5 Cornerstones of an Effective Software Project Manager

Software Development Process

When you think of your prospective custom software development solution, who do you consider to be the most important people attached to the project? Developers are an obvious choice, and don’t discount the role you and your team play — it’s vital. But in addition, there is one essential role still missing from our list… Read more »


Which Platform is Best for Your Solution: Web, Mobile or Desktop?

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The right application has the power to increase your company’s efficiency, better the bottom line or improve customer satisfaction — and many can accomplish more than one of these goals. So, how do you determine if a web application, mobile application or desktop application is the right solution for your project? Consider how the following factors… Read more »


7 Advantages of Custom Software vs. an Off-the-Shelf Solution

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Call it step two. At this point you’ve already realized the value that adding a software solution will have for your business. Now you’re trying to determine whether you require a custom software solution or if an off-the-shelf product will fit your needs. Every situation is naturally a little different, but we’ve compiled a list… Read more »


Tips for Keeping Your Software Development Timeline on Track

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No one enters into a new software development project lightly. As a company your motivations to complete the project are clear. Whether you want to eliminate inefficiencies, create a solution that better serves your customers or cement your place as a market leader, your project has a distinct goal in mind. You won’t experience any… Read more »


Saturn Systems Announces Release of New Real-Time Ship Tracking Software

Duluth, Minn., May 29, 2018 – Saturn Systems, a national provider of custom software development and quality assurance services recently launched Harbor Lookout, a new ship tracking application that provides real-time arrival and departure information for shipping traffic within the ports of Duluth, Two Harbors and Silver Bay in Minnesota and the port of Superior in Wisconsin.… Read more »


Software Development Methodology: Does it Matter for Your Project?

Software Development Methodology Process Diagram

Software development methodology: If you’ve done any research into a custom software solution you’ve probably come across this term before. And, if you’re like most people, you’ve probably wondered what it is and how it affects your business. The short answer is a software development methodology can have a major impact on your business. That’s… Read more »


Untested: The Hidden Costs of Excluding Quality Assurance Testing

Software Solution Misses Target

When HealthCare.gov, the online health insurance marketplace launched, it promised to give residents of 36 states the opportunity to shop for health insurance as required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Yet, from the moment it went live, the problem-ridden application was effectively unusable for many, even as the deadline to buy healthcare under the ACA… Read more »


Is Code Review Worth It?

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While beginning to explain code review to a customer recently they interjected a remark, “sounds expensive”. Thereby raising the question, is it worth it? While I don’t presume I can empirically prove to you that it is, I do believe I can convince you. For those less familiar with code review, the next few sections… Read more »



How Do Software Development Rates Affect Your Project Costs?

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Prospective customers who contact us to discuss their custom software projects always ask about the rates we charge for developers, quality assurance and project management. And it is a fair question. Everyone should ask it. However, it’s just one factor to consider — and a very important one — when comparing software development firms. You… Read more »