Is Your Business Dependent on Manual Processes?

Posted on March 22, 2018 by Julie Short

The digital age is here, but some companies and organizations aren’t. In fact, a lot of the business leaders who come to us admit they are still largely (or even completely) dependent on manual processes to execute everyday operations. In a world where computers and software are teaming up to do more and more, they are still pushing papers, filling out forms, and updating records by hand.

It goes without saying, that falling behind in this way puts you at an enormous disadvantage. Even if your company or department is profitable, why wouldn’t you make it more profitable by using the proper tools for each job?

Automation is more than a business buzzword – it’s a way to cut costs and do away with your biggest hassles. Today, we want to shed light on a few areas of your business that can be greatly improved with custom programming. Let’s look at some of the areas where companies tend to waste more time and money than they should…

Data Entry

Most data entry tasks can be automated quickly and affordably. That means paying for fewer staff for temp hours, but it also means getting higher-quality data into your records more quickly. As any experienced business person can tell you, the toughest part about managing information is having it entered cleanly and rapidly in the first place. Why not let your website, or piece of custom software, handle the job without errors?

Report Generation

Data is only valuable when you can use it to improve your business. Unfortunately, contact details, marketing touch points, and other pieces of information are routinely lost or missed because decision-makers don’t have a good way to spot big-picture trends. With custom software and automation, though, you can get all the data you need at your fingertips, and present it in a way that’s easy to browse and understand.

Document Management

Many businesses struggle with document management and its various forms. Manufacturers have to pass along manuals, rebate cards and sales materials. Physicians have to keep hundreds of thousands of patient records together. Accountants can find themselves drowning in a sea of invoices, receipts, and statements. With custom software, you can store, catalog, and deliver documents securely in real-time. How much money and aggravation would that save your company?


Getting employees, volunteers, or vendors to the correct places at the correct times can be a logistical nightmare if you’re working through phones, emails, or even faxes. However, savvy companies are integrating online tools, mobile apps, and other resources to automate scheduling processes. The result is a system where these issues can be managed in real-time without gaps or duplications.

Could Your Business Be More Efficient?

If your company is still dependent on manual processes, or if you simply aren’t getting all the gains from automation you should be, then it’s time to talk to the experts in the field. Contact the experienced minds at WebRevelation today. We have locations in Oklahoma City and San Antonio, not to mention decades of experience helping companies and organizations of all sizes to get more from technology.

Contact us today to set up your free initial consultation!

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What Drives Custom Business Software Creation?

Posted on March 20, 2018 by Julie Short

Outside of our industry, it’s a commonly held belief that new business software development is driven by tech-minded people who write code for fun. That occasionally happens, but what occurs far more often is that an aspiring entrepreneur or executive sees a need and decides to have a programming team fill it.

In other words, most custom business software creation is driven by inspiration or necessity.

Typically, business leaders fall on one end of the change curve or another. On one side, you have thinkers who see the possibility to create a ride-sharing app, for example, or an idea to deliver books in digital content to small screens. On the other side, you have taxi business owners to fight the tide of change, or physical retailers who cling to printed books and DVDs.

We all know that innovation tends to win out in the end. Knowing that, one of the most important things you can do is “See” into the future by creating. Today, then, we want to give you a series of questions you can use to start your brainstorming. Answer the following, and see if it leads you towards the inspiration for a new custom business software project…

What Can’t You Do That You Wish You Could?

In most businesses, there is a desire to meet some need that has felt just out of reach. However, technology and perspectives are changing all the time. Something that would have been impossible just a few years ago might now be feasible through mobile technology, cloud computing, or automation. Think about the ways you’d like to expand and then see how you can turn them into reality.

What Do Customers Want From You?

If you have something buyers have been asking you for, now might be the time to give it to them. Custom business software creation is inexpensive, and it doesn’t require any special technical knowledge from a client or entrepreneur. You simply have to tell your programming team what it is you’d like customers to be able to do and we can help you take care of the rest.

Which Tools Would Improve Life for Employees or Managers?

Perhaps the people you have working for you are holding on to some really great ideas that would either increase their productivity or make it easier for them to service customers. By getting a sense of what they need to better do their jobs, you could find the basis for a great software development project.

What Do You Wish You Could Spend Less Time or Money On?

Sometimes, software development is about doing less instead of more. You can automate tasks like data entry, reporting, and even certain bookkeeping functions so you can spend less time doing things that are unenjoyable or unprofitable. If there are parts of your business you would like to spend less money or effort on, look for ways to let software take over the job.

What’s Missing From Your Market?

This falls into the area of pure inspiration. The big thinkers of our time sometimes seem to pull great ideas out of nowhere. Take a deep breath and ask yourself what possibilities are on the horizon. Where could the next big business idea or life-changing application come from? Spend enough time brainstorming and you just might hit on a game-changing concept.

