When a business needs new functionality to support a new requirement – whether it is because of a new government regulation, a customer demand, or to support the needs of upper management only a few alternatives exist. All of the traditional alternatives can be expensive, time consuming, risky, or all of these. This chart shows several of the most common approaches taken by iSeries shops.
The size of the circle represents the risk in each of the options. Clearly a new application can be expensive, time consuming and introduce many unknowns. Alternatively, IT could either use in-house expertise or hire new employees. Either way, while not as expensive or as time-consuming as purchasing a new application, the expense can also be significant. Finally, hiring a consulting group with expertise in the application, business problem, or both can reduce time and project risk.
With Databeam’s products, you now have another option. Because our products do not require application changes, but instead utilize the existing database to monitor changes, enhancements can be made to extend the application in a safe, non-intrusive way. As a result, expense, time to completion, and risk are lowered.
- Notify the store manager when perishable goods are about to expire and need to be put on sale.
- Send an email to the support team leader when a key customer reports a serious product issue.
- Audit changes made by a particular program to ensure the accuracy of a recent change.
- Record all product pricing changes that are greater than 10%
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