It’s more than just a hallway.

September 6, 2018 started as a regular day at DevFacto, our employees slowly trickled-in and got about their days. Some crafted code, some designed beautiful and meaningful experiences for our clients, others dealt with finance, sales and marketing. That morning the weather was colder than usual in Edmonton, Alberta, the air was more fall-like than summer. We had had almost three weeks of air quality warnings from the fires burning in British Columbia and everyone was looking forward to clearer days or what my good friend Doug calls the 100 days of business: the days between the middle of September and the middle of December.

“It finally happened, you should write about it.” – Fernanda Badano, VP Delivery

September 6, 2018 seemed like a regular day until I received a text message from Fernanda Badano, our VP of Delivery Services, containing this image of our Edmonton office and the words,“It finally happened, you should write about it.” As I rushed between client meetings, the image initially looked just like our regular hallway so I put it aside and kept on with my day. However, a couple hours later it dawned on me: see…if you have been to our office in the past, you know that for the last seven years we had ¾ of the 22nd floor in Scotia Place. The picture from Fernanda showed a new hallway, a hallway that for the first time connected our old space to the rest of the floor. DevFacto now occupied the entire 22nd floor.

This was great news for our team since for the last four months our office has been very cramped as we welcomed 26 new DevFactonians to our company. The picture was also a testament to all the great work our team has accomplished, including years of dedication to our employees and our clients. This picture represented a growth milestone that we had never envisioned 11 years ago when we set out to create a company based on the following principles:

1. Happy Employees = Happy Customers.
2. Build Software that humans love to use.
3. Provide a WOW experience for our customers.

I want to thank everyone who has played a part in our journey, our employees, contractors, clients, advisors and partners. Thank you for being there and helping us through our growing pains.

We are excited to design this new space to match the rest of our award winning office and we will continue to plan our office space needs in Regina, Calgary and Toronto. Eventually, we would like to have our own campus, a place that we can design from the ground-up, that is as unique as the culture that keeps our employees excited to come to work every day.

In the meantime, we continue to focus on growing our Analytics (Business Intelligence) practice, innovate on the Sparrow Modern Workplace, deliver great experiences in our Custom Development practice, service our clients through our Managed Application Services practice, deliver world-class experiences in SharePoint and Office365 – so many things on our plate – we would not have it any other way. Our strategy is set and our team is executing.

DevFacto Announced as Nintex Partner Award Finalist

DevFacto is proud to announce that we have been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2018 Nintex Partner Awards in the category of Business Excellence.

This nomination is a true reflection of the value that our Nintex partnership has been able to deliver to DevFacto clients across Canada and around the world. Together, we look forward to continuing to help organizations of all sizes, in every industry, improve the automation of business processes.

Winners will be announced on July 15 at the Nintex Partner Awards Dinner in Las Vegas, Nevada.

To learn more about why we love working with Nintex, visit our website or register for an upcoming Workflow in a Day Workshop near you.

About Nintex

Nintex is the world’s leader in intelligent process automation (IPA) with more than 7,500 enterprise clients and 1,700 partners in 90 countries who have built and published millions of workflow applications. With its unmatched breadth of capability and platform support delivered by unique architectural capabilities, Nintex empowers the line of business and IT departments to quickly automate, orchestrate and optimize hundreds of manual processes to progress on the journey to digital transformation. Nintex Workflow Cloud®, the company’s cloud platform, connects with all content repositories, systems of record, and people to consistently fuel successful business outcomes.

DevFacto Ranked as Top ICT Company by Branham Group

DevFacto is honored to be ranked as a Top ICT Company in Canada for the 8th year in a row by the Branham Group.

The Branham300, now in its 25th year, is the best-known and most widely referenced listing of Canada’s top public and private ICT companies, ranked by revenue. The list also tracks the top ICT multinationals operating in Canada plus Up and Comers, those young Canadian companies Branham thinks will be big hits soon.

“The 2018 edition of the Branham300 once again shows revenue growth in Canada’s ICT industry. Revenue generated by the Top 250 tech companies in Canada has grown every year since 2009,”says Wayne Gudbranson, CEO at Branham Group. “Once again, Canada’s ICT professionals can be very proud of both the growth and the innovation they produced last year, and we are once again pleased to shine a congratulatory spotlight on this critical industry.”

“We are honored to be ranked for the 8th year in a row on the Branham300,” says Laura Konsorada, Marketing Manager at DevFacto. “2018 is a pivotal year for growth at DevFacto as we expand into Central Canada with a new office in Toronto. Placement on this list is a testament to the dedication of our team members and partners as we grow and continue to deliver software humans love to use.”

For more information on the Branham300, please visit their website here.

Hello Toronto, it’s great to see you!

The DevFacto team is thrilled to announce that we are expanding our presence in Central Canada with the official opening of our newest office in Toronto!  Read more

DevFacto Wins a Prestigious 2018 Gold Quill Award

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) has announced the Excellence, Merit, Best of the Best and other special award winners of the 2018 Gold Quill Awards program (#IABCGQ). Together, Laura Konsorada of DevFacto and Claire Watson of Cropley Communication were awarded a 2018 IABC Gold Quill Award of Excellence Read more

DevFacto Ranks Among Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies

DevFacto is proud to announce that we have once again been recognized as one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies by Maclean’s magazine and CanadianBusiness.com. This award marks DevFacto’s  fifth consecutive year appearing on the PROFIT 500 list.  Read more

DevFacto Wins Microsoft IMPACT Award

DevFacto is delighted to announce that we have been selected as a winner in the category of Enterprise Cloud Productivity Innovation at the 2017 Microsoft IMPACT Awards for our work with Enbridge on their OnePlan solution. Read more

DevFacto Announced as Finalist for Microsoft IMPACT Awards

We are thrilled to announce that DevFacto has been selected as a finalist for the Microsoft IMPACT awards in the Enterprise Cloud Productivity Innovation category for their work with Enbridge on their ground-breaking OnePlan project.  Read more

DevFacto Recognized for Excellence in Managed Services

CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named DevFacto to its 2017 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Elite 150 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their offerings help companies navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of IT, improve operational efficiencies and maximize their return on IT investments.

In today’s fast-paced business environments, MSPs play an important role in helping companies leverage new technologies without straining their budgets or losing focus on their core business. CRN’s MSP 500 list shines a light on the most forward-thinking and innovative of these key organizations.

“Managed service providers play an increasingly important role in the day-to-day operations of businesses across North America,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “MSPs help organizations streamline their spending, effectively allocate limited resources, and benefit from advanced expertise in the latest technologies. We congratulate the service providers on CRN’s 2017 MSP500 list, who have continually succeeded in meeting their customers’ changing needs and help them get the most out of their IT investments.”

DevFacto is honored to be recognized with this award and would like to thank all of our clients, partners and team members who have made this possible.

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Quality Conf 16.2 is Ready to Roll!

At DevFacto, it is not often that we have the opportunity to gather our entire company in one city, but when we do, we make it count. This week, our colleagues are traveling to Edmonton from across the Prairies and in advance of our holiday party, we’ve dedicated an entire working day to learning and building relationships at ‘DevFacto Quality Conf’. Read more