A digital nervous system sits at the heart of every business and is critical to every function. The ability to comprehend this nervous system is a key part of decision making at every level.
Software mapping is about bringing thousands of years of geographic mapping research to simplifying complex software. Shine a light on your digital nervous system to improve decision making and reduce risk.
REA Group was one of the earliest adopters of agile methodology and microservices architecture. Over the past decade this has lead to a highly complex architecture, managed by a highly distributed and autonomous workforce, a compounding challenge that makes delivery of end-to-end solutions difficult.
Introduced in 2018, Aplas is the central repository for software asset metadata within REA Group - across all Australian and Asian businesses. It is used as a key productivity tool to inform the executive and developers alike. It has allowed REA Group to stay agile while continuing to scale.
"Aplas is REA's key product to make sense of our microservices web. As the number of systems, integrations, teams and products increased our ability to understand our ecosystem decreased.
With Aplas we now can visualize our digital eco-system allowing us to make better decisions and effectively manage technology evolution.
Aplas has a flexibility that perfectly accommodates our metadata, allowing systems plotted on the map to carry valuable information. This information is used by delivery, business and product people alike."
Head of Architecture
Software literacy is extremely poor in today's business. While a few software architects do understand the nervous system of business, everyone else is left in the dark.
Aplas is designed to radically broaden the understanding of complex systems of software. Increasing both the software literacy of your employees and your businesses ability to compete in a digital world.
Software architecture cuts into many other concerns in business - risk, cost, lifecycle and program management must all be considered.
Aplas provides powerful data-driven styling to present anything on your organizations software map. The possibilities are endless, with each style supporting your ability to tell a compelling story.
Don't let cross project impacts cause cost and schedule blowouts. Ensure all stakeholders are on the same page through project views.
Remove the fog across your software assets to gain visibility into costs and make informed budget decisions.