Developing new applications takes time. Yet, your colleagues on the business side want you to build apps rapidly in order to meet their evolving needs and retain a competitive edge. Moreover, they expect an extraordinary user experience (UX), too. Sound familiar? Explore how to develop apps 10 times faster using fewer (expert) resources – with SAP Cloud Platform Rapid Application Development (RAD) by Mendix.
As businesses begin their journeys into digital transformation, they realize that agility is key to responding to rapidly changing competition. That’s why a growing number of enterprises move to a bimodal IT strategy: they combine a traditional, robust, stable digital core like SAP S/4HANA (Mode 1) with agile IT systems and processes that allow the rapid delivery of differentiating solutions (Mode 2). The Mendix software platform perfectly fits the Mode 2 universe. Now part of the SAP Cloud Platform offering, it will help you to quickly build extension apps for SAP platforms like S/4, SuccessFactors and Ariba – without coding skills.
Mendix is a leading low-code application development platform that lets you create entirely operational applications without writing code. This means that anyone with a basic understanding of business applications can understand and build an app
A benchmark study showed that development with Mendix is up to 10 times faster and uses 70% less resources compared to traditional development in Java or .NET.
Mendix is named a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise High-Productivity Application Platform-as-a-Service. Its secret: Mendix enables model-driven and visual development over traditional coding. Here’s how it works:
A database is designed using a graphical data modeler, which allows you to create entities, define attributes and drag and drop relationships between them.
Screens are made with a graphical WYSIWYG editor and business logic is created with a BPM-like microflow editor. The platform generates all the necessary application code for you.
Fiori and Mendix (RAD) tools are different platforms, each with their own benefits and restrictions. The development of Fiori/ SAPUI5 applications requires quite a bit of manual work and the data and processes must be fully developed in SAP. That’s often challenging for organizations with fewer development resources. But if you want to extend prebuilt apps in SAP or develop apps that leverage just SAP data, Fiori or SAPUI5 are still ideal choices for sure!
As soon as you want to integrate with non-SAP platforms, however, Mendix might be the better option. With Mendix, you can develop the applications faster and easily integrate them. In this way, you’ll reduce cost and time to market – to meet the agile needs of your business.
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