I received this junk email today. Sounds compelling, but then pause and think about the implications on….. compliance, security, risk, IT strategy and integration. Then read the testimonial at the bottom of the email and weep.
Aaaaagh! This is what CIOs spend their entire life trying to stop. End users building Excels with untested macros which suddenly become part mission critical and part of core processes. This is also why Nimbus exists to help end users clearly define what they do, so IT knows what it needs to support. And also why Force.com is a great way to build these apps.
What if you could turn Excel files into Web Apps in minutes without any coding?
Creating an application from your business spreadsheets is not enough. Many tools will let you create a database and GUI to manipulate the data but fail when the business asks for more.
The Challenge: How do I support departmental applications that need to evolve rapidly, but with with my limited resources?
The OutSystems Answer: At OutSystems we understand that today’s departmental application can become tomorrow’s enterprise system. Check out this video to see how quickly and easily the Agile Platform can turn Excels into robust web apps that are easy to change and maintain.
“The company’s departments are using Excel spreadsheets to store and distribute important corporate data. There are so many versions that they don’t know what’s accurate. It’s not secure – that makes me nervous. I need to free up my team to create a web application, but I don’t have the bandwidth to build and maintain a new custom app.” IT Director, Online Retailer
Maybe this video starts to highlight what a slippery slope this is.