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Embracing Low Code Platforms for Rapid Application Development

Embracing Low Code Platforms for Rapid Application Development


Electrosoft’s software development and systems engineering professionals embrace a low code platform to rapidly develop, enhance and maintain a range of essential applications supporting the agency’s inspections, incident response and reporting.


Following delays related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the civilian agency faced a backlog of on-site annual inspections. They also wanted to update their existing assessment tool to better reflect current and emerging threats. The agency needed rapid, secure enhancements to their mobile assessment application to accurately collect the data, as well as to efficiently analyze and report on individual and aggregate results.


To meet pressing time, cost and security pressures – and recognizing that legacy software code has limitations when new code or applications are introduced – the agency turned to the Appian low-code platform to accelerate development. Electrosoft served on the team that implemented the agency’s first low-code platform solution in the traditionally .NET environment. The team installed, learned and configured the platform as the first step in the development process. Using far fewer development resources and much less time than traditional development projects, the team successfully developed and deployed the new application.


The application is being used successfully, delivering inspectors a flexible, secure assessment tool in the field. The successful low-code development project served as a springboard for new low-code projects, which are taking days or weeks to complete rather than the weeks or months required with more traditional approaches. Additionally, adoption of the low-code platform is advancing the agency’s initiative to migrate applications to the cloud, which will provide even greater flexibility and access to future enhancements.