Business Software & Database Development

Excessive paperwork? Want to improve/speed up/simplify processes? Keep track of information more effectively? Improve office efficiency? Go paperless? Replace an aging system?

We design and develop professional custom-made software for businesses to effectively achieve these goals.

Benefits

OpGen

  • Easy-to-use systems with little training required
  • Find information fast to satisfy customers, auditors, and internal requirements
  • Increase productivity by eliminating duplication and repetition
  • Built to fit your ideas, working practices, and workflow
  • Clearly define and simplify processes
  • Exact and detailed print-outs and reports instantly
  • Integrate with your existing systems to reduce time and crossover
  • Request new features or tweaks at any time as your business grows
  • Professionally built software, often better than off-the-shelf packages
  • Expertise from many years business experience in different sectors
  • Shetland based with dedicated support

Example Applications & Features

Archiving

Asset management

Bar coding (1D & 2D) / Warehouse

Booking systems

Card reader systems

Compliance - Health & Safety/ISO

Converting/transfering data

Database systems (covering any business aspect)

Digital display boards (with real-time information)

Existing system interfacing (re-use data)

Faxing (bulk/automate)

Financial

Job/Contract Management

Knowledge-based systems (populate & quickly find documentation/guides)

Labelling applications

Microsoft Office plug-ins for Word/Excel/Outlook

Mobile-friendly web-based applications

Ordering/stock control (sales/purchase)

Online payments

Point of Sale systems (bespoke)

Reporting

Rewriting and replacing old systems

Sage integration and automation

Spreadsheets (advanced)

SMS Texting (bulk sending)

Statistics / Graphing

Timesheet/timekeeping

Touch-screen systems

Web-based applications


Any other custom specification or complete business system.

Why choose a bespoke software system?

Bespoke or purpose built software is a way of getting a computer program developed that specifically fits your business. Elements of the business can be incorporated into the software and fine-tuned to speed up a variety of tasks by:

  • Efficient organisation of information for easy retrieval
  • Minimising data entry and reducing overlap
  • Simplifying complex processes by automating menial tasks and reducing steps
  • Capitalising on existing information by reusing or recolating it in different ways
  • Producing exact print outs and detailed statistics/analytical reports instantly
  • Generating tasks and reminders to prompt action
  • Tie-ins with existing systems (internal or 3rd party) or hardware to achieve objectives

Customer quoteSoftware exists for almost all businesses, but quite often it doesn't do everything required or fit working practices. There is also usually little chance of getting it changed, with any shortcomings having to be picked up by staff. This is where bespoke software is beneficial.

Although it can be a more expensive route, a bespoke software system can pay for itself quite quickly through operational efficiencies and staff time savings achieved, providing an excellent return on investment. Day to day operations become more simpler, systems encourage a more proactive enter as you go approach, and automation of routine and repetitive admin work often reduces workloads and scope for error significantly. This helps staff to be better utilised with less time spent on menial tasks, and for management there is better visibility of operations with statistics conveying up to the minute information to gauge exactly where the business is at. Changes can be requested at any time and new features added on demand.

Approach

Our approach is to spend time with companies and staff to get a feel for what they're doing, identifying what tasks consume the most time and any specific challenges the business faces. Often process analysis and improvement is carried out first to identify key tasks along with staff roles. We then come up with a design proposal from the feedback obtained and put forward ideas to help achieve specific goals. If all agreed, work starts on building a software system that can be used by as many staff as required.

We always recommend starting small, perhaps by tackling the more timely operations first, then incorporating other elements of the business as necessary.

See our case studies to view past project examples and some of the clients we work with.

Why choose us?

OpGen

  • Previous experience - many projects have been successfully delivered across a wide range of business sectors in the UK - over 15 years of software development and business analysis experience. Projects are approached with good knowledge, ideas and practices for best results.
  • Professional quality - a strong emphasis on reliability, utilising new technology, but most of all simplicity and ease of use - minimal training is required. Systems are based on many years of experience working with users of all levels to find simple approaches that work well.
  • Customer focused - committed to providing a high quality of customer support via phone, email and onsite visits, with remote screen sharing available for instant assistance.
  • Technology - projects small or large are built using modern enterprise technology. This means they are scalable and can handle large volumes of data quickly and efficiently.
  • Quicker than you think - tried and tested software components have been invested in that allow software to be built fast and offer extensive features that would otherwise take a long time to develop.
  • Extensive features including Sage integration, integration with 3rd party services and hardware such as Card Readers, Barcode readers, Label printers, or other specialist equipment.
  • Interactive projects ensure customers are part of the project from the beginning. With all systems the aim is to get something usable within a very short time-scale, typically 1-2 weeks for larger projects, then continuously build on it with frequent updates until completion. This allows progress to be seen and the ability to try things out and become a part of the process by feeding back ideas. This ensures customers receive something that works well for a long time.


Whether you have a system in mind small or large, or would like a review of your current procedures to see how you can improve, please contact us for a chat.

MH Apps Ltd
Unit 5.2 Office 9
Toll Clock Shopping Centre
Lerwick
Shetland ZE1 0DE

Tel: 01595 70 80 90

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