September 2020 Chapter Meeting
Building a Business Application – the Appian “Low Code” Way!
Chapter Meeting Recap
Business continuity professionals work closely with those responsible for all components of Information Technology from hardware to applications. We understand the complexity and challenges involved as organizations build or purchase and then implement large-scale applications, including the time and expense of training users and integrating the applications into plans for disaster preparedness and recovery.
This month David Carroll, an account director with the software company Appian, introduced us to a new approach to application development. As David noted, if an organization needs a business application, it may just “grab something off the shelf” to save time and money. But the application isn’t flexible when regulations or business processes change; it can’t be easily reconfigured.
Organizations also may take the path of traditional development, completely flexible but much slower. Some applications take years to build.
Appian presents a third option, a “low code” approach that promises a balance between speed and power. The average Appian application is built in only 8-12 weeks and has the added advantages of reusable architecture and the capability to run on both mobile and web platforms.
Val Rader, an Appian Senior Solutions Consultant, demonstrated the power and speed of low-code development and the ease with which developers can learn the techniques.
Appian is a 21-year-old global company headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia. The company is proud of its vast user community that includes an extensive presence in Colorado. Learn more at www.appian.com.