What's New in Version 1.52 (Ricardo)

“Nothing contributes so much to the prosperity and happiness of a country as high profits.”

David Ricardo
(1772 - 1823)

David Ricardo was a British political economist who is famous for his theories on comparative advantage, the principle of economic specialization, and the law of diminishing returns. Ricardo’s most important work is “On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation” which he published in 1817. It is considered one of the most important contributions to economic thought because it laid down the foundations for classical economics that were later used.

Comparative advantage is important for understanding the benefits of trade. Countries with comparative advantages will export more of their goods than other countries at a lower cost, which makes them more competitive in the global market. In today's digital economy, your software is your competitive advantage. At Pelcro, we understand that our solution should provide a framework for building a world-class software, so you can respond faster to customer needs, and adapt to a constantly changing market.

The namesake for this release comes from a sizeable amount of new features which are purely developed to maximize the potential of your products and services to your audience, at no added cost. So without further ado, let’s dive right in.

What's New in Version 1.51 (Fayol)

“To manage is to forecast and plan, to organize, to command, to coordinate and to control. To foresee and plan means examining the future and drawing up the plan of action.”

Henry Fayol
(1841 - 1925)

To assess the effectiveness of your operations and strategize for growth, there has to be a core understanding of efficiency that is embedded in your business thought process. Fayol understood the importance of how diligent delegation and managerial skills were crucial to his success, and on a larger scale the success of projects associated with him. He further developed the idea that it's not just managerial skills, it's administrative functions, because skills alone are meaningless if they are not supplemented with the appropriate tools and channels to flourish. During the start of his career as a French mining director, Fayol spent his time supervising on-ground workers, understanding their day-to-day and how they conduct even their mundane tasks. As he began observing each and every employee, he started collecting insights on how to improve not only their jobs, but his, and everyone else in his position. He then went on to write about his 14 Principles of Management, which are still considered a good reference for organizational structure today.

To improve the platform with Fayol's perspective in mind, we decided to focus a bulk of our new features this release on operational management. Specifically, how to shave off minutes in your day by simplifying the process of conducting certain tasks via the platform. The goal is to create a seamless experience that not only caters to your business needs, but also exceeds them. We aimed to do this is through a variety of ways, from enhancing our reports further, to streamlining simple administrative tasks, which we'll go through in details below, because efficiency is everything in the digitized world we live in.

So without further ado, let’s introduce Release v1.51 "Fayol".

What's New in Version 1.5 (Say)

“Supply creates its own demand”

Jean Baptiste Say
(1767 - 1832)

As businesses evolve through an everchanging economic climate, operations and offerings must adapt to the demands of customers. In the world of economic evolution, a business wants to offer the best possible features to its customers to promote loyalty and healthy competition within the market. A way of promoting this sense is ensuring that you are not only catering to the needs of the customer but also exceeding them. This can be done by easing the process for you and your customers with convenient solutions to track and proceed with payments.

Jean Baptiste Say understood the importance of catering to the needs of those that keep your business alive. A true economist, Say dedicated a majority of his work to documenting the importance of effective selling values and how this affects the purchasing power of the market. He formulated a law of markets and wrote a book titled "A Treatise On Political Economy", which was published in 1803. Given that our current release is centered around promoting payment ease for our clients, it only made sense to fashion it after him.

So without further ado, let’s introduce Release v1.5 "Say".

What's New in Version 1.49 (Pythagoras)

“Numbers have a way of taking a man by the hand and leading him down the path of reason.”

(570 BC - 495 BC)

Your data can be the wellspring of brilliant insights and empowering analytics, both of which will enable you to understand your users better. However, to reach that level of understanding and to be able to make decisions based on tangible proof and statistics, you need to collect, analyze, and manage your data effectively, and these are all things the great philosopher Pythagoras excelled at.

Pythagoras dedicated his life to furthering the field of mathematics. On that journey, he improved his findings by analyzing the data in front of him. Thanks to his rigorous process, Pythagoras was able to come up with the theory of functional significance of numbers in the objective world and in music. Better yet, his contributions are so wide and vast that many of them impact our lives till this day: Who doesn’t remember learning the Pythagorean theorem to calculate the length of the hypotenuse of a right angled triangle?

So without further ado, let’s introduce Release v1.49 Pythagoras.

What's New in Version 1.48 (Knight)

“On the whole we commend the works of man for their goodness, and the works of nature for their beauty”

Helen Knight
(1899 - 1984)

There are many data sets in the world, but not every data set is complete. Our v1.48 release pertains to the backend, is purely API driven, and is a direct result of improving our information architecture. With this release, we’re laying the foundation for a more user-friendly process of data collection, one that will be so much more than just an API, and builds further to support upcoming projects and collaborations. Our team is excited about this release use it explores analytic aesthetics from a backend perspective, which was the philosophy of our namesake, Helen Knight.

