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Mobile Apps | Custom Software

Mechanical Contractor Manages Growth using Custom Software

When MCM doubled in size over, they began to feel the weight of their outdated, manual processes. See how they built a custom management solution.

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The tech landscape has changed. How to get efficient and STOP using digital duct tape.

Tech strategy in 2022 will be different. It’s not about installing software. It’s about using data to differentiate your services and thrive. See how.

Dashboards | Custom Software

Construction: How to Visualize Your Data Daily with Reporting and Dashboards

Construction managers have to do a lot to oversee job sites, and usually from a distance. Learn how to stay connected and on top of jobs with dashboards.

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Business Efficiency: Turning Manual Processes into Automated Workflows

See how you can turn manual, chaotic process into automated, smooth workflows that increase efficiency and productivity, while growing your business.

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Evaluating Construction Scheduling Software: Custom Versus Off-the-Shelf

Construction scheduling software can help you put the right people, equipment, and materials at the right site at the right time. But how do you choose?

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What Businesses Should Know about Data Privacy (and How to Take Action)

Our modern economy is built on data. But are you doing enough to ensure the privacy and security of your customers' personal info. Find out now.

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Why Your New Software Project Needs an Internal Champion

Don't overlook the importance of the role of an internal champion guiding your team through a successful software project.

Mobile Apps | Custom Software

How to Use (Easy) Safety Tech to Protect Your Construction Job Sites

Do you need to level up how you handle safety on your job sites? Check out these simple and easy technology tools to revolutionize how you manage safety.

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Can It Be Built? How to Turn Your Idea into Successful Custom Software

Got an idea for a new software? Follow our easy steps to turn your idea into successful custom software that transforms your business.

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6 Must-Know Technology Trends Shaping 2021 and Beyond for SMBs

Is your business ready? Learn the must-know technology trends that are shaping the future for SMBs and how you can take advantage of them.

Digital Products | Custom Software

How to Maximize Tax Benefits When Building Custom Software for Your Business

The process of capitalization or expensing when developing software is a tax benefit that most businesses don’t know they have.

Mobile Apps | Custom Software

Construction Technology: How to Improve Efficiency with Field Data Collection

Your crew and teams are ready to use mobile apps out in the field. Learn how you can digitize field data collection to transform your daily operations.

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Digital Transformation: Why You Should Upgrade Your IT Infrastructure First

Learn why and how to modernize your IT infrastructure before undergoing a digital transformation. It'll set your business up for a smoother project.

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How to Plan for Digitization in a Construction Business

Our step-by-step guide shows how construction owners can digitize their business from operations apps and management dashboards to field data collection.

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5 Myths of Custom Software Development (And Why They're No Longer True)

There are many misconceptions about building custom business software. Learn why they’re no longer true, and what this means for your company.

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What is Construction Estimating Software (and Why You Should Use It)

Learn how you can use construction estimating software to automatically generate bids, so you can win more jobs, stay profitable, and grow. 

Digital Products | Strategic Design | Custom Software

What is Prototyping in Software Development (and Why It's Important)

Before you starting writing code for any new software product, learn how you can use prototypes to test and validate your ideas.

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What Is Digital Transformation?

Adopting new tech and processes can help transform your business. But what does it really mean to "digitize" your operations?

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How to Calculate ROI for Construction Management Software

Before you invest in a new piece of software, use our ROI estimating tools and worksheet to calculate your return to feel confident in your decision.

Digital Products | Custom Software

So, you launched your MVP. Now what?

Be sure to answer these 5 critical questions before you continue to build features and invest capital in your newly launched MVP.

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What is the User Acceptance Testing (UAT) Phase in Software Projects?

Learn why you shouldn't overlook the user acceptance testing phase if you want to successfully launch your custom software project.

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Building Custom Software vs Off-the-Shelf: Advantages and Disadvantages of Each Approach

Before you buy any new tech, which approach should you take? Read our in-depth guide to understand when to build custom or buy off-the-shelf software.

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How to Choose the Best Project Management Software for Small Construction Businesses

Learn how to compare different project management software solutions so you can choose and adopt the best technology for your small construction business.

