Stability through flexibility – Identifying developments Optimising strengths.
Customer-specific, technical applications have a process component (process mapping) and a system component made of software and hardware (interface technology, computer hardware, operating systems, programming languages, etc.). The process component hardly changes, whereas the system component is subject to more frequent changes due to the ever shorter cycle times for hardware and software.
The often close interlocking of both components leads to necessary
- Version changes
- Hardware upgrades
- Modifications of the interfaces or interface technology
- new software technologies
which in conventional solutions often require the exchange of the entire application.