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At Crema, we build custom digital products for our clients. They could use off-the-shelf software but choose to create something to fit their specific needs. Every now and then, we get the chance to create tools for ourselves. Here are two examples of lightweight internal applications that were built to meet specific needs at Crema.

Company culture
2 Tools We Built for Ourselves: Why You Should Create Internal Products
CK Hicks
Aug 29, 2022

Let’s dive into an important product design principle: feedback. Also called “Visibility of System Status,” we’re talking about the communication between the system and the user. Learn the what, why, and how of feedback in UX.

Software development
System Feedback in UX: A Developer’s Perspective
Guy Batton
Aug 11, 2022

By designing a system to learn, not just do, Bill Walsh changed football’s approach to confronting challenges. Those of us in the digital product industry can learn from this unconventional approach, even off the football field. This mindset will help you make decisions in complex situations, give you a greater perspective on your challenges, and remind you that outcomes-driven development — not just delivery — is the most important part of winning whatever game you’re playing.

The First 15: A Product Strategy for Diagnosis & Growth
Tyler Hilker
Jul 25, 2022

Crema has been chosen by Strat Property Management Inc. (SPMI) to help carry out the first phases of a complete digital transformation of their core business processes.

SPMI Partners with Crema to Begin a Complete Digital Transformation
Julie Branson
Jul 12, 2022

On June 21st, Crema was officially ranked as one of Missouri’s Most Outstanding Service Providers for 2022 listed on Clutch.

Clutch Ranks Crema as Missouri’s Top-Performing Software Development Company for 2022
Julie Branson
Jun 22, 2022

For all of the developers out there who feel that their learning has begun to stagnate as their career has progressed. Get some creative tips on how to continue building and learning new skills to prepare for your next big career opportunity.

Software development
How to Avoid Stagnation in Learning for Developers
Jake LaCombe
May 19, 2022

After a degree and 5 professional years as a graphic designer, I shifted my career from graphic design to product design. Read why I did it, how I made it happen, and the biggest similarities and differences between the two disciplines.

Product design
From Graphic Design to Product Design: Why I Switched and The Difference Between Them
Jeremy Murray
Apr 28, 2022

Merging companies is hard. It’s a challenge for culture, brand, and technology. But it can be successful if you’re prepared.

Company culture
Why M&A’s in Tech Often Fail
George Brooks
Mar 15, 2022

Crema & Global Orphan Project have partnered together to bolster the user experience of their CarePortal platform in service of more than 125,000 children in crisis in the United States. CarePortal has empowered more than 38,000 community responders and 3,000 churches to contribute more than $40,000,000 in economic impact to the community. With hopes of scaling to the global market with increased local partnerships, CarePortal is investing in a UX audit to unlock the potential of the platform, improve the accessibility & scalability of the app, and prioritize potential features.

In Preparation for International Expansion, Global Orphan Project Enlists Crema to Perform UX Audit
Mar 1, 2022

We've found that different clients aren’t always ready to build and they also don’t know exactly what to do in order to realize a particular opportunity. There’s a lot of hard work that goes into making a great product before you start making the product. So why don't more internal teams do this kind of exploratory work? Plenty of teams do, and it's fantastic. But there are plenty of good, understandable reasons why teams & leaders don't get into this on their own.

Tyler Hilker
Feb 21, 2022

Crema and AdamsGabbert have partnered to explore a new technology concept to streamline accounts payable processes. In principle, the concept can help optimize and automate several processes such as end-to-end invoice processing, data capture/extraction, and purchase order matching.

AdamsGabbert and Crema Partner to Automate Accounts Payable Headaches and Save Businesses Money
Nate Olson
Feb 1, 2022

Occidental Management and Crema are working together to create a fully digitally connected experience across the campus with a human-first approach that will connect Aspiria’s tenants to the robust amenities on the property. The app will offer added benefits by allowing one-step online food ordering, conference center reservations, fitness center classes, and more.

Occidental Management Chooses Crema for Aspiria Tech Partner
Julie Branson
Jan 21, 2022
Julie Branson
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Understand All of Your Options For Building Custom Software

As a product leader, you're likely exploring the best possible avenues to make technology effective for you, your team, and your end user. Whether you’re wanting to improve communication, scale, or automate existing workflows, software continues to be a great catalyst for business improvements and digital transformation. In this article, we outline the multiple ways you can approach getting your digital product build depending on your individual needs.

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