That is a massive business of resellers and integrators who give a few touches around them to provide the illusion of customization. With the constant changes in business and technology, everyone (as in the software producer market) wins more money. The client believes there is nothing he/she could do and pays what is necessary without protesting too much, just like endlessly sitting on a deposit of explosive fuel protesting, but without leaving. Recently, just like in hybrid cars, some fast development platforms, better known as low-code, have appeared to create these customizations around the packages.
A schizophrenic state which keeps the whole software business ecosystem on the rise, with low efficiency, high costs, and rigidity of change for the primary and most important stakeholder: the client. Suffocated by the pressures of digital transformation, the CIO calls for more money and resources for its software development teams, when it should and could substantially reduce them, increasing the application development and upgrade process’s effectiveness.
For many years now, there have been modeling and automatic code generation platforms that allow a different approach to delivering software solutions, as is the case with Genio from Quidgest – just like EVs, who are much faster at start-up, and more user and manager friendly. This platform has more than 30 years of continuous improvement, using artificial intelligence, modeling, and automation concepts that make it unique in the market. The solutions produced by Genio, from a model, can be more easily and quickly modified, both during the creation process and when already in production in critical environments. This is probably the only company in the world that does this and resists the traditional approach of core package software with “hedgehogs” of applications around it.
A more conservative banking manager, for instance, continues to look for peripheral software solutions and apps for smartphones without considering changing the banking core or its ERP, where the highest costs and risks grow – in other words, where there is more combustion. Probably only Quidgest has the technology to propose such a change. Without great risks. However, only the most daring reach the stage of asking for a proof of concept. The others prefer the old pistons, connecting rods, exhaust pipes software, or modern tools like low-code and invest in hybrid software.
But free competition does not forgive. Sooner or later, those who can do more with fewer resources will pass before them. And we will all live in a more efficient, higher quality, more sustainable, and user and business manager-friendly hyper agile software development environment.