Covid and low-code, no-code disposable apps

The world of business has changed. COVID is just not willing to go away and the 2nd waves have started hitting back. Meanwhile the technology is exploding, mobile devices are everywhere, new communication channels are emerging, and digital is default.

COVID has forever changed the way your customers, employees and partners interact with your business. At the same time, their expectations have risen dramatically – no matter where they are or what device they are using. Every industry is trying to reimagine their business models and customer experiences at a pace they never thought was possible. And this sort of pace means relentless experimentation with business strategies and related business processes.

This makes it almost impossible for the line-of-business (LOB) leaders to wait for the business analysts to spec out the business processes (which the LOB doesn’t even know is going to stick around for more than a month) and then wait for the dev team (internal OR external) develop an application over several months and burning through a few hundred thousand dollars.

Do you really believe apps are going to be built the same way they did before COVID?

Businesses no longer have the patience, the focus or the resources to get into 9 month app development projects and 3 months to operationalize them.

COVID has fundamentally changed how business apps are going to be built, deployed, operationalized and disposed off, now and forever.

Welcome to the age of “disposable apps”.

Here’s how apps used to be built before Covid

Although not optimum by any means but was accepted as a standard to wait for 9 months dev cycles

This has necessitated the need for the business analysts to transform into ninjas who can SWIFTly create apps faster than they can ‘spec’ them. This requires a robust low-code, no-code platform that the business analysts can use to design, configure and launch mobile and web apps that are automatically integrated with the underlying business processes in the ERP (such as JD Edwards) at a speed at which they can envision them. If the experimentation fails, and the apps are obsoleted, they need a way to quickly decommission them and then again design, configure and launch new apps.

Think of it as “disposable apps” that you build and dispose off till you find the ones that stick around and produce the business outcomes – that’s the sort of agility that is demanded of the companies to survive through this pandemic and beyond.

Here’s the problem with building the apps during and post-Covid

No longer can business wait for 9 months for an app to be built which they’re not sure will be used for more than 6-12 months

COVID has fundamentally changed how business apps are going to be built, deployed, operationalized and disposed off, now and forever. Welcome to the age of “disposable apps”. 

This is precisely why we’ve built swift!

Here’s how swift changes the paradigm for app automation

swift changes the paradigm of how you build apps allowing the business analysts to create apps faster than they spec them

To respond to the many challenges thrown by Covid, companies are having to re-assess their strategies and business processes every few weeks, instead of quarters and years. What this also means is the lifetime for any business process and the app that supports it is now much shorter than 5 years. 

The 9 months app development and 3 month operationalization cycles just don’t add up to this new reality. As companies experiment their way through this pandemic and beyond, they would need a framework to swiftly design, create, deploy, operationalize and even dispose off apps. An app that takes more than a month to deploy from the point it was envisioned is going to be a no-go.

Covid has fundamentally changed how business apps are going to be designed, built, deployed, operationalized and disposed off, now and forever. Welcome to the age of “disposable apps”.

What is swift? 

swift for JD Edwards is a low-code, no-code JD Edwards app automation platform that converts your JDE business analysts into your best mobile and web app developers. swift lets JDE business analysts design, build, deploy and launch mobile and web apps in days, that are automatically integrated with JDE applications, orchestrations and databases without having to write a single line of code.

swift is for JDE integrated app automation , what JDE Orchestrator is for JDE business process automation.

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