How will your technology help me?
Our software is designed to automate those repetitive tasks that you do on a day-to-day basis. This includes scheduling, quoting, invoicing, inventory, planning, etc. By automating these tasks you’re freeing yourself up to accomplish more important matters facing the company. Additionally, you are decrease overhead costs, which in turn increases margins and profitability. Any manual data entry taking place on Excel spreadsheets, can be automated, and integrated with existing software platforms to create value for both you and your organization.
Is my company too small for you to help?
We specialize in working with small/mid-sized businesses. Most of our clients are generating at least $2M+ in revenue, but always look to find ways to help young companies that are trying to grow. The smallest company we have worked with had only five employees. but understood the cost savings and growth possibilities behind a reduction in overhead costs.
How much is this going to cost?
This varies depending on the complexity and robustness of your data, and the needs of your organization. Every company is different and therefore has different problems/inefficiencies. Instead of giving you a standard cost for projects without knowing the details, our team does their due diligence in finding the root of the cause, and proposing a solution. This process allows you to get an accurate cost, based on a real understanding of the situation.
Can I see a demo?
Our team would be happy to show you a demo. While our software runs on the same engine, every solution our team creates looks/feels fundamentally different. It’s designed in a way to seamlessly fit the process of each client. Therefore, it’s important for our team to understand what types of issues you are experiencing so that we can present you with the most relevant software solution for your organization. Just let somebody from our sales team know where some of your inefficiencies are and we are more than happy to walk you through our technology.
Why don't I see any products listed on your website?
We are not a product company. Instead, we design and implement semi-custom software. The “one size fits all” model of software is outdated. How can software that’s been designed to be as generic as possible solve your organization’s unique issues? Our software runs off of the same engine, which is what allows us to keep our costs competitive with product companies. The difference is you’re getting a completely custom interface, that is intuitively built around your process.
What qualifications does your team have?
Our goal is to hire the best people, regardless of physical location. The nature of software allows us to seek individuals that are experts in their field, creating transformative software. The Atlas team is comprised of top 1% .net developers, business process consultants from McKinsey, Bain, and Boston Consulting Group, and top secret security clearances. Our team has been curated to work with a wide range of clients, solving a myriad of issues.
Can you give me some references?
We are happy to provide you with references. Because our clients come from many different industries, we want to make sure we direct you to the most appropriate references. We also respect our clients privacy and confidentiality, so we don’t voluntarily give out their contact information unless we believe there is a business need to solve, and we have asked their permission.
We currently use industry specific software. Are you able to integrate with it?
While we can’t guarantee that we can integrate with everything, we have been able to successfully integrate with most ERP/MRP, CRM, accounting, CAD, niche software on the market. Let somebody on our team what software platforms you are using to get a better understanding of our capabilities.
Are you an ERP company?
No. There are two primary reasons we don’t consider ourselves an ERP company. The first is that ERP companies employ their own built in accounting system. We’ve chosen not to create an accounting platform, but instead create seamless integrations with applications like Wave, Xero, MS Dynamics, Quickbooks, Sage, etc. The second is that ERP companies are designed to store your data while offering a sense of control. Our software does that, but it is designed to automate tasks, not simply store/house data.
Why is your solution better than developing something internally?
Studies have shown that internal software development does not always achieve the desired outcomes, and in the long-run is more costly than outsourcing. By dedicating an internal team to creating their own software, the salary of those employees now becomes your cost of development/implementation. Oftentimes the result is a system that may be useable, but isn’t transformative. Here’s an article written in Forbes in 2017 that discusses ways to drive internal software innovation. https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2017/04/27/how-to-drive-software-development-innovation-in-your-organization/#7d4dffa75fd3
Can you tell me a bit about the architecture of your software?
In the development of our software, our engineers follow standard REST methodologies. The technology is built using .net and Python backends, and Angular.js and Kendo front ends. We use this to query and work with SQL, Oracle, MySQL, MSSQL, NOSQL, Mongo, etc. databases depending on the application. For legacy systems we connect to DB2 and systems like Paradox (if those systems are already in existence).