Crowd App Studio
Faster Application Solutions
Crowd App Studio is a comprehensive and true no-code development platform that enables rapid creation and iteration of enterprise-class applications and intelligent microservices using a drag-and-drop rules-based visual builder. It reduces development down to a three-stage model that automates and drastically accelerates the development processes to deliver market-ready apps at unprecedented speed.
Improve IT Productivity
Your business can increase productivity and innovation with Crowd Machine’s microservice-driven architecture that automates the rapid creation and delivery of functional components and sophisticated applications. Your IT department is able to quickly construct smart services and complete applications in a visual environment, making solutions easy to construct and iterate, quick to test, and ready to be deployed, when and where you need them.
The Crowd Machine platform offers extensive integration capabilities to securely integrate with existing enterprise databases and systems such as Oracle, SAP, Salesforce or Microsoft Dynamics. IT departments create Gadgets that connect to enterprise systems and execute integration logic using the Crowd App Studio rule engine to interact with external system processes and data. The platform can also leverage existing integration platforms such as MuleSoft, Informatica, or Dell Boomi.
All You Need For Rapid Application Delivery
BUSINESS APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM
Crowd App Studio provides everything you need to create enterprise-grade applications in far less time than with traditional application development methodologies. Where other companies are still collecting functional requirements the old-fashioned way, Crowd App Studio allows you to go straight to market with your new business applications today.
"Quickly turn your vision into a workable best-in-class app that fits your customer focused needs"
What Is Crowd App Studio?
Crowd App Studio is a comprehensive platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and a true no-code development platform that enables the rapid creation and iteration of enterprise-class applications and intelligent microservices, using a drag-and-drop rules-based visual builder. It reduces the app creation development stages drastically and accelerates the development processes to deliver market-ready applications at unprecedented speed.
Using Crowd App Studio’s intuitive no-code development environment, your IT professionals are able to quickly construct highly functional components and smart microservices, known as Crowd Machine Gadgets or GO Gadgets. Your IT department is also able to extract and express functionality from your existing legacy systems and third party applications.
Combining Crowd App Studio and Crowd Machine GO allows better collaboration between IT Professionals and the business line, resulting in faster results and a more flexible, customized solution. Some of the more common components you’re able to construct include;
Integrate Your Systems
Crowd Machine gives you the tools to create the framework that helps your business integrate mission-critical systems – such as customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence applications (BI), payroll and human resource systems, and supply chain management (SCM). This ensures all data and information within the organization is stored correctly, accessible, and transmitted accurately when needed.
Build Your Gadgets
Crowd Machine Gadgets can virtually be anything you or business require, from stand-alone one-off components, through to intelligent microservices that communicate and learn off each other. You can even turn your current business applications and other third party software into Gadgets and combine them with other systems to create applications that do exactly what you need them to do.
Assemble Your Solutions
Crowd Machine gives your business line the tools needed to rapidly construct highly capable and IT compliant solutions, without any prior knowledge in programming or development. Now you’re able to facilitate new views of business-critical information, and create new, smarter processes, and find better outcomes all from within a user-friendly, easy to understand, drag-and-drop builder.
"If you can only have one platform for your business, this is the one you need"
Integrate with Everything
Crowd Machine platform offers extensive integration capabilities to securely integrate to your existing enterprise databases and systems, like Oracle, SAP, Salesforce or Microsoft Dynamics. IT departments can create Gadgets that connect to enterprise systems and then execute integration logic using the Crowd App Studio rule engine to retrieve and update data stored in these systems through various connections: OData, RESTful, SOAP, Web Service and XML-based. The platform provides extensive integration with on-premise and external solutions using an integration server or an API endpoint connection. The integration server enables quick and easy connection to enterprise databases and systems to exchange data, including OData support. The endpoint communication runs on SSL and is encrypted using the industry-standard AES256/SHA-256 cryptographic hash functions. Depending on the type of integration required, a further level of encryption can be applied using hashing algorithms. For integration with systems such as Salesforce, the Crowd App Studio can consume a WSDL to expose methods that can be used to generate requests to retrieve and update data. GO Gadgets connected to existing data and services can be integrated sets of smart services with highly functional components, intelligent and aware units of capability, or complete business applications.
