10 Laws of Software Estimating

Why are software projects so difficult to estimate? Having spent over 250 combined years in the business of software estimating, the FLOvate team has devised the ‘10 Laws of Software Estimating’. In this article, we explain why accurate software estimating is so difficult – and how the LEAP low-code platform can help you overcome the challenge.

By Edwin Harrell, ago

Is AI smarter than Humans?

Is AI smarter than Humans? Machines can solve problems very effectively. Using software, we can perform analyses involving incredibly complex calculations many times faster than the most proficient mathematician. Accurate, yes. Fast, most definitely. But is AI smart? It depends how you define intelligence, explains Edwin Harrell of digital business Read more…

By Edwin Harrell, ago

Should I Build Or Buy Software?

Build or Buy: when looking for a software solution to a business problem you traditionally have two choices. Licence a commercial product that may not meet all your requirements, or build a bespoke system at greater cost. We'd like to introduce you to a third option: LEAP low-code software.

By Edwin Harrell, ago

Low Code Or No Code?

Low Code Or No Code? When it comes to process management solutions, low code software is superior to no code. FLOvate, behind the LEAP low-code business process management platform, explain why. Increasingly, senior management teams are looking to digitally transform their organisations. They are under pressure to move away from Read more…

By Edwin Harrell, ago

What Is Process Improvement?

When I was asked to write this article, I thought I would look on the internet and see what definitions came up. I was more than a little disappointed, especially considering some of the sources. My fundamental criticism of the definitions I found is that they give you no idea of what has improved about the process. At a recent FLOvate workshop we asked the question ‘What is Process Improvement?’ We also asked with an opinion as to whether each factor identified was tactical (used to support strategic factors) or strategic?

By Edwin Harrell, ago

What does that mean? Common tech terms explained

Acronyms, abbreviations and unusual words. Whenever you are introduced to a new world there are lots of terms that are mentioned on websites and in blogs that you are just expected to know. Here we list the meanings of some of the most common terms that can be found in the worlds of process automation and business software, in easy to understand, bitesize chunks. If there are additional terms that you come across that are not listed, please let us know and we will add them.

By Edwin Harrell, ago

Process Cycle Time Reduction

Cycle time is the elapsed time between the start and end of a process. In processes where cycle time is important it is usually measured in days. Examples of these types of processes are mortgage application, insurance claim, grant application, finance application and complaints. Cycle time reduction enhances customer experience for multiple reasons. Read our article to learn more.

By Edwin Harrell, ago