Configuration vs. adaptation

One of the strengths Advantum has is extreme flexibility combined with it being a standard software product. This combination means you can have management that matches your needs and requirements without needing to develop a custom solution.

 

What is the difference between configuration and adaptation?

Configuration means achieving the management you're looking for with the help of standard components. No new functionality needs to be developed, instead the components are so flexible they can be configured to look and function as you want. The system can be easily kept up-to-date by using our latest version without any specific consulting.

Adaptation means creating a system unique to a customer with functions that need to be maintained and updated separately for each individual customer. The functionality is not tried or tested and the costly work of keeping customer-specific systems updated often leaves further development under-invested or left out altogether.

 

That's why we recommend configuration instead adaptation.

Through the years, we have learned that the needs of our customers are often very different from one another. We have addressed this by offering the same system to everyone. Does that sound strange? It’s easy! What we do is simply configure the system so it looks and functions as you need and require. This means all our customers have the same system, but that they often look and function in entirely different ways.

 

But why is the difference between configuration and adaptation so important?

When you adapt a system, you create something unique for a customer which then needs to be maintained in an equally unique way. A configurable standard system can be maintained through common maintenance and is therefore much more cost efficient.

Konfiguration Vs. Anpassning