What Gartner calls “high productivity” Platform as a Service (PaaS), Forrester Research may refer to as low code PaaS. But a term that may make more sense within the Microsoft ecosystem is “Workflow as a Service,” that is, workflow that can be built on a cloud-based platform and which runs independently of SharePoint’s own, indigenous workflow platforms (Workflow Foundation in versions prior to 2013 and Workflow Manager in 2013 and beyond.)
The Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Development Platforms, Q2 2016
In a landmark report, The Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Development Platforms, Q2 2016, Principal Analysts Clay Richardson and John Rymer, discuss the fourteen top low-code platforms available today. But among the top five, only AgilePoint NX offers deep integration with SharePoint and is the only one that can be classified as Workflow as a Service for SharePoint.
BPM Roots with Powerful Low Code Credentials
AgilePoint NX has deep roots in BPM and features extensive, back-office process improvement capability; however, AgilePoint NX, as Forrester’s report spells out, is among the most powerful low code platforms on the market, meaning it has an “intuitive interface” that empowers power users to produce sophisticated forms, workflows, and even composite line-of-business systems at break-neck speeds—fast enough to keep up with enterprise workflow demands; fast enough to catalyze deep-level digital transformation within organizations of any size.
AgilePoint NX can be deployed on-premises or can be consumed as a cloud service. And because of AgilePoint NX’s unique architecture, forms and workflows built on AgilePoint NX are SharePoint-version agnostic and will responsively adapt to future changes in SharePoint.
Perhaps the best part is AgilePoint offers a wide variety of licensing and subscription options for AgilePoint NX that will accommodate organizations all sizes and budgets.