The right IT tools and personnel necessary for success

September 12, 2016


Business intelligence has become on of, if not the most, critical aspect for success.  Markets are more competitive than ever, and businesses have unparalleled access to data; both internally and externally.  Therefore, you have to constantly ask yourself the following question: "Does my business have both the right business intelligence tools and IT personnel necessary to be successful?"

I'd like to present you with a case study that demonstrates how The Astir Family of Companies helps clients address this question.

As a trusted technology staffing partner, we provided a client with an IT consultant who was an analytics expert in order to solve their complex data analysis and reporting problem.  The client collected and housed data across various internal departments over a period of years without any standardization.  This led to a fragmented data repository, and left the client with the inability to pull data together and create a holistic view of their environments.  As the market evolved, the need to capitalize on the data they had compiled (and would continue to collect) became more critical.

The IT consultant we placed with this client was selected due to his expertise and track record with data analytics and intelligence reporting tools.  After implementing a standardization process to cleanse and reformat both existing data and incoming data sources, a series of detailed dashboards were developed.  These dashboards provided the client with complex analysis across their Human Resources, Finance, and Accounts Payable/Receivable departments.  The complex metrics and reporting resulted in the client gaining real-time, holistic views of their internal organizations, which ultimately led to the ability to make quicker and more informed business decisions.

This is just one specific example of the types of services and solutions The Astir Family of Companies can provide your business.  We have comprehensive application development and staff augmentation services that can solve your unique business problems.  We have a long, successful history custom building business intelligence software applications and placing expert IT personnel at businesses just like yours.  We want to help you understand your technology needs, and custom design a solution that helps boost your bottom line.

Best Regards,

Adam Moltisanti

Head of Marketing and Business Analysis

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Take your business mobile

March 16, 2016


Mobile technology has revolutionized the way we conduct business.  Each one of us now has at least one device on our person that can enable us to do at least part of our job from anywhere, at any time.  This technology has connected us to our businesses in a way that was never possible before, and allows us to take advantage of every opportunity that comes our way.  The only thing that stands between us and taking full advantage of this technology is the compatibility of our current technology environment with the ever changing mobile device landscape.

Over the past few years, the number of available mobile devices, and their usage among the greater populace, has skyrocketed.  Whether it is a smartphone, tablet, convertible laptop, netbook, etc., we all carry at least one of these devices on our person at all times.  As professionals, it is critical for us to take advantage of this new freedom to work wherever we want... because if we don't, our competition will.  Therefore, it is critical that our business intelligence software applications are optimized for each mobile platform.  

This, however, is no easy task.

Applications may need to have multiple versions; each customized to the exact specifications of a device's operating system and/or physical dimensions.  And although many off-the-shelf software tools are already have fully functional mobile versions for the most popular devices... how many of us really rely on store bought business intelligence software?

Our daily operations are contingent upon multiple pieces of technology, including intranets, applications, databases, etc. Much of this technology is completely custom since off-the-shelf software tools often will not satiate our business requirements.  Therefore, in order to take advantage of the mobile technology our workforce and customer base employs, we need to have custom mobile versions for our custom business intelligence software applications.  Because, again, if we don't we can bet dollars to donuts that our competition will.  Astir Analytics has custom mobile development services that can take your technology environment and optimize it for use on any mobile device.  

Having the right access to reliable mobile versions of your applications will ensure that your personnel never miss an opportunity... and will allow you to get a leg up on the competition.  Whether your workforce employs Android or iOS devices, contact Astir Analytics today in order to take your business mobile.

Best Regards,

Adam Moltisanti

Manager, Marketing and Vendor Relations 

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Your business needs custom applications

January 15, 2016

Business intelligence software applications are the foundation for most daily business activities.  Basically, the success or failure of our businesses hinge upon the design and reliability of our technology.  That notion can either be comforting or frightening, depending on how much you trust your applications.

Therefore, in order for your business to thrive, you need reliable, easy to use business intelligence applications that fit your specific business requirements.

Yet... many of you are using out of the box products; meaning that you are gambling with your success!  Most off the shelf applications are designed with EVERYONE in mind, so they will not fit your specific business needs.  This will force you to adapt your workflows and processes to the capabilities and features of these generic tools.  Ultimately, this will leave some of your tasks without any much needed automation.  Therefore, in order for your daily business operations to function correctly, you need a custom solution that mirrors all the processes you employ.

Astir Analytics specializes in developing custom business intelligence software applications.  We employ a combination of proven discovery techniques and unique development processes in order to identify technology needs, rapidly develop custom solutions, and implement quickly so clients can reap the benefits.  It is this unique marriage of traditional and cutting edged workflows that differentiate Astir Analytics from the competition; and ensure that we exceed your every expectation.\

Understanding your technology needs:  The first step in the road to your custom designed business intelligence software application is the discovery process.  Astir Analytics follows proven discovery methodologies in order to help you understand your technology needs.  We work closely with our clients to explore their IT environments, outline their specific business requirements, and custom design a solution that solves their unique business problems.

Keeping you close to the development process:  In contrast to the usual development practices of our competitors, Astir Analytics is incredibly agile.  Most development organizations will compile your business requirements and go off to develop them without further input.  Therefore, the next time you see the development vendor, it's when they hand you a complete application.  Although this is common practice, it removes you from the often lengthy development phase.  By the time the product is delivered, all your business requirements, processes, and workflows may have changed... making your purchase outdated and unusable.  

Astir Analytics keeps you close to the development process so you not only see progress, but can implement change as your organization, processes, workflows, and requirements evolve.  Astir Analytics employs an agile development methodology that can accommodate these changes rapidly, ensuring that the end result is an application that keeps in line with your current needs.

Working closely with clients and keeping them involved at all steps of the development phases allows our custom designed solutions to always match client needs perfectly.  This saves our clients time and resources, as they aren't forced into costly revisions that take even more time after a lengthy development process.  We take pride in delivering cutting edge solutions that exceed client expectations.

Our clients have benefited tremendously from our unique development methodologies.  Our solutions enable clients to benefit from the advanced use of technology by streamlining processes, automating workflows, and boosting bottom lines.  Additionally, not only have our solutions won us industry accolades, but have won awards for our clients too!

If you are interested in learning more, or have the need for a custom business intelligence software application, visit us at

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