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EPM Deep Dive Series
How do you make sure the hours you bill your clients is the same amount of hours you pay your employees? Whether you are a business operating on razor thin margins, or a well established company needing to improve your KPIs every business is in the business for improving processes and efficiency. KPIs can help your business in a number of ways including tracking the effectiveness of marketing and sales, your growth of sales revenue and more. If all of this sounds like mumbo jumbo to you, or you kind of know what KPIs... Read More

Pronto Progress Practices What the Company Preaches
Don't all companies practice what they preach? Some companies today are seen hypocritical in their practices, and are questioned on their positions on controversial topics. Whether it's Chick-Fil-A's anti-LGBTQ activism while urging the public they "treat every person with honor, dignity and respect-regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation and gender," according to a statement posted on their Facebook page. Or what about Unilever that owns both Dove and Axe which promote dueling messages? Dove promotes realistic body images, and real beauty while Axe showcases partially clothed women chasing after men with Axe products. Your company loses credibility and creates... Read More

The Secret Value Small Business' Hold True
Loyalty is the answer? For business owners, specifically business owners of smaller organizations of say under 100 employees, profit is usually not their primary motivator. Improving processes is not necessarily this business owner’s highest priority either. Long ago I thought I knew that business owners chiefly prefer one particular employee quality over all the others. Loyalty, I thought, won out over intelligence, skill, work ethic and even dedication or long hours. Not a low salary, nor age, nor sex nor any other employee attribute you care to name beat out loyalty. I thought I’d seen this time and again in... Read More

An Interview with Dwayne Jackson
Dwayne Jackson is one of the few native Floridians that Pronto Progress has. He was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dwayne obtained his Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems from Florida A&M University where he met and later married his college love. They have a one 4-year-old son, Dylan, who keeps him sharp with his quick wit and newly acquired taekwondo moves. Dwayne began his journey with Pronto Progress back in 2010. He currently serve as a Project Mentor/Senior Developer based out of Santa Clarita, CA in the Greater Los Angeles area. In his spare... Read More

Learning in the Modern Software Field
As far as training goes, there are companies that choose to put their new employees right out into the field to “sink or swim”. As a company that has been around since 1981, we have tried that technique ourselves, and to be frank it doesn’t work. About 6 six years ago we decided to revolutionize our way of training our employees with a new company-sponsored... Read More

What's the Plan Pronto Progress?
When speaking to potential clients, there are a few things they want to know before they agree to do a business project with you. How much it will cost, and how long will it take to be completed? Answering both questions is tough, and normally you won’t get an immediate answer. When it comes to setting up the plan of attack for a project, there is a great sum of time invested in setting up the plan and gathering the particulars... Read More

Fear Vs. Failure
Changing processes in any business is really difficult. Repeatedly, mid-level managers hide behind complaints; blame the software; and really avoid any thought of implementing a change. They fear the risk of failure because of rank-and-file resistance. It’s hard work to boot! Me? If you’re not failing you’re not trying hard enough... Read More

An Interview with Jose, One of our Star Problem Solvers
Jose Valiente has worked with Pronto Progress since August 2011, and still sees himself working for Pronto Progress for years to come. Jose is originally from Cuba, served in the air force, and has worked in 8 different cities over his career. Jose obtained his Bachelors in MIS from Metropolitan University (now known today as Everest University), and serves as a Project Mentor in Pronto Progress’ Saint Petersburg office. He enjoys... Read More