As the pandemic’s impact is expected to last well into 2021, Mendix’s top technology visionaries examine eight key trends for 2021 being driven by urgent market needs, while describing how low-code software development will accelerate deployment of these critical digital solutions.
RPA can help insurers automate processes and customer interactions that require lots of human involvement, lowering costs while improving the customer experience.
Learn the basics of developing applications with Mendix and become a certified Rapid Developer with this fully updated (to Mendix 8) free introductory course.
Mendix provides three unique application governance tools directly within the platform to constantly shepherd you toward success. In this article, a Mendix Solution Architect will walk you through these tools.
Enterprises are turning to agile development to ensure positive app development outcomes. Here is a list of the creators of agile who continue to lead the agile community. Follow them to join the conversation and learn best practices for implementing agile.
Business leaders must focus more on value creation as opposed to competition. In this blog, Ken Polotan outlines four ways to create value for customers.
Company culture is a critical success factor in digital transformation initiatives, and digital transformation impacts three areas of innovation opportunities, in their order of importance: people, process, and technology. Ken Polotan shares how the leadership team can help define and demonstrate a company culture that enables and propels the digital journey.
A fellow CIO explains where traditional application portfolio management falls short, and provides a new way to think about managing your app portfolio for success.
In order to accelerate the training of Mendix developers and help our customers and partners close their talent gap, we have partnered with Mansystems and Trainee Factory to offer further hands-on experience beyond our own training.
With Mendix enabling hundreds of insurance and financial services organizations to digitally transform and differentiate, we organized our first Mendix On Tour in Downtown Toronto. Read more for the key takeaways.
To give back this holiday season, two developers created an IoT app that allowed users to turn on Christmas lights in the Mendix UK office.
This is a guest blog by David de Groot – Mendix Consultant at Sogeti
In the second part of this two-part blog I describe another advanced branching and merging strategy for complex operational environments.
This is a guest blog by David de Groot - Mendix Consultant at Sogeti. Read Part 2 here.
In this two-part blog series, I will describe advanced branching and merging strategies for complex operational environments.
A monumental day has come. As of 6.7, we are very proud to announce that you can add links to your pages without using appstore modules such as the deeplink module. This means that you can finally bookmark and share any page in your app!
Teams of developers converged at Mendix World last week to build cutting edge Smart Apps in just 24 hours.
Mendix 6.6 contains a major new feature that will help you with calling REST services and handling data. It was originally scheduled for Mendix 7, but since our community is so enthusiastic about this feature, we decided to release it now!
As Mendix World 2016 draws nearer, we want to point out some highlights you won’t want to miss on your quest for inspiration and education on bimodal IT, business-IT collaboration and digital innovation best practices.
This article is written by Mendix World 2016 speaker, Kamales Lardi, a Digital Transformation strategist and author.
The world we live in today is connected and mobile.
Geoffrey Moore, best-selling author, consultant, disruptive technologist and this year’s Mendix World keynote speaker, spoke with computerworld.nl about his theories on disruptive technologies and innovation. The interview was so thought provoking and inspirational that we translated it below.
Are you a developer who wants to build the next Internet of Things (IoT) app? Then, the Mendix World 2016 Hackathon is an event you won’t want to miss. Our 24-hour, IoT-themed hackathon will take place June 7-8 at the Van Nelle Factory in Rotterdam.
In this blog post I would like to inform you on our planned release of the new Customer Support Portal. With this new portal we provide our customers and partners with a modern and more intuitive way to submit and view their tickets.
As Mendix World 2016 gets closer, we want to point out some highlights you won’t want to miss on your quest for inspiration and education on bimodal IT, business-IT collaboration and digital innovation best practices.
Win a free tip to Mendix World 2016, including flight, hotel and full conference pass. Learn how to enter.
In this rapid developer profile, we highlight Jonathan Payne's move from DBA to developer and how he balances productivity and control with Mendix.
This blog post offers more in-depth information and external references that will help you adopt successful quality assurance practices in your projects.
See how two young consultants from Accenture Netherlands took the initiative to quickly build a CRM application to manage the Accenture Innovation Awards.
Hear how Imran has advanced his career by becoming a Mendix developer and how his background in design and system administration helped set him up for success.
Mendix customers Tools4Legal and ArboUnie won 2015 Appronto Innovation Awards in the Disruptive Startup and Enterprise categories respectively.
