7 Challenges of Custom and In-House Built Applications and How Yurbi Can Help

Custom-made or in-house built applications offer advantages to organizations. They are made to address specific requirements or fix gaps in software deployment. The code and program is owned by the company outright, and modifications can be made on-the-fly. Often in-house applications are created to save money, or to address a critical business function at a particular business.

These advantages have drawbacks as well. Software made to specific requirements is inflexible and hard to manage. The person that wrote the program is often long gone, and the current team may struggle to maintain the code. Meaningful data can be hard to extract, and business decision-making with the data you do get is difficult and time-consuming.

Challenge 1: Direct to Data

Yurbi goes right around these obstacles by tapping into the data itself. It doesn’t matter what spaghetti code the developer used to create a “custom app,” because Yurbi interacts directly with the database or a database extraction layer. Now you can get all the rich reporting and powerful dashboarding abilities of Yurbi without creating yet another patch to your current in-house system. Data can be shared rapidly and securely with stakeholders inside and outside the organization–all at a reasonable investment with no out-of-control development costs or overdue projects.

Challenge 2: Web and Mobile

One of the keys to getting useful data is making it easy for a wide variety of people to access it easily and quickly. Yurbi’s web interface and handy mobile app allow managers, techs, support staff and people outside the organization to pull reports, analyze information and make better decisions.

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Challenge 3: Security Layer

With custom-made applications, security is often an afterthought. As long as the program performs its main function, managers didn’t care too much about security. However, in recent years security has become a major concern. Yurbi adds a layer of security which provides real-time access to the right people while maintaining high levels of safety and protection.

Challenge 4: Alerts and Notifications

Another feature often left off of in-house applications is robust notification and alert capability. In today’s fast-paced corporate environment, it is critical to know when vital events and thresholds have been reached. Without any coding whatsoever, Yurbi allows anyone to create complex queries that will notify them of important actions they need to take or alert them of critical thresholds or potentially adverse outcomes.

Challenge 5: Big Picture

Human resources, sales, tech support, customer service and transportation may all have separate software systems. Not to mention any custom applications created so these divisions can talk to one another. The problem is that all these systems make it challenging for you to see the “big picture.” You either get too much data or information that is disconnected. Yurbi makes it easy and affordable to access real-time data from multiple sources in a single view, so managers can make better decisions quicker.

Challenge 6: Queries, Reports and Dashboards

One of the greatest drawbacks of some in-house software is a lack of reporting, query and dashboard functionality. Fortunately, this is what Yurbi does best. Now you can give managers, IT staff and support personnel an attractive and useful interface to easily and rapidly create reports and dashboards. Watch the smiles on their faces as they pull:

  • Business reports
  • Key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Historical trends
  • Data analytics
  • Sales and marketing tracking
  • Product development
  • Human resource allocation
  • And much more

Once they have easily pulled the information they need, they can perform data analysis and data discovery faster and better.

Challenge 7: Audit Trail

In addition, Yurbi provides complete data governance and auditing. That means you can monitor and manage who is logging in to use your company’s data, and what they are doing with it. All data access activity, exporting and printing is kept in an on-going history, so you can stop problems before they start.

Whether a custom-made, in-house application was created to access big data, manage agile business functions or perform rudimentary tasks, it may be starting to bog down your organization. Yurbi is the affordable and painless way to instantly tap into the data in all your disparate systems. The information is in there. Yurbi brings it out quickly with powerful queries, reports and dashboards.

Request a demo of Yurbi today and see how it can increase your business intelligence.

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