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How to build a custom digital product the easy way

Jared Oken, 19 July 2023

Suppliers to the industrial sector are increasingly being tasked with retrofitting their core products to keep up with Industry 4.0 technology trends.

Even if what you do has little to do with software, the requirement for any physical part, machinery or asset to supply performance data in order to improve operation, maintenance, and report accurately in real-time is growing.

Building a custom digital product from scratch is a daunting task and simply undesirable for most businesses - it requires time, resources, and a level of technical expertise that can divert focus from your main business goals. However, the rise of Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT) technology presents an alternative path: syndicated applications.

Introducing all-new, IoT + Industry 4.0 syndicated applications

Syndicated applications are pre-developed, highly-customisable IoT solutions and Industry 4.0 applications aligned with current best practices built by technology companies who are experienced and experts in them.

SaaS-based, they're constantly maintained, upgraded, and supported by companies like Rayven, enabling you to offer end-to-end, custom solutions to your customers without the need for in-house development.

These applications bring key advantages to you and your business:

  • De-risking your IT and OT environments: When you build a custom digital product, you're not just investing resources; you're taking on significant risk. Any flaws in design or implementation can lead to security vulnerabilities, operational inefficiencies, or system failures. Syndicated applications minimise these risks. These solutions are built using industry best practices and have been tested and proven in multiple use cases. Furthermore, expert support from companies like Rayven ensures seamless integration with your existing IT and OT environments, further enhancing the reliability and security of your your business.
  • Making you look good: Offering your customers custom IoT solutions and Industry 4.0 applications doesn't just upgrade your product portfolio; it enhances your brand image. It shows that your business is forward-thinking, ready to embrace new technologies, and committed to providing the best solutions to your customers. With syndicated applications, you can provide these advanced solutions without extensive knowledge of IoT or Industry 4.0. This positions you as a strategic partner to your customers - a company that's not just supplying products, but is actively helping them navigate their digital transformation journey.
  • Saving you money: Building a custom digital product from scratch is costly. It involves extensive research and development, long development cycles, and ongoing maintenance costs. Syndicated applications, on the other hand, eliminate these overheads.
  • Speed-to-market: Syndicated applications offer a pre-developed software solution that can be customised and deployed rapidly. This quick turnaround time allows your business to bring new software products to market faster, giving you a competitive advantage.
  • Scalability: Syndicated applications are designed to grow with your business. As your customers' needs evolve and expand, these applications can be adapted and scaled accordingly without any further infrastructure work. This ensures that you can always meet your customers' requirements without the need for costly and time-consuming redevelopment.
  • Ongoing support + updates: When you choose syndicated applications, you aren't just getting a software solution; you're gaining a technology partner. Companies like Rayven offer ongoing support and regular updates, ensuring that your applications remain secure, efficient, and aligned with the latest technological advancements.
  • A personal benefit to you: As a technical or IT professional, incorporating syndicated applications into your product portfolio doesn't just benefit your company; it benefits you. It positions you as an innovator within your organisation, someone who can recognise and capitalise on technological trends. It allows you to broaden your skill set, offering you the opportunity to understand and implement cutting-edge technologies without getting lost in the details of software development.

The way forward

In a sector that's increasingly driving towards industrial digitisation, your business needs to evolve its offering to stay competitive.

Syndicated applications provide an accessible, cost-effective way to do so. With these applications, you can quickly and easily provide your customers with custom IoT and Industry 4.0 solutions, enhancing your brand image, reducing costs, and minimising risk.

Rayven can help you end-to-end with not just the technology, but the strategic vision, development, deployment, and scaling. Speak to us today and discover what more you can do for your customers (and your business), fast and simply.

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