Author: Saturn Systems

Saturn Systems is an entirely U.S. based software engineering firm that provides a broad range of services, from project-based development and quality assurance testing to fully integrated staff augmentation teams. Saturn's Rural Outsourcing model couples the lower cost of doing business in Duluth, MN, with an experienced engineering team - making Saturn an attractive alternative to high-priced metro firms and the inherent difficulties of offshore services.

How to prepare for your new custom software

The months of waiting are nearly over, and your custom software solution is almost finished. You’re understandably excited and can’t wait to put it to work solving challenges for your company. With your solution soon to arrive, have you made plans for its successful onboarding? If not, our blog today can help you prepare. Now’s the perfect… Read more »


4 Things to Consider before Developing a Custom Software Solution

A suit tailored specifically for you always fits better than one you buy off the rack. The same is true for software customized for your business. It meets your business’s needs perfectly, giving you exactly what you want and nothing you don’t. But for many businesses, especially small-to-mid-sized businesses (SMBs), the idea of developing customized… Read more »


Looking beyond ROI: How your custom software project can deliver additional value

Few, if any, companies enter into a large expense lightly these days. We expect results, and every dollar spent on an initiative is invariably tied to these results and, of course, to ROI. Naturally this same mentality applies to your proposed custom software solution acquisition. Such a purchase has associated expenses and you want to know that… Read more »


Staff Augmentation: When and Why to Use It

There are a few business scenarios in which managers find they need to augment their software development and quality assurance staffs, and in today’s fast paced  IT marketplace, those scenarios are becoming more and more common. The “bit-off-more-than-you-can-chew” scenario. You just landed a new contract, software development project or client. Great! That’s the good news. The not-so-good news is,… Read more »


The Keys to Successful Custom Software Development

Custom Software Development Team

Launching a custom software development project is an enormous undertaking, and depending on the scope of the project, it could represent a significant financial risk to your business. So, you have every incentive to get things right. The best way to do that is to ensure best practices are followed at every stage of the… Read more »


Technical debt: What is it and how can it hold you back?

Technical Debt: What it is and why you should avoid

If you pay attention to the news, you’ve probably heard a lot of talk about debt lately. The national debt, student loan debt, credit card debt. But there’s another type of debt you may not have heard of: technical debt. Much like its more well-known cousins, technical debt can cause serious problems. But it can… Read more »