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Incremental Software Building Strategy

For larger development projects, using the Incremental Build Model for software development can improve project success and get useful products into production quicker...

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Defining & Documenting Your Requirements

As a business leader, you may be considering developing a web application for your team, your company or customer use. Congrats! Let’s get your project off to a good start with a clear and concise Software Requirements Document...

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Custom Software vs Off-The-Shelf

Now I know what you’re thinking – “Why is custom software so much more expensive than the off-the-shelf software in stores?” Yes, it is true that you can...

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Why is Software Development so Expensive?

A startling conversation that many business owners have with software developers revolves around the high cost of software development. If they have never dealt with a professional software development...

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Best Methodology for Development Project

If you are going to develop a custom application, then you will need to determine the best project methodology for your project. Deciding which project management model to use should occur before the project starts...

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Everything to Know about Software ROI

Technology acquisition involves a variety of elements that have different value propositions. Here's everything you need to know about software ROI. Let's get to it...

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Future-Proofing Your Development Project

When you do as much custom development as we do, we hear a lot about future-proofing in development. The average expected lifetime of software that our customers expect is between 5 and 7 years. When a system is...

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Software Return on Investment Calculator

Recently, I have been chatting with business owners about their software needs. The consensus seems to be that technology is rapidly advancing and becoming more efficient. Moreover, businesses and organizations...

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The Cost of Not Making a Decision

There is a cost to not making a decision and here's my story. I was once asked by a potential customer, "Who's your biggest competitor?" The answer I went with was...

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Understanding IT ROI in 4 Minutes

Are you struggling to leverage a REAL, QUANTIFIABLE Return on Investment (ROI) when acquiring technology solutions? I'll help you understand IT ROI in 4 minutes...

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When to Purchase New Software

Wondering if it’s time to replace your old software or move to a new software solution? To help you determine if now is the time to buy, here are 3 essential questions to consider...

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What If CoreSolutions Were Superheroes?

In life, sometimes, it is good to have an imagination. I was posed with the following question: “If our department was a superhero, which superhero would we be?”...

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Pokémon Go & 5 AR Gaming Predictions

We’re nearing end of summer & it’s safe to say that the hottest thing this past season was the mobile gaming sensation, Pokémon Go. The augmented reality...

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Do It Yourself vs. Hire a Pro

Are you considering a DIY (Do it Yourself) approach vs. hiring a pro? Let me share the story of when I tried fixing my dishwasher - a job that I had never before attempted on my own and probably..

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4 Ways to Boost Your Twitter Following

Are you looking for tips to grow your organization's Twitter account? If so, here are 4 sure-fire ways to boost your company’s Twitter following and get you started on your path to Twitter Superstardom...

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Skyrocket Your Twitter Into All-Star Status

Would you like to skyrocket your company into Twitter all-star status? Follow these 5 tips & you'll increase brand awareness, foster niche communities & generate...

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Technology Changing Customer Experience

In theory, customer experience is simple. When a customer purchases a product or service from a business, the experience they have can either be a good experience or a bad experience, black and white, simple, right?...

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How to Fail at Customer Service in 7 Steps

Tired of your job? Not a fan of your boss? If so, then it’s essential that you try your hand at our “7 Easy Steps to Failing at Customer Service” Guide! We guarantee...

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Content Marketing to Current Customers

Content marketing has become a very important tool for many businesses. Whether you are writing consistent blogs, building engaging infographics or creating long lasting videos, you are using content...

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A Case Against Microsoft Excel

There are many sayings I have picked up over the years. One that stands out the most and that I find myself using on an almost daily basis is “The Right Tool for the Right Job”.

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6 Mashups to Inspire Your Next Integration

A software integration is a huge benefit for any organization looking to streamline & expedite their processes. Here are 6 awesome product mashups to inspire...

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FM Training & The Canada-Ontario Job Grant

Calling all Ontario business owners! Did you know the Canada-Ontario Job Grant can provide you with up to $10,000 per employee for staff training & skills improvement?...

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Does Social Media Popularity Affect SEO?

Over the past few years, you have been very active on social media and you have gained a decent following. However, the organic traffic for search engines does not show the same growth. Something doesn’t add...

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Fully Integrated Software & Your Company

"An integrated system establishes a future-proof foundation for your business, increasing productivity & efficiency, while simultaneously boosting staff morale...

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The Challenges Northern Organizations Face

For the last 15 years, CoreSolutions Software has worked with northern organizations from a variety of industries, to create custom software solutions. During that time, we’ve learned that these organizations...

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The Top 5 Reasons You Need Gifts.

Recently, I was asked to review the promotional text for an upcoming Android app we’ve just wrapped up developing, called Gifts., which seems to be the solution to all my holiday shopping woes...

Web Developer vs. Web Designer

Web Developer vs. Web Designer

What is it about branding that drives so much business? Having a stunning logo and a loveable mascot have no direct impact on the quality of the product or service being offered. Yet, the most...

The Standards of Branding

The Standards of Branding

What is it about branding that drives so much business? Having a stunning logo and a loveable mascot have no direct impact on the quality of the product or service being offered. Yet, the most successful...

