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Accelerating Digital Transformation with New Applications in the Cloud

We Need to Create Hero Developers

Part 1 of a 6-part Series

Executing digital transformation initiatives puts intense pressure on application developers to flesh out new business models and capitalize on the latest technologies. To succeed in today’s competitive global marketplace, organizations must fearlessly innovate to differentiate, creating stunning business applications to realize your company’s evolving business vision. Applications must integrate seamlessly with existing systems while exploiting new technologies and offering a friendly multichannel user interface (UI). Companies are looking for opportunities to support this digital transformation, delivering new applications at scale, without extensive IT resources.

Intelligent enterprises must capture emerging business opportunities that fly by at Internet speed, and rapid application development (RAD) tools can help by minimizing coding and boosting the collaboration between IT and business users. RAD can help organizations build, enhance, and scale state-of-the-art applications at unprecedented speed, in close collaboration with users in lines of business.

RAD can offer model-based development, full application lifecycle management, and one-click deployment to the Cloud. Organizations can implement innovation stacks that feature the latest application development techniques and user experiences, along with cloud, analytics, machine learning, and geolocation capabilities. Without adding IT resources, they can quickly design, create, test, go live – and continually enhance.

Intelligent enterprises are relying on RAD to help them develop software driven by user requirements and focused on innovation and differentiation. In fact, Gartner predicts that by 2020, at least 50% of all new line-of-business applications will be created with RAD toolsets.

SAP Market Influencer Tamara McCleary recently sat down with Mark Rogers, from SAP partner and RAD market leader Mendix, to discuss the business trends driving organizations to look at simplified development tools.

To see the first of their 6-part discussion, and to learn why Mark believes, “We think about helping our customers and their developers become heroes – becoming heroes in helping the business really innovate,” just click here.

Learn more about rapid application development.


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