As 2020 comes to a close, My family and I want to take a moment to wish you and your family a happy holiday season. May you and your family have Merry Christmas and a Happy new year! I also want to share my thoughts as we end what has been a momentous year for our company.
The year 2020 has been full of challenges: The pandemic, volcanic eruption, typhoons, unemployment, wildfires, and other unwanted events. The economic impact is not good. We’ve lost some of our clients, most of them closed their businesses. Times are hard but our company continues to survive. We gained hundreds of new clients this year. Some are remarkable ones like Laderach and Salesforce. So let’s focus on the good and positive.
Plans for 2021
Here are some of our plans for the next year, 2021.
For the Software Development Team, we will continue to migrate most of our backend to a Serverless Architecture in Amazon Web Services. The number of our customers continues to increase, as well as the usage of our application. We need to implement better scalability of our platform.
For the Software Testing Team, we will improve our testing requirements checklist and do more automated testing. This will improve our bug detection and prevention. If we have lesser bugs, we have more happy customers.
For the Data Analysis Team, we will improve our automatic data verification feature for all our solutions. We will also make our data collection process faster. This will enable us to collect and analyze more accurate data.
For the Customer Success Team, we will do more documentation and video tutorials. This will reduce the number of customers reaching out for support. We will also find ways to support our customers 24/7.
We plan to hire new teammates that can work on Front-end Development, User Interface (UI) design, and User Experience (UX) design. We want every inch of our product to be better designed and user-friendly. I believe this will be very valuable for us and our clients.
If we can all travel, we have plans to have our company outing so we can get away from all the busyness a typical workday can bring allowing ourselves to unwind and relieve stress. It will be an opportunity to learn new things about each other and discover hidden talents. This will be a great retreat for us since all of our work remotely.
Earlier this year, there were unfortunate events and we did our part to help and give back. Recently, several Typhoons hit our country. Millions of our countrymen were affected. Through the Philippine Red Cross, our company has donated an amount for the victims of Typhoons. Our donation can help families restore their livelihood and rebuild their homes.
Also, our company started sponsoring children through Unbound, an international nonprofit organization who inspire confidence and offer opportunity and encouragement to children and families living on the margins of society. Unbound was formerly known as the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging. In the Philippines, it is known as the Saint Vincent Foundation for Children and Aging.
Sometimes, looking back is good. As our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal said: He who does not know how to look back at where he came from will never get to his destination. Growing up, life is hard. Through Unbound, my sponsors helped me in many ways: financially, mentally, and spiritually. It started in first grade until I finish college. Codalify becoming a sponsor can be a way for us to look back, give back, keep us grounded, and appreciate all the things that we have.
There is so much work a non-profit organization puts into its mission. It is a lot of work, and it is meaningful. I know this because I was fortunate to serve as an Unbound scholar. This is one of the reasons why our company gives recurring discounts to our clients who are non-profits.
Without Unbound’s help, I probably would not be able to finish my college education, meet my wife Marykris, and have our son Jad, who both inspires me every day. My wife and I would not become co-founders of our company. Codalify would not exist today.
Again, may you and your family have Merry Christmas and a Happy new year! To our employees, thank you for your passion, determination, and commitment to the company. To our customers, thank you for your business and continued trust in our company. May you all enjoy the holidays – you deserve it!
Co-Founder, CEO & CTO
Codalify Software Development