Cloud computing can offer businesses fast deployment, scalability and reduced costs, but it can also be a surprising tool for reducing your carbon footprint. Today’s customers, stakeholders and employees are ecologically aware, making sustainability a top priority for keeping up in a rapidly changing world.
Category: Enterprise Software
Integration Isn’t Enough: The Business Case for Integration-as-a-Service
Organizations use a variety of applications to handle business tasks, and at the center of many point solutions is the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. In an ideal state, data from various solutions, such as the ecommerce system, CRM instance, collaboration tools, analytics solutions, payroll systems, etc., would flow seamlessly across the tech stack, with the ERP at the center. In such an environment, Claus Jepsen, CTO at Unit4, discusses the value of having an integration-as-a-service approach.
How Integration-As-A-Service Could Be The Missing Link For People-Centric Organizations
Modern people-centric organizations invest in critical integrations so they can use their ERP systems as a data hub but often lack the time or resources to work their way down the to-do list. Integration-as-a-service offers an opportunity to realize their ambitions of automation—and make time and cost savings as a result.
ERP systems have the potential to act as an organization’s data and transactional hub—but in my experience, this high level of integration is often just an ambition. As a result, I still see a lot of people exporting spreadsheets from one tool to another or using manual interfaces and rekeying data.
How To Put Innovation At The Heart Of Your Business
As a technology organization, our company has been innovating for a long time—and we’ve learned from both our mistakes and our successes. Over eight years ago, we established a designated innovation team, but we soon learned that progress could not be led by one team: It is most effective when it is organization-wide. This led to Crazy Lab Days, one of the most significant events on the Unit4 calendar.
How Microservices Can Impact Software Sustainability
Sustainability is a hot topic for modern businesses. But when you think about what you can change to reduce your environmental impact, your ERP software probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, there is a cross point between software architecture and sustainability, and it’s something you should consider when you design and deploy your system.
What the on-demand economy means for the future of work
I’ve been the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Unit4 for around three years, but I joined as Chief Architect in our innovation labs closer to eight years ago. When I arrived, many of the questions my team was seeking to answer revolved around the cloud. At the time, many were taking a ‘lift and shift’ approach, but we became obsessed with the idea of starting from scratch and building a cloud-native platform.
After many late-night eureka moments and plenty of trial and error, we were able to bring a unique, ultra-scalable solution to the market – and I’m now in the somewhat interesting but rewarding position of having to run what I have built!
How The Chief Technology Officer Became One Of The Most Important People In Business
The chief technology officer (CTO) is a recent addition to the C-suite and has quickly become a cornerstone of digital natives and hyperscalers. But every organization that develops its own software should consider hiring a CTO to drive forward its business, make better decisions and stay competitive in an unpredictable world.
Cultural Perspective to Achieve DevOps
Had the pleasure of talking with Michael Vizard from Techstrong TV about the cultural perspective when moving to DevOps.
Vendors and customers alike are facing some frank discussions about their relationships
Gartner has suggested that by 2025, 75% of companies “will break up with poor-fit customers.” In reality, this will prove to be a two-way process. It’s worth exploring the important reasons why this is happening — and the steps that companies should be considering now.
The prediction by Gartner is based on the rationale that the cost of keeping less compatible customers is more than the cost of acquiring ones that are a good fit.
Forget the hype: think about ERP integration before AI
The technology sector has always been prone to hype and promises of silver bullets. Marketers get ahead of engineers and evangelize over the promise of the Next Big Thing. Conferences dedicated to the new hot topic mushroom everywhere. Journalists write features about it while analysts plan white papers. Venture capital firms scour the planet for startups specializing in it. Firms tell you that they’re all about the Next Big Thing.