5 Top Reasons To Embrace No-Code Development Platforms for SAP®

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The chaos and unrest of the last year have triggered new work models and forced a turning point in workforce collaboration and productivity. We have all experienced the shifts toward accelerated collaborative and dynamic work, the need for rapid, agile, and flexible solutions, and the democratisation of technical skills. No-code development platforms have evolved to become of critical interest to facilitate and solve these goals. The rise of no-code is as a result of a significant higher demand for fast and effective digital solutions.

Digital Transformation acceleration is execution at speed

The IT landscape has expanded, more requests are coming through, expecting fast turnarounds, yet building up a growing backlog of requirements and increasing pressure on resources for SAP® developers. “Our clients tell us that they are already struggling to find enough developers,” says Derya Sousa, COO at Kianda. “All of the statistics support that this is only going to become more of a challenge as the demand for professional developer talent continues to grow faster than the world can educate them,” Derya adds.

Gartner indicated that “by 2023, over 50% of medium to large enterprises will have adopted a Low Code Applications Processes as one of their strategic application platforms”.

5 TOP Reasons to embrace no-code application development platforms for SAP®:

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1. Build modern SAP® applications 10x faster and with 70% less resources.

NO-CODE Improves users’ SAP® experience by developing applications rapidly and smoothly. It reduces operational resources and costs.  Moreover, it allows you to build more applications in less time. Low-code / no-code development reduces the need for additional developers, lowering the cost of recruiting.

At its core, no-code development platforms enable people with little or no coding skills to quickly build simple forms or enterprise-grade applications. Because of this, time will no longer be a constraint. For instance, tasks that previously may have taken months can now go from requested to deployed in days — or even minutes. No-code development platforms enable faster software development cycles or transition speeds. As a result, they facilitate new criteria to be easily integrated, resulting in increased agility.

“Firms with a truly adaptive nature grow 3x faster than their industry average.”
Source: Forrester Analytics Business, Technographics Business And Technology Services Survey, 2020

No-code offers capabilities to create applications in one single day. But, a word to the wise, not all are built the same. When choosing a no-code development platform, look for a solution that combines flexible visual development with high productivity capability to help build connected apps, such as Kianda.

No-code application development platforms deliver enterprise-grade applications not just faster, not just solutions for now, but also built and designed with a focus on your future IT needs. In short, it is business process automation without limits. Utilising the endless options for integrations, you can quickly, in a user-friendly way, unify and enrich all data sources much faster, with less resources.

2. Seamless integration with SAP® providing a much more User-friendly, agile approach to working with your data

No-code application development platforms seamlessly integrate with most siloed data sources to create a unified, business-centric, and open platform. This cultivates a marketplace for the intelligent enterprise, customers, partners and SAP® users to count on for future-proofed resilience.

Streamline your business processes with responsive, easy-to-deploy applications.

Some no-code development platforms available on the market can connect seamlessly to your SAP® S/4HANA, SAP® C/4HANA, SAP® ECC. This is critical to allow easy and secure access to your data. With single sign-on and one-click deployment, you can easily make SAP® talk to other backend systems for end-to-end process automation.

For example, Kianda Cloud Connect (KCC) integrates into your data systems on-premise or in cloud. Moreover, easy-to-configure data connectors integrate workflows with ERP, CRM, and IT systems to efficiently share data throughout your company. Above all, easy-to-connect APIs provide seamless single-step connections out of the box (OOTB) with the most commonly used data sources such as SAP®, Oracle, SharePoint, SQLServer, Salesforce, etc.

3. No-code development platforms mean no-code required – Bridge the technical skills gap

No-code technology allows you to address your SAP® digitalisation needs yourself without writing a single line of code. With a few quick clicks, you can efficiently build and enhance enterprise-wide deployment and effectively contribute to backlogs and technical debt.

Keep pace with the demand for new apps

No-code application development platforms simplify, automate and transform multiple processes for HR, quality management, IT, finance, and more in one central location, quickly with fewer resources.

The rise of low-code and no-code development platforms is growing momentum due to their flexibility, agility, ease of use and speed of development.  Further, the ability to combine no-code development and SAP® application development will soon be the norm rather than the exception. By 2030, the low-code development market, which includes no-code development platforms, is expected to generate a compelling $187 billion in revenue.

No-code development extends your SAP® solutions by providing you with the easiest and fastest way to develop applications. Moreover, no-code enables rapid deployment of SAP® applications. As a result, the overall user experience improves, increasing employee engagement and operational efficiency.

