We find ourselves in uncertain times. Between social distancing and many of us performing our job duties from our homes, organizations are dealing with multiple issues on a compressed timeline.
LuminFire can help you get back to “business as unusual” quickly and effectively.
We understand being cautious in this time of economic change and recession, and many may find that their first reaction is to put all spending on hold. The COVID-19 virus and our reaction to it will certainly affect many businesses economically – we’re already seeing the tip of the iceberg with restaurants and retail locations having to shift their standard operations or even close down.
Let us tell you our story. We started LuminFire full-time during the last major recession. At that time we were pleased to have found many clients who understood that a recession was a great time to invest in new technology systems due to the high return on investment (ROI) process automation can bring. For example, one of the tools in our toolkit is the #1 workplace innovation platform in the world, FileMaker from Claris which helps businesses track data and automate workflows. Another popular business tool is an advanced WordPress e-commerce website with smart digital marketing which can be key to bringing in the additional sales a company needs to get them through a season such as this.
A custom technology solution is a Capital Investment, meaning it’s an investment in the future of your business. You pay once, and continue to experience the residual benefits of that solution for years to come. Many clients rave about how our solutions immediately impact efficiency, productivity and profitability per employee. Do more work with fewer resources by automating processes and making work easier. When things return to whatever normal looks like after this crisis, businesses that invested in automation and efficiency are poised to accelerate into the future.
A word of caution: trying to find the silver bullet software package that does everything your business needs off-the-shelf is often an exercise in futility. A custom solution is a great choice because it can fill the gaps and do things other software never dreamed of doing.
LuminFire builds custom solutions that can save you hundreds of hours of work, and often costs a fraction of other systems built on technologies that require more support and an entire team of professionals to maintain. In one case, we developed a custom application for a major retailer in 200 hours that saved over $50,000 in licensing fees every year. In another case, we saved a client over $60,000 annually a year with just one consulting conversation.
We provide enhancements that automate processes that are difficult to complete manually or are prone to error. In a recent project, we spent 3 hours building a script that, with the push of a button, completed a task that was taking 20 hours to complete manually every week. This saved more than 1,000 hours/year which translated immediately to improving the bottom line…an easy to see ROI. Working with us should be a no-brainer. It just makes sense.
With our experience and deep technical knowledge, we are able to recommend the most cost-effective solutions for you and keep a lookout for ways you can maximize the value of your existing technology. Our advice always has your best interest at heart. We can help you get discounted hardware and software as well as recommend enhancements that will give you the most bang for your buck. We present you with the best “right fit” solutions even if we don’t ultimately provide the product or service.
With the potential for your business to be slowing down comes the benefit of employees having more time to work on improving internal processes. An investment into technology now will get you ready for the deluge of business that will come your way after we make it through this difficulty. So take the time now to make some headway on those projects that have been in the back of your mind for too long.
In today’s business world, more than ever, we need to make wise decisions about how and where to spend our money. With our solutions, the information critical to running your business will not only be safe, accessible, and accurate, but it will also be working for you.
Challenge yourself to think beyond the crisis, to what smart investments might propel you forward and set you up for future success. Together we will make it out on the other side and be stronger for it. Will you be ready?