Empowering Business Users to Mobilize Essential Work Processes

“By 2018, more than half of all B2E mobile apps will be created by enterprise business analysts using codeless tools.”  Gartner recently published this prediction in its November report “Predicts 2015: Mobile and Wireless.”

This is a trend we’ve been seeing for a while here at Alpha.  A good example is the case of Sagrika Mehta at Oxford Superconducting Technology – she’s a business analyst who built a mobile corrective and preventive action (CAPA) app using Alpha Anywhere. Another example is athleticloud, which built, tested and deployed a mobile information hub for high school athletics significantly faster than traditional development approaches by using Alpha Anywhere.

I recently wrote about the same trend in a WIRED Insights article entitled, “Mobilizing Work Through a Low-Code Platform: Four Factors for Developing Task-Oriented Apps.” The article discusses the rise of domain experts tasked with building apps that mobilize essential business activities. I profiled two examples from American Pool and Zerock. I also outlined why low-code offerings, such as Alpha Anywhere, are so essential to empowering business workers to get these apps built, with minimal help from development. Some of the traditional mobile app problems solved include: rapid app development; integration with backend systems; connections to remote web sources; and support for off-line work.

To read the full article, click here. To read more about solving the skills gap at your organization by empowering the workers you have to build mobile apps, read the first in a series of interviews with Mark Flanagan, founder and CEO of Twin Peaks Research.