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 working product
  • Keep costs of a digital transformation strategy to a minimum
  • Add certainty to decision-making

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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 often than not they can complement one another. CRM is the largest software market in the world, so it really is an expert subject in its own right. The same goes for ERP, though it’s worth pointing out that many CRM and ERP specialist vendors dip their toes into one another’s core markets. Read more

What is the Full Meaning of CRM?

So “CRM” stands for Customer Relationship Management. However, the practice is that the term is vaguely defined, with many competing interpretations of what it should mean. Clearly, it’s about having a customer-focused approach, but what makes a great modern CRM, be that a free CRM or otherwise?

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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

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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 and journalism often seem non-existent. That word “standards” is really important. Without standards, everything becomes messy. We need to hold our governments to high standards just like we need to ensure the quality of our food and water reach hygiene standards.

In this regard, technology is no different. It too needs to be standards-centric. We also need to know that the right experts have inspected the quality of the source code. This means independent experts, not just those chosen and paid by the authors to assure the quality, security and reliability of the execution. So technology being open source helps a lot too. Read more

What Tools are Available for Rapid Application Development?

Rapid Application Development with Low-Code development platforms is becoming increasingly popular. If you search for the term “Low-code development platform” on Google Trends, you see that since 2015 the interest in low-code increased massively. So, what tools are available for you to start with Rapid Application Development?

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What is Sales Force Automation in CRM?

CRM is a broad domain. It touches every industry and there’s not such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution. Sure, you can get a CRM for free. But the big question is whether you can get it to do what you want.

Sales Force Automation specifically addresses the parts of the sales process your team needs to digitize in order to make the act of selling more efficient and more effective. Read more

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. For example, your use case might be limited to:

  • IoT apps
  • Sales in CRM or other customer management system apps
  • Smart Schooling and ERP in Education
  • Open-Source Chat
  • Loan Management Software
  • Free Knowledge Base Software
  • Business Integration
  • Open-Source Case Management or Cloud Case Management
  • Fulfillment Management
  • Smart Cities or Citizen Development
  • Record Management Software

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Why do Developers Love Low-Code?

You can find articles online why developers hate low-code, but they don’t take in account that there are also low-code platforms developers actually love. One such low-code platform is Crust Low-Code. Crust Low-Code is excellent for a whole range of things, from citizen-development to smart apps. However developers also love it for the following 9 reasons: Read more

The 7 Benefits of Low-Code for Sales Teams

There has been a substantial increase in the adoption of low-code platforms, including Crust, in the past few months. Lock down and enforced WFH (working from home) has led many companies to make the move to low-code platforms. This enabled them to adapt quickly to the new situation. Prior to the pandemic many organisations already adopted the model of Smart Working (flexible location, flexible hours, job sharing). Now, with work forces are still distributed, even more organisations are looking to low-code solutions. Read more