In terms of association software, we’ve talked about how to buy it, how to get better intelligence from it, and how to use it to engage your members, but this time we wanted to dive deeper. Beneath the features and the software itself, lies the software platform. Platforms are often overlooked by business users because they are more concerned by the features available. But it is really the software platform that determines the features software developers can create, and the time it takes to produce them.
A software platform is the foundation for your software, and it provides developers the code and the language used to write the application, the database used to store data, the infrastructure and accessibility of APIs, and the ecosystem, or the other applications available on the same platform.
In our white paper, “Under the Hood—What’s Behind Your Software” we cover what makes the right software platform, what makes a “platform as a service”, and some differentiators to look for. All of this information will help you determine which platform will help you select software for the life of your organization.