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Cost of systems at rest

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There is an illusion that everything in the business world is always changing. Actually, something is always changing somewhere. So at any time, you get some disruption stories in the media, and some of those stories may even be real if you look beyond the hype. But if you take a specific process in a […]

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Empower your teams with specific software

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Large companies now understand that employee engagement is a key to success. I have seen countless examples of people increasing their productivity significantly when motivated to reach a goal, and feeling part of a team. We are not discussing here marginal improvement, sometimes, the productivity can vary by a factor of 2 or 3. This […]

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How Open Lowcode makes money

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Open-source software is free to use, but it costs actual effort to build, and the money to do that has to come from somewhere. A potential user may wonder if there are unpredictable and disproportionate hidden costs. Alternatively, this user may also worry that the software if just a hobby side-project that will not have […]

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Waste in Enterprise IT

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95% Waste

A large part of the processes that run our modern world are very optimized. When you are confronted to them, you will be hard pressed to propose better ways of doing things. Experts will explain you the reason for any gesture or detail. Firemen and aircraft pilots follow detailed well-thought procedures. Even a well organized […]

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Software package or specific development

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Package vs Specific strategic choice

A company requires many IT systems to run its business, and typically spends a few percent of its revenue on building and operating those IT systems. A typical IT system will live for a decade and sometimes much more before being replaced. There are two strategies to deploy an IT system: software package or specific […]

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The art of tailoring

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The low-code approach has become popular several times in the history of enterprise software, only to decline a few years after. The main reason of those failures is the difficulty of performing the last step towards a working solution, the legendary ‘last 10%’ of user requirements. This is especially problematic, as, very often, an application […]

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Open Lowcode flavor of low-code

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As the old low-code approach is gaining again in interest, there are dozens of offers in the area. Open Lowcode has an original approach focusing on users actual needs, and low cost of ownership. Data-Model with value-added features The core of Open Lowcode is the definition of business objects. This is an enriched data-model, defining […]

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Why you need a good low-code platform

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Low-code has been around for decades, under several names, while never becoming a leading technology. The idea is to automatize as much as possible the development of an application, and limit development to only the parts where specific business logic is required. Alternative, and leading, approaches for enterprise include buying a packaged software already implementing […]

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The case for code generation

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Code generation has a mixed reputation. Nonetheless, the Open Lowcode framework is based on this technology. This post explains briefly its usage, reasons for this choice, and how the biggest drawbacks are mitigated. Open Lowcode asks the user to define its extended data-model (object model): data objects and the properties attached to them. Then, the […]

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Why open-source ?

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The Open Lowcode framework is the result of hundreds of days of effort. I took the decision to publish it fully in open-source (no freemium or dual licenses). Here is why. To be honest, I am not a natural fan of the collaborative economy, and I could experience that , in many situations, money is […]