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8/23/2015
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Building Apps Without Code: 7 Options For Your Enterprise

Application building no longer means learning to code. Here are seven products and services that can help you develop apps without developing programming skills.
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Salesforce1

If you're in the enterprise world, you know Salesforce. For many people and organizations, Salesforce defines software-as-a-service (SaaS). Teams of IT professionals spend their days building applications on and around Salesforce, but with the Salesforce1 platform -- and specifically, with the Lightning canvas within Salesforce1 -- business unit employees can go a long way toward defining their own applications.
In order for the applications to be most useful, they're going to need to take advantage of your enterprise databases, and you're probably not going to want to turn a business unit non-programmer loose on either the database or the APIs to get there. This is an opportunity for cooperation and application integration, but it still starts with the application defined by the business unit. And that's a good thing.
Pricing for the Force.com bundle that includes the Salesforce1 platform ranges from $25 to $150 per user, per month, with custom enterprise pricing available. If you're a Salesforce.com customer, it's possible you're already paying for this. And if that's the case, the opportunities for cooperation with your business units are bigger and better.

(Image: Salesforce)

Salesforce1

If you're in the enterprise world, you know Salesforce. For many people and organizations, Salesforce defines software-as-a-service (SaaS). Teams of IT professionals spend their days building applications on and around Salesforce, but with the Salesforce1 platform -- and specifically, with the Lightning canvas within Salesforce1 -- business unit employees can go a long way toward defining their own applications.

In order for the applications to be most useful, they're going to need to take advantage of your enterprise databases, and you're probably not going to want to turn a business unit non-programmer loose on either the database or the APIs to get there. This is an opportunity for cooperation and application integration, but it still starts with the application defined by the business unit. And that's a good thing.

Pricing for the Force.com bundle that includes the Salesforce1 platform ranges from $25 to $150 per user, per month, with custom enterprise pricing available. If you're a Salesforce.com customer, it's possible you're already paying for this. And if that's the case, the opportunities for cooperation with your business units are bigger and better.

(Image: Salesforce)

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Ashu001
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10/24/2015 | 11:36:12 AM
Re: Integration
Gigi,

Very well put!

I could'nt agree with those statements even if I wanted to today.

Yes its true.

I meet a lot of blokes who show very little or non-existent ambition through most of their career and then suddenly wake up and decide to "Achieve something".

LOL!

Those kind of people are the most interesting(IMHO).Its usually phenomenal to watch how much they achieve in so little time and with minimal effort.

LOL!!!

 
Gigi3
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Gigi3,
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10/8/2015 | 2:10:43 AM
Re: Integration
"At what point do we decide to jump ship is entirely upto us and our way of looking at Life and Corporate Realities today. Some people are more hungrier/ambitious than others ;Some folks want other things in life. I don't think  either one is right or wrong here. Its just a question of differing viewpoints."

Asish, everyone is ambitious in their life at certain point. Someone may be in initial stage of the career or on later stage for some "C" posts. The key factor is only your ambition can drive you to the expected level; nothing comes automatically.
Ashu001
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Ashu001,
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10/5/2015 | 11:47:35 AM
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Gigi

Ultimately this is very much a personal decision.

At what point do we decide to jump ship is entirely upto us and our way of looking at Life and Corporate Realities today.

Some people are more hungrier/ambitious than others ;Some folks want other things in life.

I don't think  either one is right or wrong here.

Its just a question of differing viewpoints.

 
Gigi3
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9/29/2015 | 2:52:57 AM
Re: Integration
"Valuable discussion for me as well, thank you. Certainly agree that there must be alignment between IT and the business when applications reach a critical point that requires more governance and security. All depends on the type and size of the orgnization how much, when (from the get go, once reaches stage X, etc.)"

Alex, welcome and thanks for the post. Both are complimenting each other; without IT, there is NO business and without business NO IT too.
AlexNForbes
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9/25/2015 | 4:48:11 PM
Re: Integration
Valuable discussion for me as well, thank you. Certainly agree that there must be alignment between IT and the business when applications reach a critical point that requires more governance and security. All depends on the type and size of the orgnization how much, when (from the get go, once reaches stage X, etc.)

The platform you're using must address both sides of the house, not just IT or in the shadows, but an iterative relationship between the two.

I follow this subject and write about it on The Fast Track if you would like to connect on Twitter
batye
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9/23/2015 | 10:27:32 AM
Re: Integration
yes, but it life... how I see it ...
Gigi3
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9/23/2015 | 5:03:09 AM
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"I try to avoid Corporate Board rooms as much as possible... plus I stay far & away from office politics..."

Batye, I won't think that itself can make you tension free... you have to add up something else over it to make comfortable.
batye
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batye,
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9/21/2015 | 10:53:35 AM
Re: Integration
I try to avoid Corporate Board rooms as much as possible... plus I stay far & away from office politics...
Gigi3
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9/21/2015 | 5:49:57 AM
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"yes, I could not agree more..."

Batye, you have any suggestion or similar experience to share with our members.
batye
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batye,
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9/18/2015 | 10:52:54 AM
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yes, I could not agree more...
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