How do you cut costs and streamline operations while staying relevant in today’s fast-paced digital world? This question alone places tremendous pressure on CIOs to embrace new technology strategies such as digital transformation in order to stay competitive.
Gartner suggests that for organizations to succeed at digital transformation, IT teams must modernize tools and processes to deliver high-quality applications with greater agility. Rapid application development (RAD) is quickly becoming a necessity to meet the demands of this new paradigm.
Caspio’s rapid application development platform enables non-technical users to build sophisticated applications in a timely and cost-effective way, allowing IT teams to focus on other mission-critical tasks. In addition to speed and agility, here’s what to expect from using Caspio’s RAD platform:
1. Every Application Can Be Custom-Built
Businesses often have unique project specifications that require custom-built applications — be it interactive reports, dashboards, process automation, or integrated data management. Caspio allows you to create highly-customized applications using point-and-click wizards to define each data workflow and application interface. So whenever you or your team needs to tailor an application to your precise business process, Caspio’s RAD tools are specifically designed to help you meet this challenge.
2. Centralized Database Management
One common impediment to achieving digital transformation is siloed data and the resulting steps to transfer and consolidate data between multiple sources. And the more applications you build, the more important it is to use a centralized database whenever possible.
Caspio provides a built-in cloud database as the foundation for all rapid application development tasks. At its core, the platform utilizes a Microsoft SQL database offering all the scale and powerful capabilities you would expect from a top-tier enterprise database, but without any of the complexities.
3. Rapid Application Prototyping
Most business leaders have a long list of problems to solve, and an even longer list of new ideas to try. These ideas range from tactical quick fixes to redesigning entire legacy systems from the ground up. Once you start working on the Caspio platform, you will soon find yourself empowered to bring your ideas to life faster than ever before. Applications can be rapidly prototyped and modified, so it’s easier to prioritize the project backlog, go live quickly, and come back later to make ongoing improvements to your apps.
4. Balance of Quantity vs. Quality
In an ideal corporate environment, quantity and quality go hand-in-hand. But all too often, projects stakeholders face competing priorities where they have to ultimately choose one over the other. Caspio allows you to achieve both quality and quantity while building your applications. Since 2000, the platform has been a proven rapid application development solution that reduces time-to-market by a factor of 10 compared to traditional development methods.
Take the case of Barnes & Noble College. Using Caspio, Barnes & Noble was able to create several custom applications to automate paper-based processes, cut the processing time by half, and reduce errors by over 25%. Read the case study to learn more.