What is it suitable for?
Below we have outlined a few scenarios where Thinkwise feel they can make a difference. We would like to demonstrate this with a free pilot project.
You have a somewhat older, central ERP application. This has been purchased, developed in-house or a mixture of the two. The application no longer meets your requirements, you miss opportunities because the technology is outdated and/or the support has ceased. You keep running more risks, but purchasing a new package feels like open heart surgery...
Your present ERP application is a fait accompli, but to make it workable the number of peripheral applications has exploded. Most of these applications have been built by the business itself with the use of Access, Excel or Lotus Notes. The result is little integration, the quality of data is not guaranteed, dependency on one person and the applications cannot be accessed via the web or mobile devices.
You do research and want to save and analyse your data centrally. Standard software is not available and custom made software is too expensive. So revert back again to Excel or Access? But I then have to build it all myself? How do I go about doing that? Am I now a researcher or a software developer?
You have a new idea for an application in a specific market. You want to execute it task-oriented on the web or on your smart phone. These applications must be easy to change and must remain suitable for the latest technology.
Software development environment
You develop your own software for one of the above applications. You do this in-house or as a manufacturer for a specific market. Your product is large, but the technology is somewhat outdated. Users are starting to complain or it is difficult to generate new business. The last thing you want is to start from scratch and what will you do 5 or 10 years from now ...