One-size digital experience (DX) platforms are "back to the future" states Ian Truscott in CMSWire: -
"Monolithic stacks are appearing that think they will do to the marketing technology market what SAP did to ERP, as if out of this primordial soup of 8000 vendors one champion will rise."
This is as true of insurance and banking platforms as it is of marketing and media. In fact, Blockchain DX platforms could be even worse as the potential for what Truscott calls "Frankenstacks" are evolving right now.
"This fluidity in the market is driving innovation. So though it is perhaps safer from a career perspective to pick a monolith, you risk missing something. It wasn’t long ago that today’s monolith was a project in someone’s dorm room, or more precisely, a fraternity of dorm rooms. Which brings us to the fact that the monolith is not a single product. At times it's called a “frankenstack” — a basket of body parts that have been stitched together through acquisition, the argument being that the acquiring company can stitch together this monster better than you can."
Common sense dictates that you look at all the platforms relevant to your industry and choose a core DX platform with a good API architecture to integrate other platforms and best of breed apps.
These are key decisions facing every industry. You must avoid being an analogue leader and morphing into a digital Frankenstein
But that isn't true of the digital experience. Granted, there are some solid bits — we need a website (we’ve known that for a while), we need to publish to small screens and we can leverage a bit of data from what these devices can share — but some bits of this world are still squidgy and a bit hot, such as the debate about privacy, the rise and fall of social platforms, the adoption of channels by certain demographics, the kinds of content that are needed for different industries and buyers, the different customer journeys, the marketing objectives of your company. A list of variables that mean that one size really does not fit all.