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What is an Enterprise Application and How to Build One? - Evolvous

Enterprise Application and How to Build One? 

Application development has changed the way business is being done across the world. Today, businesses from diverse industrial sectors have been building and deploying software applications to solve specific business challenges or to increase overall efficiency. So, what is an enterprise application? Does your business need it? Which is the most efficient way to build an enterprise application? In this article, we will look at some of those very questions. 

What is an Enterprise Application? 

An enterprise application (often used interchangeably with ‘business application’) is a large-scale software system that is built to meet the specific and complex needs of an organization. It is designed to address various aspects of business processes, such as resource planning, customer and/or supplier relationship management, fiscal monitoring, and the likes. 

Why Does Your Business Need an Enterprise Application? 

So, why does your business need to develop an enterprise application? Business applications have the potential to transform your business operations and turn your enterprise into a more agile and responsive unit. Here are some of the reasons why it will be a promising idea to invest in enterprise application development. 

  • Optimizing Operations: Enterprise applications can facilitate, optimize, and even automate various business processes. This will reduce manual effort and minimize chances of errors. 
  • Data Centralization: You can build a business application which can act as a centralized platform for storing and managing business data. This maintains data consistency, ensures easy access, and improves decision-making. 

Did you know? At Evolvous, we can help you build an app that leverages the document management capabilities of SharePoint? To discover more about our SharePoint solutions, click here. 

  • Improved Collaboration: Enterprise applications also gives you the opportunity to improve coordination among team members. Managers can monitor the work and members can raise issues, wherever they are. This raises the overall productivity at the workplace. 
  • Better Monitoring: One of the greatest advantages of having an enterprise application is that you would be able to monitor various aspects of your business from one single place. If your application is mobile friendly, then you can monitor and manage your business from anywhere. 

Use Cases of Enterprise Application 

Let us look at some of the use cases of business applications which demonstrate the impact they can have on your business processes. 

  • Integration of Legacy Systems: In cases where a business relies on legacy systems that may not interact well with modern systems, a custom enterprise application can act as a bridge between them. You can develop an application that integrates and streamlines data exchange, ensuring smooth and cohesive operation. 
  • Specialized Reporting and Analytics: Processing large volumes of data and gaining insights from them is critical for the success of a modern-day business. You can build an application to gather, process and present data in a way specific to your organization’s needs. It can also use analytics to help you identify opportunities for better resource management. 
  • Workflow Automation: You can also build an enterprise application to automate specific workflows or even entire processes. For example, you can create a project management application that can automate project scheduling, task assignments and progress tracking. 

Explore the Benefits of Process Automation: Process automation is a great way to boost productivity and efficiency in your business. Explore our RPA (Robotic Process Automation) services to know more how we can help you with process automations! 

How to Build an Enterprise Application? 

Building an enterprise application involves a specific process. There are many technical and other factors that must be considered. 

The overall process can be divided into the following stages: 

STAGE 1: Defining Requirements 

You need to start by clearly defining the objectives and the functionalities of the enterprise application. Our team at Evolvous will help you identify the specific needs and challenges that can be addressed by the application. 

STAGE 2: Choose Technology Stack 

Next, we will need to select the technologies, frameworks, and programming platforms to be used. In most cases, Low Code Application Platforms (LCAPs) prove to be an ideal option for business application development. 

STAGE 3: Design Application Architecture 

At this stage, we will need to plan the overall structure and architecture of the application. We will discuss with you to decide on the database structure, interface design and other critical components of the system. 

STAGE 4: Development 

Based on the defined architecture, work will begin on the development of the application. The entire development phase will be divided into parts, allowing for easier testing and iterative development. 

STAGE 5:  Testing 

Once the app is developed, we will conduct thorough testing to identify and rectify bugs or issues. Several types of testing like unit and system testing, integration testing, operation testing, etc., will be conducted. 

STAGE 6: Deployment 

Finally, the app will be deployed in the production environment. Its performance will be monitored, and all detected issues will be addressed. 

Want to Know More About the Process? Contact our team to discuss your project today. 

What is Low Code/No Code Enterprise Application Development? 

Low-code/no-code enterprise application development can be defined as an approach that allows users (also referred to as ‘citizen developers’) to create business applications with minimal coding. This makes the development process more accessible to individuals with varying levels of technical expertise. 

Low-code/no-code application development accelerates the development process, allowing for quicker application development. 

What is PowerApps? 

PowerApps is a suite of apps, connectors, and data platforms from Microsoft. As a platform, it empowers users to create custom enterprise applications without extensive coding skills. It is a part of the Microsoft Power Platform suite, which includes Power BI, Power Automate and others. 

An enterprise application designed with PowerApps can be deployed on various platforms, including web browsers, mobile devices, and tablets. It also leverages the Common Data Service (CDS) built on Azure, which allows you to store and manage data more efficiently. 

Know More About Power Apps

Discover more about the capabilities of Power Apps and how we help you build the perfect enterprise application based on the platform. Visit our Power Apps solutions page to explore more. 

How Do We Use PowerApps for Your Enterprise Application? 

As a certified Microsoft Gold consultant in Canada, we offer comprehensive solutions for enterprise application development based on Microsoft PowerApps. Our range of services include: 

  • Requirement analysis. 
  • Strategic planning. 
  • Custom enterprise application development. 
  • Data integration. 
  • User training and adoption. 
  • Security enhancements 
  • Performance optimization. 

A Case Study for Enterprise Application Development Based on PowerApps 

Here is how we helped Thielmann – one of the leading manufacturers of stainless-steel containers in Germany, enhance efficiency of their sales operations with enterprise application development based on Power Apps. 

The Problem 

The sales team at Thielmann had to go through a tedious process to collect the necessary information from their clients and communicate it to the manufacturing department.  The manual process was highly prone to errors and inefficiencies. 

Our Solution 

The team at Evolvous leveraged Power Apps to develop an automated application for the sales team that helped to directly capture and forward the order details in PDF version to the relevant email address.   

The Impact 

Thanks to their custom business application, the sales team at Thielmann can now maintain all the information in one place. The app helped them to significantly reduce order processing times and minimized the chances of error, thereby increasing overall efficiency. 

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Therefore, enterprise application development can have tremendous impact on increasing the efficiency of your business operations. Contact us to get started on developing a custom app for your business today. 

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