Summary: Web services help different applications communicate with each other–regardless of platform or technology. But, what does this mean from a business standpoint? Learn how web services can help your business increase efficiency, improve customer satisfaction, and much more!
What’s the difference between traditional business intelligence and actionable business intelligence? Let’s break down each one:
Traditional BI: Traditional BI and reporting applications deliver data in an easily consumable format. They display key business metrics using charts, graphs, and tables. If done correctly, traditional BI and reporting apps deliver data that decision-makers need to take action.
Actionable BI: Actionable BI takes things a step further. It offers everything that traditional BI offers with one key difference: It lets you take action on your data from within the application. It lets users analyze their data, update data, and trigger workflows. Rather than simply displaying data, actionable business intelligence also lets you do something about it.
If you think about it, this is incredibly useful in all types of situations. Just imagine what you can do with a report or dashboard that also lets you take action on your data and trigger workflows. The possibilities are truly endless.
The big question: How do you create an actionable BI application? Is it more complex than a traditional BI app?
We just created a video that walks you through the whole process using the m-Power Development Platform. You might be surprised by how easy it can be. You can watch the video below.
Summary: These days, choosing the right low-code tool can be confusing. Since each one has differing features and goals, comparing your options is becoming more and more difficult. How can you avoid surprises or “gotchas” when selecting a tool? How can you find the right low-code tool for your business? In this article, we explore 10 critical features to look for in any low-code tool.
These days, every business wants to improve productivity. For many, the answer lies right under their nose. While they may not realize it, they’re wasting hours of time every week completing manual tasks that could (and should) be automated.
What types of business processes are ripe for automation? Here are a few of the most common processes that you can automate:
– Invoice processing
– Employee onboarding
– Approval processes
– Support ticket applications
– And much, much more.
How can you quickly automate processes like these? We just released a video that walks you through a simple workflow automation process in just 7 minutes. While we demonstrate a support ticket application workflow, the same process can be used for any type of workflow process. You can watch the video here:
Summary: With the move towards a remote work environment, web application development became increasingly important. Will this demand for web apps slow down in the coming year? What can we expect for 2021? How will web application development evolve and what areas should you focus on? In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the biggest web app dev trends to monitor in the coming year.
I’m happy to announce that we’ve recently released a revamped front-end for our m-Power Development Platform! The result: Improved speed and usability. For those unfamiliar, m-Power is a low-code application development platform that lets anyone build enterprise web applications without coding. It creates all types of custom web applications such as report-writing, BI, executive dashboards, e-commerce, customer portals, and mobile applications to name a few.
With this release, we redesigned and rebuilt m-Power’s front-end from the ground up. The main goals of the project: Improve speed, keep pace with current trends, and incorporate new technologies into the interface.
A customer portal provides a secure, customer-only area on your site where customers can purchase products, view information, submit support requests, update account information, and more. They help businesses improve customer satisfaction, streamline customer support, and even drive revenue.
But…building a customer/vendor portal is a tricky task. One portal must display different data to different users. If one user logs in and sees data that they shouldn’t see, you’ll have a big problem on your hands. You need a way to not only build all of the applications in your portal, but ensure they have at least 3 types of security set up:
1. User security: The most basic security option, user security limits portal access to only registered users.
2. Application security: Once a user logs in to the portal, application security controls which applications they can access.
3. Multi-tenant security: This type of security controls user access at a row level. That means different users can access the same application but only see the data that they’re authorized to access.
Here’s a question: How long does it take to build a secure customer portal and populate that portal with applications for your customers? A few weeks? Months?
How about 11 minutes?
We just created a video to show you how it’s done. This video walks you through the process of building a few applications, setting up security, and creating a customer portal. We walk you through everything from start to finish so you can see just how easy portals can be (with the right tools).
Want to try it for yourself? Set up an m-Power Test Drive.
Want to read the video transcript instead of watching the video? You can find it here: How to create a customer portal in 11 minutes.
Summary: It’s been a strange past 12 months. As the pandemic wreaked havoc across the globe, it forced businesses to adapt. Many were completely unprepared for the new remote work environment. Many realized they didn’t have the digital solutions needed to adapt. As the pandemic (hopefully) winds down, what technologies will have the biggest impact on the business world in the coming year? In this article, we explore a few more technologies that the modern CIO cannot afford to ignore.
Summary: You probably came into this year with a plan. You knew which challenges to address and which technologies to adopt. Then, the pandemic emerged and changed everything. As a result, CIOs and IT leaders face more challenges than ever. What challenges can we expect in 2021? In this article, we examine 5 challenges facing CIOs and IT leaders going into next year.
Let’s be honest: There’s no shortage of web-based calendar tools these days. You’ll find dozens of off-the-shelf scheduling calendars that you can set up and deploy in your business.
The problem is, they’re all generic and every business is different. While these off-the-shelf scheduling applications might fit most of your needs, they won’t provide a perfect fit. They might do some things very well but lack key features in other areas.
But, what if you could create a custom scheduling application…faster than it takes to deploy a generic solution? What if you could create a data-driven, web-based calendar that was 100% tailored to your business…in 10 minutes? It’s possible, and we’ve created a video to show you how it’s done.
Want to try it for yourself? Set up an m-Power Test Drive.