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  • Writer's pictureSiddharth Wadehra

Building a Custom Software the Modern Way Powered by Visual Development & Automation

The software development arena has been evolving with companies looking to innovate and push the boundaries around what is presently possible. The rapid development and adoption of new tools and technologies have shrunk the time required for software development continually. Additionally, the costs required, and the associated risks have also been substantially reduced and companies have a plethora of options as they look to embark on their digital transformation journey, especially if the core competency of the organization is not building technology.

The Go-Digital Imperative and Potential Challenges

The evolving customer experience and the competition beefing up have made going digital the mantra of every company. Boardrooms and company offsites are abuzz with strategies and the impact that companies are looking to have by going digital. Almost every company, especially after the pandemic, has a strong digital element or IT which has business users prioritizing requests for application outsourcing or off-the-shelf purchase. As IT grapples to keep the lights on barely managing the basic requirements of their infrastructure and network needs, strategically building a digitally connected business is something that is often put off for later.

Going digital, however, is no easy feat. Research indicates that more than 70% of the companies fail in their digital transformation initiatives, often burning critical resources in hiring technical consultants and building technology. This could even be trickier for companies that are in the non-tech space – say healthcare, retail, or logistics to name a few. As a non-tech company, your core competency is in delivering business value to help your customers solve critical pain points– and NOT building software or enterprise applications. Understandably, building high-quality software is often a complicated and expensive process with various risks involved. As a non-tech company, if you start to focus on activities building software, it might not help you with immediate business results of meeting the taxing business requirements of the core business.

The good news is that a lot of innovations in the software development space have allowed companies like yourself to mitigate, at some level, the associated risks of building custom software unique to your requirements. Not just from a cost or a delivery perspective, the associated risks or the challenges of building a customer-centric application that users love are not increasingly being made possible with the use of sophisticated tools. Platforms like Xamun really allow software development with a refreshingly modern approach – using visual development and automation. This is not just cheaper but faster compared to the traditional approaches to software development. The key value proposition of Xamun is that it takes away the complexity and risks in custom software development and provides you with fully functional and high-quality software in as fast as 6-weeks.

Enterprise Applications: The Cookie-Cutter Automated Development Approach

We hate to break it to you: no matter how unique your idea is, there are fundamental best practices and code packages that are used by software developers around the world to build leading software.

Don’t you ever wonder why most apps look eerily familiar?

The reason for that is the fact that most apps are built using code packages that are very similar to each other which software developers deploy to build custom software. The platform typically has pre-tested components with built-in unit tests ensuring that the development teams spend less time fixing errors and bugs – everything is built to market-ready quality. This would ensure a robust basic structure to be assembled seamlessly, which could then be used as a basis to customize and enhance on customer experience. This is typically handled by an expert team of engineers who would be able to work on the source code to customize the software application based on your unique requirements.

Xamun: The Modern Approach to Building Custom Software:

That’s why building from scratch almost never works. Xamun will help you create the basic structure of your software instantaneously so that you can work on customization and fine-tuning. Xamun is NOT a low-code platform, but a visual development platform powered by automation. The automated software development platform has its own visual designer and library of components that would help you ‘assemble’ your application, which could be further customized.

The result? A fully functional software application ready to launch in 6-weeks without any of the risks, timelines, or associated costs of building software applications.

  • Lower risk for greater success - Xamun minimizes your project’s risk areas: cost, quality, scope creep, business continuity, and schedule.

  • 70% faster app build - Launching as soon as possible is critical for your business. Get faster time to market vs. building everything from scratch.

  • 30% cheaper than outsourcing - Not all software projects need hiring an outsourced team. Have your app built at a lower cost, but the same quality.

Furthermore, you would have access to a well-documented and human-readable source code output, which would be easy to work with ensuring that enhanced or new features could be added easily. Xamun also does not have any hidden fees – unlike most SaaS-based low-code platforms, one would not need to pay a recurring fee to use any software application built on top of the platform. Finally, you as the client would have the full code and IP ownership once the build phase has been completed. Additionally, the Xamun team can help deploy and maintain your app for you or simply hand over the code to your team for further enhancements and maintenance.

Xamun allows you to focus less on building software and focus more on delivering unbeatable business value. Get in touch with one of our digital transformation evangelists here to kickstart your journey towards to digital future.


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