Once Knight became a member of the Aristotelian Society in 1922, Knight served on its Executive Committee for several terms. Occasionally, she would publish papers on aesthetics at Cambridge, relating to topics about the mind and philosophy, among others. Reflecting on her professional life, she addressed the Aristotelian Society talking about the Women's Graduate Club in Cambridge. Judging by the caliber of co-presenters, discussants, and commentators of her papers at various meetings and conferences, her work was admired and revered in her field.

Let's dive right into the nitty gritty

What's New in Version 1.47 (Eliot)

“What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?”

George Eliot
(1819 - 1880)

George Eliot was the pen name of Mary Ann Evans, a 19th century well-known English novelist. She is one of the most famous female writers in Western literature who is known for her great insight into the human mind. Her works are still popular today and are considered part of the canon of great literature.

Eliot's work is characterized by realism and psychological insight, two of the cornerstone elements of great user experience, which is and will always be one of the most important aspects of any product.

It's no news that our feature development is constantly driven by the way the user feels about using all of our components and services, and with this release, we're focusing on a number of elements which cater to our information architecture. It's critical that we're creating an appropriate design for our audience not just on a visual level, but ensuring that information users want is placed with an effective data-driven interface that will be easy for them to navigate through.

Let's take a look at some of our important updates which are included in our v1.47 release:

What's New in Version 1.46 (Locke)

The only defense against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.”

John Locke
(1632 - 1704)

John Locke is often regarded as one of the most influential philosophers of the early modern period. He asserted that the mind was a tabula rasa, or "blank slate," upon which sensory input left impressions. His theory of knowledge is called empiricism, which states that all knowledge comes from experience.

Locke is the father of knowledge management. Knowledge management has become a very important endeavor for businesses, because it helps companies deal with the ever-growing amount of information that they have to manage every day. Information is typically paired with data (which is the new gold) and it will only continue to be more valuable as time goes on. That's why at Pelcro we are driven to find new ways to extract, structure, and provide insights from the abundance of data, so your business can figure out what is the best strategy for targeting potential customers.

Let's take a look at some of our important updates, themed around enhancing your data insights and more, which are included in our v1.46 release:

What's New in Version 1.45 (Derrida)

What cannot be said, above all, must not be silenced, but written.”

(1930 - 2004)

Jacques Derrida, one of the most prolific Algerian-French philosophers of the twentieth century, is celebrated as the cornerstone of deconstruction, an approach meant for understanding how something was created by breaking it down into smaller parts or ideas. Through analyzing these ideas, what they imply, how they work together, and how opposite ones interact, we realize that the overall object's purpose can have more than one meaning. The closer we look at an object, the more we find about how it works. Two opposites like "good" and "bad" are not different things. They only make sense when compared to each other.

In this respect, we believe that good product design is critical upon deconstructing the relationship between how its' smaller bits and pieces work together. With each new update, product harmony is a perpetual element of our process from inception to completion. Ultimately, this allows us to help your business capture value from usability, pleasure from appearance design, satisfaction from delivered quality, and truly make your customer experience exceptional.

Let's take a look at some of our important updates, themed around enhancing your visual communication and more, which are included in our v1.45 release:

What's New in Version 1.44 (Plato)

The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant.”

(BC 428-7 - 348-7 BC)

Plato is one of those historical icons who seldom needs an introduction. He was (and remains), by all measures, one of the most influential philosophers and writers in ancient Greece. The questions he raised at his time were so profound and richly provocative to an extent that transformed the intellectual currents of his time, and continued to influence educated readers of nearly every period after. The founder of the Platonist school did a lot to change the way we think about the world, but perhaps one of his most influential contributions was the Theory of Forms: Abstract, perfect, unchanging concepts or ideals that transcend time and space.

Plato drives us to connect with the world around us, while seeking to be part of something higher. In that sense, while our primary motif is to build value-centric solutions, we build those solutions with a uniqueness in the way they work which satisfies criteria that go well beyond the functional and into the psychological and aesthetics of how they are designed. We ultimately seek to enable your business to connect your audience, customers, partners, and systems in a way that is both pleasent and productive.

Without further ado, we’re excited to unveil our latest and greatest release, rich with innovations that helps you thrive in a digital-first world:

What's New in Version 1.43 (Protagoras)

Man is the measure of all things.”

(BC 490 - BC 420)

Protagoras was a man that often found himself questioning truth, a pre-socratic philosopher whom Plato credits with inventing the role of a professional sophist. Many great philosophers built on his work, resulting in the literary expansion on the idea of how man is the source of truth for measuring all things.

Influenced by Protagoras’s contemplations, we understand that usability is ultimately not about technology; it’s about people, and how they understand and use things. It’s the fine line that defines the difference between making a simple product and making a product simple. That’s exactly why we constantly set out our interface to capitalize on tweaks and enhancements -little or large as they may be- with a user-centered experience in mind. We believe that this is the defining metric for usability and the indisputable single source of truth for value creation.

Let’s take a look at some of our v1.43 updates: