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The Fear Of Bespoke Software! - @Actisoft

The Fear Of Bespoke Software

The FEAR of Bespoke Software After chatting to various people from one man bands to large multi-site international businesses it seems quickly apparent that there is quite a large gap in the general understanding of what bespoke software is, how it can help and what sort of costs are involved. So, let me clear one thing up straight away. Bespoke Software doesn’t cost money, it saves money. In a lot of cases it MAKES money. Sure, the services of a bespoke software developer are not free. But in every case of a successful project the service costs are immaterial, overshadowed by the return on investment. Bespoke software is the creation of a solution that solves a real problem. Case in example, Robert goes out in the field doing site visits and quite often he needs to get access to the information that is stored in his database application or spreadsheet. He needs a small app on this phone and a secure hook in (called a service) which will enable this. A good bespoke developer needn’t have developed that database application or that spreadsheet in order to solve that problem. In fact, that example was resolved in less than two development days. Short, sweet and to the point, and Robert only needed to secure one lead (without underquoting) in order for that solution to have paid for itself. Every single subsequent conversion was money in the bank. As well as small bolt-on solutions, there is a growing need for companies to replace archaic paper-based systems or what we like to call MishMash systems with a bit of excel over here, and a dash of outlook over there, with unnecessary paper flying all around. A lot of information goes missing and opportunities are being missed whereby a unified system, built with all of the problems being faced with the old processes/methodologies, breathes new found freedom into the business and enabling them to flourish. Sure, the implementation of a custom solution that fits perfectly into each unique business tends to be more expensive than a similar off-the-shelf product, but they pay for themselves again and again and again, and also provide a strong platform to continue to improve processes, increase efficiency, reduce administration and unnecessary headaches. I hope that has removed some of the fear/unknown from Bespoke Software and gets you thinking about the myriad of possibilities available to you today.

  • #Website #Fear
  • #Actisoft #Software

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Actisoft's New Website! - @Actisoft

Actisoft Has A New Website

Actisoft would like to say a big thank you for everyones hard work in getting our new website live, before Christmas.

  • #Website #Christmas
  • #Actisoft #New

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Merry Christmas From Actisoft! - @Actisoft

Merry Christmas!

Everyone at Actisoft would like to wish all our clients, family and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  • #Santa #Christmas
  • #Actisoft #Xmas

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Welcome James Richardson to Actisoft! - @Actisoft

Welcome to Actisoft James Richardson!

Actisoft would like to welcome James Richardson to the company. We wish him all the best in his future as a software engineer, with Actisoft.

  • #Welcome #Jobs
  • #Actisoft #Careers

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Html5 Css3 New Input Type Validation! - @Actisoft

Html 5 and Css3 have new input types which allow input validation on the fly. Basically if your input type is a date, and you try add something else, it will show an error, it is even possible to throw queries like below:

The input above performs a query to see if the quantity is between 1 and 5, if it's not an error message is shown and the form won't submit.

  • #Software #JobTracker
  • #Actisoft #Paper-Free

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Html5 Css3 Goes To A New Level! - @Actisoft

Html 5 and Css3 have allowed mobile devices to view websites better, with added support, Html5 & Css3 really has gone that extra level. Here!

  • #Software #JobTracker
  • #Actisoft #Paper-Free

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Actisoft Recruiting Software Developer!! - @Actisoft

Actisoft is looking to recruit a software developer, for more information check out job post Here!

  • #Software #JobTracker
  • #Actisoft #Paper-Free

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Go Paper-Free with JobTracker! - @Actisoft

Actisoft can help your business become paper-free and more efficient, using our JobTracker software.

  • #Software #JobTracker
  • #Actisoft #Paper-Free

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Oculus Rift Arrives! - @Actisoft

Oculus Rift arrives ready to test out the virtual reality headset, developed by Oculus VR.

  • #VR #Oculus
  • #Actisoft #EliteDangerous

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HTML5 & CSS3 Amazing Shadow Tricks - @Actisoft

With the latest update to HTML5 and CSS3 comes a host of new abilities and add-ons. One of my favourite new tricks is all about #Shadows. CSS3 allows you to add shadows to images/objects and even text, without any excessive coding or javascript plugins. You can even make shadows appear when you mouse over (hover). To do this you just need to add a small amount of code to your html page or cascading style sheet.

    For an image/object you would use the following snippet:

  • img{ box-shadow: 3px 3px 3px #000000; }

  • And for text you would add this to your text tag:

  • h1{text-shadow: 0px 1px 1px rgba(0,0,0,.2); }

  • #HTML5 #CSS3
  • #Actisoft #WebDesign

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Actisoft attended The Flooring Show!


Actisoft visited The Flooring Show in Harrogate, which is a well known expo for companies to show the public, and other companies, what they can do.

The show was held at Harrogate Conference Centre, which is a fantastic place to hold events. Unfortunately we visited on the last day, so things were winding down, however there was still plenty to see.

I think the show was very succesful, and it was certainly great to meet and talk to so many companies, from all over the world.

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At Actisoft, the client comes first, we are with you every step of the way. From design & development, all the way to delivery.

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