Every business seeks to maximise return on IT investment, to sweat the technological assets already in place. Infrastructure and energy businesses face a number of internal and external pressures to customise complex enterprise systems.
Regulatory and compliance requirements must be fulfilled; the specific needs of partners and contractors must be juggled, all the while furthering the objectives of the business and ultimately improving the service received by the customer.
Frequently these requirements cannot be met by a single system or a combination of systems without extensive customisation.
Enterprise software customisation can create huge headaches. Few would argue that undertaking bespoke software development can increase risks to project delivery, increase the overall costs of support, and may adversely affect IT strategy going forward. These complexities increase exponentially when multiple systems and technologies are involved.
As we worked alongside our clients we repeatedly recognised these recurring challenges around enterprise software customisation. We believed that business innovation need not be compromised by these limitations. Affinity Systemreach is our packaged, proven solution for focused business requirements across multiple systems.
Affinity Systemreach is a core framework which allows us to deploy web applications more quickly and with less risk than traditional bespoke development. The framework acts as an “accelerator” for web application development and is based on several core functional modules which typically reduce the need for bespoke enhancement to minimal configuration in order to reflect client web standards or branding. It deploys on top of standard web services to ensure that all web applications are secure, performant, and will not be majorly affected by back-office upgrades.
Systemreach is already widely in use, with over 25 web applications delivered to our existing customer base. Deployment on top of standard web services ensures that system performance and security standards are in line with core systems. This decoupled approach also ensures that you can be confident that your ability to upgrade core systems remains unimpaired and that data validation is consistent throughout the organisation.
Systemreach has been designed to help address specific business scenarios involving multiple data sources. It is 100% web based ensuring ease of deployment and reduced running costs. This ability to sit across multiple systems allows new information to be stored, for example, against assets, to support new business requirements. The configurable presentation layer ensures that client and industry specific business processes can be fully supported and designed into web applications from the outset.
Systemreach integrates with leading EAM and ERP applications. This allows a streamlined approach and a “clean” integration infrastructure – the relevant data is only presented when and where you need it.