The Evolution Of ZUI:
ZUI started life as a much needed answer to a common industry question -
How do I get my business users really using the system?
- Within the enterprise software vendors’ installed bases it is a commonly recognized phenomenon that the systems often suffer from:
- Significant need for training
- Low user adoption
- Poor user adherence to industry best practices
ZUI traced the cause of this phenomenon – classically it is the fact that large enterprise systems are fantastic at business logic. They create the stable core from which to manage data via a comprehensive user interface (UI). However, in order to be comprehensive, they have had to adopt a very data centric approach. This approach, although practical from a programming perspective, often creates issues for the people using the system.
What ZUI found is most enterprise software vendors push data structure and logic out to the user via the UI. In turn, this causes a substantial learning curve for a new user and leaves no room for the human factor in a business process.
In addition, the team recognized that a significant proportion of their customers were being forced down the expensive and time consuming path of upgrading their system or engaging in a large custom development project for only a marginal gain in functionality.
ZUI – The Solution
- What our team recognized is that by reversing the approach and putting the user and their day to day actions to the forefront of a user interface design project, you stand to achieve:
- Significantly higher user adoption rates
- Minimize the risk of potential project failure
- Improved user motivation and efficiencies
Enter ZUI, a joint venture established to bring together the best of the necessary talents to address UI usability based on stable business logic.
Our team leverages the innovative design skills of Tangent
and the system knowledge from the "go-to" SAP Specialists, De Villiers Walton
to create the most radically intuitive interfaces, within the shortest possible timeframe and the minimum of modifications required to existing system infrastructure.