How to Turn Your Vision Into a Business

Whether you have an idea for a new business, or just an aspect of your existing companies you’d like to explore, the expert programming team at WebRevelation can help. For years, we’ve been helping our clients around San Antonio and Oklahoma City to develop and market custom business software. Why not schedule a consultation to see what we can do for you?

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What Business Owners Need to Know About Web Development Software

Posted on March 15, 2018 by Julie Short

If you’re busy running a business or department, web development software probably is a topic that rises to your mind on a lot of different occasions. However, you may start thinking about it when you meet with a team like ours, or simply begin exploring the different ways you could gain revenue or cut costs through your website.

Most of the clients we meet with will admit they don’t know a lot about web development and software. That’s perfectly fine. We don’t need them to be experts in our field. Instead, we just have to help them understand what we do and why it matters to their plans.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at what business owners actually need to know about web development software…

Web Development Software Packages are Just Tools

There are a lot of web development software systems out there, and a lot of different firms claiming that the ones they use (or have developed) are the best around. However, it’s important to remember these are all just tools. A hammer or a saw is only as good as the person using it. The same goes for programming. It doesn’t really matter all that much what your web developers use as long as they have the right skills, experience, and mindset.

Different Web Development Software Programs Have Different Benefits

With the point about web development software being dependent on skills and talents out of the way, it’s not a bad idea to ask your designers or programmers which software solutions they prefer. You may even want to find out why they like one product or another. That isn’t because there is a “right” or “wrong” answer, but because you want to have an idea about their thinking and expertise. In other words, you want to be sure they are using the right tools for the job, not just the ones that happen to be closest or easiest to master.

You Don’t Need to Know Much About Web Development Software

In the end, you really don’t have to know a lot about web development software to get custom programming as a client. You simply have to be sure you know what your website will do, and that the final applications are going to be stable and secure. We always encourage the business owners and executives we work with to ask plenty of questions, but don’t worry if you aren’t all that comfortable with, or interested in, the technical details.

Need More Clarity on Custom Web Development?

Custom web development can be a complicated and technical topic. However, your creative team shouldn’t use jargon or acronyms that go over your head – they should help you to understand exactly what you’re going to get for your time and money.

If you’re tired of being confused about custom programming and want to learn about the bottom line business possibilities, now is a great time to talk with the WebRevelation team. Initial consultations are free, and we'll be happy to answer all your questions. Reach out to us today!

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Where Should You Turn for Web Development Services?

Posted on March 13, 2018 by Julie Short

Once you understand the power of custom web development– the potential to cut costs and boost profits by adding new features to your business website – it’s easy to make the decision to move forward. After all, what owner or executive doesn’t want to gain an edge over the competition?

The harder part is figuring out who you should turn to for web development services. It’s a big decision, and one that’s easy to get wrong.

That’s because most businesspeople have good ideas about what they want from their websites, but don’t understand the technical details of the work enough to evaluate different firms or vendors. In other words, they know what kind of functionality they need online, but may not be sure how to get it.

Finding a web programming partner doesn’t have to be difficult. You just have to know what to look for. Let’s look at the traits that matter most when selecting a web development services partner…

Web Development Experience

Custom programming experience matters for a couple of reasons. First, there are technical challenges involved in putting together any app or plug-in, particularly if you want your website to do something innovative or unusual. At the same time, an experienced team of programming and creative professionals can help you flush out the details of your project and finish it on-time and within budget.

The Size of Your Programming Team

Unless you have a massive budget or an infinite deadline for the completion of your custom web development project, the size of your programming team matters. You want a company with enough technical minds on staff to get your job done quickly. At the same time, though, you’ll generally get better value from a smaller firm that doesn’t have huge overhead expenses that need to be built into your invoices.

A Service-Oriented Mindset

Programming custom web applications isn’t the biggest or most important part of our work – getting to know our clients and their needs or challenges is. You should remember that and prioritize fast, personal service when evaluating different vendors. They’re going to be a lot of questions and conversations that come up while you’re building or improving your website. That will be a lot easier to deal with if you work with a firm that puts your needs first.

A Track Record of Successful Projects

Clients tend to look at samples and portfolios when choosing vendors for web development services, but we encourage you to go a little bit deeper. Talk to former clients, check out case studies, and try to find out if a team’s past work has been profitable for the businesses that hire them. All of these tell you something about a programming partner’s working style, along with the outcomes you can expect on your own projects.

Want Help With Custom Web Development Services?

The WebRevelation team has many years of experience with web design, development, and custom programming. Contact one of our offices in San Antonio or Oklahoma City today to learn more about our work and see how we can help you take your website to the next level!

