The Need for Speed
When overburdened IT departments are stretched too thin, they can’t keep up with business needs. The overburdening is easy to understand, as decades of scrambling to meet new business requirements have mixed with maintenance needs to keep aging applications alive and well. Certainly the constantly changing technology standards for the user experience, security, DevOps, and other aspects of business application quality have also contributed to the overburdening.
Gartner predicts that market demand for app development will grow at least five times faster than IT’s capacity to deliver it through 2021. John Rymer, Forrester Vice President and Principal Analyst, says “If we rely solely on coding, we’re going to fail. It’s too slow.” At some point IT must break away from the status quo of mastering every new development language and open-source framework. It’s no longer viable. So it’s Low-Code to the rescue!
Upgrade Your Team
Low-code development platforms arm IT with the ability to rapidly develop and deliver enterprise applications. Compared to traditional application development, low-code greatly minimizes hand-coding in multiple languages, maximizes re-use, reduces risk and eliminates the need to find elusive and costly full-stack developers. The only way to increase IT output - besides hiring more staff - is to provide your current staff with better development tools.
Stop Hunting Full Stack Developers
With the amount of development languages, technologies, and frameworks-of-the month spiraling out of control, it’s hard to find new full-stack developers skilled on both client-side and server-side development. And when you do find them, they’re expensive to hire and have little understanding of your business. So, what to do? Use LANSA’s low-code development platform, and turn your current IT staff into full-stack experts with minimal training.
The sheer number of mobile devices, form factors, browsers, server platforms, and operating systems IT must support has elevated the complexity of application development to an all-time high. Developing apps for web, mobile, and desktop can be a daunting task and requires a lot of specialized skills. LANSA shields developers from having to worry about how their project will be deployed across various architectures or platforms, so they can remain focused on building business applications.
Business Application Framework
Need to build commercial grade software rapidly? Imagine if you could generate high quality enterprise applications that have a consistent look and feel with minimal coding. You can with LANSA’s business application framework. And because the framework provides pre-built navigation, search filters, detail panels, and all the plumbing code required to wire everything up, you’re up and running quickly.
Data Quality by Design
A company is only as good as its data. LANSA’s Business Rules Engine and Data Services Layer promote an entirely different approach to application development. With LANSA’s Business Rules Engine, you can externally define your system-wide business logic in a single repository, without coding rules at the application or database level. LANSA’s independent Data Services Layer enforces these centrally defined rules and data constraints throughout all LANSA-developed applications, regardless what platform they are deployed on. This application architecture eliminates platform or database lock-in, greatly improves data integrity and significantly reduces the application maintenance effort.
Integrate with Everything
Very few application development projects start with a clean slate; most have to integrate with existing databases, legacy code, and other applications already in production. This is another area where LANSA shines. Our long, multi-decade experience with real-world customer applications around the globe spans a plethora of computing platforms, databases, data formats, communication protocols, security standards, and much more. With the LANSA low-code platform, you can easily extend data from any database on any platform to web, mobile, and desktop applications. As well as use web services and APIs to allow data to flow through your existing back-office systems and business processes.
Cross Platform Deployment
Changing server platforms or databases can be extremely disruptive. It’s downright hard. With LANSA’s built-in cross platform capabilities, you can migrate your applications between any hybrid-mix of Cloud and on premise Windows, Linux, or IBM i platforms with little or no code modification. Better yet, since LANSA eliminates database and platform lock-in, you have full control over the many elements of risk so you can stabilize your technology architecture. It’s everything that low-code was meant to be.