By 2025, estimates show that humans will be surrounded by 175 zettabytes of data. That’s a lot of information being created – and for businesses, that data needs to be stored, sorted, and analyzed in order to be turned into insights that can help them stay competitive.
To manage this influx of data, companies are increasingly turning to technology built on modern tech stacks. A tech stack is essentially the combination of technologies used by software to store, manage, and analyze data. And while there’s no single perfect stack for all businesses, there are some key components that are essential for any modern stack.
What Goes Into a Tech Stack?
A tech stack is made up of the core technologies that power your website or application. This includes the operating system, web server, database, caching system, and programming languages. Together, these components create the foundation for your site or app.
On the other side, you’ve got the back-end. This is made up of the technologies used to power your site or app. This includes the operating system, web server, database, and programming languages. These form the backbone of your website or application and are responsible for all the behind-the-scenes magic.
Why Does a Tech Stack Matter?
As your company grows, you need to be able to scale your infrastructure to keep up with demand. This means adding more servers, caching systems, and databases as needed. And to do that effectively (i.e. – without costing an arm and a leg), you need technology optimized for scalability.
The underlying tech stack utilized by the software that runs your business is the primary driver of helping or hindering your business’s growth. A good tech stack allows easier automation of your business processes and integration with new technology. This is because the tech stack selected is specifically designed to work optimally for how your business operates.
Consider Future ERP Technology
Many ERP systems are built on older technology platforms that may not be able to keep up with the pace of future innovation. Industry trends predict that the cloud-based ERP market could reach $832.1 billion by 2025; this is the way of the future and any business not preparing for it will find itself at a disadvantage.
One of the most crucial elements we considered when selecting our tech stack was the expected innovations of future technology. The ERP system you choose will have a long-term impact on your business – hence why it’s essential to make sure that the ERP system you select today can easily integrate with new technologies tomorrow, next year, next decade, and beyond.
Our Tech Stack: What We Use At 10X ERP
Our company is all about simplifying and optimizing business processes through robust, intuitive, and flexible features to manage and automate all aspects of your business. Our ERP is designed to be as future-proof as current tech stacks provide. Let’s walk through it.
There were a few key considerations that went into the making of our tech stack.
- On the back-end, 10X ERP needed to be robust enough to support businesses of any size, yet flexible enough to allow it to take advantage of future tech innovations.
- On the front-end, we wanted to optimize time on tasks while providing a simple and familiar interface users expect from modern apps.
- We also needed our stack to be highly scalable yet customizable, allowing our customers to scale quickly while also continuously optimizing their processes.
For our ERP to function optimally and satisfy every client’s specific needs, our back-end technology requires a great deal of flexibility while providing the robustness needed to run a business. The following combination gives us a stable and scalable foundation that can easily be optimized for each client’s unique requirements:
- Symfony is what we use for complex web application development. It’s an open-source PHP framework with MVC architecture, and software developers are obsessed with its immense capabilities.
- PostgreSQL is considered the front runner in modern and advanced database tech. As ERP builders, our data is structured – so lots of transactions need to relate together, sophisticated queries are expected, and advanced reliability and disaster recovery are essential. PostgreSQL covers it all and more.
It’s modern, flexible, and open-source, which is why most businesses adore it for client-facing development. It also allows developers to optimize user experience quickly and in a way that end-users are very familiar with, given the prevalence of other modern apps that utilize React.
Selecting an ERP system built on a modern platform helps future-proof your business and ensure that you can take advantage of new technologies as they become available. At 10X ERP, we’ve built a platform focused on the future to help your business stay ahead of the curve. Take a look at why we think we’re the best ERP for wholesale distributors, and how we can launch your company into the future.