Achieving meaningful enterprise systems agility has been an ongoing industry goal for many years. Some businesses have been more successful than others in achieving it. The ability to transform systems and processes involves multi-faceted tasks, not only technological changes, but also cultural and political change as well.
Packaged application vendors created products that could be configured to meet exact business requirements. Those packaged applications have been the solution staple for most modern enterprises for the past thirty years. For many, however, these packaged applications have become the limiting factor in providing agility to the business. In an effort to meet the evolutionary needs of the business in which they are deployed they’ve been heavily customized. Customization has occurred to such an extent that it is unviable to further customize them to meet the rate of change required by the business line. They continue to play a critical role in the enterprise but are quickly becoming expensive data repositories.
Delivering agility has once again become a function of application development. The world is currently awash with development projects focused on moving solutions to the Cloud, delivering new and exciting products and services to customers, and mobilization of the workforce. Leading this new development charge is an old concept, the Platform as a Service (PaaS). The vast majority of these PaaS low-code offerings go a long way to automating the development process but fall short on achieving true agility.
In most scenarios, enterprise applications have, to some extent, complexity associated with them. As their name implies, low-code development platforms require developers to write code to address the more complex aspects of a requirement. At this point in the development process, the enterprise is back in the traditional development paradigm which brings with it the many well documented and understood flaws in the model. Simply stated, the traditional development model has a very real impact upon an enterprises ability to achieve agility, and as such, introduces competitive risk.
The challenge is to create a platform that disrupts the model. What’s required is a no-code platform without limitation with respect to the level of application complexity that can be achieved. In removing the need to write code, such a platform also invariably empowers a greater demographic of creative expertise. This enables the enterprise to leverage a broader skill set and bring solutions much more rapidly in closer alignment with operational requirements.
At Crowd Machine, we created a no-code PaaS without limitation. It has been designed to deliver unprecedented agility to the enterprise. With Crowd Machine, modelling your solution requirements results in a functioning application. It can be used to rapidly create and modify sophisticated mission critical applications that are secure, scalable and robust at rates up to 10x faster than conventional development methods.