Change is constant in business today. As those changes become increasingly complex and challenging, legacy frameworks hold you back.
In such a fast-paced business environment, the many different ways we can connect and develop relationships with customers is increasing exponentially. There are systems, processes, strategies and operations in place that might be working right now, but sooner or later the changes will be too many to take on with the current business strategy and framework.
What does it mean to modernize your business? You need to resist the temptation to think of new ways to execute old tasks and revolutionize how you’re getting to your end goals. Chances are your architecture is complex and too costly to handle new initiatives, causing you to miss opportunities and jeopardize ROI for your business.
A lack of architecture planning will leave you with a legacy system incapable of handling change. Legacy systems are never modernized in time to anticipate change and take advantage of business initiatives. Many businesses define new business requirements and make updates in silos, which takes both time and money, only to create an inefficient process that works around a limited framework. You need to have a comprehensive, holistic solution to be agile and anticipate market changes and opportunities.
Along with streamlining and simplifying your business architecture, it’s necessary that your framework is reshaped from your core system—not just the customer interface. You need strong data and analytics capabilities as well as an extensible solution that will grow as you grow.
A modernized, holistic solution needs to reflect agile best practices and innovative thinking. It’s just as crucial to adopt an innovative mindset internally with your workers and what they’re trying to accomplish. You must socialize that mindset and collaborate in order to reengineer business strategies and solutions to reflect current changes and customer needs.
Change is constant in business today, and those changes will only become increasingly complex and challenging. Successful, thriving businesses will be those that embrace change and are in the position to anticipate agility and mobility. Placing modernization at the forefront of your business strategy provides this opportunity.
At Progress, we’ve been transforming businesses for a long time, and we have the vision, toolset and track record to help organizations adapt quickly and effectively. Join us on this exciting journey.
Mark Troester is the Vice President of Strategy at Progress. He guides the strategic go-to-market efforts for the Progress cognitive-first strategy. Mark has extensive experience in bringing application development and big data products to market. Previously, he led product marketing efforts at Sonatype, SAS and Progress DataDirect. Before these positions, Mark worked as a developer and developer manager for start-ups and enterprises alike. You can find him on LinkedIn or @mtroester on Twitter.
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