Testing is a vital component when creating a Mendix application. We get a lot of questions about testing, and that’s why I’m going to show you three tools you can use to test your Mendix applications.
Find out how Khalid made the move from a BPM and SOA specialist to a rapid developer and how he’s working with business users to bring Mendix to the masses.
Digital disruption is a hot topic, especially as research shows four of today’s top 10 incumbents in each industry will be displaced by digital disruption.
Hear why he likes to focus on understanding the business problem and dissecting the relevant processes before digging into development.
In this story, you’ll hear how Joppe made the leap from Taxi driver to rapid developer, without any formal background in development.
You have to give customers what they want and you have to stay competitive. Let Charles Schwab inspire you and your team.
Mendix's UK insurance & financial services roundtable focused on getting the most out of the platform. This post recaps 5 key takeaways from the event.
Join us for our first-ever Mendix Open Day in Rotterdam. See the office, meet the team, hear from our customer CED & enjoy a drink on our amazing roof deck!
Disruptive forces can take many forms. This post provides a digitization guide for financial services firms who wish to survive and thrive in the market.
Find out how Julio Salazar moved from business analyst to development lead.
Hear how Marcus vandeVliet used an application Platform as a Service to rapidly bring a new solution to market and what advice he’d like to share.
The insurance market is ripe for product innovation. Yet, most firms aren't capitalizing on opportunities due to the rigidity of policy admin systems.
For our most recent rapid developer story, Pim van der Noll at Appronto shares how faster and more transparent development efforts benefit his customer relationships.
Michiel Maassen, a consultant at Accenture and Mendix Business Engineer, shares how teaming up with business users makes his apps better.
In this interview, Herman explains why customer satisfaction is a key driver for his own development efforts and why he’s so excited to participate in the Mendix community.
Traditional IT practices are not progressing insurance initiatives. You need a rapid path to innovation, within a broader bimodal IT strategy.
When deploying your first Mendix application, you’ve probably done a whole lot already, including defining domain models, microflows, security, integrations and much more. What hasn’t happened yet, formally, is attending to the look and feel of your application.
Visual modeling developers deal in workflows, not code, speeding the development process and leaving more time for creativity and business collaboration.
What’s the first thing you do as the inaugural CIO of a $1.4 billion company experiencing profit-tripling growth in Q4 of last year? GoPro’s new CIO, Tony Young, found himself asking that question, according to a recent CIO Journal post.
Hear why Marcel likes to develop in Mendix, and why after just one year in the platform, he’s an active community member, sharing advice and adding to our App Store.
Insurers have work to do before they can boast about being a digital insurer. With only 7% of digital services available today, insurers need to prioritize.
It’s time to digitize your enterprise at warp speed. Do you know the 3 strategies for successful app delivery?
What is the synchronization component?
One of the technically interesting features of Mendix is the synchronization component.
Today, we’re highlighting Kilian Croese, Certified Mendix Business Engineer & Mendix Trainer at our partner Capgemini.
In this post, Mendix R&D Developer and Architect Richard Edens, describes his process of setting a standard for Mendix widget creation, and building tools to automate the process.
Build a more effective app development strategy that illustrates the variety of projects/priorities and builds greater understanding between stakeholders.
Here are three ways you can familiarize your citizen developers with Mendix and spur broader interest in the rapid application development platform.
Technology is at the heart of innovation, but many still struggle. Find out what thought leaders and practitioners predict for app delivery success in 2015.
Mendix’s membership in the Cloud Foundry Foundation helps deliver an open, flexible platform that supports multi-cloud deployment.
Jasper van der Hoek helps others get the most out of Mendix, but still manages to field internal projects, like this vacation management app. Learn how.
These session will feature members from our Expert Services team explaining technical topics like Error Handling, UI design and Performance Optimization. Not only will you get a free training session, but you’ll have the opportunity to get your questions answered right in the webinar.
Hear why Nolan Ramsey enjoys building apps in Mendix and how his background in business intelligence gave him a boost in the Mendix App Platform.
Application demands are high. And with greater expectations from students and staff, pressure to deliver innovative solutions will only continue to rise.
It’s something all companies are confronted with, and it’s often difficult especially given the existing tools and limitations of a boxed-in app environment. Thousands of people are spending a lot of time and effort making Salesforce fit the unique needs of its users.
