Entries by Niall McCarthy

Benefits of Prototyping When Following a Rapid App Development Methodology

Prototyping apps is a really useful activity for many reasons. For example, it can help your organisation: Understand potential complexity in a proposed app Get concept buy-in from key stakeholders or customers Improve project co-ordination Clarify user journeys and user interfaces Highlight skill shortages Deliver a total cost of development and ownership for a full […]

What is the difference between ERP and CRM software?

Customer Relationship Management and Enterprise Resource Planning are, naturally, related technologies. CRM is all about driving your business towards a customer-focused approach. ERP is much more about taking a financial and logistics oriented view over your organisation operates. The two fields of CRM and ERP are not incompatible. The opposite is actually the case. More […]

Which of the Following Statements is True of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Systems?

CRM is Expensive Open-source CRM is all just old forks of SugarCRM Open-source CRM doesn’t scale A great CRM allows your organisation to concentrate on a customer-focused approach An Open-Source Low-Code Development Platform gives your CRM more flexibility The best free CRM uses standardised technology A real open-source Salesforce alternative exists

Why Are Standards In Technology Important?

As the world simultaneously tackles health crises, social crises and economic crises, this might seem an impossible question to answer. I would argue that a major priority is to stay informed about the facts and different points of view with respect to the facts. However, even this is hard to do when standards of reporting […]

Why Automate Your Business?

Automation promises great things, but knowing why you want to automate and not simply following the crowd is important. The Corredor Automation Engine in Crust Low-Code Increases Productivity While Driving Down Costs. It helps to think of automation in the context of an entire digital transformation strategy. However, you may also have more specific requirements. […]

Can Anyone Create An App?

The reasons the “No-Code Low-Code” market exists are to: Drive down the technical barriers to app building Lower the costs associated with app building Reduce the time-to-market for new apps Drive up the agility of businesses and their capacity to respond to changing market conditions This means that thanks to No-Code Low-Code now anyone can […]

Amazon Honeycode? A Feature-Poor Alternative to Crust Low-Code

You may heard that Amazon is dipping its toe in the No-Code/Low-Code market. It’s worth mentioning that it’s early days for Honeycode and the offering is still in beta. However, on the evidence so far, it’s aimed at very small businesses and limited use cases. This is definitely not Amazon aiming for the enterprise market.