Forrester’s Now Tech: Rapid App Delivery, Q1 2019 is out and has recognized WaveMaker as a Rapid App Delivery provider, whose primary functionality segment is in low-code for application development and delivery pros. The report, prepared by Forrester analysts John R. Rymer and Rob Koplowitz, focuses on vendors who produce digital process automation solutions for wide deployments (DPA-wide) and low-code development platforms. It is a ready reckoner for CTOs and all application development and delivery professionals.
Rapid App Delivery landscape
Forrester has tried to strategically analyze and segment the rapid application delivery market, thereby giving the much needed clarity to an already crowded market. The analysts analyzed the RAD vendors based on market presence and functionality. The report also lists all the main vendors under each category to help enterprises align their needs to individual vendor solutions.
The market presence is a straightforward classification into large, midsize & small on the basis of estimated or reported revenue. More importantly, the Forrester research team divided the RAD market into the following three categories based on functionality:
- Low-code for Application Development & Delivery Professionals
- Low-code for Business Developers
- Digital process automation for wide deployments (or DPA-wide)
Low-code AD&D Platforms vs other platforms – WaveMaker’s Takeaways
In WaveMaker’s view, Low-code Application Development & Delivery platforms are best suited for enterprise IT teams, which are trying to solve multiple use cases by developing complex applications. These platforms can be used to customize and modernize apps, including user experience focused-customer facing applications and also have basic process automation capabilities. Such platforms also provides a variety of integration options, advanced data management capabilities and a broad partner ecosystem. Hence, low-code platforms for AD&D professionals are essentially seen as an alternative to traditional programming-led application development.
Low-code for Business Developers platforms empower business people to deliver applications with a single/few use cases and without complex customization needs. Hence, these platforms exhibit features such as business reporting, data management and advanced process automation capabilities.
DPA-wide platforms is a newly identified platform segment by Forrester which combines the ability to automate wide range of processes with minimal low-code capabilities. Such platforms have advanced content management capabilities along with supporting integration and partner ecosystems.
WaveMaker as a Low-code AD&D Platform
WaveMaker’s product vision has always been to create the most advanced & open low-code platform for enterprise IT, enabling them to create modern complex applications. WaveMaker provides advanced tools for AD&D professionals with variety of integration options, advanced data management capabilities and a long list of business & technical partners. WaveMaker, with its presence in all major geographies including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific also caters to all major industry verticals like financial services, manufacturing and retail.
In WaveMaker’s view, we have rightly been cited by Forrester in the Low-code for Application Development & Delivery segment.
To access Forrester’s Rapid App Delivery Report 2019 full version, visit: https://www.forrester.com/report/Now+Tech+Rapid+App+Delivery+Q1+2019/-/E-RES145698#
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