Our developers come with a wide range of skills and backgrounds. Read this spotlight for more on what drives Andries to share his work with the community.
In today’s wave of digital transformation, IT has the opportunity to lead innovation but often struggles to keep up with respective app delivery demands. With confidence in IT quickly declining, it’s imperative that department leaders take a harsh look at their agendas.
Business analysts are expanding their roles, providing innovative ideas and bringing those ideas to fruition through model-driven development. But to make this move, you need to recognize the skills that will help get you there.
Our latest developer profile is Savan Vyas, Scrum Master and Mendix Business Engineer at LV= Insurance.
BAs are rising stars within the business. They have the information to identify gaps, drive innovation, and through the use of low-code development tools, create the applications that support business change.
Our new developer profile series takes a look at the app delivery ninjas that make it all possible. We'll highlight where they come from, what they’re working on and what they enjoy when they’re not delivering projects on time and under budget. Our first profile is Javan Berry, Business Engineer at Digital Risk.
The APPtitude quiz was designed to shed light on the various roles within any application development project. We've packaged the results in an eBook that’s as fun as the quiz itself.
Mendix developer Savan Vyas shares how to turn a pilot into a full-blown project, outlining key considerations for before and during the sprint.
Han Pieter Duyverman, CIO of Finaps, shares how Finaps brought together the right people, process and technology to win the Dutch FinTech Hackathon.
Mendix developer Mohammed Siddiqui shares how he leveraged Mendix's Enterprise App Store to publish a starter-kit module that shaves 3-5 days off of each project.
This post shows how to incorporate the AppCloud Services into your existing apps, enabling single sign-on for your users. It is now even possible to deliver a new cloud app with these services in just a few minutes!
At Mendix World 2014, 1,500 seasoned attendees came together to bridge IT and business rifts that have existed for decades. Bringing these diverse worlds together is the Mendix App Platform that enables business users to build applications within an architectural framework governed by IT.
At the Mendix World Hackathon, not only did a small professional service organization best much larger rivals. Just as interestingly, students were able to build applications using Mendix that were just as viable as those built by their professional counterparts.
One popular misperception with most application platforms is that they are only well suited for lightweight departmental applications. But at Mendix World 2014, it was apparent that the types of applications built using Mendix App Platform are truly enterprise class.
While much of the conversation surrounding Big Data today focuses on the collecting of it, the far more interesting Big Data business discussion is how to go about actually monetizing it.
Agile development may be all the rage in IT circles these days but that’s really only a means to an end. Businesses of all sizes are trying to become more agile, which has them looking to develop applications that deliver a meaningful return to the business much faster than ever.
The historic gap between IT and the rest of the business is no longer a mere source of frustration; it’s become a major business issue of our time that will ultimately determine whether an organization will prosper in the coming digital age versus becoming obsolete almost instantly overnight.
Mendix World is our biggest gathering of developers, IT leaders and partners from the Mendix Community. Registrations have been off the charts this year and we're expecting to pack the Rotterdam Cruise Terminal to its limit.
The Mendix Support Portal has transitioned to ExpertDesk to provide customers and partners with an enhanced experience.
Mendix CTO Johan den Haan dissects recent developments in the PaaS market, with an emphasis on OpenStack, its war with Cloud Foundry and the real road to business value (hint: winning the hearts of the business engineers and citizen developers).
Christiaan Tick, one of the Lead Mendix Consultants in Capgemini’s Productivity Platforms Centre of Excellence, shares his experience using the Mendix App Platform to quickly take Capgemini’s Care Optimizer application from demo to production, including a native Windows 8 app.
In this Q&A, Jeff Ward, Director of IT, Solution Delivery at Digital Risk shares his experience with Mendix, offering practical advice for introducing Mendix to a .NET development shop and building a Mendix development team.
Many developers may be cranking away with older versions of the Business Modeler, blissfully unaware of the great features in Mendix 5 to help them deliver beautiful multi-device applications faster and more efficiently. Discover the highlights and download the release.
Webinar: Using Process Automation to Drive Compliance and Reduce Cost of Ownership for Clinical Systems
Presenter: Duncan Hall, CEO/Founder Triumph Consultancy
Originally Aired: 11:00AM December 10, 2013
About Duncan Hall
Duncan Hall, CEO and Founder of Triumph Consultancy, has spent 15 ye…
The term innovation gets thrown around a lot in business. Whether they’re changing the world, your company, or your team, innovators are easy to point out once they’ve made an impact. It’s hard though, to define the variables that had an impact on those innovators.