4. Optimise build and deployment of SAP® applications to mitigate risk and decrease downtime

Get the most of your SAP® experience by delivering responsive, easy-to-deploy applications – fully integrated with SAP® and other systems. Simply gain agility to address growing operational demands and meet client expectations with better visibility and transparent insights into your business processes.

No-code development platforms increase employee engagement, operational efficiency and client satisfaction

No-code platforms complement SAP® to deliver rapid, flexible, simplified end-to-end, integrated automated business processes. All of which aims to support and deliver seamless customer experiences because of the need for hyper-personalised solutions in the new world.

Using a no-code development platform to externalise your build and deployment of SAP® applications is highly rewarding. For example, it will increase employee engagement, operational efficiency, and client satisfaction. You can rapidly evolve enterprise applications when business needs change or as new technologies are introduced. With a no-code development platform, you can deliver modern, user-friendly applications to end-users. As a result, it enhances SAP® user experience and engagement.

Leverage one no-code development platform to handle all the various layers of development from the SAP® database (ERD) to the front-end and business layer. You can quickly and easily unify and enrich this data with other information from other data sources. By utilising a functional guide, you can enrich data further for SAP® with less risk. Using a no-code application development platform expands your IT capabilities and resources. What’s more is that it makes implementing frequent or routine changes less risky and speeds up the time to deploy changes. Therefore, making modest changes will no longer potentially cause errors in code, or require downtime or eat up SAP® IT expert resources.

No-code development platforms enable the continuous introduction of features and capabilities for SAP®/IT developers and non-technical people (Citizen Developers). Therefore, you can easily extend SAP® functionality without re-deploying or changing SAP® assets. Moreover, the inclusion of a no-code development platform to your tech-stack extends SAP® developers and broadens IT teams’ capabilities and bandwidth, promotes innovation while also building in controls and governance, thus increasing IT business value.

5. Accelerate application development or migration to SAP® S/4HANA by creating unlimited custom applications, deploy and scale with ease.

Truly flexible, fully integrated no-code development platforms offer an easily scalable solution for SAP® developers.

SAP® integrates artificial intelligence and embeds it in every business process across the entire SAP® S/4HANA suite and aids business processes at scale. No-code application development enables companies to adapt and scale with the agility and flexibility required in today’s global marketplace. Additionally, no-code development platforms provide an integrated, simplified, and unified approach to app development. Thus, helping you to deliver continuous innovations and services to your customers.

No-code application development provides next-generation processes that connect and orchestrate business operations. That’s not all, no-code development promotes smarter decisions, improves experiences for the end-user and automates all decision-making processes. It also helps manage fair and sustainable supply chains across all companies’ end-to-end value and supply chains. So, no-code development not only improves the bottom line or the top line of a company. But, it also actually adds a third dimension, which is sustainability.

Summary 

No-code development extends your SAP® solutions by providing you with the easiest and fastest way to develop applications. Moreover, no-code enables rapid deployment of SAP® applications. As a result, the overall user experience improves, increasing employee engagement and operational efficiency. 

The rise of low-code and no-code development platforms is of growing interest and is continuously exploding. This is due to faster and easier development of business applications. The ability to combine no-code development and SAP® application development is no exception.

Moreover, using no-code tools to create SAP® applications is becoming more of a necessity in organisations. Particularly for SAP® consultants, functional analysts, and business analysts.

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But, What is a No-Code Development Platform?

The challenge to simplify and shorten software development cycles has led to the exponential growth of low-code and no-code development. 

No-code essentially takes the coding out of software development and speeds up the entire development cycle. 

A no-code development platform allows users to build business applications quickly and easily using a toolkit of prebuilt components, rules, and actions with drag and drop functionality. That is, instead of building software with coding from scratch.

As no-code doesn’t require coding, it provides an opportunity for those without coding skills to develop software. Therefore, it empowers not only IT, but non-IT professionals/citizen developers to address their digitalisation needs themselves.

According to Gartner: By 2024, developing apps with low-code/no-code tools will account for approximately 65% of all application development. 

No-code enables automation and simplifies the many workflows within an operation. As a result, this minimises the time and expense of creating the software applications your business needs.


Kianda – The No-Code / Low-Code Application Development and Business Process Automation Platform

As an award-winning no-code development platform, Kianda enables IT and Citizen Developers or non-technical people to rapidly build enterprise-grade applications. Organisations can save time and resources, deploy new solutions and maintain current ones without difficulty using the Kianda platform for SAP®.

