Software opportunities for Automotive companies
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Technological opportunities in the automotive industry
In the automotive industry, there are so many moving parts — literally and figuratively. A smorgasbord of different vendors and service providers, manufacturers, engineers, designers, repairmen. The list is endless. This complex environment is ripe for technological disruption. While the public eye is focused on self-driving cars, the most interesting transformations are happening under the hood of the whole industry. Automotive companies are racing to adopt new technologies before the competition does. In the near future, the fate of industry incumbents will depend on how well they handle the marriage of automotive and IT.
With so much at stake, it’s good to be careful about launching new tech initiatives. Tech gives your organizations new tools and opportunities, but your workforce needs to be ready for it. Technology rollouts should be accompanied by thoughtful informational and educational campaigns to ensure swift adoption. There’s also a lot to consider while planning and prototyping new tech. In an industry riddled with standards and regulations, your digital infrastructure has to be pristine and compliant. The best way to ensure this is to work with proven software providers that have a track record of successful implementations.
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With this application, car shop owners can anonymously share data, identify trends, and compare their business to the local, regional, and country-wide averages. The idea for this project was born through several decades of market analysis. We coded the idea into reality for the web, Android and iOS.
Common types of software for automotive companies
The automotive industry has a lot of layers, populated with a wide variety of companies. Software use cases are usually quite complex in this industry because of the rich ecosystem, demanding compliance requirements, and large amount of risk factors.
Whether it’s manufacturing, sales, operations or repairs, software is populating all areas of the automotive industry, including:
- Business management: ERP, document and data management, HR, business intelligence, fleet management, tracking and monitoring,
- Production and asset management: monitoring, prediction, lifecycle management, inventory management, transportation, logistics, supply chain management,
- Customer management: CRM, ecommerce, customer analytics, inventory, reporting,
- Repairs: diagnostics, vehicle documentation, spare part inventory.
Out-of-the-box, or custom software?
One of the big considerations that automotive companies have is whether to build proprietary custom software, or rely on ready-made software platforms. Make no mistake, both options require software developers, albeit the second option might need less work hours. Even with out-of-the-box software, it has to be integrated with your existing digital infrastructure.
As it happens in most large-scale enterprises, the choice usually lands somewhere in between — some custom software, and some solutions, combined into one comprehensive system.
The highest priority, highest risk, mission-critical components are almost always custom-built, like self-driving systems, telematic systems, production management suites, or automation of key business operations. Lower-risk components, like CRMs, accounting software, some ERPs, data management or monitoring systems, are usually bought from third-party providers.
Software development challenges in automotive companies
No single system could encompass all the needs of automotive companies, especially when it comes to building modern vehicles that contain multiple complex software systems.
The risk here is that the more tools and technologies are involved in a project, the more potential points of failure. Failure in this industry can have tragic consequences, so mission-critical software has to be bug-proof, maintainable, easy to upgrade and built with utmost attention to detail.
Another challenge is finding software providers that understand the specific nature of the industry. Software has to be built in accordance with industry standards and design patterns, and optimized for the right type of users.
The role of software in the automotive industry is still evolving. Digital transformation is rampant and it’s far from being over – in fact, it’s only getting started. Companies that come out on top of this transformation will become stronger, and more optimized than ever.
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My name is Michał, I'm a Co-founder of Angry Nerds. It’s great to see you here! Over the years, we’ve been working on hundreds of innovative software projects across all major industries. In our work, we combine a unique technological approach with a deep understanding of business. Our team is eager to turn your ideas into successful digital solutions.