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Custom Software Applications Enable Education Company to Expand More Quickly
Apr 12, 2011 (06:04 PM EDT)
SAN RAMON, Calif., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- iD Tech Camps had successfully grown for 9 years, in part due to the custom software it had created over time to run its business. That same reason for its prosperity, however, began to create new challenges for the company. Its systems had become fragile and an array of manual processes had emerged over time to compensate for design flaws. To overcome these problems, iD Tech Camps engaged Artisan Technology and has since been able to exceed aggressive growth goals with the help of custom software solutions to run its operations.
"We felt like we were stacking plates that were eventually going to topple," recalls Pete Ingram-Cauchi, President & CEO of iD Tech Camps. "No off-the-shelf application could run our unique business, but we needed a robust solution that we could depend upon." Artisan Technology helped the team at iD Tech Camps rethink its business and establish the requirements for a unique set of systems to run its operations. Artisan then followed through to design and develop a set of custom software applications to handle everything from online registration of incoming students, to development of pricing promotions, to transaction processing. "Artisan didn't just come in and help us build a new platform. They looked at our business with a fresh set of eyes and challenged us to think differently. They got our whole team on board—and articulated why this was going to be the most important project we'd seen in the past 10 years," said Ingram-Cauchi.
The custom software solution from Artisan Technology has not only allowed iD Tech Camps to become more efficient, it has opened additional streams of revenue. Now iD Tech Camps is ready to expand its product offerings domestically and internationally, ahead of schedule. "First we enabled iD Tech Camps to operate more efficiently and provide better service to their customers. With that accomplished, we are now helping them create a whole new revenue source," indicated Jim Beattie, President & CEO of Artisan Technology.
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ABOUT iD TECH CAMPS
iD Tech Camps is the world's #1 provider of summer computer camps and technology camps for kids and teens with programs held at 60 elite universities in the U.S. Locations include Stanford, Princeton, Harvard, UCLA and other prestigious universities nationwide. For the past thirteen years, over 120,000 students ages 7-18 have participated in the iD programs. Students create 2D and 3D video games, websites with Flash®, iPhone® apps, C++ and Java programs, 3D models and animations with Maya®, digital photography, filmmaking, robotics and more. There are also 2-week Teen Academies: iD Gaming Academy, iD Programming Academy and iD Visual Arts Academy. Visit http://www.internalDrive.com or call 1-888-709-TECH (8324) for more information.
ABOUT ARTISAN TECHNOLOGY
Since 2004, Artisan Technology has been crafting custom software solutions that streamline business processes, achieve operational efficiencies, and bring new products to market for corporations, non-profits and government agencies. Experts in data-intensive environments, extensible software architecture, and robust development practices, Artisan engineers create enduring web-based and web-enabled solutions for their clients. Custom Software Solutions That Work, So Your People Can Too.
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