2/ 27/ 2014
Beautiful enterprise software is not the oxymoron it once seemed. While tools such as SharePoint hold market share despite being clunky and dull-witted, a startling shift has occurred in enterprise software begins with its beautification, where design was once an afterthought.
As 37 Signal’s Jason Fried writes in Why Enterprise Software Sucks, “… The user experience is split from the buying experience so severely that the software vendors are building for the buyers, not the users. The experience takes a back seat to the feature list, future promises, and buzz words.” Why should a software company build software that is usable for someone who doesn’t drive purchases? For a long time, the answer to this question remained the same: they shouldn’t.
A changing demographic
Baby-boomer employees have always used technology to get the job done. New employees entering the job market today come with a set of expectations on design and usability carried over from their heavy use of consumer web applications.
Evolve to a better future
The beautification of enterprise software marks a turning point. Evolution foresees a future where it is no longer acceptable to build clunky software. At Evolution we have built a new internal team that is focused on reimaging enterprise software, beginning with Enterprise Content Management software.
It’s important to first understand what makes a quality user interface.
Beautiful enterprise software is not the oxymoron it once seemed.
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