Jun 20, 2017 | 2 min read

Developing a Custom Application Built for Windows Touch Devices

By: Patrick Emmons

Developing a Custom Application Built for Window Touch Devices

The Client & The Challenge:

creative werks, llc

Creative werks designs, manufactures and fulfills packaging for consumer products and is one of the fastest growing companies in the region.

Creative werks’ Quality Assurance (QA) department had a fleet of iPads and an inflexible cloud system for tracking data that wasn’t living up to their vision for the future. Ideally, they wanted a QA tool connected to their production line, which would establish consistency, accuracy, and most importantly, reduce review time so they could get caught up and stay ahead.

The Solution & The Results:

App Interface Screen Capture 1DragonSpears worked with creative werks to develop a custom application built for Windows 8 touch devices, to fit within the business’s Microsoft environment.

The resulting solution is customizable, flexible and scalable, so it will continue to meet their needs as the company continues to grow.

The new QA tool:

  • Reduced review time
  • Delivered data input validation – reducing human errors
  • Allowed for flexible customizations
  • Enabled team to search for, duplicate, and edit manufacturing standards in real time
  • Empowered Managers to quickly generate reports to comply with outside audits, saving time and money
  • Increased security – with local data storage
  • Delivered ROI (based on personnel costs) in less than six months

When I presented the estimate to the board, they said the final invoice was not going to be anywhere near that estimate. But they came in on-time and on-budget.

- Chris Pirotte, Sr. Director of Client Services

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About Patrick Emmons

If you can’t appreciate a good sports analogy, movie quote, or military reference, you may not want to work with him, but if you value honesty, integrity, and commitment to improvement, Patrick can certainly help take your business or your career to the next level. “Good enough,” is simply not in his vernacular. Pat’s passion is for relentlessly pushing himself and others to achieve full potential. Patrick Emmons is a graduate of St. Norbert College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. Patrick co-founded Adage Technologies in 2001 and in 2015, founded DragonSpears as a spin-off dedicated to developing custom applications that improve speed, compliance and scalability of clients’ internal and customer-facing workflow processes. When he is not learning about new technology, running a better business, or becoming a stronger leader, he can be found coaching his kids’ (FIVE of them) baseball and lacrosse teams and praising his ever-so-patient wife for all her support.