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5 Facts About Custom Web Application Development

Posted on March 8, 2018 by Julie Short

For people who run companies, it can be difficult to separate facts from myths about web application development. 

On the one hand, nearly all business owners and executives are excited about the possibilities that come with having websites that can do more. Most realize they can reduce expenses, automate repetitive tasks, and kick their marketing into a higher gear with custom apps and plug-ins. On the other hand, many have to get past empty hype they’ve heard from web programming companies, or are carrying around misconceptions that web development has to be expensive, risky, or complicated.

To be sure you have the right ideas about web application development – and that you can take steps to put it to work in your business – let’s look at five real facts to keep in mind…

#1 You Use Custom Web Apps Every Day

Many of our new clients will tell us they aren’t that familiar with web application development, but most use custom online programming every day. That’s because almost all major websites use bits of code that been developed for specific purposes (shopping carts, marketing offers, detailed searches, etc.). Whenever you come across a website that does something besides displaying text and images, there’s a chance you’re interacting with a custom web app.

#2 Web Application Development Is a Business Issue

Although web application development might seem like a technical topic from the outside, it’s really more of a business issue. That’s because clients seek it out to add new features and functions to their websites. They want to collect more leads, streamline customer service, or simplify repeat orders. In other words, you work with the development team because you want to make your business more functional and profitable, not because you have an interest in seeing lines of code.

#3 Most Websites Aren’t as Functional as They Could Be

The idea that web application development has to be complicated often keeps businesspeople from pursuing profitable ideas and projects. Most websites simply aren’t as functional as they could be; they don’t have all the tools and resources needed to help customers, vendors, or employees get the information they need. If you ever get the feeling you want your website to do more than it is, you’re probably expressing a desire for web application development.

#4 Custom Web Programming Has Three Components

There are really three aspects that separate great web applications from the rest. The first has to do with design and visuals. You want your website to look great so you can impress customers. The second aspect is functionality. It’s obviously important that your application does what it’s supposed to. The third piece of the puzzle comes down to stability and security. That means your custom application should not only work, but be responsive without giving hackers an opening into your website. Don’t settle for any vendor who can’t work with all three of these priorities.

#5 We Can Help With Web Application Development

If you want to know more about web application development you could check back to our blog soon for more informative articles. Or, you could reach out to the WebRevelation team to schedule a free consultation. It won’t cost you anything, and we'll be happy to answer your questions and show you what it means for your business.

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Are You Making the Most of Online Medical Intake Forms?

Posted on March 6, 2018 by Julie Short

It used to be expected that visiting a doctor, dentist, or the medical practice meant arriving very early to an appointment and filling out endless forms before you could be seen. Now, most physicians are rapidly moving to online medical intake forms. The best are setting them up in a way that doesn’t just save time, but also impresses patients.

With that in mind, our question today is this: is your practice making the most of online medical intake forms?

If you aren’t, or don’t feel sure your forms are as effective as they could be, then let’s take a look at a few of the relevant details and benefits you should consider…

Online Medical Intake Forms are Convenient

This is true for physicians, support staff, and patients. The people coming to your practice don’t want to take the time to fill out forms by hand, and it doesn’t help your schedule to wait for them to complete paperwork before they can be seen. Additionally, newer online medical intake forms can be completed using smart phones and tablets, meaning patients can fill them out whenever or wherever it’s convenient for them.

They Allow for More Accurate Information

Another problem with the old paperwork system was that it could lead to inaccuracies and errors. Few good things happen when people are scribbling down notes about their medical history, allergies, or insurance information by hand while they are in a hurry. These kinds of situations can lead to billing errors or even mistakes in treatment. Why take those chances when you could solve the problem with online medical intake forms?

Great Online Medical Intake Forms Impress Patients

Not all online medical intake forms are created equal. Some are clunky, confusing, and badly-designed. When yours are clear and interactive, though, it impresses new patients. Also, existing patients can save some pieces of information, making it easier for them to schedule appointments and complete their check-ins. That makes it more likely they’ll continue to return to your practice and refer others) for years to come.

HIPAA Compliance

In this day and age, HIPAA and patient confidentiality are more important topics than ever before. Using secure online medical intake forms, you can help control the flow of information through your practice and keep records safe and secure. That’s a good way to put patients at ease, and to protect your company from fines, lawsuits, and other damages.

Get Help with Online Medical Intake Forms

If you feel like you aren’t getting as much as you could be from your online medical intake forms, or you just want to look at more ways you can use the web to run a smarter practice, now is a great time to schedule an appointment with the WebRevelation creative team. We have the skills and experience needed to help doctors, specialists, dentists, and other professionals to make the most of the internet.

Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you!

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