Blog tagged as Architecture

Value versus optics - considerations in selecting your digital business platform

Pay attention next time you drive: there are those that switch on the fog-lights (no, I am not referring to the day-time running lights) during a clear day or evening. Why? Somehow it generates the perception that it makes their German luxury sedan or SUV faster or distinctively more "sporty...

Matt Koopmans
17.08.20 06:25 PM - Comment(s)
The sub-optimisation of perfection paradox

"The Perfect CRM" - or "The Perfect Tool to manage Agile Delivery" - how much are you willing to spend for "perfection"? It turns out, you'll have to budget much more than initially intended. Read on...

The perception of perfection

What is perfect anyway? Is it what the c...

Matt Koopmans
07.08.20 10:25 AM - Comment(s)
Zoho One - the gift that keeps on giving

Zoho One was released in 2017, and at the time it was a revolutionary way to deliver business applications to any size business: an "all you can eat buffet" of software applications you need to run your business, for the admission price of AUD 50 per employee per month (USD 35, EUR 35) - i...

Matt Koopmans
23.12.19 02:01 PM - Comment(s)
Focus on features, and you will not get the outcome

What is the most important thing to focus on when selecting a business application? Hands down, it is outcome. Yet we seem to be conditioned to focus on features. Features don't deliver anything, unless you use them - and used features may not lead to the outcome you need. Why are we focused on feat...

Matt Koopmans
14.12.19 10:47 AM - Comment(s)
If you are not mobile, you're not anywhere - Business Applications in a mobile world

Cloud and Mobile - they go hand in glove. But how mobile-friendly is your business process, and is the suite of applications supporting this? What is mobile anyway? Does this mean running everything on a mobile phone? And should you jump in, just because "it's there"? What are the consider...

Matt Koopmans
02.12.19 07:12 PM - Comment(s)
Are your finance requirements holding you back?

I have been in the business of implementing business solution for over 25 years. During this time, I have been amazed at two things: 1). the incredible speed of innovation in this sector, and 2). the incredible inertia of silly requirements that keep us from utilising these innovations. No - this is...

Matt Koopmans
17.07.19 10:20 AM - Comment(s)
The Ransomware Scare - practical tips to protect yourself

Ransomware is creeping into business and government systems seemingly unimpaired by the counter measures they put in place. Antivirus and malware protection are not a luxury, but they can only keep up with the newly released infections, at best. The weak point remains the user as entry point, and sy...

Matt Koopmans
24.06.19 07:50 AM - Comment(s)
Forget features - it is all about the customer experience

Selecting a business application traditionally was based on features versus cost. Already at this stage the selection process is leading into major disappointment. Selecting according to features is a comparison of the candidate applications to your current application's abilities with a few bonus &...

Matt Koopmans
02.07.18 02:38 PM - Comment(s)
Best of Breed or Best of Everything?
Best of Breed or Best of Everything - the choice for customer engagement software is not easy. What gives you the biggest bang for the buck? Read more...
Matt Koopmans
10.05.18 12:16 PM - Comment(s)