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What is an API?

By Pixis Team on Mar/20/2018

What is an API?

To Pixis Software, an API means using data to create experiences that make your life easier, streamline your processes, and expand your business.

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Topics: Data Management, Automated Process, Software Development

How to Find a Reliable Custom Software Development Company

By Pixis Team on Jan/15/2018

Do you have a software problem or frustration that’s hindering your business’ efficiency or success? Instead of trying to figure it out on your own, or hiring (and trying to retain) a new employee, it may be time for you to reach out to a software development company that can help.

It can seem like a daunting task, and you may ask yourself, how do I know who to choose? Or, what do I look for? We’ve put together a few tips on finding a reliable software development company to help you through this process.

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Topics: Automated Data, Data Management, Automated Process, Business Data, Software Development

Top Software Trends for 2018

By Pixis Team on Dec/19/2017

We've developed a lot of software this year. As we close out 2017, we don't see an end in sight these custom developments. There is still massive growth in the software industry and tech analysts are spending even more time trying to fashion their predictions of the road ahead. So what are the next software trends?

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Topics: Software Development

Best Accounting & Payroll Programs for Your Business

By Pixis Team on Nov/22/2017

When it comes to running a business, software that can keep your accounting and payroll organized is a must have. These programs can aid in decreasing human error, automate processes to increase productivity and turn focus to other priorities, while creating one place for all accounting and payroll documents to live. We’ve put together a list of some of the best accounting programs and top payroll programs based on company size, to better inform you of the options you have. If you don’t see something that fits your needs, it may be time to speak to a software development company to see if a custom program is right for you.

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Topics: Data Tracking, Data Management, Automated Process, Business Data, Software Development, Custom Software Development, Reporting

Why It's Time to Upgrade from Microsoft Access to a Custom Application

By Pixis Team on Oct/27/2017

Often a company realizes they need something more than Excel to track information and records so they use Microsoft Access. Access is a database management system with a graphical user interface and software development tools; we often find they are poorly designed which makes them only marginally better than Excel since the databases are set up in a similar manner.

Sometimes a company may have someone on staff who has a working knowledge of Access, but it is often poorly designed, and used inefficiently since the employee may not know how to properly setup a database. We’ve compiled a list of issues that come with using Microsoft Access (due to its outdated format) and how an upgrade to a custom application using a database, such as Microsoft SQL Server, can solve these issues.

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Topics: Automated Data, Data Management, Automated Process, Business Data, Software Development, sql server

Should You Hire an IT Employee or IT Company for Your Business' Software Development?

By Pixis Team on Sep/06/2017

A variety of companies seek outside help for everything from manufacturing to information technology support. In general terms, this is called outsourcing. However, outsourcing doesn’t necessarily mean sending your work outside of the country - it just means sending your work to someone who is not part of your internal resources. In the modern business landscape, outsourcing is especially common with technical applications. Why is this the case?

Simply put, companies can’t do everything. Growing and established companies alike do not have the capital to hire employees that can help with every facet of their operations. Furthermore, companies generally only need help with a specific project or issue at any given time - something that does not require a full-time employee to resolve.

In these cases, organizations can look to hire outside help through outsourcing. This way, they can receive the expert help they need without wasting time and money hiring and retaining new employees.

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Topics: Software Development