Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 51 - Page 51

RODRIGO CASTELO , VICE PRESIDENT , MEA , OUTSYSTEMS

Q & A

EDITOR ’ S
HOW CAN RESELLERS GUIDE THEIR CLIENTS WITH ERP PROJECTS ?

New approaches to software development are gaining in popularity recently because while pressure on IT to deliver value to the business has never been higher , the success of developers is increasingly held back by the productivity limitations of traditional development . Only a small , elite group of tech companies are finding success with traditional development approaches and for everyone else it just isn ’ t fast enough , efficient enough or flexible enough for them to be able to consistently get their jobs done . In short , modern application platforms help more companies – even ones with small development teams – build software faster – and the advantages are so significant that we are seeing interest explode .

We identified these core challenges and started working on ways to solve them more than 20 years ago and a visual , modeldriven approach to coding ( i . e . ‘ low-code ’) was a natural place to start to get teams
Enterprise resource planning ( ERP ), is software designed to manage and integrate the functions of core business processes and applications like finance , HR , supply chain , CRM and inventory management in a single system . Widely used in businesses of all sizes , ERP is considered a must-have for large enterprises and is increasingly being deployed in growing small businesses too . ERP offers numerous benefits , most of which come from information sharing and standardisation . Because ERP modules can share data more easily than disparate systems , they can make cross-departmental business processes easier to manage . Channel experts share insights on how solutions providers can help their customers to demystify ERP projects .

RODRIGO CASTELO , VICE PRESIDENT , MEA , OUTSYSTEMS

building high-quality applications faster . As one of the inventors of low-code , we discovered early on that as the solutions customers were building became more complex , that low code by itself wasn ’ t enough . Customers didn ’ t just need better , more efficient development tools , they needed an entire platform that improves the full application lifecycle in the same way that low-code improves the development experience . For customers with serious development needs , they require a platform with no compromises . They are looking for real development , but under a different set of rules . So we have invested in taking that
Modern application platforms help more companies – even ones with small development teams – build software faster – and the advantages are so significant that we are seeing interest explode .
low-code foundation , and building a set of platform services and capabilities around it that make it very different from anything else in the market .
By combining the speed and efficiency of low-code development , with the expressiveness and capability of traditional development , customers of any size are capable of tackling the most complex applications – so they can innovate , compete or just do a better job of running their organisations and servicing their customer ’ s needs . At the end of the day , it ’ s not how you accomplish something , it ’ s whether or not you deliver the result . Modern applications platforms do a better job of helping organisations solve their most complex software challenges – and those advantages are getting more and more people interested in making the switch .
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