Miller Systems collaboratively helps clients to focus and clarify their requirements, assisting and facilitating better decisions. What’s Strategic Solution Architecture? It’s the process of making sure that the following types of questions get asked and properly answered, before spending decisions get made.
Making the right solution architecture decision isn’t easy. "The menu" of potential solutions for your particular situation can be downright overwhelming. These decisions often have a dramatic impact on your ability to stay profitable and competitive; capital investments are substantial; switching costs are high, and opportunity costs can be even higher. There is a sea of software, hardware, and services out there to consider.
"Should we build it or buy it? Run it in-house, or put it in the cloud? Use a best of breed point solution or a comprehensive app suite? Does it have the features we need? Can we customize? How much help will we need to implement and maintain? What’s the real total cost of ownership?"
Miller Systems has assisted a wide array of clients to make sensible, cost-effective solution architecture decisions. Here’s what we’ve learned through substantial real-world experience: