The demand for next generation applications is growing at an exceptional rate as many businesses are starting to realise their potential. A simple, intuitive application can help organisations manage business processes more efficiently, offer customers something unique and/or help solve a problem. The possibilities are limitless.
The ability to quickly and simply build next generation applications can provide the flexibility that many businesses need and, in particular, target a particular function or process.
Next Generation Applications: Future Business Systems
The growth of cloud computing and mobile technology has obviously provided the infrastructure to make this possible. However, this rapidly changing business environment is largely being driven by a new breed of user. Often referred to as ‘Millennials’, these next generation users now demand business systems that work in a similar manner to the technology and systems that they have adopted and become accustomed to – quick, easy-to-use, mobile applications.
Additionally, ‘citizen developers’ within an organisation might want to create satellite or incidental applications to meet their needs and requirements. A citizen developer is an employee who creates new business applications for consumption by others using development and runtime environments sanctioned by corporate IT.
Low Code Application Development
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Application Platform-as-a-Service (aPaaS) offerings now enable employees to rapidly build and rollout a whole range of different applications. A simple application can act as the go-to resource for managing a particular business function and has the ability to pull in data from numerous sources ranging from eCommerce and Relational databases to social data and Business Intelligence / reporting tools.
A good user-experience is paramount in the development of business applications, otherwise end-users will not be inclined to use them. Once built, they are easy to rollout and provide the scalability, security and flexibility businesses require in this ever changing business world.
Common types of next generation applications include:
- Asset management
- Service desk
- Custom CRM solutions
- Expense management solutions
- Inventory management
- HR (Time off requests, Recruitment tracking etc.)
- Service management
- Project management
- Customer or supplier portals
- Time management apps
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