Crowd Machine is compliant with a number of standard protocols to ensure that user, device and service provider authentication requirements are challenged according to security standards. Each tier of the Crowd Machine product employs independent security mechanisms, including multiple levels of firewalls and standard industry intrusion detection and prevention mechanisms. The Crowd Machine infrastructure is SOC Type I, II & III, and HIPAA compliant.
At its core, the platform servers are housed in a secure isolated cloud-based host with no direct access. The platform database contains application definitions and application data in siloed schemas with separate access permissions. This means that an organization’s applications, definitions, user directories, etc are siloed and that a custom security model can be created from within the Crowd App Studio to control access. A hierarchical security model similar to Active Directory can be defined to control user access within an organization. Extra layers of rule-based security can be applied below this to enable granular control over user access. This approach provides flexibility for application functionality that has been created in Crowd App Studio, as business logic can be used to determine access to Patterns (and hence data) within applications. Authentication is achieved through a custom security model which is defined. The authentication is implemented using a standard username and password model, or via integration with an external SAML2 provider, which is uniquely linked to a given profile. The model includes an administrator configurable password policy, which can be strengthened as needed (e.g. increase the frequency of password changes). Once a given profile has been authenticated, the profile is authorized to access a limited set of resources on the Network (e.g. Patterns), based on the custom security model. Authorization is achieved using OAUTH2 which governs the issuing of tokens for a given profile and then subsequently used to approve requests to access specific resources.
“Crowd Machine has notably improved our systems, particularly with its ease of reporting and meeting compliance requirements, as well as the ability to scale and customize.”
The Old VS The New
Traditional 8-Stage Development
Crowd Machine 3-Stage Development
"Finally, a unified cloud platform with everything your business needs for rapid and continuous digital transformation"
Why Crowd App Studio?
No matter the task at hand, Crowd Machine gives you the tools needed to rapidly build new, innovative, and custom business experiences, while easily integrating and extending with your current systems.
Crowd Machine replaces the need to understand and use complicated database and integration jargon, as well as multiple coding languages, with drag-and-drop functionality and natural language-based rules. By also providing the underlying infrastructure of the platform, Crowd Machine allows you to focus on the requirements of your business processes, saving you valuable time and money.
Crowd Machine gives you the tools to create the framework that helps your business integrate mission-critical systems – such as customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning software (ERP), business intelligence applications (BI), payroll and human resource systems, and supply chain management (SCM). This ensures that all data and information within the organization is stored correctly, is accessible yet secure, and is transmitted accurately when called upon.
Crowd Machine enables your enterprise to integrate all of the people, apps, and data across all the systems used on a daily basis. Crowd Machine synchronizes data and applications to automate and streamline business processes, delivering real-time data visualization, enabling your business to make better decisions before the competition can respond.
The Crowd App Studio allows you to create stunning looking pages that can be modified at runtime to meet any user experience requirement.
Crowd Machine is the fastest way to create apps for the blockchain. Crowd App Studio is blockchain agnostic and designed to allow you to quickly create apps that use smart contracts whenever required.
Crowd Machine makes deploying your apps easy. Simply choose which components of your app you want to release and let the Crowd App Studio do the rest.
"The Crowd Machine platform is the fastest, easiest way, to self-assemble smarter business solutions"
The Right Platform For The Job
Crowd Machine’s extensive capabilities include;
- Preserve legacy stability, while adding agility and functionality with tailored applications that can automate and simplify your daily workload.
- Highly scalable applications that can meet the needs and requirements of any business.
- Create new intelligent services and applications that reduce overall business costs and lower time and efforts required to manage particular systems.
- Adapt to any technology or process and remove your dependence on siloed applications, data silos, and other outdated and inefficient technologies.
- Better control and connection of your business. With Crowd Machine, your entire network of systems and applications, from general data and information to aspects relating to customers and employees, can be managed and controlled from within Crowd Machine.
Learn more about Crowd Machine’s powerful enterprise-grade application development platform by scheduling a time to chat with one of our friendly representatives, and seeing how Crowd Machine can benefit your business.