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Kodeworks designs and develops custom software tools for business operations.

With proper software tools, organisations with under-developed work processes or which  rely on key operational personnel can be strengthened so they grow  into proper, full-fledged self-sustaining businesses. These businesses feature robust workflows and systems for generating sales, delivering product and service and are pre-tooled to take growth in their stride.

About Us

Kodeworks is a Melbourne-based business founded in 2005.  Over the last 12 years, we have worked with a range of local and interstate businesses in the healthcare, legal, manufacturing, professional services, building, food and beverage, and not-for-profit sectors.

We are proud to say that we have assisted several Australian businesses to improve their annual returns over the course of our involvement with them.  With Kodeworks’ purpose-built software tools, they have been able to increase their profitability through a combination of the following:

  • refining existing business processes so that they are highly focused, systematic and automated
  • facilitating the handling of increased sales volume without compromising quality of product and service
  • increasing average sales value by enabling staff to focus on high-value, high-return activities
  • allowing the same number or fewer employees to handle a higher volume of work
  • producing sharper insights into the overall business leading to better deicsion-making

Services

Custom software solutions

Kodeworks designs software solutions to suit the business needs and environment of our clients, as opposed to off-the-shelf solutions which are designed for the mass market and take a generic, one-size-fits all approach.

Well-run businesses often have very specific requirements for the critical functions of their operations.  Our custom software solutions are specifically designed and highly-tuned to enable them to operate as efficiently and with as few employees as possible.

Databases

In essence, a database is a central collection of information that is accessible to many users simultaneously.  With a proper database, all users have an identical view of the business’ operations, eg, customers, sales, jobs and service history.  This gives the entire organisation a consistent view of the operations and brings about better communication between staff members.  A properly-designed database solution also encourages staff to adhere to an effective and consistent workflow that ensures a higher level of product or service delivery to customers.

Kodeworks’ custom-developed databases enable the integration and interpretation of data from a wide variety of sources,  saving on manual data entry.  Staff are able to generate relevant reports for timely analyses, decision-making and action.

Clients who have invested in our custom-designed database solutions have, as a result, seen significant improvements in their productivity and greater consistency in their product and service deliveries, leading to higher overall profitability.

Automated spreadsheets

Many organisations rely on spreadsheets to track their financial and operational positions.  Manually updating and editing spreadsheets often requires specialised skills.  They tend to be time-consuming to use, requiring repeated data entry, manipulation and accuracy checks.  This often results in business owners neglecting, or worse, being unable to perform analyses of their business operations before making critical decisions.

Kodeworks helps businesses eliminate the drawbacks of regular spreadsheets by implementing properly designed automated spreadsheets that require only simple data entry with automatic recalculations and chart preparation.  Sophisticated spreadsheets, including charts and analysis tools, can be automatically produced from our custom-designed database solutions.

Clients who have invested in our automated spreadsheet solutions find that they are able to make better business decisions as a result of having key information precisely when it is required.  Their staff have responded positively to being freed from mundane and repetitive tasks, channeling their efforts into more important and  intellectually rewarding tasks.

Automated Documents

Electronic documents are the fundamental tools of virtually any business today.  However, manual document preparation continues to take up many staff hours, often before the business has generated any income from the effort, eg, quotes, proposal and contract preparation.  Document templates may save time on duplicate effort for relatively short documents of up to a couple of pages.  However, any savings from using templates become insignificant when longer documents demanding consistency and accuracy have to be prepared.

Kodeworks’ automated document solutions lock in consistent formatting and ensure that relevant information is inserted only into specific parts of the document.  They prevent  irrelevant, wrong, inappropriate or re-used information from previously composed documents from creeping in.  Our automated documents can stand alone or be automatically generated from our custom-designed database solutions, complete with images, tables and correctly calculated amounts.

Clients who have invested in our automated document solutions find that they are able to produce higher quality documents quickly and more accurately.  Letters, bills and other communications feature a consistent look-and-feel, regardless of which employee produced them, conveying a highly-polished and professional impression.

Data Processing and Transfers (API’s)

Most businesses use some sort off-the-shelf software, typically, an accounting package.  While these packages are suited to a specific requirement, eg, compliance with tax reporting, they are often unsuitable for specific business operations as they are too general in their design.  The data entry requirements for many off-the-shelf software packages can entail a significant cost to the business, eg, bookkeeping services.

Kodeworks’ data processing and transfer solutions allow automated transfer of large volumes of electronic data in any format to and from most off-the-shelf software.  Data in one format can be verified before being transferred or converted.  With modern cloud-based software, the data validation and transfer can occur directly with no human intervention via API’s (or Application Programming Interfaces).  Kodeworks has an excellent track record in performing API transfers against the three most popular cloud-based accounting software.

Clients who have invested in our data processing and transfer solutions find that they are able to minimise or eliminate manual bookkeeping data entry while ensuring virtually 100% accuracy.  They re-directed staff hours saved (in the hundreds annually) to revenue-generating activities, eg, customer service or sales.

Why choose us

Because we do custom software for business well – and we have a remarkably strong track-record to show for it.

We understand what a properly-run business needs, how to harness existing investment in technology and human resources, and how to implement appropriate software solutions cost-effectively.

Our approach, techniques and processes have been honed over many years with expertise acquired from across a wide range of industries to ensure that any project we take on is implemented successfully and delivers on our clients’ requirements for an acceptable return-on-investment.

Softly-Softly

We listen to our clients – really listen.  Not just what they tell us of their technical requirements, but their overall business wants and needs, challenges they are facing and sometimes even their fears.

We help them understand how, with proper business automation tools, owner and employee workloads can be reduced to the point where new business growth can be generated from existing resources only.  And we demonstrate with actual results how our other clients have accomplished this using our solutions.

We help them identify the business problems that can be solved cost-effectively using available technology, outlining the options and their respective risks and rewards.

Step-by-Step

We implement solutions in modules designed around our clients’ existing work processes.

We recognise that with traditional off-the-shelf or custom-designed software implementations, businesses can end up carrying the bulk of the risk.   The larger the implementation, the larger the risk – financial, under-utilisation or lost human effort.

We minimise these risks to our clients by identifying their most critical business issues and implementing solutions in highly-focused modules that automate existing workflows and are delivered within a relatively short time-frame, typically, three months.  Short time-frames mean staff get up-to-speed with the new software quicker and integrate the solution into the business’ regular work processes sooner.

Our approach ensures that our clients are able to achieve a quick return-on-investment, either in improved bottom-line or increased business capacity, which frees up resources for new business growth.

Hand-in-Hand

Our approach often leads our clients to think up new ways to run their businesses.  Most regularly come back to us with their own ideas for new functionality to add to solutions we have delivered.

They implicitly trust that we are available to provide on-going support and new enhancements to any of our solutions.  We  stand by our clients and work closely with them over the long-term.  Some of our solutions have been in use for over 10 years with continual adaptation to new business directions and technology.

Ready to build a proper business?

Every business starts off unique.  However, if managed using standard off-the-shelf solutions it eventually becomes standardised – indistinguishable from its competitors and having to compete on price only.

Proper businesses are self-sustaining systems for generating profit consistently.  Proper businesses require proper tools to implement their unique method of product and service delivery.

If you would like to develop your proper business, contact us now for a no-obligation chat to find out how we can help.

Contact

Contact us now to start a discussion on your business improvement requirements

phone:       +61 (0)3 8555 0509

email:         kontactus@kodeworks.com