What is a system?

LOGOS defines a system, blog post
Understanding computerized systems?

Are you tired of doing things the manual way? Have you tried getting a computerized system for your business but not yet realized value or didn’t get much out of it? Have you ever tried building a software for your business but been frustrated or disappointed? Here are some interesting observations LOGOS has made over the years.

The biggest myth (misconception) around software or computer systems is that; once bought, all our problems will go away only to realize that getting the tool to work becomes an even greater challenge. This is the number one reason why systems are not adding value to businesses. For this to make sense, let’s first define what a system is.

A system is a set of principles (procedures) according to which work is done. It’s an organized scheme (method) of different variables working together as a whole of an interconnecting network. The interesting thing about this definition is that; a system has nothing to do with computers. A system is character, a behavior and a way of life.

"A system is a set of principles (procedures) according to which work is done."

Thus, to build a successful computerized system, there must already be in place an organized manual way of getting work done. This is the heart for any system to work, when we look at the way our businesses are run, is there organization, are there solid mechanisms through which work is done? A system can either be A:

  • Desktop Application - Installed on one machine and can only be accessed there.
  • Web Application - Hosted in the cloud and can only be accessed through a web browser.
  • Mobile Application – Installed on only a smart phone and accessed there.

Out of the above options, web applications are the most useful and relevant to businesses. This is where you should start. To do this right, you will have to describe what you do and detail every process, the application will be developed from the steps and procedures you have laid down. You need to work alongside an expert like LOGOS to do this right. Let’s get you there in a safe, guaranteed and cost-effective way.

How do you decide whether to build an application from scratch or search around till you find one which will work for you? LOGOS conducts regular experiential workshops open to the public where you can get all this information and more. You can discuss with our experts, learn and share with others and get free product demos designed to meet your business needs. Don’t hesitate to reach or register for our workshops.