So, you’re considering a low-code or no-code platform. That’s great! There are a lot of fine lines of difference between low- and no-code platforms, depending on your needs. But even within the no-code space there are a lot of products available, showing a wide range of capabilities. And Betty Blocks is not your grandma’s no-code platform.
Betty Blocks: it’s no-code with an escape hatch
How else does Betty Blocks stack up against the competition? Read on.
The first step of choosing the right no-code solution is to evaluate the problem(s) you want to solve. You may be experiencing difficulty innovating because your fresh business ideas fall to the end of IT’s backlog, and it takes too long to see results. Maybe your business is even suffering from the shortage of professional developers. Do you find yourself with ideas that are too big for your budget?
Whether you’re focused on a single application or a complete digital transformation, it’s important to know which platform can provide you with the best features and service depending on your needs so that you can survive the new era of application development.
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If that’s the case, then you might be searching for Betty Blocks.
The criteria which vendors are evaluated against, are grouped into the high-level categories: current offering, strategy and market presence. Betty Blocks received the highest scores possible in the business model/service vision, product roadmap, and product revenue growth rate criteria.
Betty Blocks is fast and flexible, yet powerful, secure, and scalable enough to embed within enterprise-level application strategy. A network of Betty Blocks-built web and mobile applications can facilitate a full digital transformation within your company. You can also easily (and rapidly) develop prototypes to test on a small-scale, collect feedback, optimize, re-test, through constant iteration, bringing greater agility to your organization--meaning even large enterprise organizations can operate with the agility of startups.
Additionally, because Betty Blocks is designed with the citizen developer in mind, you can close the gap left by a shortage of professional developers by making it possible for more of your workforce to contribute applications--on a platform that can be fully monitored and governed by IT, and that supports collaboration between teams of developers.
Because Low-code does require a professional developer who can code, it does not address the developer shortage problem. While it allow developers to work 2x faster, there is a limit to the degree that a low-code platform can reduce IT’s backlog.
Betty Blocks is committed to offering a range of flexible and competitive pricing to suit a variety of business needs, and to help you best leverage your company’s resources. We base our pricing on the complexity of the applications, so you pay for only the number of components you need. And you never have to pay more, no matter how many end users your application(s) support.view pricing plans
Other platforms boasts a complex platform with many, many functionalities, and that is reflected in the cost--whether or not you need or use most of them. Pricing is also complex based it is based on the number of end users for the apps you build as well as hosting impact.
For example: Let’s say you need an enterprise project approval or expense reporting application for your company, which will support 5600 users. With Betty Blocks pricing based on the number of Building Blocks needed to build the application, the app would cost €12,000/year. The same app would be 10x more expensive with other vendor's pricing model based on number of users, running over €100,000.
Critics claim that no-code platforms are not capable of building applications with real business value. And certainly, other no-code platforms like AgilePoint possess a range of capabilities in terms of the complexities of applications they can support or be used to develop. However, Betty Blocks is a new breed of no-code, representing the next step in the evolution of programming .
Our Betty Blocks company culture is something we’re quite proud of. People are at the center of everything we do, and we believe that the future of innovation lies in the hands of humans, not systems. We want businesses to be able to optimize their human potential by giving more employees the tools to develop applications. Our big, hairy, and audacious goal? That by 2023, anyone can build an application.
If you’ve been doing your research, you’re probably already flooded with product specifications and feature comparisons. So here’s what you need to know about the Betty Blocks platform features that differentiate us from other no-code platforms:
As a 100% cloud-based platform, Betty Blocks requires absolutely no downloads or user updates. No plug-ins, no versioning updates- all you need is an internet connection.
Betty Blocks performs platform updates automatically, while all user applications are running. Because there is no versioning, users are always accessing the most current version and never have to migrate data.
Betty Blocks is the first, and only, no-code platform to be ISO27001 certified. In addition, since all customers automatically work from the same, and most updated, version of the platform, the most demanding customer sets the bar for platform security--and all users benefit from the same protections.
With the Blocks Store, users can install pre-configured blocks of Webservices and UI Components with one click, based on an architecture of micro-apps. Users can also share these components and make them available to all users in their organization, essentially saving and reusing whole blocks of applications across multiple apps.
Betty Blocks is named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Mobile Low-Code Platforms for Business Developers, Q3 2018, Forrester’s researchers evaluated the 12 most significant application development providers. The global research and advisory firm evaluated Betty Blocks on current product offering, strategy, and market presence, finding that Betty Blocks received the highest scores possible in the business model/service vision, product roadmap, and product revenue growth rate criteria. To learn more about the evaluation and see how Betty Blocks compares to other platforms, get the report here.
Betty Blocks CEO Chris Obdam and John Rymer, Vice President and Lead Analyst at leading global research and advisory firm Forrester have a conversation about how no-code platforms are changing the landscape of application development by providing a solution to “one of the classic problems in IT,” according to Obdam.
Watch the full video here (preview below) to learn what your leadership needs to stay ahead of the game in the changing era of app development.