In Infosit's twenty years in business, we have continuously improved our software development practices and principles. Committed to lifelong learning, we keep up with global trends and changes, which is essential for staying competitive and providing top solutions to our clients.
Lately, MACH architecture has grown in importance due to the dynamic business environments and the need for agility in software development. We have fully adopted MACH technology principles in developing our Infosit DXP, a central content management system that has been implemented with several major clients.
It is important to apply advanced technologies in building modern and functional software that will meet the complex digital needs of companies, organizations and their end users. Infosit DXP, a central platform that powers a comprehensive digital experience in large organizations, rests on four MACH principles and technologies: Microservices, API, Cloud and Headless.
Any company that needs the Infosit DXP or any other MACH-based system is typically a medium to large-size company. Such businesses usually have highly specific workflows, and require a high level of configurability so that the digital system can adapt to those workflows. All these workflows can be digitized using microservices.
Microservices are smaller applications that perform specific functions within a larger system. Although ready-made ones are available in the market, developing a custom microservice will often better meet the needs of a highly specialized business. They can also be seen as a set of business-specific functionalities. They can be developed, implemented, and managed independently.
Microservices are created when specific business processes are transformed into digital solutions. They are digital solutions that meet a specific business need. They can communicate and connect with other microservices, too.
Let’s take the example of special offers that include several products or services. Businesses will often need them displayed in different combinations. Marketing and delivering such offers (i.e. goods and services packages of any kind) via digital channels can be more or less complex. These types of business needs are underpinned by a set of orchestrated digital functionalities. Considering the narrow specialization of businesses, the need for such digital functionalities, i.e. microservices, is increasing. Digital systems need to be adaptable in order to meet a variety of constantly evolving needs.
Infosit DXP has been engineered as an open, scalable, and service-oriented system. There are many advantages to such architectures. First and foremost, their flexibility enables integration with other systems. It is important to recognize and define the parameters we want to connect and that the architecture allows for their integration. In this way, DXP becomes highly configurable and adapts to the emerging business needs quickly. Integration with third-party systems can bring additional functionality, such as booking, loyalty, and many others.
At Infosit, we focus on developing our core strengths and expertise, while also building strategic partnerships with those who excel in their areas of expertise to deliver the best possible solutions for our clients.
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If at some point our client needs a chatbot, Infosit will remain focused on its area of expertise, and recommend a partner that specalizes in chatbot development. Once the client selects the partner, we focus on integrating the chatbot into DXP. This approach is common in the leading software projects of today, especially among small and medium-sized companies. It has been proven to deliver top-quality results. Integrations are a valuable way of working in the demanding enterprise environments. They enable companies to benefit from the outstanding third-party solutions, developed by experts that can vouch for quality and performance.
Infosit DXP is composable, meaning it is a powerful central platform with specialization in API integration development. Integrations with external systems require specific knowledge which is key to fast implementation and high quality of work. This leads to a faster and better realization of business goals. For example, if you need a website with an integrated booking system, CRM and analytics, Infosit can offer a powerful central system and API integration with other specialist systems. This way, you get best of breed solutions for each bussiness segment. But to the end user - your customer, they are all integrated and presented as one solution.
When deciding and advising whether to go with a cloud or an on-premise setup, we make sure the solution is optimal for our client, and in line with ROI, taking care of total cost of ownership, scalability, security, and other considerations.
For some time now, the trend has been to host business applications on public cloud infrastructure instead of one's own servers. This approach can have multiple benefits, so we collaborate with global public cloud partners to make sure our clients get the best value from this paradigm.
When we talk about the cloud, we emphasize security. We want our clients and ourselves to feel safe and worry-free in terms of stability, storage, and data protection.
Cloud can provide greater flexibility and quality in terms of additional capabilities. For example, if the amount of your data increases, you can easily lease more memory. Of course, you can also expand memory on your own server, but it will probably not be as fast, or as simple. Own servers also mean maintenance costs, responsibility for data security and the like.
A headless system enables us to separate data from design and focus on its value. Although displays have become relatively standardized, a headless system provides many possibilities for displaying data across channels and digital touchpoints. It adapts them to the specific needs of front ends - computer screens, mobile phones, TV sets, digital billboards and many others.
Infosit DXP offers a number of content management functionalities, divided into several groups. Many of these functionalities will enable you to automate things and save time, powering a faster and more efficient daily operation. When you need to enter as much data as possible into a digital system in a short amount of time, a headless system will be of great help.
With Infosit DXP, sales and marketing departments can quickly create sales pages (landing pages) and respond to market changes and new opportunities. The fast creation of such pages and their quality and accuracy are possible, among other things, due to the ability to display the same data on a large number of different pages and touchpoints other than just the web.
A significant advantage of Infosit DXP in content management is content quality. Central data management also ensures clarity, flexibility, and insight into overall communication. Just imagine the amount of work (and risk) involved in entering data for each individual front end. The quality would be low because it would be difficult to control each entry. These features are very important in the daily operations of more complex organizations.
Today, digital systems should be available and understandable to everyone. They shouldn’t be too complex, to the extent that only programmers can understand them. Both beginners and specialists in other fields often work in digital systems, so they need to be simple, user-oriented and intuitive. Infosit DXP is a powerful system that offers a range of content management functionalities, but it is also understandable and clear to business users with little or no technical knowledge.
Sharing and displaying data across digital channels and touchpoints. Nowadays, communication has no boundaries. Data is displayed on computers, mobile apps, digital billboards and other systems and screens. To serve them all, at scale, and with accuracy, you need powerful technical capabilitites. Sharing is vital in maximizing the use of your data.
Central content management. It is growing in importance, as businesses tend to adopt a growing number of platforms, frontends, and applications. There is a need for centralized content management to ensure quality and greater control over the process.
Swift development of a networked system. Grow your business on a powerful system that integrates third-party applications, each fulfilling a specific business need by highest industry standards.
Shared maintenance and hosting in the cloud. It provides greater security and a set of advantages in joint maintenance, with greater synergy and quality of service.
Safe and secure data. Nowadays, when data security and protection are of utmost importance, using a cloud system can provide better guarantees in terms of information security.
Tailor-made digital solutions. Developing smaller-scale applications that perform specific functions within a larger system will enable greater control and meet your business requirements in the way you need it.
Today we are discussing MACH architecture and principles in software development. However, technology is constantly evolving. In a few years from now, we can easily find ourselves discussing entirely new frameworks or technologies - things we are not even aware of yet. The ever-changing nature of technology needs us to constantly monitor emerging trends and adopt new paradigms. This is helping us ensure that we can tailor digital experiences and solutions in ways that meet the specific and constantly changing business needs.
If you’re looking for a results-driven, innovative software development partner to help capitalize on new, profitable opportunities, reinvent your brand, or deliver incremental value to your business, we can help.