BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Amadeus Consulting (http://www.amadeusconsulting.com/), a custom software development firm, today announced the availability of its business impact software framework, ID-GEM (http://www.amadeusconsulting.com/idgem), for companies looking to develop beacon technology software applications in small, medium or enterprise-scale markets like retail, sporting venues, airports, public transportation and universities. Often, with leading-edge technologies, organizations have difficulty aligning business value and project objectives early in the software development process, especially as those technologies mature and markets are reshaped. Project managers will then encounter the "planning gap" that occurs when development teams jump straight into the "features and functions" phase of development. ID-GEM is a framework designed to facilitate communication between the development team and business stakeholders to avoid this gap.
"Beacon technology and IoT applications have the possibility to really transform the way we interact with the world around us," said Lisa Calkins, co-founder and CEO of Amadeus Consulting. "We've seen the tendency for project leaders implementing these new technologies to want to jump straight into the features and functions phase of the application development, but it is vitally important – perhaps even more so with emerging technology – to define the business value before beginning the dev process. We've brought ID-GEM to the table as a complimentary framework for asking the right questions and facilitating communication between the tech and business stakeholders."
Beacon technology is a tool for organizations to capitalize on the ubiquity of mobile devices. The connected nature of consumers and the public at-large has enabled the continued development of next-generation Internet of Things (IoT) applications, like beacon technologies, that incorporate geolocation, big data, predictive analytics and advanced cybersecurity protocols.
Beacon's adoption has been steadily increasing, but initial growth hasn't always lived up to the initial expectations. Predictions for beacon penetration are high, but in order to deliver, beacon technology needs to evolve past the app. Companies are moving past the dependence on smartphones and apps and have put the beacon directly in the consumer's hands coupled with other sensors. This move removes the reliance on the consumer's smart phone and software, but still leverages the beacon's unique local capabilities.
These fluctuations and changes are all the more reason why a planning step, time for ideation, and consideration of business value are important in planning a beacon project.
ID-GEM is available now at no charge through a "Process-as-a-Service" model from a hosted web service. The service is initiated via a short questionnaire that matches ID-GEM process guidelines with organizational objectives, values and application-type characteristics. Once the questionnaire is completed, a customized PDF of the ID-GEM Framework is created and delivered to the end-user. ID-GEM then serves as a repeatable process for organizations to use in each and every software project planning process.
For a free download of ID-GEM please visit: (http://www.amadeusconsulting.com/idgem)
About Amadeus Consulting
Amadeus Consulting (www.amadeusconsulting.com) is an award-winning software development firm specializing in custom-creating mobile, web, desktop, and enterprise applications. For over 20 years, it has helped a national roster of Fortune 500 enterprises and funded entrepreneurs transform business ideas into tangible software assets. Amadeus plans and builds applications with a focus on maximizing business value for the client, delivering projects with top-line value for both the short and long-term. Amadeus is an expert at building leading-edge software, including IoT, wearables and beacon technologies that help organizations gain a competitive advantage and win in the market. Through its blend of strategic consulting and software development services, Amadeus customers are expertly guided from concept to working software that is delivered on time and within budget.
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