We live in the era of the collaborative economy through the App. Applications such as Glovo, Uber, AirBnb, Deliveroo, etc. have created a new era where with just a few clicks on our mobile we get the desired service with the lowest price, but now you’re wondering, what are the keys to this new economy?
The keys to the collaborative economy.
The main keys to this new collaborative economy through App are very simple: Clear description of the product or service, price comparison between all the similar ones in the market and immediacy in the acquisition.
The clear description of the product or service is identified for example in Airbnb where we define if we want shared room or an individual house, with swimming pool or elevator, with air conditioning or in the field, just a few clicks and define perfectly what we want to get.
On the other hand, comparing with the market is essential. There are applications that allow that comparison such as Rastreator or Kayak, where you can compare to find the best price for the product or service we want, but also in Airbnb or Glovo we can see the price for the same product and choose the one that best fits our budget. By comparing we get the best value for the best price.
Just by giving OK we immediately get that product or service without having to wait any longer.
And third, and no less important, is immediacy. Just by giving OK we immediately get that product or service without having to wait any longer. That dinner that we don’t want to prepare on the way home after picking up the children from their extracurricular activities, or that weekend of relax in the countryside that you try to close at 11:00 at night at home after a long day’s work.
Immediacy, as I was saying, defines this era. And why not have it in the management of our software development providers? Let’s see what we need to have in order to do it.
Keys to supplier management in the App era
The keys are the same that we have seen for the rest of App, what we need is to know how to apply them to our software development providers.
The first is how to define what we want, the product. Clearly, the product is the king, and what we have to do in order to be able to compare it, is to define what that product contains, what it has to do functionally, what I need as a user of it, etc. We need a methodology that functionally describes the software.
The second is to compare ourselves with the market. We need to know what our product costs and what it costs in the market in order to know if what our supplier wants to charge us is the right thing to do or not.
And the third: we need to have it as quickly as possible, immediately, if you hurry me, it should be now. We need that ability to check with a single click of the mouse what other suppliers are charging their customers in the market for the same product we want.
Where do you find something like this?
App solutions in this line, have already begun to develop and in the coming years will be a decisive advantage in the optimized management of suppliers. LedaMC’s initiative , QuanterApp, is the application that is currently leading the market with more than 55,000 software development project references to compare with (the largest number of references worldwide).
The world of software development is going to change radically in the next few years, you just have to decide which side you want to be on.
Be Quanter my friend!
Julián Gómez, Chief Digital Officer de LedaMC
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