Having co-authored multiple best-selling books including “The Real Business of IT: How CIOs Create and Communicate Value”, “IT Risk: Turning Business Threats into Competitive Advantage” and “Digital Transformation: A Roadmap for Billion-Dollar Businesses”, Dr.
In this blog post, I’d like to explain how the microflow engine does its job of executing complex logic in your Mendix application. First, I’ll provide a brief introduction of what microflows are and how they help you model your application, and then I’ll explain the technology behind them.
Even the most experienced Agile IT teams have a hard time keeping up with the rising demand for new business applications. When it comes to supporting these teams, Jeff Sutherland – co-creator of the widely adopted Scrum development methodology – says “it’s all about adaptability.
Last week we welcomed Dr. Jeff Sutherland, a forefather in modern application development methodology and a true visionary in the world of innovation, for a live webinar; Harnessing Your Organization's Agile Potential. Dr.
Every so often we hear a great Mendix success story from our partner network that we think you would enjoy.
The Mendix partner network is responsible for some of the most interesting Mendix applications out there; many of them capture new business opportunities and portray substantial business models in their own right.
Many IT managers are not sold on the cloud just yet. But here's some ammo for making your argument to the CEO on why it's a good idea.
It seems like IT spent a good percentage of the aughts (a.k.a. the 2000s) getting its arms around server consolidation and virtualization.
We’re excited to announce our upcoming webinar, featuring none other than the Co-Creator of Scrum himself; Dr. Jeff Sutherland. This webinar isn’t just for developers – it’s for application delivery teams that want to get the most out of their projects.
Feel that vibration in your pocket? It’s probably a notification from an app, or an email generated by an app, or maybe it’s your spouse, who needs help figuring out some app they just got.
It’s great to see the mainstream pick-up of model-driven development in the media.
Being Agile is hip, but not all teams and organizations are equally adaptable. While stodgy cultures and individual attitudes are often to blame, the “small stuff” may go unnoticed – and sometimes the small stuff counts, big time.
This week we heard from two application delivery experts from Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of technology consulting.
It’s no surprise that telecommunications companies face the same challenges that all data- and process-centric industries do: maintaining enormously complex, mission critical systems is incredibly expensive. Making changes to them, inevitable in any competitive market, is even more expensive.
Today’s most successful companies are making automation and adaptability a valuable part of their application delivery model - but how do you make change a strategy?
To kick off its official opening, Mendix CEO Derek Roos was honored to welcome Rotterdam Mayer, Mr. Ahmed Aboutaleb to share the occasion.
Reminiscent of his signature red watch, Derek’s presentation carried the overarching theme and inspirational request to “think radically”.
It’s all well and good to say that you want to adopt Agile practices. But sometimes, waterfall development processes are an ingrained part of the business culture. Changing the behavior for the team – and the executives and users – takes dedicated attention and a deft hand.
Enough of the marketing spiel already! It’s time to get down to the technical tips, tricks, and lessons learned to rock your company’s mobile apps in record time.
Mendix is down in sunny Miami this week, where business and technology professionals are gathering to hear from FICO executives and enterprise software industry-elite about using Big Data to stay competitive in the customer revolution.
Software project management is full of "Let's pretend.
We have an exciting upcoming webinar with Liverpool Victoria (LV=) Insurance’s Fast Track Innovation Director, Rod Willmott. LV= Insurance is one the UK’s largest insurance organizations, with 5,500 employees serving over five million members and customers across 17 offices.
At Mendix, we work in the enterprise software industry. It’s not so often that a use case for the Mendix Platform gives us the warm and fuzzies inside.
With upwards of 20 regular characters, all working together with a clear staff-management relationship, the TV show Downton Abbey has a thing or two to teach us about relations on the job and management skill.
Sometimes you have an application that just doesn't seem to be as fast as you want it to be. Or, your users are complaining that some processes take a lot of time. Or, even worse: you are constantly getting errors when performing certain actions because a process isn't finishing fast enough.
It is “just” a minor release, but it may have more in store for you than you’d expect. We completely revamped the mobile app to manage your apps and projects while on the go.
