Falk Kukat, Solutions Architect at OutSystems, gives his experts’ opinions on intelligent apps and analytics.
AI will change the way we work every day
It seems that new use cases for AI and ML are popping up on a daily basis within the software applications we use, and the devices that we interact with. But perhaps a less obvious use case is in helping to determine what these apps should be in the first place, and how to improve them in the most effective manner. In an era where business strategy and IT strategy are converging, building the right app and features is critical for every organization. For software development tool vendors, this is the opportunity that AI and ML represents.
For example, it’s easy to imagine AI Assistants accelerating application development time by recommending best practice patterns, components, and widgets during the design of applications. By applying machine learning to large volumes of data, collected by analyzing how many thousands of teams build software, AI Assistants will make developers more efficient and become the new paradigm for pair programming.
By using machine learning to examine the structure of complex apps before they are deployed, AI-based analyzers will be able to predict issues and monitor real-time usage patterns to make recommendations on how to improve and refactor applications. By decreasing application maintenance costs, organizations will be able to invest further in innovation.
As the applications themselves are being used, AI-based systems can automatically generate new feature recommendations based on large data sets of usage, error reporting, customer feedback, adoption rates, and business metrics.
Any advantages a company can gain in speed, agility and adoption of their software can mean the difference between becoming the disruptor or being the disrupted. The combination of AI and ML, applied to the application lifecycle itself, represents a huge opportunity for software development platform vendors to help organizations create a competitive advantage.
About Falk Kukat:
OutSystems, headquartered in Atlanta, USA, and headquartered in Utrecht, the Netherlands, is the market leader in low-code development. OutSystems’ low-code development platform enables companies to deliver professional business applications, mobile apps and web applications much faster: This is because a simple configuration replaces manual coding. The low-code development platform also significantly reduces investments in setup, training and implementation.
Founded in Portugal in 2001, OutSystems is now active worldwide, with over 500 employees in more than 40 countries, including the USA, South America, Europe, South Africa, Asia and the Arab world. With its low-code development platform, OutSystems addresses the needs of dozens of different industries. The company is also certified according to the international standards ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO 22301.
More than 180 companies with more than seven million users worldwide rely on the low-code development platform, which is available either in the cloud, on-premise or in a hybrid environment. In addition to the Enterprise version, there is also a free version. Over 90,000 app downloads and 110,000 community members underline OutSystems’ position as a low-code market leader. Reference customers include Axa, E.ON, Mercedes-Benz, Vodafone and VW.