Why do I want a solutions architect, anyway?

What is a solutions architect?

Every good idea deserves the opportunity to become a great success. Moving from a concept to a commercially viable product can be a complex road to navigate to ensure it can handle growth and scale and fits in with your existing business and systems.

One of the pitfalls many encounters is they will hire a software development company and provide a brief idea of their concept and end up with a big bill and something that almost resembles what they were after. You get frustrated, the team you’re working with gets frustrated and overall it’s not an enjoyable experience for anyone.

At Asmorphic, we have been providing architecture advice and working with clients on their solutions for decades. We also understand that taking on an architect full-time can be both very expensive and time-consuming.

We want to help your business realise its vision and goals. We offer short-term engagements with you which can be as little as a few hours a week to get you going up to dedicated resources for larger projects.

Don’t skip this very important step when not planning properly can hurt your reputation, your scale, your growth and worst of all, your pocket. Contact our team to discuss your projects and needs and we will gladly see where we can help.

But don’t just take my word for it

Here are a few other opinions on software/solutions architecture. You’ll see that investing in architectural-level advice and planning can save money and remove uncertainty. The better laid out the plan, the better the outcome.

Careers Explorer – What does a solutions architect do?

Link: Careers Explorer – Solutions Architect

What is a Solution Architect?
A solution architect is responsible for designing and implementing solutions to complex business problems. They are typically hired by organizations to provide technical expertise and guidance in the development of software applications, systems, and other IT infrastructure. A solution architect must be knowledgeable in both technical and business aspects, and work closely with stakeholders to understand their requirements and constraints. They are responsible for defining the scope, identifying potential opportunities, and selecting appropriate technologies and platforms to achieve the desired outcomes.

Solution architects are also responsible for identifying and mitigating risks associated with the solution, as well as ensuring that the solution is scalable, secure, and maintainable over time. Solution architects play a critical role in ensuring that technology solutions are aligned with the organization’s strategic objectives and that they contribute to its overall success

Michael Page – The Role of Solutions Architect

Link: Solutions Architect

The Solutions Architect Role

The role of the Solutions Architect is invaluable for any organisation’s development teams.

They are tasked with a critical role in today’s digital economy: the design and implementation of solutions that enable companies to meet their business goals. This job requires expertise in technology, leadership skills, customer service and project management.

They also need to be able to articulate ideas in a way that others can easily understand them; strong communication skills are essential. It’s a rewarding role: Solutions Architects can gain new skills and experience while helping businesses meet their end goals.

The role of the Solutions Architect is invaluable for any organisation’s development teams.

LeanIX – Who is a solutions architect?

Link: Solutions Architect

The solution architect position evaluates all business requirements within an organization to come up with the technical vision to solve business problems.

Solutions architecture requires both technical and interpersonal skills to design, describe, and manage solutions. They evaluate the existing environment and examine how different elements of business, information, and technology can be applied to solve a specific problem.

They will also propose detailed building blocks that provide the best possible fix and serve as the bridge between enterprise architects and technical architects.

After solution architects have designed the correct solution, it’s their job to manage the various activities that are involved for a successful implementation.

enterprise architect vs solution architect vs technical architect

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