Pivoting to Success
Since Aspira was founded in 2007, it has had a Software Development team who design and deliver software solutions. Initially, the company was product-focussed, and then pivoted to be a services company – delivering a software development service amongst others.
Aspira’s software development offerings are great for clients who wish to have a new application developed or who require someone to manage the maintenance and development of their legacy products.
However, in many cases we find that a client specifically does not want software developers to build a whole new system for them. Such clients prefer to avoid the pain of dealing with a new product, new supplier, longer-term product roadmap, future compatibility and maintenance issues that always arise with bespoke software.
What a majority of clients want is an ‘out of the box’ solution – where they will incur no development costs and where the long-term support is straightforward.
A Solution from the Inside
In response to this demand, Aspira set up the “Business Applications” team. The task of this team is to not write software, instead they must build up deep expertise with many of the ‘out of the box’ software solutions out there. They must become trained and certified implementers of these systems. This foundation creates the ability to deploy, configure and customise solutions so that it will work effectively within the client environment, which ultimately addresses the client’s need(s).
The Aspira Business Applications team carry out these steps precisely – utilising technology such as CRM, SharePoint, PowerBI, Project Server etc. The team can rapidly deploy an industry-hardened solution in a way that retains a client’s satisfaction.
Integrating the Past with the Future
In some incidents, we pull in the Software Development team too. Often, there can be a small amount of legacy applications or home-grown applications, to which clients need the new ‘out of the box’ system to connect.
Being equipped with a development capability – the Business Applications team can apply this to their advantage. It is here where our developers can not only build the interfaces but also configure the system to function with the legacy systems if required. Rather than a zero-code solution, it becomes a low-code solution.
Aspira is a company that focuses on delivering the people and technology to solve problems – the new Business Applications team is a fantastic addition to that capability.
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