Last week, I came across this nice new infographic from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat School of Business. As they say, “the skills gap is the difference between the technology available and the workforce’s ability to use it.”
Highlights of the infographic are:
Almost 40% of companies have a moderate to major skills gap. The resulting digital inefficiency can be deadly – costing you as much as 20% in lost productivity. Simple things like automating routine, everyday processes like Purchase Orders and Leave Approvals can go a long way.
We think citizen developers can make a huge difference, especially when they’re given access to and training on low-code platforms like frevvo. We see it in our customers all the time – citizen developers at many frevvo customers have helped to create incredibly effective, high-quality apps quickly and at reasonable cost.
Among pacesetters, who believe technology is essential to development and blaze the way forward, almost 80% use citizen developers.
You have little choice. You simply cannot afford to take months to create a web portal or mobile app. Mobile developers are extremely expensive if you can find them. There’s huge benefit and tremendous ROI to be gained from using a low-code approach for an increasing array of projects.
With every release of frevvo, there’s a little less code to write – whether through new and upgraded wizards or the Visual Rule Builder or a new connector.
Central Wyoming College serves Fremont, Hot Springs and Teton Counties. CWC is committed to supporting students through their educational journey and helping them achieve success.
CWC wants to reduce their reliance on paper and sneaker-net processes. They saw significant value in streamlining their PO process which involves calculations, lookups and dynamic routing fixing a particularly error-procedure as a result.
“Our PO workflow was automated in record time. The forms look good and are
easy-to-use. frevvo’s system just works and meets our needs at reasonable cost.”
Chief Information Officer
CWC selected frevvo to automate their PO process because of its modern look & feel, speed of implementation, ease of use and dynamic routing.
As a result of the streamlined PO process, hours of staff time have been reduced and CWC staff can get back to focusing on students rather than administrative tasks.
Today we’re happy to announce the general release of frevvo 7.2. Cloud customers were automatically upgraded on April 29. On-Premise availability is coming up shortly – subscribe to Release Announcements for the precise date. This release also includes upgrades to the Database Connector.
We know that frevvo is powerful software but there’s also a learning curve. frevvo 7.2 is the first in a series of updates this year focused on making it easier to use.
Visual Rule Builder
This release also includes some security enhancements – e.g. user ids no longer appear in URLs and are replaced by opaque UUIDs – and other under-the-hood improvements needed for future ease-of-use improvements.
The DB Connector is one of the most widely used connectors – customers have created all kinds of integrations with their SQL databases. Most of the improvements made in this release are fairly technical and we won’t go into details here. See the Release Notes for reasons to upgrade. We’ve also made several under-the-hood improvements so we can make this oft-used connector easier to use and as point-and-click as possible. We’ll detail those in future blog posts.
We’re excited about this release and several upcoming ones. The focus is squarely on updating and making so many of the good things we do easier to use.