A disturbing trend in business software is consolidation. Harvesters are buying software companies for their customer base and maintenance fees. This is good for the harvesters, but bad for the customers. The risk of technological obsolescence is greater than ever. The challenges these harvesters face is understandable. When you own three or five or twenty distinct software packages it is too expensive to make improvements across all those products. And you can’t consolidate the software because the code bases are all different. So you’re left with two choices; milk the customer base and do nothing, or choose one software package and force the other customers to switch.
If the software you purchased five, ten or twenty years ago looks and functions like it did when you first bought it, that is a good indicator that your software provider is in maintenance mode and you are missing out on the latest innovations. There is one software company that has grown their core business organically through R&D and delivering innovative new software. They also happen to be the largest business software company in the world, so the strategy must be working. That company is SAP.
Companies choose SAP because they know the SAP software they have today will be more functional and relevant ten years from now, and twenty years from now. No business software company invests more in R&D and innovation than SAP. And because SAP has grown their core business organically, there is no legacy software.
If you want low risk, high value software, then ProSoft is your best choice to deliver the power and sustainability of SAP. Contact us to begin your long term partnership with ProSoft.