Each enterprise is a unique combination of business processes and each has its own “secret sauce”. While many aspects of business would follow traditional patterns - like CRM or payroll, there are always aspects that require unique technology to automate and support proprietary business processes. To be effective such proprietary solutions should be meticulously planned and executed to assure that these solve not only today’s problems but can support the enterprise growth and expansion. Investment in a proprietary solution should take into account not only the cost of development and implementation but also other costs, such as maintenance, enhancements, user support and training, hosting, and more. One of the often overlooked costs is related to integration with other systems and applications that require continuous attention to assure that all the systems are functioning and providing optimal service to its users. Digicode is familiar with all the aspects of building, maintaining and operating proprietary software solutions. Our team of business analysts, designers, architects, developers and QA engineers can help with building modern, scalable, fully integrated and flexible proprietary solutions that will serve internal and external customers for years to come.
When thinking about mobile applications we very often imagine millions of consumer-oriented apps in the market, however, the real revolution is happening in a workplace. Traditionally many businesses operated in the “9 to 5” space, meaning business processes stopped outside of working hours. The first wave of change came with the age of electronic communication where employees could communicate via email from their personal devices. The second wave is more dramatic and more revolutionary. Enterprises that invested and implemented their mobility strategy now can operate around the clock from the safe and secure mobile accounts. How often have you had to wait days or weeks for your Purchase Order to be approved simply because one of the decision makers was traveling? Internal mobile apps are allowing employees to participate in critical processes from anywhere in the world: on board of a plane, on the beach or at a business meeting on the other side of the globe. Enterprise Mobility, however, is very different from consumer applications and is subject for regulatory compliance, increased security and assuring proper level of user authorization. It comes hand in hand with device provisioning and support for complex scenarios only possible in a multi-user environment. The Digicode mobile development team has deep knowledge and expertise in UI/UX, mobile architecture, native and cross-platform technologies, security and compliance, and support of operations as well as deep understanding of enterprise architecture.
Technology aging is a real problem for many businesses. What used to be a breakthrough, cutting edge and competitive advantage may eventually become a liability, large cost center and an obstacle in a company's ability to make changes in business model and offering. In some cases the only thing that is wrong with the technology is the technology itself. At Digicode we have experience dealing with internal products and systems that eventually became incompatible with modern computer and operating systems, obsolete programming languages and software architecture that limit the ability to scale. Modernization is a complex process. Overcoming the initial urge to throw the old technology away and rebuild is the first necessary step in the modernization process. We believe that the modernization and transition can be gradual and less stressful. Our team will design a phased plan that can save money and resources and produce results very early in the process. Our business experts can also help business owners to recognize new business opportunities made possible by technology modernization and enable new business models, revenue streams and markets.
Quality and reliability of systems and applications is a key factor in confidence and satisfaction of internal and external customers. Even most attractive software products if proven unstable and unreliable can repel customers and frustrate employees. Quality Management is not just limited to proper testing of software - it ties to company strategy, setting goals and tolerances for error rates, capacity, resilience and availability of systems and applications. Automated testing, application production monitoring, drills and exercises are all helping to better manage quality and reliability. At Digicode we are helping our customers to assure their products, systems and applications are up to company standards. Starting from the planning stage, Digicode QA team is working hand in hand with Development, DevOps and Operations to build a right testing plan for every module, product and process, incrementally automating stable areas of the code.
Today’s workforce is changing very fast and millennials are already becoming the largest segment in a workplace, expected to cross a 50% mark soon. What does it mean for your organization? The answer is - a critical audit of your applications from the User Experience point of view is in order. Younger generations of workers expect more streamlined, efficient and intuitive User Experiences and less inclined to tolerate cumbersome, complex and slow software. Revising and updating the UX on existing applications and including UI/UX aspects into any decision allows enterprise to better utilise its workforce. However, enterprises that operate in B2C space should be even more concerned with the UI/UX they provide. Even well established and respected companies are not protected from disruption created by young, open minded and creative companies that are betting on better user experience, simplicity and speed to win customers. There is no reason to let this happen and many steps can be taken proactively. Improving User Experience does not necessarily mean complete rebuild. Most often the Digicode team can offer a way to radically modernize User Interface and User experience without disrupting operations and without a complete rebuild of existing systems. We operate an experienced and robust UI/UX practice that can help to analyse user behaviour and recommend changes that will improve productivity and quality.
Technology advances in the last decade changed software development and release cycles. Moving from a once-or-twice-a-year release model suitable for products deployed on premise, to a cloud-based, multitenant, subscription-based SaaS products created new opportunities for the business as well as new challenges in development and operation. Extreme flexibility in almost instant updates delivery to all customers at once, requires proper processes and tools to asure quality, security, compliance, performance, and stability of operations. Digicode can establish automated builds, continuous integration delivery and testing, monitor production performance and autoscale your instances on demand. We can train your team to operate these processes or offer you DevOps as a service. Even organizations without external-facing SaaS products can benefit from implementation of DevOps practice for internal needs.
