What is a 'Frankenstack'?
A mish-mash of different systems bolted together.
A 'tech stack' of poorly integrated tools. No 2-way sync between systems.
A monster that sucks away time & money ....and kills growth.
... a recruiter's worst nightmare.
5 tell-tale signs you have a 'Frankenstack'
5 or more different tools
& tech vendors
Your tools don't talk to each other
You're spending big on 'integration' & 'customization'
You don't know
the total cost
You're afraid of
your back office team
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This terrifying 'tech stack' monster manifests in 3 forms:
MARKETPLACE OR PARTNER-DRIVEN
Recruitment vendors that have either acquired businesses and hacked together different products...or clue: they sell big on 3rd party apps in their marketplace.
THE PLATFORM PLAY
Typical examples are applications like Force.com or Microsoft Dynamics. They rely heavily on partners to deliver services and the platform itself.
BUILD YOUR OWN
A custom built mess of hardware and software. Typically stitched together over a number of years by a small team of developers to support changing business needs.
How the ‘Frankenstack’ kills growth
💀 Integration & customization nightmares.
💀 Misaligned contract end dates. Uh-oh, you’re trapped.
💀 Excel hell. No 2-way sync means spreadsheets, and more spreadsheets.
Disconnected systems means you have data lurking across multiple tools. This equals data entry, manual reporting, and spreadsheet wrangling needs to be done in order to get the ‘big picture’.