Monthly “In the spotlight” – The 8 hour clock

Monthly spotlight is back! This time we are looking at an interesting new feature in our up and coming release of Version 7.5 of our <workflows> engine.  Dun dun drrrrrr, the *8-hour* clock or timebar (depending on how you view it).  So what is it? If you have a form in the workflow, against your […]

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(UI) The human mind works better on holistic data sets Vs singular data entry

Or do we? We have been polling various clients, looking at user behaviour and just plain trying to present the system data. It all comes down to this.  *Some* people prefer the holistic view, a table of data (sometimes lots of it) showing the record you are interested in alongside items to compare it too.  *Other* […]

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Alpha test results are in! UPG-1 Usability-0

For those that are following our software development updates, as you know we ran a lengthy Alpha test group from January.  We have been developing our first mini product on our UPG-Framework that we are going to make open source.  This was an excellent starter programme of development and we engaged a dedicated user team […]

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Interesting Vs Useful, People buy useful

I have to say this is my Top sound bite of the day. Not the post we were expecting to put up but a real short one (well shorter than normal).  It all comes down to this…. When you are building anything, useful trumps Interesting. Useful is used, useful is brought.  Interesting is showcased and […]

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UPG-Framework update – Part II

UPG is our new platform that is being put together for the open source community,  We have given the first quick presentation of what it is, now for a second one, ‘when’ to use UPG in building your software… UPG-Framework presentation Part II We really hope this is starting to build an insight into the […]

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Software development case study, Velocity Part I

Ok, so UPG is our new platform and we are keen to use it and demo its capabilities.  So to do that we are also going to build several application with the UPG-framework.  One of them is a tool for small commercial businesses here in the UK.  We won’t go into to much detail on […]

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Introducing, “What is the UPG-Framework?” presentation

We have talked a lot about our new development platform, so here is a peak at “What it is”.   It also has a screenshot from the first ‘open to all’ app that we have developed on it.  This is part of a mini series of presentations. We have already started looking for a GitHub […]

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4.8% reduction in user Error from forcing page scrolling

Another optimisation and general user improvment.  We have been looking at user behaviour, specifically around reducing human error.  Every error we can cancel out is time, effort & money saved for everyone (we are secret lean sigma fans).  We logged all repetitive actions on a page, ie users repeated something because they missed a cue […]

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Cheap + Brand = Bad

I have a cheap phone.  But it is from a strong brand, Samsung.  Brand often means good.  Cheap (nearly) always means bad. Does Bad & Good cancel out or is Bad stronger than good etc.  Well personally Bad is stronger than good, as my cheap Samsung phone is diluting / poisoning the Samsung brand of […]

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Why Simple Rules?

I love this phrase.  Is it that you have rules that are simple or the word “Simple”, is the best, because it ‘rules‘?  Obviously both, but my preferred option is the second, the key to everything is the word ‘simple’, it is in charge of every development cycle, it rules.  The army say “Keep it […]

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