The impact of technology on ERP software

We live in a world where technology displays an extremely rapid progress, the entire IT area expanding its limits continuously. For the informatic systems, this evolution brings about a lot of benefits (more robust & dynamic applications, shorter implementation time, increased scalability), but also inconveniences, because it gets harder and harder for an IT specialist to keep the pace of this development.

Although the technologies used are constantly updated, the essence basically remains the same: delivering the product to the client, ensuring the life cycle for as much as possible and developing / extending the product over time, at once with the client’s business development.

Today, we can refer to two main application types: desktop and web (mobile). Although the general trend on the market is to integrate and adapt more and more applications for the web, with the purpose of increasing software accessibility and mobility, there are also plenty of obstacles along the way.

A relevant example would be brought by businesses working with giant applications, which use a large volume of data or transactions – their exposal within a web session will require significant resources and powerful servers, while the risk of having to work with a slow application remains high. Web browsers aren’t built to host very complex applications such as those for automatisation or production, therefore they will continue to work on desktop stations. The applications which can indeed be integrated online ar mainly online shops, social networks or custom apps with various functionalities.

I the present context, many platforms for programming development create a difficult enough setting for attaining the maximum utility of a software. Why? This is where we get to the concept of software cycle – software recycling, often lost sight of in a client-supplier collaboration: a technology or platform rarely reaches its point of maturity, when it would give plus-value, because it gets to be altered too frequently, which involves a change of product at the same pace and, consequently, a higher cost for the client. The core of a business is its workflow, which, if not developed on the base of a durable, scalable and customisable technology, will never reach its peak.

Our piece of advice: if you want to buy a software, choose your business partner very carefully – it should be one that can guarantee an increased life cycle for an application and one that uses scalable, portable technology. This is the only way that your investment will bring you the results you need.

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