Crowd Machine Overview
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
Results In Days, Not Months
BUSINESS APPS & RAPID APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
Crowd Machine is a full featured, cloud native, no-code platform for the rapid creation of sophisticated, market-ready enterprise-grade applications and highly functional components. Called “Crowd Machine Gadgets,” these components and microservices can be snapped together into custom, flexible, smart solutions that are capable of meeting any immediate business requirement and delivering continuous digital transformation to the enterprise.
Build tailor made solutions in a friendly drag-and-drop visual builder that comprise of charts, graphs, values, summaries, data entry, custom totals and findings, external URLs, databases, third party applications, and anything else your business needs to build a solution that works for you.
"Quickly turn your vision into a workable best-in-class app that fits your customer focused needs"
1. Integrate Your Systems
Crowd Machine Systems Integration
2. Build Your Gadgets
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;
3. Assemble Your Solutions
Crowd Machine GO
Crowd Machine GO Integrates and utilizes Crowd Machine Applications, Patterns, Activities, and Data Packages built within Crowd App Studio – referred to as Crowd Machine Gadgets or GO Gadgets. The Crowd Machine Gadgets can be virtually anything your business requires, from stand-alone components to intelligent microservices that communicate and learn off each other. Within Crowd App Studio, you’re even able to ‘wrap’ your current systems and third party applications and turn them into Crowd Machine Gadgets that are usable within Crowd Machine GO.
With Crowd Machine GO your business line is able to easily create, integrate, and update their own applications all while remaining compliant with company and IT policies, and security protocols – delivering real-time data visualization and insights for better productivity and business decisions.
Using Crowd Machine GO, you’re able to quickly create applications and solutions, such as;
"If you can only have one platform for your business, this is the one you need"
Why Crowd Machine Is Different
Crowd Machine is an enterprise-grade, no-code platform that enables continuous digital evolution by driving collaborative partnership between the IT department and the business user. Integrate applications and microservices with legacy systems, build new applications faster and easier with no-code, and deliver speed, security, sophistication, and digital agility like no other platform can.
Full-Featured, Cloud-Native PaaS
The Crowd Machine platform has everything you need to create even the most sophisticated applications. It is based on a fully automated, self-contained hosting infrastructure that can be run in a public or private cloud, or on premise. The public cloud option is fully managed by Crowd Machine on your behalf. Build, test and deploy new and innovative solutions faster and easier than ever before on our cloud-native Platform-as-a-Service.
The Broadest Spectrum of Uses
Crowd Machine was founded on the basis of building large, complex enterprise applications all over the world and across different industries. Other platforms (which tend to be low-code, not no-code) are focused on specific vertical uses such as CRM and can’t address the wide spectrum of use cases and applications that Crowd Machine can. Developers and line of business workers alike can create full solutions to meet their needs and do so in a fraction of the time of traditional development processes.
Continuous Development Process
Crowd Machine promotes an innovative AI-driven approach to the application lifecycle to achieve rapid and sophisticated solutions with better quality, less resource requirements, and increased productivity.
Crowd Machine dramatically reduces the amount of time between development and deployment and ensures a streamlined process regardless of whether you’re improving, testing, or deploying a new feature.
Drive IT/Business Collaboration
Collaboration between IT and business lines yields faster and better results. When these teams begin defining requirements, this is also the start of development of the application. While doing design work and logically defining how the app is going to function, IT can start dragging and dropping components onto the pallet and creating functional capabilities that will actually run. Within days, IT can show a working prototype, get immediate feedback from the business line in that development process and quickly move the app to staging and into production.
True No-Code Development
Crowd App Studio is a true no-code environment that can address a broad array of needs through a drag-and-drop interface. An app’s business logic is constructed through rule-building within the platform. Patterns, activities, attributes and packages replace traditional code. Integrations to third-party apps or existing code can be achieved with APIs instead of traditional coding. Crowd Machine’s platform supports the creation of comprehensive solutions, from the very simple to the very complex.
Enhance Development Productivity
Enhance productivity and user experience by integrating into legacy systems and third-party apps and exposing functional capabilities into new applications. Use this capability to migrate applications to the cloud, and to integrate applications across clouds; for example, bringing capabilities from Azure, Oracle Cloud and Salesforce into a single app. Bring data from disparate sources into one unified repository. Enhancing development productivity means both creating apps and creating the integrations, which enables business process automation and enhances decision making.
"Finally, a unified cloud platform with everything your business needs for rapid and continuous digital transformation"
Crowd Machine Use Cases
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.
Legacy modernization with Crowd Machine isn’t about deploying faster hardware, or moving onto a cloud with higher performance, and at reduced costs. Crowd Machine takes it to the next level by giving your company better business agility, endless scalability, complete business transparency and freedom from outdated dependencies. Crowd Machine becomes the centerpiece of your business applications, uniting your systems and data and giving you access and clarity you didn’t know was possible.
Crowd Machine provides intelligent cloud migration by shortening the time required to migrate your business to the cloud, and without losing any of the functionality and stability within your existing systems. Crowd Machine can take legacy applications and expose components, or in some cases, entire applications, to the cloud. In doing so, we also can extend the functionality and capability of those applications, and thus enhance productivity and the user experience.
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 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.
Business intelligence (BI) leverages software and services to transform data into actionable insights that inform an organization’s strategic and tactical business decisions. The analytical findings are typically presented in reports, summaries, dashboards, graphs, charts and maps to provide users with detailed intelligence about the state of the business. Crowd Machine provides the ability to access disparate data sources across the enterprise and assemble applications that deliver business insight for better decision making.
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 Machine platform is the fastest, easiest way, to self-assemble smarter business solutions"
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.
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 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 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.