Software Re-Engineering Will Make You a Hero!

Software-Reengineering-EBA-Blog 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. ###Details >
 

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. ###Details >