor at Pacific Driver Education - which provides driver's education training for teens and adults as well as DMV testing through three driving schools in the Oregon area - speaks well of his experience with Solutions Afoot and Caspio.

"We were in need of compressing our disjointed system into one platform - CRM, Vehicle Maintenance, Client Communications, and some minor invoicing issues," Lents said. He did a Google search looking for businesses that could help and found out about Caspio and Solutions Afoot. "I had a good feeling that they could supply the services needed."

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Date Published: January 19, 2022
Webinar- Coding w/ Caspio.- Blog

Want to learn more about how Caspio and Solutions Afoot can help you grow your business? Then you'll want to join us on Feb. 3, at noon Pacific/3 p.m. Eastern, for a free webinar on Zoom.

Caspio has more than 15,000 clients, ranging from Fortune-500 companies such as Cisco and Intel to government agencies such as the FAA and the EPA, that rely on Caspio as their platform of choice. They provide a Cloud platform for business partners to build and deploy applications in more than 150 countries worldwide.

Solutions Afoot has been a certified Caspio partner for more than a decade now, with a team that specializes in database management and...

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Date Published: January 10, 2022
LOW CODE PLATFORM-BLOG

Since their development in the early 2000s, low-code development solutions have become a thriving business, in a few short years turning into an 11 billion dollar industry as they seek ways to help their customers and make the process of setting up your app or website simpler and more focused to your specific needs Low code solutions such as the one's Solutions Afoot offers through Caspio can help shorten the development time from conception to production compared with older methods, with an accelerated development window that allows companies to save money on key software development.

With low code solutions you don't have to build an app or website from scratch, or hire an on-staff developer to oversee the development; instead...

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