Kianda offers flexible, scalable customisation solutions and enterprise-grade application development. All of which is necessary to support unique tasks and the specific ways organisations operate.

In addition, Kianda’s no-code rapid application development for SAP® makes development faster and easier. Simply, by providing one location, multiple integrations, scalability, extensibility with direct access to data, visual-based modelling, and one-click deployment.


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Osvaldo Sousa

About Author:
Osvaldo Sousa  No-code digital process automation expert with almost two decades of experience in information technologies. He is the CEO/Co-founder of Kianda Technologies.

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State of Digitisation 2021

We surveyed some of the participants at Future Focus 2021 on the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on their workforce and business process. The results are from 125 poll participants at the event.

73% of participants reported that they were pushed to digitise their business process.

– Future Future 2021 Poll

Overall findings show that while Covid-19 was a disrupter in 2020/2021, in many cases it has proven to be an accelerator of Digital Transformation within businesses. 

A growing 41% of businesses reported that they had previously used No-Code/ Low -Code platforms in their organisation.

– Future Focus 2021 Poll

No-Code/Low-Code technology is Agile, Speedy, and Cost-Effective in its ability to implement Business Process Automation. This growing shift towards technology such as the Kianda platform into an organisations workflows, is already demonstrating such benefits as an increase in efficiency, decrease in process times, and improvements in customer satisfaction.


To find out more about how your organisation can achieve these changes, please contact us to request a demo now


According to Forrester report 22% of companies haven’t begun their digital transformation. Are you one of them?

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Digital process automation is becoming a necessity in many organisations, rather than just a ‘nice to have’. However, a recent Forrester report shows that 22% of companies haven’t begun their Digital Transformation journey.

These organisations still use traditional methods to meet their business goals. As a result, they face many challenges and they get average results in their operations.

If you are one of them, not to worry. There are small, simple steps you can take to start your digital transformation journey.

Organisations who realise the importance of digital business have started to embrace digital transformation. They’ve invested in business technologies that create value for customers and transform their businesses. For instance, they take different approaches to accomplish their goals.

Some struggle and some succeed during their digital transformation journey… However, there are two important things I can’t highlight enough from my years of experience. These are:

1) Success ratio is a lot higher when companies start their digital transformation journey with SMALL STEPS

2) It will be a waste of time and money if people don’t EMBRACE THE CHANGE

New technologies that are agile, easy to use and that can adapt to companies changing needs are ones to look for. So, I’m going to talk about digital process automation technologies. This is one of the core concepts of Digital Transformation.

But what is digital process automation? Why are we so interested in this?

Well, to find that out all the ins and outs of it, let’s start with the basic concept of it.

What is Digital Process Automation?

In easy words, Digital Process Automation is transforming a business process into its optimised digital version.

As an example, take a simple approval process.  Perhaps you use papers in folders that are kept on shelves to handle this. Or maybe, you do manual entries into excel spreadsheets when someone approves via email.

On the other hand, there is the digital version of this. To be more clear, a business application, which is made of online forms where users can interact and consult information from anywhere. The approval flow happens in one single place and is managed via end-to-end automation with reminder notifications and reporting dashboards.

The difference between two versions of the same process is that the digital one brings efficiency and most importantly, consistency. It gives easy insights to the data and eliminates the errors. Overall, it provides better user experience.

One of the digital transformation initiatives that digital process automation covers is solving existing business challenges. In addition, integration into company processes and transitioning from a non-digital business into a digital one.

In other words, this is an evolution of business process management (BPM). While managing business processes, integrated automation can optimise and digitalise processes from start to end.

Digital process automation solutions generally provide software platforms under the concept of integrated automation.  Not only does it focus on Technology, but also People and Process.

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Most employees waste a lot of time searching for data. Sometimes they have to  consult multiple systems to answer a simple query. They are not given options other than using emails to manage basic customer queries.

All of these can cause bad reputation, data loss and long resolution times. As a result, this drags productivity down and companies miss out on valuable business opportunities.

Digital process automation helps companies to transition into a Digital Workplace. Consequently, teams can collaborate in a single place. It centralises the data for internal and external processes. As well as that, it frees employees’ time to do more valuable work by removing repetitive, boring tasks.

Some of you might be concerned about the investment you have already done for your IT systems until now. However, you don’t have to give up everything you have invested in to begin your digital transformation journey.

There are ways to make legacy technology easily adaptable to the coming changes. Most new technologies can integrate to your IT systems allowing you to syncronise existing users and data.

