What is Rapid Application Development (RAD)?
Rapid application development (RAD) definition: A software methodology that allows for minimal planning in favor of rapid prototyping. Back in the day, engineers created RAD because they were frustrated with how slow it took to design software. Often times, you’d release a program only to find it was already out-of-date.
What Rapid App Development Looks Like Today
Rapid application development is now an integral part of business process management (BPM). BPM helps a company to understand and restructure information and activities used to achieve business goals. BPM process designs are used to drive process re-structuring and software development.
Standard BPM gives a business the ability to communicate and understand their internal procedures in a more graphical manner. This, in turn, allows them to more quickly and easily adjust to new circumstances, both internal and external.
Benefits of Rapid App Development
Obviously, having a BPM solution that offers rapid application development is a definite plus. It brings IT development and operations staff together. Integrating into a DevOps approach improves collaboration and streamlines testing. Best of all, it results in a beneficial software that pays for itself.
Process Director is a BPM Solution That Includes Rapid Application Development
BP Logix created Process Director, a business process management (BPM) software solution with an easy-to-use interface. Process Director allows you to search through documents, oversee task lists, and look-up specific items without difficulty. This workflow management software is extremely customizable and allows you to modify every step of the process without the need to know code or bring in a programmer.
Most conveniently, all aspects of Process Director BPM software can be accessed from any web browser or mobile device. This smart BPM platform collects all the necessary elements of a project and makes it easy for you to access data, update information, and coordinate with other departments.
Process Director has many useful features unique to BP Logix, most notably Process Timeline and Smart Forms. Process Timeline is a patented business process automation software technology that automates business processes. Charts and data are automatically updated as the process runs, which allows for accurate, up-to-date information to be viewed with ease.
Smart Forms makes it possible to use only electronic forms throughout an entire company. The software connects the company to both suppliers and customers, so the handling of electronic documents goes smoothly. BP Logix BPM software makes handling even the most complex electronic forms a simple process that most any business user can handle.
No Programmer? No Problem.
Let’s say you need to create a new functionality within Process Director. You can do that without knowing code and without the assistance of a programmer thanks to rapid app development!
Your goal is to deliver data digitally…and fast. With Process Director, you can focus on solving business issues instead of creating software to do so. BPM that relies on low-code/no-code is relevant to business users today.
To learn more about Process Director’s business process management capabilities, which includes rapid app development (RAD), contact BP Logix.