Even for the enterprise that is operating in the traditional non-technology space, inclusion of the technology into company strategy is becoming very common. We are way past the point where any business could operate without involvement of technology of any sort - from simple payment terminals to complex AI systems for strategic planning. For enterprises whose core business is not technology related Digicode offers assistance in defining and implementing Technology Strategy that will support company needs and assure smooth operation, growth and stability. A lack of technology strategy can expose a company in the event of unexpected need for change. Such need for change can come from many places: market, legislation, emerging technology, competition, rising cost of operation or shortage of talent. Knowing what to do and being prepared are in the essence of Technology Strategy. Digicode consultants can help you to establish your strategy. Having a plan will also help with planning of resources and budget, being ready for expansion and prepared to market changes. Some of the aspects of Technology Strategy would’ve helped to be better prepared for years like 2020. Changing the company mindset from reactive to proactive can benefit the organization, it’s stakeholders and customers.
As a software development company we understand the importance of building safe and secure solutions that are built and work in accordance with regulatory compliance and designed to protect privacy of individuals and organizations. Digicode can help to assess the current state and identify gaps. We can help you to improve security on every level and make sure your organization is fully compliant with regulatory requirements. Digicode and Digicode strategic partners can join efforts to cover your organization needs from every aspect: from penetration testing to disaster recovery and business continuity, from physical access control to rewriting policies and creating data breach response plans. We involve many parties to provide a system of checks and balances and keep each other accountable. Digicode applies the same principles we offer our customers to our own operations, procedures and offices making Digicode your secure vendor.
Established Enterprises usually operate as a well-organized and efficient organism: all teams have tasks and goals and work towards achieving these. Resources are fully utilized and very little waste is seen. While this efficiency is a sign of great organization it may also raise a question of innovation. Innovation often requires not only ideas but also an ability to experiment, research and validate without interruption. Even in a situation where organization allocates time for innovation, priorities always shift towards immediate business needs and employees are being called back to their stations to take care of whatever is going on in the area of their responsibility. We invented the term “Outsourced Innovation” to describe a model in which we would take upon ourselves a task of taking a concept from an idea stage to the market in order to validate and prove its feasibility and purpose while letting our customer’s core team to focus on their core expertise of keeping the business operational and customers satisfied. Digicode is acting as an Outsourced Innovation Partner with large enterprises proving that this approach allows our customers to stay relevant in the marketplace without sacrificing quality or availability of their current processes and products.
There are very few challenges out there that a company with a well-established and skilled technical team cannot address. The real issue is most often the availability of resources. Budget limitations, internal policies, tight deadlines, geographical location, and simply, too much work to do as it is are commonly contributing to the lack of resources needed for the particular project, research and innovation, or for the on-going maintenance. Digicode provides multiple models to help with the shortage of resources. Models can vary in a duration, skill set, composition of the team and/or Digicode managerial involvement. Some Digicode customers are looking simply for more hands on deck to increase overall bandwidth of their technical team while others are searching for a deep expertise in a very particular field. Additionally, we are equipped to build teams for our clients that will be later transitioned into our client’s organization.
Establishing a data center is a complex mix of procurement, technological and operational strategy in one operation, which is why so many companies take several attempts (and several investment cycles) to get it right. With the Digicode team as your partner, you will see success the first time out. We can design your data center for limitless scaling or operate within your own existing data center. We can take over or work alongside your existing operations, with extensive expertise in Amazon, Microsoft, Google or other bespoke solutions, Digicode has the right foundation to enable your organization to future proof your investments. Digicode is also capable of providing you with the one-stop-shop approach when it comes to migrating your systems and applications into the cloud. Our team has converted many previously premise-bound applications to cloud-suitable systems and even evolved them to make those applications work in the cloud or even migrate to a SaaS model.
Many organizations possess the ability to gain significant efficiency. Very often these expectations never materialize even if substantial investment was made into building and acquiring systems and applications. Some M&A decisions were made counting on these efficiency gains yet not often the potential was never realized. At Digicode we see integration and automation not a local improvement but as a part of the much larger business process. While overall efficiency is composed of local improvements, it is not simply a sum of all of the parts. Very often the effect is exponential and can create savings in time and money way beyond local improvements. Proper integration and automation also reduces the risks associated with human errors and exposure on the security and compliance. Transparency and visibility are impossible when systems are disconnected and operate in silos.
Some architects design cities, some design bridges or buildings. Some may design an office or apartment. All maybe architects, but all are very different. Enterprise Architecture can be compared to designing a city - complex, interconnected, and alive. Rarely an enterprise would have a one simple and straightforward business process. Even when it starts this way, eventually it will evolve and grow into a complex mechanism where all parts have to move in unison and create a certain harmony. Hence the approach we choose for this service - it is a combination of knowledge, experience, best practices but also has a hint of art in it. The reason is simple - there are no two enterprise architectures that are the same. Even if you clone the same architectures for three similar businesses, in due time they will evolve into three very different realities. Just like a live organism, enterprise architecture changes all the time, some parts of it being retired and new solutions grow in their places. New lines of business being added, pivot in direction and changing markets - all can be possible and painless if a backbone of organization, the enterprise architecture, is smart, healthy and simple.
Data is the ultimate driver of today’s economy. Every interaction with every user worldwide, every transaction, every search, every message, and the like is being recorded somewhere by someone. Proliferation of technology in all aspects of human life is generating vast amounts of information. The biggest question we are facing today is what to do with all this data? The first challenge is relatively simple - store and access. Companies nowadays accumulate petabytes of data very quickly. But what should be done with all this data? How will we process those large data sets? How will we act on an enormous stream of information is a much bigger challenge? This is where the Digicode team can help you not only to capture, store and access large volumes of data but also to build algorithms that will process the information, make a decision, learn, evolve, and help you to be more aware, ready and nimble than ever before and to make most educated decisions possible at any given moment of time.