A “platform” is a powerful type of ecosystem, typically created and owned by a single business or entity, but deliberately designed to attract the active participation of large numbers of other actors. It could also be seen as “a technical and organizational context in which a community can interact to achieve a specific purpose.” 
The main issue, that there is no off-the-shelves ready to use “business platform” for your particular business. You have to create your own. In order to help you build yours, we introduced the Minimum Viable Enterprise Platform and propose some architecture and technology hints to build it. 

The Minimum Enterprise Viable Platform

Platform Projects I Made (co-creation)

These are the recent platforms I co-created with others:

Some recent articles I wrote on platform (in French):

Recommended Resources (English)

Interesting documents to read:

Dedicated web sites on the subject:

Example of platforms:

Recommended Resources (French)

  • "Des startups d’état à l’état plateforme" by Pierre Pezziardi et Henri Verdier.