AgilePoint Unveils Responsive Application Platform (RAP) at International Cloud Expo 2014

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New technology enables rapid development of applications that are self adaptive to the Internet of Things.

AgilePoint, the BPM leader for low-code application development, chose the International Cloud Expo 2014 as a venue for defining a new technology class—Responsive Application Platforms (RAP). RAPs are characterized by a 100% Services Oriented Architecture (SOA), a metadata abstraction framework and a model-driven, process-based approach to application development. AgilePoint’s RAP enables organizations to build internal-use and customer-facing web applications that are self adaptive to the wide variety of devices, apps, and sensors that make up the Internet of Things. AgilePoint’s Responsive Application Platform is available now.

In a packed session at this year’s Expo in Santa Clara, California, Jesse Shiah, AgilePoint’s CEO and cofounder, pointed to the “need to connect” as an early catalyst to supply-chain integration during the dot-com era. Shiah then underscored the fact that connectivity issues and associated problems went up dramatically as social platforms and mobile devices became common-use technologies. According to Shiah, however, the rapid evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT), which includes a wide variety of new devices meant to meter and monitor almost all aspects of daily life, will create connectivity challenges that are “several orders of magnitude” greater than what exist today.

Shiah commented, “The traditional software development paradigm creates rigid, point-to-point connectivity and monolithic implementations that are simply inadequate for the demands of the Internet of Things.” In 2014, the IoT includes about 9 billion devices but projections show that number soaring above fifty billion devices by 2020. “AgilePoint’s RAP technology,” adds Shiah, “enables organizations to develop self-adaptive applications that won’t add to legacy-code maintenance problems as the Internet of Things burgeons in the coming years.”

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, government and many other types of organizations.

“New Development Platforms Emerge For Customer-Facing Applications: Firms Choose Low-Code Alternatives for Fast, Continuous, and Test-And-Learn Delivery,” Forrester.

“Microsoft 100 Solution Providers.” (July 14, 2014) CIO Review.

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