Platform as a Service (PaaS): The New Era of App Development by Vishal Saha | Future Readiness We are about to enter 2020 and talk of Digital, AI, Hyper automation is all around us, but the reality is far from these buzzwords. More than a third of business processes within organizations are still manual & people dependent. Why is it so? Let’s dive a little deeper into the state of Enterprise Tech today to uncover the challenges. We have seen the evolution of Enterprise Software from one or two monolithic On-Premise apps to a plethora of SaaS apps that do just one thing but do it very well. This has greatly improved the experience of Enterprise users. It has reduced the load on Enterprise IT as they don’t have to manage these apps and infra. But this has also led to another problem – a multitude of apps that may not be well integrated with each other. And when you need to automate one more business process – you must purchase yet another SaaS app. Do one more integration. Also, if you have a custom business process, it may be a bit difficult for you to get a SaaS app that meets your requirements. How many apps will you integrate and where will you put your Organization & employee data. Your effort & risk multiplies. The easy solution that companies fall back on is – Excel. Now Excel may not be the best option for multiple reasons: As long as one user is maintaining the excel it is fine if there are multiple users with different access privileges it starts getting complex How will you create a workflow? Possible but very cumbersome How will you manage large volumes of data? How will you manage sanity with multiple copies of the Excel flowing around? What is the alternative? With these challenges in mind, we thought of coming up with a smarter way to automate the arduous task that needs the least human intervention. The way Alt Builder addresses this is: Create Forms as per your need on the fly using a drag & drop interface. Since Alt Builder is sitting on top of your Organization database, you get the power to pull our Master data like Org Units, Locations, etc and transactional data like Employee Leaves, Performance Records, etc. You can also create a Workflow to map your business process and define the levels of approval and approvers Business rules/validations can be added on Forms using a Rule Builder You can configure your form to call an API to update your HRMS data. eg. a Leave donation app can update the Leave balance in HRMS Well, that was about the App. But what you also get is out of box SSO with all your other Enterprise Apps using Alt IDP (Alt Identity Provider) and One Secure access to all your Enterprise Apps via Alt Home We are using multiple apps built on Alt Builder that clients like Schneider Electric are using e.g. ESOP Management, Salary Advance, Work From Home. Apps like Asset Management, Meeting Room Booking, Community Management, Knowledge Management, Travel Requisitions, etc are also being deployed on various customers as we speak. Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.