Enterprise Software Development: Types, Benefits, and Process

Irina Sigareva

19 May

9 : 00

Enterprise Software Development: Types, Benefits, and Process

The enterprise software development market is one of the most profitable, with revenue expected to reach $284.15 billion by 2024. However, most companies are still not using this tool to its full potential. Their enterprise applications don’t work as expected, are slow and confusing, have numerous bugs and crashes – and business owners are frustrated. Therefore, in this article, we will tell you how to avoid these problems, what should be taken into account during development, and what modern corporate applications should be in order to develop your business.

Enterprise Software Development: Types, Benefits, and Process

What is enterprise software development?

Development of corporate software to order is a service for creating an IT product for business. The program is developed on the basis of the work processes of the enterprise and helps to adjust them, automate them as much as possible, and simplify them for the user.


Types of enterprise software

Enterprise software development is carried out for any industry and for the unique needs of the company. The following types of corporate software systems are most common on the market:

  • enterprise resource planning (ERP) - provides real-time organizational data that helps businesses stay abreast of the organization's financial status;
  • customer relationship management (CRM) - to track interaction with potential and regular customers;
  • business analytics (BI) – intelligent data analysis;
  • accounting for managing the company’s finances in different departments and even countries;
  • supply chain/logistics management – coordination of procurement, distribution, maintenance and product delivery activities. 

In addition to the main types, content management systems (CMS) and master data (MDM), enterprise content management (ECM) platforms, and enterprise mobility management solutions are also distinguished.


The main advantages of corporate applications

The main purpose of creating corporate applications is process automation. Enterprise apps have many benefits for businesses looking to stay competitive in today's digital world:

  • increasing business productivity and efficiency;
  • process optimization;
  • reduction of operating and labor costs;
  • increasing the company’s profit;
  • increased scalability of operations;
  • simplification of interaction between departments and security of information exchange between them;
  • improving the quality of products/providing services;
  • reducing the number of errors due to the human factor;
  • transparency of processes and obtaining information about their results in real time;
  • maximizing return on investment.

 Enterprise Software Development: Types, Benefits, and Process

 The process of developing corporate software

The development of corporate software is a complex and lengthy process with the participation of specialists from various divisions. Therefore, the correct sequence of steps reduces the cost of time and resources, ensures the creation of the best solution for your business. We at Golden Team divide the development life cycle into six consecutive stages:

1. Research and analysis. We define and carefully analyze project goals and objectives, business features and processes, and user needs. We identify the requirements for your software: necessary functions, technologies, which tasks should be solved.

2. Planning and design. We offer solutions for the implementation of the plan and choose the optimal one together with the client. We draw up a step-by-step plan for the technical implementation of the system. We prepare budgets, schedules, detailed specifications for each function, architectural and engineering solution. We choose the optimal tools for developing corporate software.

3. Development. We write code - we create real software based on project documentation. We establish the structure of the framework, create databases, design, interface, logic, etc. We implement the operations of the enterprise, as well as configure the integration of all additional services.

4. Testing and quality assurance. Finding errors and correcting them. The QA team tests all code before deploying it to a production environment to ensure that the application meets the requirements and works as expected.

5. Commissioning. Next, the customer tests and provides his comments, suggestions and additional wishes - we finalize them.

6. Support and maintenance. This phase starts from the launch date of the final product and ends when all support requests are resolved or when the software expires.

The key to success in enterprise software development is choosing the right professionals and processes. Because unlike simpler software such as games or mobile applications, corporate applications require large-scale data integration. This level of complexity requires an enterprise software development company to understand complex multi-component business processes and integrate relevant solutions into development plans.

The Golden Team implemented a very complicated, complex task for the client, which solved the issue of effective delivery and travel across the country. The customer addressed the problems of logistics - lateness, lack of coordination, excessive expenditure of resources due to the inefficiency of transportation. With:

  • the business had a large network of warehouses (materials and finished products) and production branches throughout the country;
  • he needed to deliver a large number of different products every day - to efficiently collect components for the production of products from his various warehouses and promptly deliver them to the final consumer;
  • there are hundreds of such tasks every day, and the client's question was "How to service these 100 tasks with two trucks instead of making 100 trips?".

 Enterprise Software Development: Types, Benefits, and Process

Enterprise Software Development: Types, Benefits, and Process

As a result, the corporate ERP system developed by us analyzed these hundred tasks and built optimal route chains for each truck, taking into account its location and service area, location of warehouses, date and time of delivery. In this way, the customer optimized large-scale and complex business processes of logistics and accounting in warehouses, increased productivity and business efficiency. 

Trends in the development of corporate software 

To be a leader in the market, it is not enough to simply implement the latest technologies, you also need to be ahead of your competitors. To do this, it is worth taking into account the trends in the development of corporate software in 2023.

  • Artificial intelligence is used in cyber security, quickly detects malicious actions, potential threats, suspicious IP addresses, data leaks. 
  • Progressive Web Apps (PWA) are fast loading, more features, less bounce rate, more chances to create browser versions of apps without limitations.
  • Mixed reality (MR) combines augmented and virtual reality and is already being used in corporate applications in the fields of tourism, healthcare, defense, architecture and construction. 
  • Blockchain provides transparency, decentralization, distributed ledger and robust security features.
  • Cloud storage of corporate data has a number of advantages: cost savings, the ability to scale storage over time, high availability and disaster recovery.
  • Programming Language – Developing enterprise software using Java, Object Pascal, Python, SQL or HTML/CSS gives the best results.
  • Security Integrated (SBD) is a radically new approach to security management: it is built into every aspect of development from the start, rather than being added to the program after the project is complete.
  • Easy integration with other applications and services is achieved by a single platform with built-in connectors and many integration options.
  • Taking the following scalability into account ensures that the software does not become overwhelmed if more users are added or additional features are required.
  • Thanks to the ease of use and clear interface, your business will get the most out of the program.

Corporate software is a critically important tool for the effective operation of modern business and its development. In order for it to be successful, it is necessary to constantly implement the latest trends. And it’s also a good idea to choose an experienced and progressive company that provides enterprise software development services and will help you with this implementation. With Golden Team, your corporate programs will be ahead of time, work as needed and contribute to the achievement of business goals. Write to us and leave a request for a free consultation.

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