Platforming as a structured approach to software development organizes discrete software components into related functions in a layered architecture of common services. This enables development teams to write code once and utilize it multiple times.
Platforming introduces best practices from mature industries, such as automotive and manufacturing, to increase efficiencies in the software industry by accelerating time-to-market and reducing defect rates. For instance, an automotive manufacturer attains significant efficiencies and economies of scale by building several product lines on top of a single shared platform and by reusing 80% of the common assets across these product lines.
Our Platforming approach is embodied in a set of proprietary processes, tools, frameworks and approach that stands in contrast to traditional enterprise application development methods, where different applications remain separate and isolated from each other, replicating business logic, technology frameworks and enterprise data.
Platforming addresses the persistent issues of egregious inefficiencies, cost over-runs and delay in product releases that have been dogging software implementations. While searching for greater efficiencies, software developers have successfully evolved solutions from monolithic, hardware-dependent legacy systems to the present day three-tier and service oriented architecture. These innovations facilitate a modular approach to software development and make Platforming achievable in most IT environments, even those dominated by legacy code.