The relationship between a project and its management sponsors is a lot like a romance. It not only takes effort in the beginning, to attract the object of your desire; it also takes constant effort and attention to keep the relationship alive and vital.
Yes, yes, in an ideal world, we wouldn’t have to choose between “get it done fast” and “build this software for the long haul.” But really, how often does that happen?
It’s wonderful that you can easily create mobile apps that extend what your company can offer. Just be sure to ensure that the mobile software meets corporate and industry security compliance guidelines before you let it out the door.
The cloud infrastructure of Platform as a Service (PaaS) usually is promoted as a benefit to the datacenter and sysadmin staff. But creating software in the cloud impacts how development teams work, including process changes, speed of development (especially mobile), and IT-business collaboration.
Enterprise app stores became a “thing” last year. Initially it was part of businesses’ struggle to control the mobile app boom on employee-owned devices that also access company data, a.k.a. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).
Platform as a Service (PaaS) is only a handful of years old, but in its short life the service platform has already grown a great deal.
Too many executives are focused on technology debates initiated by consumer-centric mobile application development that are irrelevant in an enterprise setting.
Our R&D team keeps cranking away and is just about ready to release another substantial update before the Holidays. Just last month we launched enhanced enterprise app management to give IT administrators more management capabilities and control.
We are thrilled to see our very own Derek Roos, Mendix co-founder and CEO, win the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the award gala in Amsterdam last night .
Today we are launching our latest release of the Mendix App Platform, introducing comprehensive project access security, a new sign up process, and enhanced password rules. Let’s take a look – and as always, let us know what you think by leaving a message in the comments or submitting feedback!
With only a few weeks until the big event, our Mendix World team has been busy putting the finishing touches on the event and our line-up of impressive expert speakers has been growing.
We are pleased and excited to announce that our CEO, Derek Roos, has been nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the category of Emerging Entrepreneurs. Derek will present to an independent jury and the winner will be chosen on October 6th.
We are excited to announce the biggest gathering of Mendix experts, customers and parters of the year – Mendix World 2012 will be held on October 4th and 5th at the historic Cruise Terminal in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
At the intersection of application delivery trends like agile methodology and abstracted development languages, lies an interesting byproduct: adaptive apps. The days of enormous enterprise systems cast in code are over – light-weight, light-risk apps that evolve with business needs are here.
Legal departments quickly realize the ticking time bomb they need to diffuse when millions of dollars are at risk, and regulatory compliance is one area where Mendix can literally save millions and cost next to nothing.
The reinsurance business involves extremely complex, logic-driven processes that are facilitated mainly by software applications. These applications provide an opportunity for reinsurance companies to differentiate themselves.
We've been advocating the Mendix feedback loop heavily ever since the release of Mendix 3.0 in 2011.
Mendix 3.1 has been released today.
One of the common misconceptions about "going cloud" is that you lose control of your applications. With the launch of the Mendix 3.0 and the Enterprise Cloud Platform, we put to this to a hold with extensive monitoring options, we've already showed how you can manage your app jungle in the cloud with our transport worklow. Now it's time to zoom in on monitoring your app performance in the Mendix Enterprise Cloud Platform.
One of the key elements of business agility and meeting complex business demands is the ability to respond to change. That's where our new feedback mechanism comes in: collaboration between business and IT. Let's break it down into 7 steps:
Version control is one of the more exciting features available in version 3.0 of the Mendix App Platform.
Last week I attended a seminar given by scrum inventor Jeff Sutherland at the Dialogues House in Amsterdam.
Every day thousands of companies are trying to maximize the functionality of their legacy ERP systems on very tight budgets, because, upgrading the system may not be a particularly feasible option. One solution to this problem involves adding a top layer of functionality and utilizing its [valuable] underlying components.
How can the adoption and maintenance of these applications take a note from consumer driven technology, but preserve its utility as a corporate asset?
The final type of solution left to be discussed in the Telecom Channel Portals 2.0 series of posts is the commission automation app. This type of application, like the marketing portal and order entry portal, saves telecommunications organizations a significant amount of time and money.
In part two of this series of blog posts, let's discuss another way for telecommunications organizations to improve business agility. Online quoting and order entry is an area of interest for channel managers at telecommunications organizations for good reason. These processes reflect the transfer of data and knowledge between sales stakeholders. In effect, online quoting and order entry modules offer fast return on investments.