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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 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

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