In addition, there are low-code and no-code platforms that you can opt for. They are here to lower the costs and enable faster application delivery, allowing you to commence digital transformation smoothly.

Low-code or no-code concept is not only considered for cost reduction. It is for empowering users and accelerating digital transformation journey.

What are the core features of Digital Process Automation?

In today’s digital world, customers are forcing businesses to become more mobile and agile. Businesses must experiment new technologies to meet consumer demand and stay ahead of competition. With these trends, the following factors have become central features of digital businesses:

– Restructuring process workflows

– Automating and streamlining existing business processes

– Focus on data-driven processes

– Focus on the customer experience

Where to use Digital Process Automation?

This is something that I have been asked many times. Where can I use a process automation technology?

Well, you can use it in several places. For example, delivering business applications that require interaction of people, systems and processes.

Examples of digital business processes are:

HR processes to manage onboarding, appraisals, holiday approvals, employee requests;

IT processes such as helpdesk tickets, asset requests, change management;

Quality processes for incident management, corrective action plans, inspections, document generation;

Finance processes such as budget approvals, project approvals and so on…

The important thing is to define one area that needs your immediate attention when beginning digital transformation. Perhaps it is something due to the challenges you might be facing.

Start with that to experiment new technologies… Map out how it is currently done and how you want it to improve.

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Source: Forrester’s Q1 2018 Digital Process Automation Survey

According to a Forrester survey, cost reductions and improving productivity are two main reasons for process advancement.

Process development platforms require outsourcing of developers for those without technical knowledge. Therefore, it is important to note the numerous benefits a user-friendly platform has in comparison. For instance, process development platforms are more suitable for non-technical users. Therefore, making it accessible for everyone.

They can help you reduce costs significantly by delivering fast applications. Also engaging your team and keeping knowledge in-house to maintain your business applications will help improve workforce productivity.

It is also worth telling that digital transformation can always help grow a business.

The marketplace is constantly evolving and the competition is getting harder and harder. Many businesses cannot expand simply because they lack digital initiatives.

If you haven’t started your digital transformation journey yet or have started it but aren’t satisfied, it is time to start looking at new technologies to help you boost your business.

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AUTHOR: Osvaldo Sousa CEO of Kianda Technologies
Digital business process expert  & No-code Platform Innovator

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The Irish Times Business – Kianda aims to streamline business process

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We are thrilled to be featured in The Irish Times Business today.  Our founders explained how Kianda differs from other BPM (Business Process Management) platforms. Additionally, how it can bring in-house control to organisations. In particular, over their IT solutions and help them bring efficiency in their operations.

“There is some debate as to whether Albert Einstein actually defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. But, the sentiment certainly struck a chord with tech entrepreneur and software developer Osvaldo Sousa. They spent 17 years pounding the same ground building similar automated process solutions for different companies.

In July 2016 Sousa and his wife, Derya, (an IT consultant), decided to pool their skills and develop a solution. One that consigned this constant reinvention to history. They set up business process management and automation company Kianda. And, they have spent the last two years developing a cloud-based platform that enables users to easily build forms and workflows to streamline complex business operations.”

To read the full article click here Irish Times Business


Kianda is a true no-code platform that aims to put business users in the driving seat of process automation. Moreover, digitalising business processes rewards organisations with huge advantages.

Our platform allows company’s to save time and reduce costs. In addition, by eliminating paper using digital forms, organisations can engage in sustainable initiatives. All the while, bringing agility to the workplace!

Want to see what Kianda can do for you?

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Osvaldo SousaAbout Author:
Osvaldo Sousa – Digital process automation expert with almost two decades of experience in information technologies. He is the CEO/Co-founder of Kianda Technologies.

5 common HR scenarios Process Management can benefit

HR process automation

Process Management or Business Process Management (BPM) is increasingly transforming how HR managers carry out many business tasks daily with the use of workflow automation tools.

Recruiting, leave requests, appraisals, approvals and employee feedback are some of the workflows typical human resource management (HRM) department deals with. All of these HR workflows involve multiple department approvals. Also, system entries, communication channels and documents. As a result, human resource management becomes lengthy and expensive.

In addition to this, it is very common that employees don’t follow established operating procedures and complete required tasks. That is, with regards to how they are supposed to complete them. Subsequently, leaving the organisation with unstructured and ad-hoc task management.

Automating these processes can increase productivity, cut costs significantly and eliminate bottlenecks. Simply, by making these scenarios easy to handle with business process management tools. Continue reading “5 common HR scenarios Process Management can benefit”