Enterprise software companies are facing multidimensional challenges in the marketplace, like pressure to control costs while retaining market leadership. It is because of the current economic conditions that the enterprise software industry is at crossroads today. The prospect of the software industry will be ascertained by their capability to manage technology disruptions like cloud computing, mobility, social media and their ability to leverage the new normal created by these disruptive forces.
It is easy to underestimate the intricacy of building enterprise products because the software itself tends to be comparatively straightforward to write. However, this obvious simplicity masks the complex underlying architecture on which most enterprise software run; developing and maintaining an enterprise platform is difficult to get right, especially when the technology starts to age and the vendor must reinvent its platform to avoid becoming outdated.
The enterprise architecture life cycle is satirical because just when the vendor realizes maximum adoption, their architecture is perhaps getting timeworn and may need to be refreshed. It can take years for internal product teams to build applications on a new architecture and for customers to buy and use these products. Therefore, vendors are reasonably unenthusiastic to rewrite their architectural foundation unless necessary for technical or business reasons (such as competitive pressures). Nonetheless, most enterprise vendors do undertake periodic architectural refreshes; according to this measure. Pooled with high cost, which can be 22 percent of the license's list price, enterprise software support and maintenance has a bad reputation, because vendors recurrently become unproductive to make the value proposition concrete; in addition, vendors sometimes do a meager job maintaining their own software, which makes matters worse. These factors can create unhappy customers for software maintenance.
Besides, enterprise developers who work in surroundings that hold BYOD need to be aware of the issues they might face relating to authentication, screen sizes, security, and more.
1. No Active Directory or Group Policy
One of the really nice things about working in an enterprise environment is that you can almost always count on Active Directory and Group Policy being there. Group Policy in particular is fantastic because it lets the system administrators centralize settings and configuration. If your application needs to be added to the "Trusted Sites" in order to work fine, just push it through Group Policy. If you require an obscure registry setting to be changed, Group Policy has an OS feature that must be installed for the application to work.