WEBCON
Designer
Desk

You can use Designer Desk to model ideas and turn them into interactive examples you can validate and modify until you like what you see.

When you’re ready, one click gives you documentation application builders can act on immediately.

About
WEBCON Designer Desk

Free your organization from countless meetings, ad-hoc Visio and Word documents or figuring out how to explain BPMN 2.0 notation. Collaborate on prototypes everyone sees and understands.

Having developers ask users a lot of questions during a lot of meetings and then go off and build something produces less-than-ideal results.

Having users take on the work of building entire applications for themselves produces, again, less-than-ideal results.

Designer Desk helps users, stakeholders, and analysts draw and annotate what they want an application to do.

It produces an example you can try out. If you want to change it, change it – and try it out again. When it looks like what you want (the right logic flow, the right forms and reports, etc.), one click produces documentation. Documentation professional application builders will understand – and clearly.

In fact, give them the documentation and show them the example prototype in action. They’ll give you back an application you actually want.

It’s easy, it’s effective, and a true game-changer for all of your future IT projects.

Hold far fewer meetings since clear requirements come naturally.

Reduce project risks,
by making sure everyone
is on the same page.

Guide requirements so they’re actionable, but without asking users to think like developers.

How WEBCON
Designer Desk Works

WEBCON BPS Designer Desk is a tool for citizen-assisted development, where the best business solutions are created out of a collaboration between business stakeholders and professional application builders.

This web-based, no-code tool is optimized for business stakeholders to gather requirements, create an application prototype, take that prototype for a test run, collect feedback, refine it, and automatically produce thorough requirements specifications that solution creators can use to start building applications right away.

The Role of
Designer Desk

Designer Desk is geared toward the initial requirements definition stage of a project.

You use it to model a prototype – an interactive example – by:

  • Dragging fields onto a form layout to show the data you want to work with.
  • Drawing a workflow diagram that shows the status the form could be in at any given time (e.g., “in draft,” “under review,” “ready to publish”) and how it moves from one status to another (e.g., “approve,” “decline,” “submit”).
  • Deciding which parts of the form should be visible, read-only, required, etc., at each stage of the workflow.
  • Laying out the data in the format you’d like to see in reports.
  • Providing a few rows of sample data (e.g., a list of categories) that represent what the application builder will need to connect to and fetch from elsewhere.

It works in any modern browser. It’s drag-and-drop. It’s intuitive. It’s no-code.
Mike Fitzmaurice bio
Mike Fitzmaurice
VP WEBCON North America

Designer Desk is different from a lot of tools in that it doesn’t want you to build the application. Instead, it helps you describe the application in the best way possible.

Your form, workflow, etc. become a prototype, a living example of what you want the application to look like and how it should behave.

Try it out yourself. If something’s not quite right – change it. Add notes to it like “the end time must be at least one minute after the start time, and by default, it starts tomorrow at nine a.m.” Try it again. Change it again. Until you don’t need to change it anymore.

You can have application builders look at your prototype. You can even click one button and produce thorough documentation that tells them what they must do to build what you designed. They’ll turn your diagrams and notes into rules, formulas, script, and sometimes even actual code – but that’s their job. Yours is done.

The Payoff of the
Designer Desk Approach

The people closest to the business problem get a way to design and test what they want to see and how they want it to behave in broad strokes. At a certain point, though, carrying the effort forward will require professional knowledge, skills, and techniques.

The key benefit here is communication between businesspeople and software solution people – what we call citizen-assisted development. Businesspeople will be able to design the parts of an application they see (the fun parts, honestly), but they won’t need to learn how to become developers themselves.

Professionals will see what users want instead of having to imagine it. They’ll do better work, and the prototype the users built will give them a head start.

WEBCON BPS Designer Desk, put simply, delivers the best of both worlds – and the connection between them.

Once you’ve built an amazing prototype,
why stop with documentation?

Import your Designer Desk prototype into the WEBCON BPS low-code platform as a ready-to-complete project and deliver the final application faster than ever.

WEBCON Designer Desk is great by itself; its prototypes are richly-documented living specifications. But if you integrate Designer Desk with the WEBCON BPS low-code platform, your work can be half-finished before you begin.

High-quality examples built by users and analysts? Professional-grade process-forward application building tools for professional application builders? It’s a great match.

WEBCON BPS
Low-code Platform

WEBCON BPS is an integrated low-code BPM platform (Business Process Management) that helps companies effectively manage the workflow of tasks, information, and documents to greatly accelerate and optimize business processes.

WEBCON BPS helps you create standardized low-code solutions (business applications) tailored to the evolving needs of your business (as opposed to the off-the-shelf solutions). It also significantly decreases the costs of delivery, maintenance, development, and modification compared to classical tailor-made systems.

With wide-ranging functionalities, timely delivery of solutions, standardization and flexibility of the platform, the solutions delivered with WEBCON BPS are custom fit to meet business needs and can be easily modified, evolved, and maintained.

The extensive integration possibilities of WEBCON BPS make it easy to integrate the entire company’s IT environment into one whole. The well-conceived integration engine supports straightforward integration with all IT systems, be it global or local, standard, or bespoke.

The clear and intuitive interface lets you easily access the list of tasks, issues, and documents. With its versatility and architecture supporting thousands of users and millions of documents, WEBCON BPS comes as the fundamental application platform and the process backbone of the entire organization.

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