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    Changing One’s View of Software Solutions to Increase Overall Flexibility

    Software solutions are one of the most important foundations of the modern business world. The term is a little fuzzy and hard to perfectly define. But in general, a software or business solution leverages a specific piece of code to solve a specific problem. However, time has changed the way people look at this concept.

    Changing One's View of Software Solutions to Increase Overall Flexibility

    It’s quite common for software solutions to end up highlighting the problem known as feature creep. Feature creep refers to a tendency for simple programs to have feature after feature lumped on top of them. This might not seem like a problem at first. After all, more features should simply add more value for one’s dollar. But the problem comes from the fact that features also adds complexity to both the program and the user experience. It usually increases hardware requirements to use the software solutions too. The end result is that software suites often become increasingly unstable and bloated over time.

    Of course, any business will find itself desiring new features. But the caveat there is that every business wants a different set of features. Adding everything just leads to feature creep. Adding nothing is just another name for stagnation. Just learning to live with software limitations is fine for someone’s home computing environment. But if a company can’t grow and change with the times than it loses the ability to properly compete within a competitive marketplace.

    The best way around this problem is to use smaller and highly targeted software that one can personally build upon. For example, consider how companies handle internal communication with employees. Some companies use elaborate software suites to communicate with their employees. But this is usually overkill and can even limit overall efficiency to a degree. This makes it a good example to show how a company can …