Optimized use of resources
optimal use of existing personnel and budget
The German economy is booming! Companies, and especially their IT departments, are coming under increasing pressure. Business processes must be digitized as soon as possible. In addition, there are different technologies and different systems that have to be integrated across companies. There is also an increasing number of individual business applications which should make work easier and more efficient. But who should implement the requirements?
SHORTAGE OF SKILLED WORKERS SLOWS DOWN DIGITALISATION
In the age of digital transformation, companies are facing the great challenge of no longer finding enough qualified IT specialists on the labour market to cope with the increasing demands. At the end of 2017, the digital association Bitkom had around 55,000 vacancies for IT experts. This represents an increase of 8 percent compared to the previous year. In addition, there is a lack of financial resources that further support the lack of resources.
The overstrained IT departments are thus faced with grown IT system landscapes and shadow IT, which should be eliminated as soon as possible.
INCREASING REQUIREMENTS OF CUSTOMERS & SPECIALIST DEPARTMENTS
In addition to the shortage of skilled workers, the requirements of customers and specialist departments are growing with regard to their IT departments. More and more applications have to be implemented in a shorter time. And no matter how fast this happens, it should have been even faster at the end of the day.
IT utilization, low prioritization or general corporate policy ensure that business departments still have to work with conventional methods and thus cannot achieve their goals.
In addition, technologies and IT have long since arrived in our everyday lives. From the private environment, customers and specialist departments are accustomed to the use of applications that are mobile, simple and fast. The learning curve and understanding continues to increase unconsciously. This means that customers and business departments may not become IT experts, but the demands on IT departments are constantly growing.
It is no longer the IT department that determines what the customer will use, but the customer decides what he wants to use.
THE PROBLEMS AT A GLANCE
Shortage of IT specialists
No support from IT departments
Lack of financial resources
Increasing pressure from the specialist departments
Growing demands on IT departments
HOW THESE PROBLEMS CAN BE SOLVED
ENABLE YOUR OWN EMPLOYEES
The low-code approach of the Simplifier platform addresses precisely these challenges. A graphical developer interface provides companies with an environment with which interdisciplinary teams can create complete applications themselves without having to program natively. Using drag and drop, applications can be created without programming knowledge and functions can be logically linked together. The complexity of software development is thus drastically reduced.
Through training, online tutorials and documentation, the specialist departments are also enabled to create applications independently and to adapt and expand them at any time. The responsibility assigned ensures an increasing motivation and appreciation towards the employee.
HAVE YOUR OWN DEPARTMENTS DEVELOPED
Due to the configuration approach of the low-code platform Simplifier, the department can be integrated as a full member in the entire software development. This has the decisive advantage that concrete problems of the departments can flow directly into the application creation and thus a use case near solution is created. This continuously breaks down the boundaries between IT and the business department and ensures better cooperation.
THE BENEFITS IN A NUTSHELL
Empowering own employees
Knowledge transfer through training, online tutorials and documentation
Assigned responsibility ensures increasing motivation and appreciation of employees
Departments can develop applications independently
Relief for IT departments
Collaboration between departments is improved