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The Story of Peggy the Penguin

We all know Corey is great at making friends – some say he is even the most popular penguin on the planet. When Corey was in Ireland, he befriended a local Irish penguin named Peggy. Of course, over...

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System Rewrite - Here Are Some Options

Stop me if this sounds familiar. For years now, you have had a working system in place at your company or organization. Though recently, you have started noticing that your system is beginning to lose some...

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5 Common Problems That Aging Systems Face

An Infographic that showcases 5 common problems aging systems face. #1) The overall complexity or the years of messy code are creating problems and slowing down the automation of your system. #2)...

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Why CoreSolutions is Your Best Choice!

An Infographic that showcases why CoreSolutions Software is your best choice for software development needs. For over 25 years, CoreSolutions has been delivering professional systems on time and on budget.

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9 Considerations for Your Next Dev. Project

It’s time for your big development project, but first you should understand how to make your experience the best it can possibly be. We’ve done countless Custom Development projects over our 25 years...

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The Proper Steps to Test Driving Your CRM

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems are at the core of most business. A buggy or improperly implemented feature in your CRM application can have direct impact on how you...

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How You Can Choose the Right CRM System

To fully understand which type of CRM system is right for your business, one must first get a grasp of what a CRM system can do. A CRM (Customer Relationship Manager) helps a company manage...

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How A CRM System Can Increase Your Sales

Customers are a funny thing. Sometimes they make purchases with very little or no thought put into their actions, and sometimes they spend countless hours, days even, researching what to buy...

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Favourite 4½ New Features of Our New Site

Welcome to the new CoreSolutions Software website! Whether you are a long-time visitor or a new visitor to our site, we want to share with you the top new features we love about the website...

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CASL – What it Means to You

You have probably seen quite a bit of press around Canada’s new Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). Most of the act came into effect on July 1st 2014 and as a result you may be receiving email communication...

CoreSolutions 25th Anniversary

CoreSolutions' 25th Anniversary

CoreSolutions Software Inc. (www.coresolutions.ca), recognized as a leading software development company in Canada, is pleased to announce that 2014 marks the company’s 25th Anniversary...

Magic of Colours in Advertising

The Magic of Colours in Advertising

I was recently looking at the various social websites and from the main social sites one colour stood out the most. BLUE. Was it coincidence or pure strategy that they all use blue on their sites? Vision is the...

Using Evernote To Boost Productivity

Using Evernote To Boost Productivity

The purpose of this blog is to make you aware of Evernote and some of the ways you can use it to boost your productivity. In future blogs I’ll cover more details on how to use the application, including...

The Anti-Spam Act

The Anti-Spam Act

This guest post is from David Canton. David is a business lawyer and trade-mark agent with a technology focus at Harrison Pensa LLP. This article contains general comments only, not legal advice...

Be Inspired by A Mentor

Be Inspired By a Mentor?

Mentorship is about experienced individuals sharing their knowledge and information with other less experienced individuals. It’s an opportunity for a mentee to tap into the vast knowledge that a mentor...

Conversations from A Tradeshow Floor

Conversations From A Tradeshow Floor

I recently manned the FileMaker booth at the Gtec tradeshow in Ottawa. I was wearing both a FileMaker and CoreSolutions hat for this event. You hear a lot of different conversations. This was FileMaker’s first...

Where Is The Market Going

Where Is The Market Going?

A recent tribute to Steve Jobs that was posted on the Apple website had a great quote from Wayne Gretzky – “I don’t go to where the puck is, I go to where the puck is going to be” This quote really resonated...

What Professional Development Means To Me

What Professional Development Means

In my previous post I spoke about how I think Professional Development (hereafter known as PD) should come from a variety of sources. Now I am going to tackle the next part in my mini feature and discuss...

Driving Brand Loyalty

Driving Brand Loyalty

I typically fill out questionnaires when they are sent to me just because I know that, as a marketing person, often times I have been waiting for members to fill out a survey that I have sent. Plus it is a really great...

Spreadsheet Abuse

Spreadsheet Abuse

Spreadsheets have been around for a long time and I certainly run the risk of dating myself by referring to my use of VisiCalc or Lotus 123 many moons ago. I love spreadsheets and use them all the time...

The Workaround

The Workaround

One aspect of IT that appears in almost every project is ‘the workaround’. You know this moment: you have just installed the new Out of the Box software when you realize it does what it says, but...

Planning a Web Design Project

Planning a Web Design Project

Recently I was tasked to design and build a new website for our PD Place product, with the assistance of an in-house developer. Having never built a site of this scale before, it was a bit overwhelming, but I did...

Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done

David Allen coined the phrase ‘Getting Things Done’ (commonly called GTD) in a book he wrote by the same name a number of years ago. If you have not read it yet it’s definitely a worthwhile read especially...

Sharing Time and Experiences Together

Sharing Time and Experiences Together

Each Christmas season I love the effort we splurge on to connect with friends and family. These are people we talk to on the phone, text, watch on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter – we know more about their...

Price vs Cost

Price vs. Cost – What’s the Difference?

People often interchange price and cost, but it’s important to recognize the significant difference between the two. Remember the old adage, “Beware the cost of the lowest price”? Well, it rings true. Just because...