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Why Successful Businesses Build Custom Software Versus Off-the-Shelf

When companies face issues and opportunities unique to their business, custom software versus off-the-shelf can be a difference maker. Learn how!

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How Custom Software Works for Any Size Business (Not Just Enterprise)

Think your business is too small or not unique enough to warrant building custom software? Learn how software projects can fit any scope or budget.

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Why Does Software Have Bugs?

All software has small glitches or bugs sometimes. Learn why it happens and what you can do to fix it, so your software continues to run smoothly.

Digital Products | Custom Software

Why You Should Start with a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

Learn why the user-driven process of building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) can be key to the success of your next software development project.

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Custom Software: How to Build On Your Investment For Years to Come

Are you showing your software the love and attention it needs? Follow these two steps to make sure your software GROWS with you before you outgrow it.

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Our Secret to Delivering Quality Custom Software Every Time

Hint: our secret is simple, but not something all software companies can do effectively, consistently, and at scale.

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Project Management Tips: How to Prepare for Your New Custom Software Project

Learn the technical processes and parts of delivering software, empowering you to better communicate and collaborate with your tech partner.

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Custom Software: Why Starting with an Assessment is Worth Your Time and Money

A pre-project assessment for your next tech project allows you to determine not only if you’ll get the right solution, but also the right team and partner.

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Implementation Checklist for Launching New Custom Software

Ready, set, launch! Use SPARK's recommended Implementation Checklist and tips to define a game plan for your new custom software rollout.

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5 (Strategic) Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Custom Software Development Company

It's crucial to choose the RIGHT software partner to develop your custom business tool. Here are 5 strategic questions to ask during the selection process.

Dashboards | Digital Products | Mobile Apps | Custom Software

Why You Should Hire a Custom Software Development Company

How do you get EXACTLY the right business tool? Here are the benefits of working with a software development company to build a custom solution.

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Why Typical Construction Management Software Solutions Don’t Work

Most software marketed for construction doesn't actually fit the day-to-day business flow from field to office. Here's what to look for instead.

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The Benefits of Semi-Custom Software

Semi-custom software can provide many of the benefits of fully custom software. It has the added benefits of a lower price and faster development.

Custom Software

Pre-Mortem for Your Custom Business Technology Project

Introduction to pre-mortems. What they are and how to run one. A cheat sheet for what can cause a software development project to fail.

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Building the Business Case for Your Custom Application (ROI Estimation)

Custom software is a significant investment of money, time, and effort. Before you start your project, make sure you have a good business case for it.

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Gathering (and Prioritizing) Input for Your Custom Software Project

What input should you get from your team when starting a custom software project? Learn how to prioritize input and decide on the scope of the first phase.

Digital Products | Custom Software

Short Introduction to Custom Software (and How to Start a Project)

Custom software can streamline business operations. You’ll learn how to plan a software project and the 3 most common goals custom software helps.

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How to Seamlessly Transition Your Next Project Handoff

Learn 3 handoff strategies to easily transition your next project and see how to leverage software for scalable project handoff strategies that work.

Dashboards | Custom Software

7 Benefits of Custom Construction Management Software

Custom construction management software creates a “single source of truth” from your business data that allows you to make smarter decisions.

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Understanding Agile Planning: A Snapshot of the Process

This view into agile custom software development planning shows how SPARK proactively manages our client's budget, time, and attention.

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8 Construction Software Features That Your Business Needs

The construction industry is finally embracing technology. Your success depends on choosing the construction software features that best fit your needs.

Custom Software

Construction Estimating Software That Integrates with QuickBooks

Change the way you bid for and manage projects with construction estimating software that integrates with QuickBooks.

Dashboards | Custom Software

How to Get Started with Construction Project Management Software

Construction management software with modules you customize with apps and integrations offer an option in between packaged and fully customized solutions.

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Signs Your Construction Management Software is Not Working for You

To remain competitive as the construction industry increases its use of technology, you need a custom solution that’s built for the way you do business.

Mobile Apps | Custom Software

Time Tracking and How Businesses Can Best Realize the Benefits

Tracking employee time is crucial for business decision-makers. Data must be easily accessible, current, and be able to tell the “inside” story.
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