What is a 'Frankenstack'?
The result of bolting an assortment of software and technologies together.
Not fully-integrated in terms of functionality & intelligence.
Not working in harmony. No 2-way sync
... 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
A result of recruitment vendors that either acquire businesses or stitch existing solution to create hybrid stacks.
THE PLATFORM PLAY
Typical examples are applications like Force.com or Microsoft Dynamics which rely on partners to deliver services.
BUILD YOUR OWN
A custom developed hodgepodge of hardware and software cobbled together to support evolving business needs over time.
Why the ‘Frankenstack’ terrorizes your path to growth
💀 Integration & customization nightmares.
💀 No dovetailing contract end dates. Uh-oh, you’re trapped.
💀 Excel hell. No 2-way sync means spreadsheets, and more spreadsheets.
Disconnected, fragmented data means that a lot of data entry, manual compilation, and spreadsheet wrangling needs to be done in order to get to the ‘big picture’.
💀 Negotiation horrors.
💀 Death by invoices. A eulogy to budgeting & ROI.
💀 Vanishing vendors. Enter the ‘Vendor Blame Game’.
💀 Privacy issues creeping up on you.
Every additional tool that contains data will require additional work when data audits for GDPR and rights to be forgotten are requested.
💀 Training, support and upgrade woes.
Different vendors means separate training arrangements, separate support portals and keeping up with multiple release cycles.