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First came Force.com, now Microsoft, Google and Oracle all have low-code platforms

In SLINGR Blog by Grace Schroeder

Low-code platforms have been crawling out of the water since 1999, but it wasn’t until 2014 that Forrester gave them a name. According to Forrester, low-code development platforms are: Products and/or cloud services for application development that employ visual, declarative techniques instead of programming and are available to customers at low or no cost in money and training time to begin. There was an eight-year gap between the release of Force.com (2007) and Microsoft’s launch of Power Apps, a low-code platform centered around Office 365. In 2017 Oracle released Project Visual Code and Google soft-launched App Maker — each naturally …

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Winners have platforms

In SLINGR Blog by Grace Schroeder

In retrospect, it’s obvious who the early thinkers were. Looking back at the Jeff Bezos API (Application Programming Interface) Mandate in 2001 — whether you like him or not — you recognize that he is one of the best thinkers in the platform game. Next, we saw Benioff use his deft understanding of SaaS, which he invented, to incorporate third party developers with the App Exchange smoothly, and later Force.com. The platform format includes both analog and digital forums for expression and interaction. As a foundation for success, it’s never been more important for businesses to take inventory of their …

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The SaaS-Alanche is Upon Us!

In SLINGR Blog by Grace Schroeder

The next thing you know, you are feeling a little overwhelmed with it all. Fatigue has replaced that extra spring in your step, and you are spending a lot of time spelunking for data with no light on your helmet. When your IFTTT recipes are flying weather reports to your calendar because Alexa heard something on TV, and Zapier is sending your overdue tasks to your boss, you are the victim of a SaaS-Alanche and you need an escape plan. One-directional point to point integration solutions fall short when customers need deeper business process automation across a growing array of …