Architecture: what all CTRM buyers should know

When considering CTRM options, questions around system architecture are often left to IT experts, if they are discussed at all, as people focus on the functionality that will make their life easier as well as considerations such as cost and future relationship with the vendor. However, the architecture of any software system is fundamental and shouldn’t be ignored as it determines all aspects of how the technology will function: how well it can be adapted to your situation, integrations with other software, updates and features. What is CTRM architecture? All software has architecture. “Architecture” is simply used to describe the underlying organisation that determines how the different components of a piece of software interact with each other and other systems. Because architecture is difficult or impossible to change, it also guides how, and how easily, the software can evolve. In the world of commodity management, architecture is particularly important because it has evolved so much in the decades since ETRM and CTRM emerged as software categories. The earliest C/ETRM systems were built before flexible, collaborative architecture was common, which is why you may see them referred to as “monolithic”. A monolithic system is designed on the premise that it will… continue reading

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