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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

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 create an app. You can use, for example, the Crust Low-Code platform. Read more

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.
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Crust is Spreading its Wings

Since we launched in March 2019, Crust CRM Suite has established itself as the de facto open-source alternative to Salesforce. Self-funded, profitable in our first year of trading and equipped with an order book delivering over a year’s worth of cash runway, Crust Technology is already on target to grow between 200% and 300% in its second year. Corteza, the community project founded when Crust contributed its entire code base to the Commons Conservancy in June 2019, has gone from strength to strength, garnering many thousands of users in its first year. Its goal to become “The Digital Work Platform for Humanity” is gaining momentum.

These are big statements and we count ourselves lucky, given the economic mayhem and misfortune that has afflicted so many to date in 2020. Keeping our commercial focus and development on track and on budget has been a tough but welcome challenge to date and our next steps will set the bar higher again. Read more

How to Use Rapid Application Development

The Crust and Corteza low-code Platform leads the way in the field of open-source low-code development. That’s because it’s flexible and intuitive. And it delivers results in a fraction of the time it takes others to get similar outcomes.

Though inspired by Salesforce “Lightning”, Crust improves the build process, making it more agile and responsive to your requirements. However, thought and planning should go into the creation of any applicative software, smart apps or bpms tool etc. This should be the case irrespective of which application development trends you’re following. Read more

What is a Case Management Workflow?

A Case Management Workflow is the logic, process or method your business uses for resolving issues. Issues can have many sources. For instance, they can be raised by customers, partners or internal staff.

Getting business logic right is difficult. So, with Crust Service Cloud, we go out of our way to make it easier for you to to align your business logic across your organisation. This could be for improving your existing processes or for a complete digital transformation strategy.

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Advantages of Rapid Application Development include which of the following?

  • More Flexibility
  • Faster Results for your Business
  • Increased Delivery Quality
  • Standards-Oriented Platform
  • Cloud-Ready
  • Lower Costs

The answer is: all of the above, and more!

Low-code development is taking the world by storm. It’s estimated to increase at a annual growth rate of 45% to become a market worth $54 billion by 2024. It’s an exciting market to be in. Crust leads the way the field of open-source, delivering an advanced low-code development environment at the heart of its product suite. Read more

How Can I Make My Own App For Free?

As the leading, advanced open-source CRM Suite, Crust delivers a user experience and feature set over and above the likes of Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics365. At the same time, as the premium Golang CRM, it delivers performance and reliability at scale. And via its Corteza community, it delivers free crm software with an unprecedented level of freedom and value. That’s because the Crust CRM Suite is powered by its own low-code platform.

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What is a Customer-Focused Approach?

Digital transformation strategy is hard to get right.

“A customer-focused approach demands that your organisation orients its processes and services around what matters most to its clients. It should do so in a manner which generates the maximum medium to long-term growth for your business”

Note the absence of “short-term” in the above statement. That’s because a digital transformation strategy is an investment in your business. You can’t cheat at it and shouldn’t try. For instance, scanning a list of free CRMs is no substitute for thinking hard about your customer needs and evolvution. Nor is picking an open-source CRM off the shelf and just going to the trouble of setting it up.

Crust Technology has much experience providing services in this domain. A customer-focused approach means you must do some serious analysis of:

  1. The Market
  2. Technology and, of course,
  3. Your Customer Requirements.

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When to use Rapid Application Development?

Crust is widely known for the excellence of its CRM Suite, the leading open-source alternative to Salesforce. Much of its strength comes from the fact that its build process was inspired by the “Lightning” low-code platform. However, Crust did add some extra features and user friendliness not present in Salesforce.

The Crust Rapid Application Development platform is the ideal companion for enabling your digital transformation strategy. Or, for simply building once-off business applications. This is because Crust delivers a Rapid Application Development environment with the best of “no-code low-code” practices. Read more