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Low-Code: Accelerating Software Development

December 23, 2020
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Low-Code: Accelerating Software Development
A reduced manual programming process enables more focus on innovative and complex technology that takes business a step further.

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Meet Customer and Market Expectations

The digital way of doing things has become ubiquitous in our everyday life: from controlling house lights to remote medical appointments. This brought pressure to shorten development cycles; speed up product’s go-to-market, and to create new and more straightforward ways to develop software with the possibility of tapping into non-technical resources.

Regardless of the industry, new and disruptive competitors are constantly entering the market, raising expectations for traditional organisations to accelerate innovation towards improving customer experience and operational efficiency. Customers expect the same level of user-friendliness from more traditional organisations.

Furthermore technological demands are continually changing - systems must not only be innovative; they must be dynamic to be able to adapt to changes and respond appropriately to the different devices in which they’ll run.

Many organisations struggle to keep up with the demands because their legacy systems have become innovation gridlocks.

Low-code frameworks have emerged as a viable alternative to tackle the challenges of implementing innovations quickly while dealing with legacy systems.

Low-code is an approach that leverages fast, collaborative applicational development through visual interfaces with simple logic and minimal code requirement. Instead of going over extensive and highly complex coding languages, low-code frameworks allow focusing on the project’s strategic decisions, enabling the quicker development of applications.

These platforms have become popular as a complement to traditional software development methods because they provide a fast and easy way to bring new apps to life; meet business requirements; automate processes and enable digital transformation. Furthermore, low-code also leverages synergies and mitigates risk, using pre-built and pre-tested components.

How Celfocus Low-Code Framework fits with different Delivery Methodologies

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Waterfall Solution Framework:

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Celfocus Agility Flow:

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DevOps Delivery Approach:

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To support customer requests to streamline the development of new solutions in a more agile, iterative way, Celfocus has introduced a Low-Code Framework which is tightly integrated with Celfocus delivery methods to unlock new business opportunities.

Celfocus Low-Code Framework

Using market-leading frameworks and tools, Celfocus Low-Code Framework leverages a fast-paced application development environment, creating intuitive and feature-rich applications quickly. Featuring:

Architectural Overview and Technical Details

Creates applications and interfaces focused on User Experience. Based on a reference architecture, applications are built in a fully segmented way, with perfect synchronism and connectivity.

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Benefits:

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Case Study

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Celfocus Low-Code Framework Impact on the Project

A Financial Institution belonging to a large European financial group started its business in Portugal in 2019. In the setup it needed to comply with several regulations.

Celfocus Low-Code Framework was used to develop three regulations inside a regulatory reporting software for financial services. The project was delivered in record time by making use of prior knowledge and experience in similar projects.

The framework allowed the automatic generation of all standardised processes, permitting the development team to focus on customising dashboards and graphics, business requirement analysis, meeting scope and end-user expectations.

The three modules were released in one month (against five months if everything had been built from scratch), leaving time for the client to carry out the mandatory data certification with the Central Bank.

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In a nutshell:

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