Skuid, the leading no-code cloud application platform, today announced that three Department of Defense (DoD) agencies and the largest civilian agency have awarded contracts to Skuid to support their application development and modernization initiatives.
In partnership with Carahsoft Technology Corp., the Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, Skuid and the Salesforce Platform will be used to solve unique challenges of designing and deploying user-friendly process-intensive applications for over 600,000 DoD employees and public users.
Skuid’s solutions are available through Carahsoft’s NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V contract and National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint and National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA) cooperative purchasing agreements.
“In just six short months of partnering with Carahsoft, Skuid has quickly demonstrated that applications in the public sector can be far simpler to use, even when confronted with highly complex processes, consumer-grade design requirements and dynamic contextual constraints in the field,” said Ken McElrath, Skuid founder and CEO.
“Our work with Carahsoft and Salesforce continues to ramp up modernization efforts with some of the largest Federal agencies, delivering best-in-class digital experiences without code.”
Applications developed for Federal agencies must adhere to strict design guidelines and brand specifications to ensure a consistent user experience across every app.
With the design-first approach of the Skuid platform, the DoD can create dynamic interfaces and applications, rapidly delivering advanced applications without compromising the user experience or user interface design. This means the DoD and the public get simple, intuitive, pleasing apps that make it easy to interact with the government.
Skuid and the Salesforce Platform have already been implemented for external- and internal-facing applications for DoD and civilian agencies, including custom portals and dynamic forms for asset tracking, fitness management, officer evaluations and field inspections.
These customized forms are role- and process-specific to dramatically reduce manual paperwork, clicks or data entry while enhancing data quality and streamlining processes based on relevance to each user. In some cases, paper forms and clipboards have been completely digitized.
"We've worked with Skuid on several DoD deals and have been impressed with the momentum our partnership has created,” said Kate McDonald, Federal Sales Manager at Carahsoft. “With Skuid and our reseller partners, our clients are building powerful, consumer-grade applications specific to their processes that result in dramatically improved user adoption rates and productivity. Plus, clients have seen a drastic reduction in the time it takes to prototype, deploy and iterate, so agencies can be more nimble in meeting the evolving needs of their constituents.”
Skuid’s solutions are available through Carahsoft’s SEWP V contracts NNG15SC03B and NNG15SC27B and NASPO ValuePoint and NCPA cooperative purchasing contracts. For more information, contact the Skuid team at Carahsoft at (877) SFD-C007 or salesforceISV@carahsoft.com.
Skuid was founded in 2013 on the simple belief that enterprise software should stop forcing people to behave like machines. Instead, apps should behave more like the humans who use them, so everyone can thrive in the digital world.
With Skuid’s simple-to-use but incredibly robust cloud front-end design-and-deploy platform, anyone can connect to disparate data sources, assemble highly complex, made-to-order applications, and instantly make changes, all without writing code.
More than 5 million users across 32 countries use Skuid to engage with each other, with data, and with new customers in meaningful ways. For more information, visit www.skuid.com.
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®. As a top-performing GSA Schedule and SEWP contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed technology vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, value-added resellers, system integrators and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.
The company's dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver Skuid, Salesforce, VMware, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Palo Alto Networks, Symantec, Veritas, McAfee, Dell, Adobe, F5 Networks, Google Cloud, ServiceNow, Open Source, Micro Focus Government Solutions, SAP, and Innovative and Intelligence products and services, among others.
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