Why use a Dynamic Data Structure Software Application?
With most software applications where the goal is to track and manage a large amount of data overtime, there must be
a persistent data storage area. That’s a fancy way of saying Database. Most databases operate in a comparable way.
They have Tables which have Columns, and those columns dictate what data can be stored in the rows. For example, a
Table named Contacts, may have columns named First Name, Last Name, Address, and so on. The rows of data are then
stored persistently or on a hard drive for later use. Changing a database's structure when an application is live
(if even possible) can cause severe and costly issues. Mainly it requires a software developer and database administrator
to update associated code and queries to accommodate the new data. This can take hours, to days of development,
causing application downtime to upload latest version and issues with User Interfaces not coinciding with database
fields. Not to mention testing and the hourly costs of high end developers.
Now imagine your new client needs 100 new fields/columns of data to be tracked on their project, but you already
have 50 clients with 200 existing projects. You can’t break or change the screens of all your existing projects,
thus forcing all your users of different project types to now conform to this new client’s idea of project management.
The CityVerse Way, Dynamic Process Management.
With CityVerse we have created a way to add new data fields and complete new data processes on the fly! We call
this Dynamic Process Management. Dynamic Process Management requires no code or database changes and new data
structures can be added in real-time, with zero downtime. When setting up CityVerse you can create an unlimited amount
of Data Processes based on the exact fields and work flow for the task at hand. For an Acquisition Process, you
might have the need to create 5 different Acquisition Processes based on the State or Federal agency you’re
working with. Now, imagine all your new processes created on demand, can be reported on and added to merge
documents instantly. Welcome to CityVerse Project management.
With CityVerse we have created a way to add new data fields and complete new data processes on the fly!
We call this Dynamic Process Management. Dynamic Process Management requires no code or database changes
and new data structures can be added in real-time, with zero downtime.
Any process you create can have unlimited steps and fields of data to track any data type. Once set up, these
processes automatically create the user interfaces needed for project managers and agents to get the job done exactly
as the project requires. Furthermore, these processes are specific to your
Project Management goals, not the concepts of an "off the shelf" solution.
...these processes are specific to your Project Management goals,
not the concepts of an "off the shelf" solution.
This gives your firm a competitive advantage over the others. You can now re-assure your clients that the job will
be completed and tracked to their exact specifications. And when the next client comes along, you’re not limited to
an antiquated software version. Even as laws, federal requirements and guidelines constantly change, you can make
the appropriate changes to your application when needed without downtime or support assistance.
This may sound a bit overwhelming, but after the initial setup and design of your processes, which can take from
a few hours to a few days, it may be years until you need to make any design changes. The best part is that
we’re here to help! Each new customer has unlimited support to help manage their system. We’re still waiting on those
support calls though. Most of our customers operate without the need of our assistance because they are in complete
control of their own custom designed project management solution. It's the solution we call, CityVerse.