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What is an Adaptive Software Platform?

We’ve all heard the old adage: “Good, fast, or cheap – you can only pick 2.” Up until recently, the same has been true for software.

There have traditionally been 3 choices when it comes to business software offerings:

  1. Off-the-shelf software. This checks the fast and cheap boxes, but since it’s not tailored for your business you end up only using some of its features (but you’re still paying for all of them). Because they are so fast and cheap to implement, you may end up with 10+ different applications just to run one portion of your business – each one doing one specific part of what you need.
  2. Custom software. Typically, you’re not going to get “fast” or “cheap” on this option. Hilariously, it can oftentimes not even fall into any of these categories.
  3. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Similar to custom software, ERP implementations are notoriously the opposite of fast and cheap, and occasionally also succumb to the “none of the above” category.

To augment these shortcomings, most businesses choose to adopt a combination of the above solutions. This means they typically are bridging the gaps with manual processes and spreadsheets. Overall, it’s a messy solution at best. That’s why it’s time for a new type of business software: Adaptive.

OptimumHQ is the only Adaptive Software Platform – that is, a software platform that adapts to your business. It’s a good alternative for businesses who can’t run their business on off-the-shelf software alone, are tired of bridging the gaps with hours of manual work, and who can’t afford the time or cost of traditional custom software/ERP implementations.

Who is an Adaptive Software Platform for? Businesses who want to scale with speed, operate without waste, and make data-driven decisions.

Why choose an Adaptive Software Platform?

Picture these scenarios:


If you’re ready to learn more about what an Adaptive Software Platform can do for your business, take a look at our Platform Overview page.

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