Whenever you think of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring, the One Ring, the hobbits, a dwarf, an elf, a man, and a wizard instantly come to mind. In this story, defeating Sauron is the goal. In the business world, a project or task is the goal. Often, a company will assemble their own fellowship to get the job done, and, often, the task is put upon by a combination software. Big software, like SAP, is often tasked with carrying out the information – you can think of it like Frodo Baggins. While SAP is large and able to hold and carry through large amounts of information, it may also need a support team – Pippin, Samwise, and Meri. Sometimes this support is needed by an outside software that SAP does not normally interact with – Gimli, Legolas, and Boromir and, for a time, until the new update from Windows 8 to Windows 10 – Aragorn. But how do these programs know how to interact with each other? Gandalf the Grey.

Credo identifies itself as more of a Gandalf. We do not make, or carry, the One Widget or the One Ring. Rather, we introduce the programs needed and make the connection between them. In business, and in manufacturing in particular, one program can store a work order needed, another can store a worker’s time, another can record the time for a job, and so on. As a manager, you may need all of the information to write a report or just run a business day to day. The problem? You tend to run around to put all of the information together yourself. This can lead to delays, scheduling conflicts, and other headaches. The solution? Credo can create a program to collect, record, and report all of these tasks for you. The hobbits, the dwarf, the elf, and the man do not communicate with each other, nor would they normally have opportunity to interact with each other. That is why they must be brought together, in the first place, by the wizard.

The common question for Credo is why not create the One Widget to rule them all yourself? The answer, simply, is that several “One Widgets” already exist. They work well and are integrated in day-to-day use. Instead, Credo works more behind the scenes to help businesses utilize their day-to-day programs. Gandalf is seen as a great piece to the Fellowship, although he does not carry the ring himself. At Credo, we strive to be a great asset to our clients by automating connections and tasks to help our clients finish their projects and tasks.

Finding yourself at the beginning of a daunting task without a fellowship? Contact Credo to make connections and guide your fellowship.