There’s something strangely appealing about trying to make enterprise software not universally despised. I guess I believe in a utopian vision where enterprise software is useful, usable, and (gasp!) enjoyable.
– Rian van der Merwe in a great post about Enterprise UX.
I came across this article a while back and it really hits home for me. There’s no doubt about it. Enterprise UX sucks mainly because it’s practically impossible for enterprise developers, who are usually under extreme pressure, to prioritize sexy screens and fast page load times. The result is a terrible user experience and dissatisfied users.
Similarly, blindly following the latest paradigm like mobile first also leads to a terrible user experience e.g. Windows 8 on a desktop computer.
Prioritize how people use applications
That’s exactly at the core of what we do – People First Design. Customers use frevvo to create enterprise applications like Employee On-Boarding and Purchase Requisitions. The designer is typically not a professional developer but a business engineer. For our product, that means:
Let the business engineers design forms and flows to meet business requirements. We’ll take care of providing the natural user experience everywhere.
Great looking, highly usable enterprise applications don’t have to take too long and cost too much. It’s not easy to do (even Amazon and Google don’t always get it right in spite of their vast resources). We’ve invested tons of effort in this area. From the obvious things like responsive layouts and mobile aware controls to a host of smaller details like slightly bigger buttons/controls that are much more usable on touch screens and decorators that provide extra quality, we’ve done the work to make sure that your users will get a beautiful and enjoyable UX.
We’ll continue to invest more so you don’t have to worry about it. We’d love to hear from you. Contact us for more information.