We are an agile team of senior software engineers that are passionate about making a difference. A Mark Twain quote aptly describes ClearSky Software: " Its not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of fight in the dog". We like to say that we democratize technology for the little guy; we work hard to ensure size isn't the only critera to creative software solutions.
What Can you expect from ClearSky Software?
We are old school, we value integrity, honesty and fairness. We deliver exactly what we promise. We have no problems pushing ourselves relentlessly to deliver on the project. As part of the process in taking on a new project, Clearsky's senior staff committ to timelines and budgets. We do what we have to do to make it happen.
What markets do we serve?
Our best clients are independent businesses in competitive markets, they are passionate in what they do and have a strong entrepreneurial spirit.
The greatest strength of small business is their size, because of their size small businesses are agile, they can react to change quickly. Unfortunately in the same breath, size represents the biggest challenge. In order to react to change you need deep pockets, it's expensive to innovate. An idea that we are facilitating originates from Harvard's Economics professor Michael Porter, he called it Co-ompetition - Colloboration amongst your competitors. Example: Ford and General Motors teamed up to develop two new automatic transmissions (a nine-speed and a 10-speed). Why develop the transmissions jointly rather than separately? Working together to design the transmissions allowed the companies to share the high costs of developing the hardware without blurring their identities in the eyes of consumers.
Companies around the globe are facing increasingly more competition and the reality, it’s been small businesses taking it on the chin. If smaller businesses start collaborating with other similar businesses they will remove the scale that is necessary to integrate innovations that will impact their business.
We are actively searching for 9-10 manufacturers to join 3 other manufactures (as of Oct 26).The group of 12 independent businesses will come together and create the scale needed to develop and integrate technology that will enhance their competitiveness. Due to the similarity of the group, software and hardware integration costs can be shared (very similar to the Ford and GM example identified above). It is also understood that no business is completely identical to another and the integration will require some customization.
After a period of consultations with the group, we will identify solutions that will have the biggest impact on their business.
Some of the tech ideas that will be part of our initial discussion include the following:
Adding mobility to your business process.
Communicate key metrics, respond to changes of variables in the manufacturing process.
Digitizing a business that connects all departments and functions. From Accounting to Manufacturing.
Get insights right away
Make decisions based on timely data
React without delay.
Going digital allows your business to speak to any customer by adding IVR, SMS, Chat, Video Calls, Speach to Text. .
Customer data platform (CDP) and customer relationship management (CRM) will capture the maximum value from each of your customers all done programmatically
Point of sale software will sychronize all of your customer touch points, allowing to maintain real time inventory and sell over any channel.
Automate tasks that can be done programmatically, calculating finished goods prior to going into inventory,ensuring quality control.
A dashboard that highlight key performance indicators of your business. Over time progressive software (machine learning, predicative analytics) can be applied,
If you are still reading, you might be asking yourself: What do you mean by collaborating with other similar businesses? Do I need to digitize and what does that mean, what will it cost me, or what type of technology would help my business? How much more revenue can my business make by introducing software and hardware? You might be thinking that you're not a technical person and who is going to support my business after changes have been introduced? All of these questions and more will be addressed. I will be setting up meetings either online or in some cases in person that will further explain the purpose, intent and expected benefits. If you would like to attend a group presentation online click on "Participate in Webinar" and fill in the form. If you would like to speak to me in private or have any questions you can either call or email me. My email address and phone # are listed below.
I look forward to hearing from you.