You might not think of your company this way, but no matter your industry, your products, your services, or your customers, your company is a software company. Maybe you’re a non-profit with a public facing portal, where givers can view and manage their giving activity. Maybe you work with natural resources spread out across the globe and need a way to monitor/manage all the activity across all those different locations.
Whatever you do, wherever you do it, software is some part of the total picture of how you do business. No, you might not actually write code and release software to be used by customers (although Skuid can help with that if you do), but in today's high-tech, connected world of business, every company relies on software to keep their business organized and running smoothly.
Sure, you may buy some off-the-shelf products to manage day-to-day operations, but your company isn't exactly like any other company. You've got your own processes, data structures, best practices, and ways you've figured out how to stay ahead of the competition. You may opt for an off-the-shelf product, but nothing off-the-shelf fits just right. It can’t.
Create software as unique as your business.
Off-the-shelf software wasn’t built to bend and flex to your needs. It was built to be “good enough” for as many different customers as possible, not to be exactly what you (or anyone else) needs.So what do you do? You mix that off-the-shelf solution in with some solutions you build yourself.
In your organization, there is a team of people writing code, configuring applications, connecting data sources, testing, retesting, and making sure that it all deploys successfully in time.
That sounds an awful lot like stuff a software company would do, right? (Trust me, it is.) That's where Skuid comes in. You can use Skuid to create a better software company. It's how you get to great software without founding your own software startup.
How do you do it?
At Skuid, we didn’t build a single-purpose, off-the-shelf application. We built softwarefor building software. You don’t have to ditch it all and start over. We connect to your current solutions (including that off-the-shelf solution that no one is actually that crazy about) and help you to create the application(s) that your users will be crazy about.
We've got Models for connecting to and manipulating your data from all your disparate Data Sources. Our Components are dynamic and responsive to data changes as well as user interactions. When it comes time to add business logic and turn a "report" into a full-blown application, our Action Framework brings it all to life.
You can also apply your corporate branding quickly and easily with our Theme Composer. When it’s all done, and it’s time to deploy, we’ve got our Skuid CLI to play nicely with your source control and deployment infrastructure.
Then again, who am I kidding? It’s never really all done, right? Requirements change as new information is gathered, and you need to be able to respond quickly.
Since Skuid is a declarative tool, you don’t have to know how to write code to use it. Now, you can share the responsibility of building, and iterating on, powerful applications throughout your organization.
You can adapt to changing requirements as quickly as business moves. We don’t eliminate the need to build software; we just make it easier for more people to do it. Ready to give Skuid a try? Start building software for your software company faster.