Modern enterprise technology have made life easier for firms on many ways. The development of technologies that could manage corporate-wide operations and processes heralded the beginning of this era. With companies like Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP, IBM, and others becoming obvious must-haves for any firm that sought to scale, the MRPs, ERPs, and eventually CRMs, were seeing an unheard-of expansion.
A new kind of necessity was being recognized, even while these major enterprise-wide software solutions remained at the centre of firms' technology stacks. The demand was triggered by the rapid expansion of new business models, that produced alternative notions of input data, business rules, processing workflows, etc. And the need was – tailor made solutions. It took a lot of time, money, and effort to establish a new rule or a technique for handling new data. In the absence of many choices, the incumbent ERP, CRM, PRM and other vendors benefited the most.
Now, this is quickly transforming. With smarter and intelligent technologies, lot of the custom workflows and processes can be handled outside of large business applications. For instance, there are plugins inside SalesForce or solutions outside of SalesForce that can be readily connected to SalesForce to handle this data if the leads or opportunities data to be loaded in SalesForce is anticipated to be in a certain format but is unavailable in the same. These situations no longer call for a full-fledged project calling in SalesForce consultants (billed at ‘discounted rates’ for several hundred dollars an hour), internal resources from IT team, couple of business folks and more to create a 3 or 6 months project to handle the scenario.
Businesses now have a plethora of options to choose from on the market since they have acknowledged and embraced the value of such bespoke tools that enable them in achieving their business objectives. It’s no longer a question of “if” but of “how”. The key point to remember here is to appreciate the fact that there is a unique aspect to the customization needs of every business. One solution sets itself apart from the others by recognising this specificities and providing the flexibility not only to fulfill those process needs but also to facilitate scalability.
But how do you customize and still scale?
At Bydek, we have built our highly specialized SaaS platform to achieve the goal of flexibility and scalability simultaneously. Our platform's innovative design is based on the well-known Lego blocks. The Reba platform from Bydek is the perfect if you're looking for a Channel Data Management solution for Sales (POS), Inventory, Shipments, etc. where there could be a lot of non-standard and custom data as well as constraints. While you have the choice to subscribe to Bydek's exhaustive end-to-end Channel Data Management platform, you could also choose to use it selectively only to resolve a specific issue, such as identifying whether the items listed on your sales reports are accurate or translating partner provided sales reports to a single format that can be loaded into a data warehouse automatically. These modules can be configured in more than 100 different ways, so you can get what you want without going over budget, and they can be deployed in a matter of days.
Find out how managing your data workflow can be made easier with Reba from Bydek.