AgilePoint Focuses on Application-Modernization at Gartner’s ITxpo

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Low-code BPM leader’s CEO compares looming legacy-code problem to Y2K crisis.

AgilePoint, the global leader in Responsive Application Platform software (RAP), chose Gartner’s ITxpo 2014 in Orlando, Florida, as an opportunity to highlight the application-modernization problem facing today’s organizations, which, according to AgilePoint's CEO, Jesse Shiah, requires the same level of attention and urgency as the Y2K crisis.

In an industry-day session, Shiah explained the traditional methodology used by organizations to connect and fill gaps between disparate line-of-business applications: “The traditional software development paradigm,” stated Shiah, “creates rigid, point-to-point connectivity that has to be continuously maintained as processes evolve and application versions change.” Looking beyond the mere maintenance of these applications, though, Shiah underscored the enormous challenge of modernizing applications for the cloud, mobile devices, and the Internet of Things (IoT). “Some organizations have thousands of these types of apps, but given the method by which they were created, modernizing them is expensive. Many IT departments simply don't have the resources for mass conversion initiatives, and, instead, have to focus on just a few of the most important projects. The first steps to application modernization,” added Shiah, “are to stop creating these types of applications and begin creating applications that are much less likely to become legacy.”

As a solution to the problem, Shiah prescribed AgilePoint’s Responsive Application Platform (RAP), a technology that facilitates integration across line-of-business apps via a 100-percent services-oriented architecture; a metadata abstraction framework that enables non-programmers to manipulate complex, coded objects; and a model driven approach that facilitates the design and deployment of responsive applications. “With RAP,” stated Shiah, “AgilePoint apps are the connectivity between other systems, and they’re self adaptive to process changes and to version upgrades—everything from SharePoint and Office 365 to CRMs, SAP, and financial systems.”

AgilePoint was recently recognized by Forrester as a leader in the low-code BPM space and by CIO Review magazine as a top 100 Microsoft Solutions Provider. AgilePoint’s Responsive Application Platform offers productivity breakthroughs with enterprise-class robustness and scalability. AgilePoint supports flexible deployment options for on-premise, cloud-based BPM, PaaS, and hybrid installations. AgilePoint, likewise, enables enterprise BPM for Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365, Dynamics CRM, and SalesForce.

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About AgilePoint
AgilePoint, a leading provider of process-centric application development tools and Business Process Management (BPM) software products, has 1,300+ on-premise and cloud deployments in 25+ countries. AgilePoint customers use AgilePoint “Smart Steps” technology to build enterprise applications that connect people-to-people, people-to-systems and systems-to-systems. By leveraging tools they are already familiar with like Visio, SharePoint, Office 365, Salesforce, Oracle, NetSuite, Dropbox, Box, One Drive and Google Drive, AgilePoint customers build both mission-critical and everyday process applications in half the time of most BPM products while modernizing their IT experience and maximizing ROI for their enterprise. AgilePoint products are providing the power of process automation applications to manufacturing, energy, financial, insurance, healthcare, legal services, government and many other types of organizations.

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