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Vertical Application Basics

The term vertical application is used with respect to software development which means, the modern applications and software are developed and built according to the requirement of users which helps in achieving precise functionalities and goals & mostly deals with unique features and characteristics. These applications are ordered with customization. Recent data analytics and crypto currency related applications required by the company are examples of vertical applications. These vertical applications generally shore up the business and / or organization in diverse industrial units such as sales, inventory marketing, management, etc. Vertical applications are customized applications and are intended for are mostly intended for explicit users or for specific forte, contrasting horizontal applications that are shaped with a broader audience in mind like Uber, Oyo apps etc.

It becomes hard to understand and categorize the vertical applications if anyone is not exclusively skilled to differentiate the various types of application. Here the applications mend to consumer specific and the consumers are also limited. Development of such trending type of applications is quiet hard for new workforce to learn.

Some common examples of such type of applications are: enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM). CRM Software used in various companies to analyze the data from a business perspective. They analyze about different customers and their history for improving business relationships with different customers, focusing on the sales and business growth and how to deal with diverse customers efficiently. Again, ERP applications, abbreviated as Enterprise Resource Planning applications are the collective system with customized features implemented by organizations to merge, categorize and preserve the necessary data for performing different operations. ERP systems amalgamate any organization’s primary operations that include industrialized development, delivery of product and its estimation, financial calculations, human resources as well as customer relation analysis features into one application, as different sub components.

Modern applications are developed containing AI (Artificial Intelligence) which is embedded with features to capture the body motion and convert it into melody (or music). These applications are specifically developed as research purpose or as a part of musical group. Such types of applications are sub categories of Vertical applications.

Another perfect example of vertical application is the “The Health Care and Life Science Interest” Group which was set up in the year 2005 for exploring the need of different streams of Semantic Web technologies, for subject area such as patient care management, drug discovery, mutation system etc. Vertical applications are complicated than normal applications and mostly uses large systems and hardware support along with enormous processing power. Most of them provide distributed computing support as well. They are mostly developed for industry needs and mostly comes with GUI (Graphical User Interface) features.

Developing such types of application generally follows the Agile methodology of software development. Because Agile is not only a process or methodology to develop customer centric applications, its more kind of integrated understanding for different component, their individual requirement within an organization.

Since Data Analysis, cloud, DevOps, Software project Management are part of Agile methodology, we will discuss about it in the following series.

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