Business benefits of the frequi software

With frequi software you can accelerate rapidly the development of full-stack applications already today. In the following, CEO of frequi Mathias Zimmermann will explain the business benefits the software brings to frequi customers and partners.

It is a familiar picture that many IT departments in companies are groaning under the workload of their departments. This requirement is very often driven by competitive pressure and the market conditions to which companies are exposed. A significant efficiency factor in this environment is the ability to bring new solutions to market quickly and flexibly or to establish them in the market. On the one hand, these solutions must be individually adapted to the requirements (differentiation). However, there is often only a very limited budget available for this. Nevertheless, there are expectations for technologically advanced and contemporary applications that leave an eventful impression for the end user. However, this is only possible with the latest frontend technologies.

In addition to technological change in the front-end area, the question of which infrastructure is the right one for implementing enterprise applications has increasingly arisen in recent years. On the one hand, the grown, seemingly fully controllable and secure internal on-premise environment is on the one hand, and on the other hand, applications are often intended to be made available to a large number of users outside the company as well. The infrastructure hurdles that a company has to overcome in order to provide an externally oriented solution are still sometimes very high. And it is precisely in this environment that solutions that can be implemented on the basis of a cloud platform offer themselves.

Due to this uncertainty or lack of strategy, the decision-making and thus the implementation process of technically necessary and competitive applications is postponed. For fear of betting on the “wrong horse”, many of these requirements are ignored at first and the implementation is postponed. As a result, both specialist departments and IT are dissatisfied, apart from the economic damage to the company. Since this dilemma is often difficult to quantify unambiguously, all too often there are no consequences of this dilemma.

But how can this challenge be solved? Ultimately, a very broad range of development know-how is required to implement the required application. This ranges from JavaScript for frontend implementation, detailed knowledge of the middleware to the implementation of business logic in the ERP systems. While most companies rely on SAP on the ERP side and often have very experienced developers on board, only a few companies are fortunate enough to have recruited employees over the past few years who are at home in all the technological worlds they need. However, this is absolutely necessary in order to implement a professional, high-quality application that is acceptable for the department. Frequently, the IT department then only has to find its way to the free market to include qualified service providers who can implement their requirements. But these resources are also limited and only available with a lot of planning lead time. Gartner expects the demand for application development to grow five times faster than the resources that these applications can deliver by 2021.

The software manufacturers try to find solutions for this with different approaches. On the one hand, it is particularly interesting to transfer a part of the requirements from the IT department to the specialist department. That this approach can only be successful to a limited extent is particularly evident when one considers that the necessary data services are indispensable for the application. On the other hand, other approaches are being developed with the aim of significantly increasing efficiency in the IT department by speeding up development work. In this context, it will be difficult to fully train a developer in all necessary front-end, middleware and backend technologies in such a way that every developer will be able to fully master the extensive technology stack. One approach to solve this problem is the possibility of so-called full stack generation of applications. This involves describing or modelling the complete applications from the frontend to the database layer using a uniform programming language or graphical user interface and then having the application generated by the corresponding tool across all layers.

At frequi, we pursue this approach precisely because we are convinced that high-quality and functional applications can only be created in the overall context of knowledge about the application architecture. Even a department can never and never will have this overview. That’s why we do our utmost to make the developer’s work as simple and efficient as possible. The complexity resulting from the use of different technologies does not have to be mastered by the developer. Nevertheless, the code generated in the end is no different than an experienced developer would implement. This means that the developer has the option of subsequently making manual adjustments to the application using the respective tools.

Last but not least, we meet the challenge of having to make the platform decision with another innovative approach. In addition to the possibility of generating the application full stack, we go one step further and make this possible on multiple platforms. This provides the possibility to generate several platform-specific projects with almost identical code. A migration from one environment to another is then completed in a few hours.

By using the frequi software storm, you can already benefit from the advantages that allow you to develop your UI5 applications more efficiently on different platforms:

·         instantly usable Eclipse plugin reduces the initial effort for the developer

·         easy to learn meta-language storm

·         multi-stack development tool

·         supports current full stack development on SAP Cloud and SAP NetWeaver Java platform

·         development tool with optimal support for fast development (copy/paste, search/replace functions)

·         enormous reduction of the implementation effort of UI5 applications (especially data entry, list output, document management and search scenarios)

If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us at contact@frequi.de

 

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