A couple of years ago I was searching for a no code platform that our team at Versa Cloud could use to streamline the development of work process apps for our clients — most of which are towns and municipalities across Massachusetts. Along the way, we discovered AppSheet. And we haven’t looked back since.
As I explained in a recent blog post, AppSheet has become our preferred app development tool as it gives us the scalability and flexibility that we need to build efficient and highly-customizable solutions in less time — saving our clients’ money, without having to make any compromises regarding performance or quality. In short, AppSheet beats the competition and is reasonably priced.
AppSheet wasn’t the first tool we tried. We experimented with just about every available solution, in a diligent trial and error process. So in this article, I will share some of the things that we learned throughout our journey in hopes of sparing you some of the trouble that we went through.
Municipalities are often at a disadvantage when searching for operation management applications. On the one hand, cities and towns require access to the same types of powerful solutions that large enterprises use. However, they are typically confined by tight budgets.
These are the challenges we face at Versa Cloud, where we supply operation management solutions for a variety of organizations across multiple states. Many of our clients are local towns and municipalities that need to carefully track and report where their taxpayer's dollars go. It’s therefore crucial that we keep time and costs at a minimum when developing apps to offer competitive prices that align with our clients’ budgetary needs.
You know the old saying, that the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing?
Chances are at some point in your career, working across teams or on a project, you found that this old truism isn’t so much of an exception, but the rule as to how businesses are run.
Of course, it doesn’t have to be this way. With the right technology, companies can make a small fix that makes a big difference.
For an example of this, let’s go to Uruguay and visit the Forestadora y Maderera del Norte sawmill.
Energy is the dominant contributor to climate change. Energy is also essential to social and economic well-being. Yet more than 95 Million Nigerians live without electricity. The Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency (NREA) exists to meet this dual challenge—reduce the carbon intensity of energy while making energy available to everyone in Nigeria. Through their Rural Electrification Fund (REF) they promote, support and provide rural electrification through public and private sector participation. Catalyst, a Zurich-based digital technology and data solutions startup, has developed a powerful project management app to catalyze NREA's initiatives.