Rapid Application Development (RAD) is not a new concept. Developers have been striving to make creating business applications easier and faster since the 1970s. Nowadays, however, the demand for business applications is higher than ever, and RAD platforms themselves have become more potent than ever. In the 21st century they do much more than let you quickly build simple applications. The best of them allow IT departments to deliver scalable, enterprise-grade, and business-critical solutions without needing to code.
Unlike other methods, RAD offers a genuinely iterative and agile approach to building software. The approach uses a wide variety of ready-made components, or “blocks”, instead of writing code from scratch, to minimize development time while maximizing its effectiveness. These ready-made components are still customizable, allowing you to exactly meet project requirements.
In RAD, the focus is on delivering the project in iterations, with constant adjustment of the product to the requirements of the client, even if they are changing or uncertain. This enables the easy evaluation of project results and keeps them in line with ever-shifting business requirements. Every subsequent iteration is built without coding and easily configurable, meaning there is no technological debt and the promises of the Agile Manifesto can come true.
RAD platforms also offer a homogeneous environment with which to unite complicated application architectures within a company and standardize them. You can improve not only maintenance and re-usability characteristics, but even user-friendliness.
InstantChangeTM technology separates WEBCON BPS from weaker RAD platforms. You can not only create no-code business applications rapidly, but also introduce changes at any point of the application lifecycle. This means a dramatic drop in IT project delivery risks.
With the ability to deliver process-centric business applications rapidly, organizations gain more control over their business processes, better coordination of activities, and better use of information, all in one agile and intuitive RAD platform.