John Hwang understands that the glue holding the innovation process together and the gears that turn the engine are people. So when founding Mutually Human Software, he tapped innovators who help clients translate a vision/idea into value/reality. Innovation, therefore, equals people plus process.
That approach has taken MHS from a small group of partners interested in Ruby computer programming language to a company with clients around the world who want custom software products and services. Clients include numerous startups, the state of Nebraska, the Mayo Clinic, DePaul University, Calvin College and Western Seminary.
Clients accounts are handled by individuals who are not only experts in their field but who also have passion, creativity, integrity and character. Their expertise and differentiation are in the ability to lead and help clients define and deliver innovative solutions for mobile/web solutions.
One of the key advantages MHS has over its competitors is that it has significantly lowered its infrastructure overhead by relying on cloud technology, and every part of the company is run by web technology.
The company founders continue to organize and operate the Ruby User Group they founded and have expanded involvement in other technology communities, including mobile, software processes and web technologies. They are also involved in Grand Rapids GiveCamp, allowing the company to serve nonprofit organizations by donating a weekend to developing solutions, websites and meeting technology needs.
Another testament to the human aspect of the company is weekly meetings in which employees reflect on MHS through various activities. As a result, the company operates more smoothly and works better than it did the week before, giving it an edge over competitors that engage in a more traditional operation of big upfront design and top-down direction.
How to reach: Mutually Human Software, (616) 635-9768 or www.mutuallyhuman.com