With GeoMetrick Enterprises turning 23, this month, there have been many projects and industries served. In addition, it’s not just project work but other tasks that have been accomplished, as well.
Some Projects and Industries
This isn’t an entire list of the combinations of industries and projects served, over the past 23 years, but it’s just an example:
- Food and Beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic).
- Pharma/Biopharma: tablets, capsules, inhalers, patches, drug metabolism, drug stability, various phases of clinical testing.
- Animal Health.
- Energy: energy storage (think more than just “batteries”), fossil fuels, nuclear parts.
- Regulated and non-regulated, both for R&D (Research and Development) and QC (Quality Control).
- Software (such as consulting for LIMS, ELN or LES software vendors regarding their product strategy or internal practices).
In addition, some work doesn’t quite fit into these categories. Here are some examples of the other types of work that have crossed our threshold:
- Legal Work: when there is a legal case involving a LIMS, ELN, LES or similar system, the lawyers need someone to advise them how to gather and use that data from the system.
- Software Evaluation: software vendors occasionally need people to advise them on where their software could be more competitive with other brands in their space. They occasionally need people not necessarily in their own industry to test the software for usability and bugs.
- Industry commentaries: past merely evaluating the software, some software vendors want to discuss other types of issues that could affect the placement of their software in front of customers.
Some Types of Work
Within all this, all sorts of tasks have been accomplished. These are not complete lists.
First, the most common task performed for customers is to be given a block of functionality that is desired and to do the following to accomplish it:
- Gather the requirements.
- Design the functionality, using as much of the native system features as possible to keep down both the cost of building the new functionality and also keep down the maintenance required. This is all done with the approval of the users and discussions regarding how they need to do their work.
- Program and implement the new functionality. This requires giving some demos to users, sometimes providing hands-on sessions where they can try things out, usually providing some type of documentation around the functionality.
Past that, all types of requests come through. Sometimes, GeoMetrick Enterprises has provided just the project management, one subset of project management (not the entire project, for example, but just one area of it), the business analysis or team leadership. Normally, customers don’t ask for just one thing but some combination so that they can get several parts of their project rolling along a little faster.
It’s not uncommon that customers will ask for assistance in their product selection. Sometimes, they’re not certain if they need a new product and will ask for a gap analysis between what they currently have and what they need. Often, doing a gap analysis or a requirements analysis will answer most of the questions they have regarding whether or not they need to buy new software.
I’ve already mentioned the product-oriented tasks, such as creating new features for a system. That system might be a new implementation or one that is already running.
With expertise in configuration and programming, and a full understanding of the software development lifecycle, customers can feel secure that they’re not having someone come in and just hack up their system – that they’re getting high quality services.
And that’s why even Fortune 500 companies have selected GeoMetrick Enterprises to deliver new features to them, as well as other types of work.