Insights from SPARK Experts

Bob Armbrister

As the President and CEO of SPARK, Bob is a forward-thinking leader whose teams build software that impacts efficiency, productivity, and accountability. He's also a serial entrepreneur that has successfully released tech products across many industries.
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Recent Insights:

How to Plan for Digitization in a Construction Business

Construction projects are becoming more complex. Large projects typically take 20% longer than estimated and can run up to 80%

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

There’s a lot of different things that keep business owners up at night. You might be struggling with challenges like these:  Are

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

When it comes to custom software, you might first think of big enterprises who spend millions on extensive software projects

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

Most business leaders have a few software sales battle scars. If you’ve been burned by a provider who overpromised, you can be

7 Reasons to Validate Your Startup Idea Before You Build It

Startups are fun. And exciting. There’s nothing like the thrill of having an idea for a big opportunity that you know will

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

Custom software is a significant investment for any company. This investment includes money, time, and effort. Before you start

Gathering (and Prioritizing) Input for Your Custom Software Project

When you are starting a custom software project, it is critical that you get buy-in from key people within your organization. To

How an Employee App Amplifies Your Culture

A lot of employees, including myself, can be distracted by daily corporate communication. Between HR sending information out,

7 Benefits of Custom Construction Management Software

In today’s competitive environment, most construction companies realize the need to take advantage of advancements in technology.

8 Construction Software Features That Your Business Needs

There’s a new term gaining ground in the tech world: ConTech. Just like “FinTech” and “MarTech,” it indicates that a certain

How to Get Started with Construction Project Management Software

It’s one of those days that makes you wish you had chosen an easier profession -- like neurosurgery. You have crews and

Signs Your Construction Management Software is Not Working for You

A few years ago, you left the dark ages behind and brought your construction company into the modern era. You purchased an

The Top Challenges That Make or Break Profits for Trade Contractors

In the construction industry alone, quality trade partners like mechanical, electrical and masonry contractors remain in high

Custom App Developer Adds Digital Agency to Provide Seamless UX

KALAMAZOO, MI – April 24, 2019 – SPARK Business Works (SPARK), custom software application developer, today announced that it has

Maximizing Tax Law to Build Custom Software for Your Business

The process of capitalization or expensing when developing or purchasing software is an advantage most businesses don’t know they