Hear John discuss IT experience and his path to a business entrepreneur.
HOW WE GOT STARTED
John Ragsdale, President and Co-Founder of theAppPlace (TAP) Innovations has always had a knack for process improvement and automation. Building applications is second-nature, with an engineering degree and a CIO mindset spanning 20 years, John put his passion to work as he found ways where information can be more accessible and efficiencies can be gained with his own developed solutions. Departmental budgets are often limited and IT solutions may be difficult to receive approval. John became self-sufficient in creating application solutions with key data integrations that replace spreadsheets and manual or paper-based processes. John continued to develop his customized solution to gain workplace efficiencies by including strong relational database designs, robust reporting and analytics, expandability options and successful integration with core business systems.
These core business systems for use in human resources, Finance, ERP, and Electronic Medical Records, to name a few, were often good, but typically fell short in interoperability and product updates. Reverting to manual process and spreadsheet data tracking can stall productivity and company growth. Leading the charge to workplace efficiency as John traversed the healthcare, financial and aerospace industries, he leveraged current technology for automation and expanded product capabilities to include web and mobile rendering software languages. John and his teams found the robust and scalable solutions were valuable to other company departments who struggled with manual processes and lack of collaborative data sharing. With a base set of tools and solutions, custom apps were quick, easy and cost effective to build, adding more reusable functions, features and modules with each app.
In 2017 theAppPlace (TAP) Innovations was formed to help organizations of all sizes across all industries digitally transform and achieve real business success. Vast IT and product development knowledge means our team and technology can identify manual and spreadsheet-intensive processes as well as non-integrated systems, and implement out-of-the-box solutions or customized applications so people can collaborate real-time and information can be trusted across an enterprise.