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Using BPM as an Application Platform Spurs Efficient Development

Joshua Hoffman
May 11, 2015

Businesses are facing a growing challenge as they try to ramp up their application development efforts in light of changing operational requirements. Cloud, social, mobile and big data trends are coming together to push organizations to establish new apps and services on a frequent basis so they can quickly empower business users to use new technologies effectively and improve the customer experience. Accelerating application development can play a critical role in this change, and business process management technologies that serve as a central application platform can help organizations achieve this end.

"Application development can be simplified without sacrificing functionality."

A recent TechRepublicreport explained businesses aren't just being asked to increase the number of applications they develop and deploy, but also accelerate the rate at which they do so. This is forcing IT teams to look to new solutions to help them get the job done, and a few technologies are emerging to help them reach their goals.

New technologies having a positive disruption on app development

The news source identified cloud-based dev and test operations as a key strategic enabler for organizations trying to accelerate app deployment. Traditional development and testing infrastructure is so expensive that organizations have long faced major cost barriers to making changes to the configuration, working on new projects or otherwise investing in new development efforts. Being able to rollout cloud infrastructure to host development projects in a cost-efficient way.

Automated app configuration is also helping organizations streamline development. The report explained that point-and-click app development tools are letting users select what device type the app they are working on and have the underlying code automatically generated. This creates the foundation for the app with efficiency and ease, letting developers put a greater emphasis on the elements of the project that deliver business value.

You don't need to write complex code to create useful applications. You don't need to write complex code to create useful applications.

Using BPM tools to accelerate development

BPM technologies are increasingly designed to serve as a central application development platform. This allows businesses to take advantage of low-code functionality to create apps based on pre-written code so they can quickly deliver solutions that create value and empower end users to work as effectivelyas possible. By integrating BPM tools with low-code application platforms, organizations can integrate process management functions into new apps and services so workers can always have access to solutions that help them get the job done more efficiently.

Application development can be simplified without sacrificing the ability to deliver business value, and BPM solutions that serve as application development platforms make this possible.