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SEP Selected as a Nominee for TechPoint’s Innovation Mira Award

TechPoint has announced the nominees for its 25th annual Mira Awards, highlighting the most innovative companies, universities, and organizations in Indiana’s tech sector. The awards celebrate achievements across various categories, including the Innovation Partner of the Year.
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Is this a Bug or a Feature?

Bug vs Feature Request? Your Users Don’t Actually Care 🤷

Your shiny new software just launched. The team expertly planned and executed the deployment. Your new product integrates seamlessly with your other systems. New users find the product intuitive and user-friendly. But, as with any new software, a few problems crop up. The Bug vs Feature Request argument begins. Is it a bug? A bug means […]
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Optimizing Discoverability in 5 Simple Steps: Unmatched IA in UX Design

In user experience (UX) design, taxonomy and ontology are two important but often overlooked tools. Taxonomies organize information into groups. Meanwhile, ontologies focus on relationships and concepts within a specific area. By understanding these concepts, we can enhance a product’s information architecture. First, let’s start by discussing the basics of taxonomy and ontology. Then, once we […]
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Cloud Migration: Three Big Considerations Before Getting Started

“Cloud Migration” is one of the buzziest topics right now (aside from Generative AI). When we talk to our customers about migrating to the cloud, we want to help them make sure we’re all on the same page about the risks and benefits before we go headlong into that kind of effort. Our makers LOVE […]
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Harnessing UX Competitive Analysis: A Product Playbook for Strategic Domination

In the digital colosseum, where businesses duke it out for supremacy, User Experience (UX) emerges. It navigates the treacherous road of SaaS, firmware, and B2C/B2B software ventures. Don’t think of design as a trusty sidekick but as a gladiator in its own right. Understanding the immense value of UX in our strategic arsenal is more […]
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The Power of Power BI

Level Up Your Data with Custom Power BI Charts

This article was co-written by Jeremy Jarvis and Dante LaRocca. In our data-driven world, businesses rely on understanding the data that drives them. This involves visualizing data in a clear and digestible way, enabling them to make informed decisions. Even if the data is rich and accurate, the visuals must be carefully designed to surface […]
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Demystifying Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Business Leaders

Since OpenAI released ChatGPT in November 2022, AI has become the coolest (or at least, most used) acronym of the day.  As a business leader, one might wonder what the terms thrown around mean and how to separate truth from hype. This post explains machine learning and AI terminology in simple language, to be able to […]
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The Future is Now: Dig Into the Advantages of AI in Agriculture

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly changing agriculture in major ways. Some of the cutting-edge advantages of AI in agriculture include improved crop management, increased efficiency, and reduced costs. AI Drives Precision Ag One of the most significant advantages of AI in agriculture is improved crop management in precision ag. It allows us to understand data […]
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Best Places to Work in Indiana - SEP 2024

SEP Recognized as One of the Best Places to Work (Again!)

In 2010, the iPhone 4 debuted on the market, users logged in to a brand new app called Instagram, and SEP became an ESOP. That’s also the year we first received the Best Places to Work recognition. While a lot has changed since 2010, one thing hasn’t. SEP has once again been named one of […]
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SEP nominated for Best of Tech Innovation Mira Award

SEP Selected as a Nominee for TechPoint’s Innovation Mira Award

TechPoint has announced the nominees for its 25th annual Mira Awards, highlighting the most innovative companies, universities, and organizations in Indiana’s tech sector. The awards celebrate achievements across various categories, including the Innovation Partner of the Year. Nominees in this category have demonstrated exceptional contributions to fostering innovation within the state’s tech ecosystem. SEP Nominated […]
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