Do We Need a Solution, Application or Platform?


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In this Research Note, we detail the differences between solutions, applications, and platforms. And we explore how organizations can determine when to buy each, either in combination or as a stand-alone purchase.


Today any developer worth their weight is going to develop using a modularized architecture. One way or another, these architectures can begin to be perceived as ‘platforms.’ This often leads technology providers to market their products and services as platforms when they are really applications or solutions sitting on a modularized platform architecture.

Research Note Details

Topic: Digital Business, Enterprise Architecture
Issue: How do organizations make the right architectural buying decisions?
Research Note Number: 2022-34
Length: 6 pages
File Size:  2 MB
File Type: Portable Document Format (PDF)
Language: English
Publisher: Aragon Research

Betsy Burton, VP of Research


Betsy Burton, VP of Research


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