Off and Running
2015 is off to a great start for Volano and there was no better way to kick off the year than to be recognized by the Omaha Chamber of Commerce for small business of the month. We are actively looking for software developers, client support people and marketing help. Despite the pace, our dedication to playing darts, enjoying the occasional drink and making each other laugh have not been deterred.
Takeaways from our Q4 Meeting
Volano’s custom software business and mobile app development are off to a fast start in 2015 and we thought it would be good to jot down some accomplishments from the end of 2014. From a sales standpoint, November was our biggest month, December was our 2nd and October was our 3rd. The last quarter of 2014 was delightfully frenetic and set a new standard for us in the quality of work we did within deadline.
November saw Volano relocate to the Mastercraft building where our developers can continue to collaborate in a more open space. We made headway with Action Card, our mobile field compliance app, adding clients across the country and in Canada from the franchise and wireless retail industries and got some nice press in the Midlands Business Journal and Omaha World Herald for the work and our collaboration with Omaha Code School. The Volano Christmas party in downtown Omaha’s Old Market district was a blast and featured Kevin Harvey’s infamous track suit, a mash-up of RUN D.M.C. and Pauly Walnuts from The Sopranos.
Action Card 2.4 in Testing
Volano Solutions is excited to release Action Card 2.4, the latest version of our mobile site review app. Action Card 2.4 will feature some high demand updates including a customizable reporting tool called “Data Sheet” and the ability to create a third administrative tier. The data sheet will give our clients the ability to build and save their own report queries as well as the ability to export their Action Card review data into excel. The third administrative tier will be helpful for our clients who have Regional and District Managers in charge of location standards compliance. When Action Card 2.4 goes live, they will be able to further segregate location assignment so that Regional Managers can view their Districts’ field activities and District Managers will see their assigned locations. This will simplify home screens and allow users to focus on the locations to which they are responsible.
January 19, 2021
Software development is a team-based endeavor because of the complexity involved in launching a new system. Gone are the days when one developer can be point on the whole back-office software stack. It now takes multiple specialized roles to (appropriately) fulfill the software delivery lifecycle. A typical software project requires: Leadership Product management Project management […]
January 13, 2021
One definition of rot is the process of deterioration. Something that decays over time. By this standard – software rots like food in the Nebraska heat. It’s true. If your software isn’t regularly updated, it deteriorates and breaks down. Consider this – software is written to work at a moment in time…but time marches on. […]
January 4, 2021
OMAHA, NE, January 4, 2021 – In late 2020, Volano Solutions announced it has changed its name to Volano Software and launched a new website: www.volanosoftware.com. The name change was made to more accurately reflect what the company does, and the website was designed to be more informative and user-friendly to clients and prospective clients […]
June 2, 2020
According to LinkedIn technology (software) has a higher overall turnover rate than retail. With that, it isn’t a matter of if, but a matter of when. Volano has engineered a culture of “by developers, for developers” and this helps our retention. In fact, most of the folks that work at Volano have been here +5 […]
June 2, 2020
It is hard enough to build a successful business, and few want to invest time and resources into worrying about an Intellectual Property Assignment. But alas, you must do your homework. Fortunately, we make it easy for Volano customers. When asked – “Who owns the software and IP for my project?” – it is an […]
May 28, 2020
Many of us remember the grade school game Telephone. It was funny to see how a simple message would get garbled as it was passed along from person to person. But it’s not as funny when that message is a critical business requirement that will be turned into software that will power your business. Yet, […]