Enterprise software: what it is and things to consider before the development

Today a lot of IT agencies provide Enterprise software development services across different industries. What differs Enterprise application from others?

The main goal of Enterprise software development is to serve needs of a company or an organization making its IT infrastructure united. You should focus on improving your company’s internal processes rather than on satisfying the needs of specific departments or employees. This way you can build an effective solution and optimize resources required for its development.

The common types of Enterprise software are management, collaboration, automation, analytical, business intelligence and security applications. All of them perform different tasks but can be combined into one system.

What is essential to consider in the development of Enterprise application?

  • Context
    You should clearly understand the context your Enterprise software will be implemented into. It will help you to prioritize features and determine the required resources for your project. Both you and your team need to keep the context in mind throughout the development process. This way all the stakeholders will be focused on the primary business needs and will avoid misunderstandings.
  • Budget
    Enterprise application is usually a big project that involves several software development services. Its cost depends on complexity, a number of platforms a software should support, delivery times, a team you are going to work with, etc. Consider must-have services for your project development or involve Business Analyst to help you with requirements identification and budget optimization.
  • Security
    Companies care about the protection of their confidential data. Think over the way you want to secure your data considering protection from viruses, cyber attacks and access vulnerabilities. You can choose data encryption and decryption, multi factor authentication or recording hardware and software activities. For more complex protection you can consider AI-driven solutions that are able to learn, detect and prevent suspicious activities in a system.
  • Features
    Enterprises provide services in different industries, face different challenges and have different business needs to cover. That is why the list of the required functionality is always unique. Make your features list and prioritize them considering the context. This way you can easily identify what functionality is the most valuable for your project and what features are worth to include in further updates.
  • Environment
    Today software development teams use different methodologies to experience various approaches and find the most effective one for a project. Depending on the requirements and the scope of work you can choose Waterfall or Agile methodologies. We would recommend you to choose from Agile frameworks because Enterprise software development often faces requirements changing and frequent functionality extending.
  • Continuous Integration and Deployment
    An Enterprise is a transformational organism that should always be ready for instant growth, reshaping of the business strategy or industry changes. Continuous integration and deployment can provide your business platform with flexibility and agility delivering last software updates on time. It means that the functionality of your software will always be relevant to internal and external industry processes.

Exposit team has experience in Enterprise software development for Media Management, Energy and other industries creating Atlassian plugins and complex management platforms. Contact us if you need help in the development of your Enterprise project from scratch or enhance the functionality of the existing one.