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Software Prototypes

Software Prototypes: Revolutionary fast without code

Software Prototypes are a not to be underestimated success factor for successful applications. All experienced craftsmen and engineers create prototypes of their work before they build anything: architects create paper models or virtual reality tools. Software and web designers create Software Prototypes of how users interact with their designs. Now there is a tool that revolutionizes software prototyping.
Software Prototyping

Do you actually need Software Prototypes?

Software Prototypes, together with subsequent usability testing, is an integral part of a user-centered design process. Software prototyping creates a design as the first version of a product through an agile approach. This design serves for the early visualization and iterative optimization of a user interface and its interaction possibilities. In this process, all project participants, such as usability experts, designers, developers and customers right down to the actual users are involved. In this way, early feedback can be obtained to correct and improve concepts, resulting in a user-friendly, optimal application. Yes, you need Software Prototypes.

What benefits do Software Prototypes have?

A key feature in the development of a prototype is that valuable time and resources can be saved. Because a prototype makes it possible to obtain early feedback from the client (s) and to ensure the desired functionality. Ease of use and design problems are quickly found and turned off before making significant investments.

Internal project participants also benefit from the advantages of Software Prototypes. Not only does this guarantee the same idea of ​​the system to be developed, it also encourages collaboration and makes the team more efficient overall.

Software Prototypes can also be very helpful with pitches. Especially with very skeptical and questioning customers, prototypes can lead to the profit of the pitch. Experiencing interactions from a website or app helps and convinces customers more than a simple description in the form of a concept booklet or a few mockups with notes.

The high art of creating Software Prototypes

The challenge in prototype production is not to spend too much time in the prototypes, as this only has a design character. It should be clearly defined which user problems should be solved or which tasks should be improved with the design in the Software Prototypes. In addition, you risk creating features or features that can not be implemented later, so blasting the time and budget constraints seems inevitable.
So how do you create efficient prototypes without producing code for the ton?

The secret of creating Software Prototypes revolutionary fast

The low-code platform “Business App” offers a completely new approach to create Software Prototypes fast and easily: With the Business App Kit, concrete ideas and concepts can be converted individually, within hours and without programming knowledge, into working applications without having to write any code (= Low code principle).
The kit provides ready-made elements that are easy to assemble into business applications of all kinds. Even completely individual tables, masks, views and relations are created with just a few clicks and assembled into functional prototypes. Change requests are also built in with just a few clicks and can be tested immediately for everyone without writing a single line of code. Thus, the prototype gradually becomes the final application without wasting resources and time.
Faster prototyping – try it now!

Report Engine for everything important

Save money and resources with regular reports:

Without financial controls, businesses lose money, potential and resources. This means that payments and their origins are not really examined and that there is in fact no possibility to study them transparently. The resulting figures and key indicators continue to develop accordingly, in a way which could be decisive in terms of success or failure.
In the course of a normal working day, it is often the case that important information cannot be viewed simply and clearly, as there is no time to use a complex report engine to turn data into a useful analysis. The data and figures however often contain significant content which above all must be taken into account when making strategic decisions.
Typical questions with which meaningful reports could help include:

• am I reaching my goals?
• what is going well and what is going not so well?
• which resources could be saved or better used?
• what needs to be optimized?
• which processes could be improved?

In all departments such as marketing, production, development, services etc there are processes, which must be monitored and checked. Data records normally need to be summarized in a planning or status report or in a short analysis, in order to be able to effectively react to needs, requirements or calculations.

Decisive reports for all that is important

In order that the information needed is precisely that which is analyzed, a simple but quick report engine is necessary. Business does exactly that. In Business App there is already an integral report engine, with which it is possible to quickly and effortlessly evaluate and analyze the desired data. From a view you can launch a report using a control element and then simply save this in your application. This allows for data selected in a view to be passed through to the report.

Software Integration

Working together with other applications:

It’s not always easy to integrate software into a business that already consists of a number of other programs and applications. E-mail clients must be integrated, along with for example programs for documentation and spreadsheets, to provide an integrated whole in order to make it easier to do business.

Office applications are here to stay

The average office worker spends 1,267 hours a year using office software, according to the results from a study carried out by the German company Made in Office. This means in 92% of cases the office software from Microsoft. A normal office worker spends 72% of his time working with office software.

It is therefore essential that all programs and applications which you use are able to work together as a single, comprehensive system. This means that data can be easily transferred and connected processes can be monitored.
For total customer care a unified working environment is essential.

The solution for your software integration needs

Business App works seamlessly with all MS products, such as MS Office and Office365, even in the cloud, in Sharepoint, Outlook etc. Open interfaces provide simple integration with external applications.
This makes it easy to integrate all those products which you need everyday.
Business App also supports 14 databases such as MS SQL, Oracle, PostgresSQL, all of which can be used without the need for code modifications.

Integrating your software is child’s play! Learn more about it here!

Application Designer

“Programming for non-developers” with the Application Designer:

Programming and generating applications can be very time-consuming. Complex processes and chunks of code are required. It is normally the case that a whole team of developers works for several months on a typical application.

What exactly happens during programming?

Programs are formulated (“coded”) with so-called programming languages, for example C++, Java and so on. The necessary requirements and algorithms are translated by programmers into one of these programming languages. Today programmers can call on the support of code generators, which are able to generate part of the required code automatically. The testing and documentation of the software is also part of the job of the programmer.
In most cases the design and the creation of the programme run in parallel. In bigger projects the design and the programming (often called implementation) follow one another. But even in this case, the programmer turns the design requirements into program code.
Despite the vast amount of code, programming remains a creative act. Although the design specifies a certain functionality, there are many different ways to implement it. Even the ability to imagine how the code is going to look later, requires creativity.

Creativity instead of long lines of code

Using Business App also requires creativity, but here you can achieve what you want without any programming – thanks to the Application Designer. Business App gives you a drag & drop editor for generating the application. From settings, to the tables, forms and views right through to modules, security and languages, you can put it all together quite simply. Without any knowledge of programming and without a single line of code.

Use and modify ready-made applications

And in case you are still unsure how to proceed, the Application Designer offers a number of ready applications which you can adapt to fit your precise needs. For example, applications for managing contacts, machines, correspondence, property, contracts and much more.
Your creativity knows no bounds, even if you have never studied computing science.

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Email Integration

Email integration – an essential part of the working day:

We can no longer imagine doing business without emails. Every day several million are sent and received. This means it is easy to lose sight of important information. Activities with your customers, partners and co-workers don’t work as well as they should, if at all.

40% of working time is wasted on searching emails

The problem is well-known: time runs through your fingers and before you know it another working day is done. Every day there are tasks, deadlines and important discussions which must be well-organized in order to be successfully concluded.

Sales opportunities are the basis of success for most businesses seen for example in the form of yearly turnover, and they are therefore one of the main pillars of the business structure.

But what if, just before an important meeting, you can’t find an address or other essential information in the chaos of your emails.
Or if a key deadline cannot be met, because your co-worker has no overview of the activities and can’t lay his hands on the relevant emails?

In this way you lose several hours a day just searching for emails with important customer data, contracts etc, and this increases the risk that sales opportunities, tenders or orders won’t be followed through successfully.

Many businesses believe in having an application which integrates e-mail functionality, and which provides them with an overview of everything which is important, thereby allowing more time to concentrate on the things that matter.

Perfect: emails accessible with a single click from your application

Store important emails from Outlook with single-click technology from Business App. Important data such as activities, article numbers or product data can be seen in advance in Outlook, so you are well-informed and prepared.

Business App provides you with the necessary overview and supports you in securing the success of your business.

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