The Importance of Scalability in Software Solutions

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As we begin a new decade, businesses should no longer be restricted to limited products. This includes applications that don’t scale as organizations grow and their resources increase. With software solutions such as LBi’s HR HelpDesk, businesses can now rest assured that their systems will have the same scalability as they do.

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HR HelpDesk is specifically designed to scale with its clients. For instance, a start-up with 50 employees will have significantly less HR inquiries than even a small-to-mid-sized business. But as that start-up flourishes and adds more employees, the need for a self-service portal may be apparent.  That’s where LBi comes in and seamlessly reconfigures HR HelpDesk to fit the organization’s needs.

This example is just one of many that demonstrates the importance of having software solutions that grow with your business. As a result, organizations can seamlessly handle their increased workload by simply adding resources to their technology. It’s also important for businesses to understand the different types of scalability. They include Administrative scalability (the ability for an increasing number of users to access a system), Functional scalability (the ability to enhance the system by adding new tools) and Heterogeneous scalability (the ability to adopt components from different vendors).  With a bevy of helpful tools available to businesses of all sizes, it’s important to be able to access them in one app.

Nowadays, it’s also vital to have a system that can accommodate expansion without hampering the existing workflow, and ensure an increase in the output or efficiency of the process. Prioritizing scalability from the start leads to lower maintenance costs, better user experience, and higher agility.

Organizations must recognize the need for scalability (as it relates to their solutions) because it can help determine the lifetime value of the software, saving time and money in the long run.