Drag and Drop versus Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) and Model-View-Controller (MVC)

I recently saw a blog post by a competitor criticizing our platform due to the lack of the ability to add fields to forms using drag and drop. I’m not going to reciprocate and criticize their platform, as I’m sure it’s a fine solution for some organizations (plus, I do…


I get into many conversations with businesses, and one term that always comes up is the ever-ominous CRM. Every business needs one, yet the CRM concept is a deadly one because it’s open to so much interpretation. Take for example the “C,” in CRM; it can mean “Client,” “Constituent,” and…


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How can you trust anybody nowadays? Seriously.

In every facet of our lives, everything comes down to trust. And in business, for you and your clients, trust is everything.

As cloud computing has increased in recent years, so has the need to make sure your information is secure and isn’t just floating into the wrong hands. …


Eliminate fake roles with attribute-based access control (ABAC)

I’ve noticed a trend. When we receive Requests for Information (RFIs) and Requests for Proposals (RPFs), everyone is asking about Role-Based Access (RBAC). Ironically, SmartSimple has been using RBAC since before the term even existed.


I was talking to a venture capitalist recently about the kinds of software companies that are attractive to investors. We agreed that people will not invest in the type of company that builds a custom software platform. There’s no future in that model.

Once you’ve customized your platform 10 different…

Michael Reid

Since co-founding SmartSimple, I’ve learned software is biographical. So, I’m divulging my thoughts on what technology is, how it works, and why it matters.

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