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How Digital Transformation is Rewriting Business Models

Digital Transformation rewrites business models by making them more flexible and responsive to organisations’ evolving customer, supplier and partner landscapes. A digital transformation strategy assembles and co-ordinates the critical components of your business, enabling process and workforce agility in the face of constant market change.

Not so long ago, the world of business software was dominated by Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Questions such as “What is a BPMN engine?” entered the equation, naturally, but inevitably in the context of the two powerhouse domains. Long-term business logic was embedded at the heart of day-to-day operations to maximise the efficiency of repeatable tasks. Read more

How much does Digital Transformation cost?

Digital transformation examples can be wide and varied. Naturally, digital transformation in banking is a different use case to digital transformation in healthcare. The choice of a digital transformation strategy also counts. For example, a project executed over a long period may be easier to change manage, but more expensive in direct financial terms. However, an all-in-one and shorter project might be less costly in dollars but may disrupt your business activities. Read more

How do we Implement Government Digital Transformation?

Government digital infrastructures are renowned for being:

  • Rich in data
  • Complex
  • Full of legacy systems
  • Not joined up

Of course, it’s not all true. It can’t be. For example, cities such as Barcelona and Amsterdam are known for having forward-looking IT postures. The governments of states such as Germany and Singapore have excellent reputations when it comes to technological outlook. Read more

Should I Create and App for my Business?

Yes, for sure! Along with using the platform, the best way to get to know Crust is to build a Low-Code Application for your business. It’s a great No-Code Low Code approach to dealing with business application requirements.

Crust, the Open-Source Low-Code Development platform is the ideal tool for your Business Application requirements.

Out-of-the-box with Crust, your organisation gets:

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What is Case Management?

Wikipedia defines Case Management as “…the co-ordination of services on behalf of an individual person who may be considered a case in different settings such as health care, nursing, rehabilitation, social work, disability insurance, employment and law.

A great case management solution give your organisation the tools to evolve and include these different settings. This should irrespective of your current context and IT posture. Read more

Benefits of Prototyping When Following a Rapid App Development Methodology

Prototyping apps is a really useful activity for many reasons. For example, it can help your organisation:

  • Understand potential complexity in a proposed app
  • Get concept buy-in from key stakeholders or customers
  • Improve project co-ordination
  • Clarify user journeys and user interfaces
  • Highlight skill shortages
  • Deliver a total cost of development and ownership for a full working product
  • Keep costs of a digital transformation strategy to a minimum
  • Add certainty to decision-making

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What is the difference between ERP and CRM software?

Customer Relationship Management and Enterprise Resource Planning are, naturally, related technologies. CRM is all about driving your business towards a customer-focused approach. ERP is much more about taking a financial and logistics oriented view over your organisation operates.

The two fields of CRM and ERP are not incompatible. The opposite is actually the case. More often than not they can complement one another. CRM is the largest software market in the world, so it really is an expert subject in its own right. The same goes for ERP, though it’s worth pointing out that many CRM and ERP specialist vendors dip their toes into one another’s core markets. Read more

Which of the Following Statements is True of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Systems?

  • CRM is Expensive
  • Open-source CRM is all just old forks of SugarCRM
  • Open-source CRM doesn’t scale
  • A great CRM allows your organisation to concentrate on a customer-focused approach
  • An Open-Source Low-Code Development Platform gives your CRM more flexibility
  • The best free CRM uses standardised technology
  • A real open-source Salesforce alternative exists

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Why Are Standards In Technology Important?

As the world simultaneously tackles health crises, social crises and economic crises, this might seem an impossible question to answer. I would argue that a major priority is to stay informed about the facts and different points of view with respect to the facts.

However, even this is hard to do when standards of reporting and journalism often seem non-existent. That word “standards” is really important. Without standards, everything becomes messy. We need to hold our governments to high standards just like we need to ensure the quality of our food and water reach hygiene standards.

In this regard, technology is no different. It too needs to be standards-centric. We also need to know that the right experts have inspected the quality of the source code. This means independent experts, not just those chosen and paid by the authors to assure the quality, security and reliability of the execution. So technology being open source helps a lot too. Read more

What are the Most Important Sales Tracking Software Features?

The Low-Code Development market set to grow exponentially in the coming years. It might be tempting to think that any platform will enable you to build great sales tracking software, or more commonly known as a CRM. However, the arrival of Amazon Honeycode on the market proves, once again, that this is not the case.

Crust CRM Suite shows what can be done with a complete Low-Code Development platform. A customer relationship management system is complex to develop. For instance, even professional-grade, free CRM’s require expertise. To deliver advanced CRM tools requires a complete understanding of concepts such as:

  • Leads in CRM
  • Opportunities in CRM
  • Quotes in CRM
  • Case Management in CRM
  • Reporting in CRM
  • What is a BPMS in the context of CRM
  • And much more!

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