Software Product Reengineering Can Provide Opportunities!

Software Product Need a Tune-Up? Don’t Focus on the Fix. Re-Engineer for Success!

Let me tell you a story. My friend, Shaniqua just got a new job and found, to her dismay, that her first project involved the re-engineering of a software product the business had introduced to the market (to less than favorable response). I talked to Shaniqua on the phone and we discussed her conundrum. The business loved the software product but consumers had a lot of issues with its responsiveness, the lack of an intuitive user experience (Ux) design and many other details, including loading data that was integrated from other sources. In short, the original software product design and development was less than stellar and now the company was paying the price.

Consider Software Re-Engineering to Protect Your Investment!

Software Reengineering is Key to Business Viability!

An ERP Software Re-Engineering Project Will Save Your Technology Investment!

When a business invests in software and applications, it invests time and money and training. It comes to depend on the software and solutions and its team members become familiar with the ebb and flow of information and the resulting business processes and workflow that grows up around these solutions.

Critical Considerations for Software Re-Engineering

Many businesses fail to consider the real competitive, technical and business benefits of software reengineering. Yet the time, expense, risk and effort involved in this process is necessary in today’s changing technical and business landscape. Failure to recognize the need for, and benefits of, software re-engineering can stall a business and cause declining productivity and business revenue. If a business undertakes a software re-engineering project with a methodical technical and business requirements roadmap, and careful planning and resources, it will ensure rapid ROI and low TCO, as well as swift user adoption, improved customer satisfaction and increased sales and competitive business success.

Consider Application Modernization & Software ReEngineering!

The Support You Need: Software and Technology Spring Cleaning!

Imagine a New Software and Technology Environment and Then Go Get It!

It’s time to do some Spring cleaning! Your business has probably had its existing software environment for a while and it may or may not satisfy the new requirements of your business users, consumers and stakeholders! Application modernization services can be a valuable asset in reviewing and understanding the strengths and weaknesses of your current infrastructure, software and technology environment and in creating a plan and a roadmap to get you where you need to go in a dependable, affordable, timely manner.
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Software Re-Engineering Will Make You a Hero!

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Your business has spent a long time building its technology infrastructure. Legacy systems, best-of-breed software, mobile apps, ERP, HR, CRM and lots of other alphabet-based applications to serve the needs of team members, departments, senior management and even the technology staff. But things change. Business users, customers and partners have new expectations and needs and the prospect of buying or creating new apps and sites is overwhelming. Even if you had the money and the staff, these projects would take so long to finish and by the time you finished your needs would have changed again.

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Reengineering is also innovation reengineering!

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Products that have become too complex to management, services and SILO’s that’s just patched and patched and finally makes no sense or outright crazy to manage.

These are all cases for re-engineering.

Re-engineering happens to be effective adaptive word for systems re innovation, a simple example can be found in the banking systems.

They are doing essentially the same thing, but operating more efficiently.

That’s one of the goals of re-engineering.

Speaking of banking example, banks decided at some point that the majority of the transactions involving cash can be optimized by putting an automated teller machine. So the resource called cashier had much less to do and the customers who were there only for cash withdrawal can now, just use the ATM’s and be out of the system.

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Ricky Saw the Light: Software Re-Engineering Isn’t Just About Expense!

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I want to tell you about a conversation I had with my boss Ricky, regarding software re-engineering and the need to spruce up and improve our applications and websites to accommodate our customers, partners, suppliers and business users.

As soon as I sat down, Ricky said, ‘I don’t think software reengineering is worth the expense. We don’t really need it and we won’t get enough benefit.”

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Don’t Fall Into the ‘Rewrite from Scratch’ Trap. Choose Software Re-Engineering

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Technology is flying at its fastest rate yet and the pace of change can make it hard for businesses to keep up. It seems as if you just finish your software product or application and it is time to tweak things to adapt to change. This adaptation is not just a nice thing to have, it is a necessity. Users will not tolerate poor performance, clumsy navigation or other signs of aging software.

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White Paper: Critical Considerations for Software Re-Engineering

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Organizations should consider software re-engineering to address business and user demands, and the explosion of device sizes and performance, as well as user skill levels and expectations and the need to protect investments in technology and software solutions.
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Spoil Your Customers and Users with Great Ux Design…and Reap the Business Benefits!

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With the consumerization of technology, today’s users are more sophisticated and they demand business and consumer applications and software that are intuitive, and easy to navigate and make purchasing, working, browsing and finding information a quick and simple task. Today’s savvy users have no patience for applications and software that lead them down dead end paths, throw error messages without telling them what to do, display half of a screen on a mobile device or demand that they use convoluted or restricted workflows and processes to accomplish a task.Designing and developing a new Ux, or upgrading or migrating to a new Ux, must include technology, framework and platform research, as well as thorough testing, and user involvement in prototype phases. These factors will ensure that the Ux is flexible, intuitive and meets the requirements of the targeted users and the environment in which the application, software or site are used – followed by multiple iterations to ‘get it right’.The optimal user interface is:

  • >> Flexible enough to accommodate changes in business or user processes or needs
  • >> Intuitive enough for the ‘average user’ to adopt and use with ease
  • >> Comprehensive enough to anticipate the twists and turns of user navigation and provide messages and paths through the system to get the user back to where they want to be
  • >> Appealing to the eye and familiar to users within their technology paradigm
  • >> Inclusive to all user perspectives, with UI controls, navigation and tasks that will help them to accomplish a task in a way that is meaningful and makes sense to them
  • >> Suitable for all types of target devices and screen sizes with mouse or touch-driven navigation

In considering the various requirements, factors and aspects of Ux design, many businesses conclude that they will require the services of an expert in Ux – to ensure that all aspects of this critical component of site, software and application design are effectively addressed, including standards and regulations for UI design, Ux techniques and knowledge of domains, frameworks and platforms. If a business takes the time and focus to truly understand human interface and the psychology of use and understands how underlying technology can positively affect this process, the design, development and adoption of the application will be seamless and successful.
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