No/low-code development, a practice that’s been around for more than two decades but is now breaking out into the mainstream, has some news. Pleasanton, Calif.-based startup Turbo Systems has launched what it calls the “first universal, no-code engagement platform for the enterprise.”
Turbo claims to provide an easy way for businesses to instantly create rich applications to extend the capabilities of all existing systems of record, including ERP, CRM and HRIS systems. These can be designed and created by line of business employees who actually use the apps in day-to-day business.
“The systems of record making up the backbone of modern businesses were created to serve specific purposes. They weren’t designed to be fluid, or ebb and flow with yet-to-be-created technologies,” Turbo Systems Founder and CEO Hari Subramanian told eWEEK. “But businesses are desperate need of flexibility, and personalized, engaging, yet scalable systems that deliver value at every turn and stage of growth. We developed Turbo to be that unifying force, updating and integrating the systems enterprises already use, to support their needs today and tomorrow.”
No Developer Expertise Required
Subramanian said Turbo Systems is creating a new category with its universal engagement platform, supporting and enhancing businesses’ cloud-based systems of record to create dynamic, highly personalized enterprise applications at scale. The platform complements, integrates with, and extends the capabilities of systems of record, such as Salesforce, so enterprises can better utilize these systems and develop applications that solicit higher levels of user engagement.
Customers can use Turbo’s platform to build and immediately roll out the new, custom applications they need, with no developer expertise required. As a truly no-code solution, Turbo said it is built to scale as enterprises, their systems and their needs continue to grow and evolve, creating both immediate and lasting value as users automate the functions that power their business, today and tomorrow.
Turbo pulls in existing data and returns collected data and forms, enabling users to complete sophisticated tasks, offline and via mobile. Purpose-built for users across industries, including construction, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and telecommunications, Turbo delivers custom applications for work orders, checklists, inspections, inventory, and more.
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Some Background on No/Low-Code Development
No- and low-code development signifies software that's complicated under the hood yet has a user interface simple enough for line-of-business employees to modify and use. With low-code development, non-IT folks can build and customize standard business applications and make them directly relevant to the business they do every day--at their desks or on location somewhere else. Drop-down menus and wizards used in an intuitive fashion are the keys to low-code. Changes are made in real time so that results can happen in real time.
No- and low-code is parallel to something we've been covering in eWEEK for a while: citizen development, in which non-IT personnel at companies are able to customize all or parts of a business application to make using it a better, more satisfying experience for everybody concerned.