Look no further, it’s already in the catalog. The Cloud has brought a brand new generation of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), mobile, and task-oriented applications. And they are not just off-the-shelf versions of software you used to build yourself. They typically contain industry best practices and new functions from which your impatient business can immediately benefit. All of this with a top-of-the-bill user experience, flexible APIs, and mobile-first apps. Even your legacy applications can be turned into easy-to-access catalog items. A growing catalog of next-generation applications is waiting to kick-start your digital journey. Open it up today and start exploring!
What is it?
- SaaS applications: born-in-the-cloud applications that deliver innovative, next-generation business functionality in areas such ERP, CRM, SRM, and HRM
- Task-oriented applications: applications that serve very specific needs such as expenses, project management, and collaboration
- App Store-style navigation and availability of business applications and application services
- APIs and web services provide an easy way to create business access to application functions, not only for next generation cloud applications but also for catalog-based access to existing, legacy applications
How do we use it?
- While re-implementing an ERP system, a large manufacturer decided not to go for the standard “one ERP” approach, but split the functionality in cataloged services to provide more speed and agility for the business
- A European high tech company changed its formerly requirements-driven approach to defining value cases and impact assessment to catalog-based cloud applications, speeding up both selection and implementation
- Quick access to next-generation business functionality without large, upfront investments
- Standardization while still providing agility and autonomy for the business through APIs
- Mixing core enterprise applications with agile and catalog-based solutions
- Speed up application selection and implementation by applying a catalog perspective instead of requirements specification
- CRM: Salesforce
- HRM: Workday, Succesfactors
- ERP: Netsuite, Kenandy
- Concur, Asana, Trello, Yammer
- Salesforce AppExchange, SAP App Center, Microsoft Azure Marketplace