HAVE YOU EVER BOUGHT YOUR SOFTWARE SOLUTION AND THEN…
- It does only 80% of what you need it to do?
- Maintenance fees went up?
- The small company was swallowed up by a large company?
- The company went out of business or discontinued it?
Have you ever considered building your own software?
- You own it.
- Your software does 100% of what you need.
- You can enhance it as your needs grow.
- There are no maintenance fees.
MindShine Technology owners, Igor Babushkin and Bob Darby are proud to be AESA Business Partners. We believe in what AESA members do for the vast majority of public schools in our country. We are excited by the opportunities that AESA members have given us to develop software for their use with their school districts.
Our business model allows for AESA members to get discounted software development prices. We also ensure that there is an opportunity for the service agency to create support offerings around their software solution. And if one of your districts is thinking about purchasing a new software, you can help them find us and save them money!
We have worked with AESA members on small projects, providing one software engineer for a month so that the project meets its timeline and budget. And we have worked on larger projects that require a dedicated team for a year or more, and anything in between.
Our focus is on K12 education technology.
Our process is simple. If you have an idea for a software solution, STOP BEFORE YOU BUY and have a conversation with us.
Here are three case studies:
Listen to what John Bass, Chief Operating Officer, AESA, has to say:
"AESA contracted with MindShine Technologies to develop our registration software. They helped us with the design and specifications, sent us prototypes and we went back and forth until we had exactly what we wanted for conference registrations. The company assigned a project manager who stayed with us the entire time. We could have purchased a 3rd party software solution for our conference registrations, but we are glad we chose to work with MindShine. I would strongly recommend you talk with Igor Babushkin or Bob Darby, owners of MindShine Technologies, before purchasing any new software."
Listen to what Geoff Craven, Executive Director, NAMTC, has to say:
“Our financial software is in use in over 350 school districts throughout the state. I recently retired from the CSIU after 35.5 years of managing the Technology Group, and we had gone through various revisions of our administrative software from a mainframe, to Unix based, to Visual Fox Pro and finally to Dot Net through MindShine. We realized with our final release of software that there was no way we could possibly find and allocate the programming resources to complete this project. Our programmers are still busy supporting clients, and it would take a lot of retooling to get them retrained and effective in Dot Net.
We did a pilot project with MindShine with a small module of the new software to evaluate their services and it was very successful and met the approval of our programmers and clients. As a result, we decided to contract the design, programming and testing to MindShine for our financial administration applications and were able to take what would have been a 3-4-year development cycle and shrink it down to 8-9 months.
Our programmers communicate regularly with MindShine staff and we do final acceptance testing of each module. Honestly without MindShine we were in danger of losing our entire client base because of the age of the Visual Fox Pro software.”
Finally, here is a comment from a CEO before the launch of his new K12 software company, a product that we built for Dan Brown, CEO, EdLogix.
“Dear Bob, John and I wanted to thank you for the excellent work that MindShine has provided us. Launching new software projects is challenging in so many respects and MindShine has made it much easier, faster and more cost effective than we anticipated. We also appreciate how the K-12 experience informs the communication with our project manager and translates to better design and faster deployment to our customers. We look forward to working together for a long time to come.”
Thank you for the opportunity to work with AESA members.
Bob Darby (c-602-369-4011 or firstname.lastname@example.org)