When we look at the future of business software, we see that multi-cloud strategies are gaining popularity. In just a few years we have come to rely on many hybrid cloud solutions. By using the cloud, business applications can provide a high level of service at a lower cost. At the same time, execution time is a lot faster than ever been.
Enterprise tools for developers have never been more affordable. The companies creating the tools are now providing many of their tools through membership sites. As a result, it is possible for them to charge users according to the usage instead of a high flat rate.
It was common for businesses to contract or hire programmers to create software scratch. The trend is to use a well-established framework to implement everyday business tasks. Taking this approach usually, results in a more stable product. The end product is completed faster; is easier to maintain and costs a fraction of an entirely custom solution.
Many of these frameworks are simple to customize even for people that are not so technically savvy. One of the first were platforms such as WordPress. WordPress allowed ordinary people to create good looking pages without having to know HTML. Now there are many platforms available for all types of solutions. These range from common to specialized.
It does look like that much of business software has become very centralized, with many of us using the same tools. Still there room for innovation, whether it is by creating even better platforms, of by customizing the current ones with plugins or other methods.