The Leading Low-Code Platform for Enterprise Digital Transformation

Take control of your digital journey with Mendix’s low-code approach

Ambiguous. Intimidating. Risky.

Digital transformation is many things, but it's no longer optional.
Ready or not, every organization needs a competitive, digital-first strategy to survive. Now, the only question is how?

How to approach digital transformation

The right technology is a key factor in a successful digital transformation approach. Your options include:

  • 1

    Commercial-off-the-shelf products that solve one problem

  • 2

    Traditional high-code development that’s notorious for high costs and slow timelines

  • 3

    A development platform designed for scalable digital transformation

Enterprise development platforms that are equipped to conquer the complexities of digital transformation provide a more streamlined approach than disparate systems or complex coding.

In a single platform, you’ll have all the tools and resources necessary to build new applications and workflows and modernize outdated systems to accelerate your digital transformation.

Your Digital Execution Roadmap

A digital transformation platform equips you with the tools to execute your strategy — but where do you start?

Since our founding in 2005, Mendix has studied hundreds of customers to create a three-step roadmap to help you achieve your digital transformation goals and reduce associated risks. While your approach will be more detailed to your organization, this roadmap outlines a general strategy to jumpstart your journey.

  • Start

    Start small with a simple project that proves the business value of digital transformation.

    This could involve automating a manual process for greater efficiency. A quick win will help gather more support across the organization.

  • Structure

    Refine and formalize the strategy you used with the first project to ensure success is replicable. This will create the foundation you follow to accelerate growth.

    Also, finish building your team and identify any training and sourcing needs.

  • Scale

    Embed more automation to augment the efficiency needed to build and maintain your digital ecosystem.

    This can include automating app deployment, maintenance, and quality assurance to enable greater reusability and scalability.

Achieve Digital Transformation Success

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The low-code approach to digital transformation

Low-code platforms provide the versatility and flexibility to meet modern business challenges and support continuous digital innovation.

As a visual development approach, low-code streamlines digital transformation initiatives. Drag-and-drop elements and intuitive interfaces lessen the burdens of high-code, enabling organizations to quickly build, test, maintain, and enhance the apps that fuel digital innovation.

  • Reduce time and resources

    Reusable app components, quick deployment, a unified tech stack, and beyond — low-code accelerates all aspects of digital transformation.

  • Democratize development

    Need to overcome a talent gap? Low-code is visually intuitive for non-developers and provides advanced IDEs for professional developers.

  • Build and test quickly

    Reduce app development time by up to 90%. Low-code empowers organizations to quickly test, deploy, and experiment with new business models and ideas.

Evolve with the leading low-code platform for enterprise digital transformation

The Mendix low-code application development platform helps organizations balance competing priorities with agility. Whether your goal is to automate manual processes or modernize mission-critical legacy systems, Mendix features the industry-leading no-code and low-code tools enterprises need to digitally transform and innovate.

 

Platform features that drive digital transformation:

  • Develop

    Build new apps and workflows, modernize your legacy systems, and create new business models. With Mendix, you have all you need to execute your digital transformation.

  • Governance

    From the Mendix Control Center, admins can manage and control all activities with a centralized overview of everything happening within your Mendix ecosystem.

  • Data Integration

    No more complex integrations or chaotic data management. Data Hub helps you securely integrate your existing data sources with your Mendix apps.

  • Cloud

    Mendix apps are containerized, portable, and scalable by default. Deploy apps anywhere in just one click, scale without rearchitecting, and maximize uptime.

  • Artificial Intelligence

    Leveraging AI and ML to accelerate app development, MxAssist Logic Bot and MxAssist Performance Bot act as virtual co-developers and help guide users through the development lifecycle.

  • Reusability

    The Mendix Marketplace streamlines development with a library of pre-built, reusable app components. Find widgets, templates, and other solutions built by Mendix, our partners, and our community.

  • Security

    Maximize security and compliance by running apps in your own environment. Mendix Cloud Dedicated empowers teams with the ability to run isolated and hardened apps with total control.

  • Collaborate

    Mendix promotes cross-departmental collaboration with a common visual development language and built-in tools like feedback loops, real-time messaging, Agile project management, and more.

Digital transformation achieved

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the 4 Ps of digital transformation?

    The 4 Ps break down the complexities of digital transformation into 4 key areas: Portfolio, people, process, and platform.

    Your portfolio is the pipeline of your highest-value innovation projects that require a faster development approach. The goal is to outline project stages, success criteria, and budget guidelines to methodically develop ideas and measure progress. Also develop a process across your business and IT teams so the prioritization of projects happens collaboratively and continuously.

    You also need to identify the people who will deliver your innovation projects. Put together a cross-functional team of business and tech-savvy talent to collaborate with speed.

    Your innovation team should establish a process for rapid development so they’re releasing new functionality and iterating continually based on user feedback. You will have to implement modern DevOps practices to build the deployment agility required to continuously iterate and release at scale.

    Lastly, you will need to adopt a modern cloud-native platform architecture that eliminates constraints associated with legacy systems and integrates quickly with your existing applications. Your platform must allow you to bring your people and process together while maintaining control over your portfolio of apps that drive your digital transformation.

  • Why do companies need digital transformation?

    Digital transformation was incredibly vital before the pandemic, but it wasn’t at the top of the priority list for the majority of organizations. But COVID-19 turned ideas for the next fiscal year into urgent priorities almost overnight. Companies across the globe went into high gear strategizing and executing digital transformation initiatives to survive the pandemic.

    At this point, disruption is the norm, and those that have yet to digitally transform risk becoming irrelevant.

  • How long does digital transformation take?

    Digital transformation won’t happen overnight. You’re evolving your technology, processes, and culture — all crucial focus areas that can take months or years, but will prove valuable in the long run. And since technology is constantly changing, your digital transformation is an ongoing commitment.

    Expectations with arbitrary deadlines can hinder an organization’s focus on the transformation process, and missing those deadlines is when many organizations begin to stall their efforts and most will eventually fail at their digital transformation.

  • What is the most important driver of digital transformation?

    There are many reasons to digitally transform, but the driving factor depends on the organization. Lackluster customer experiences, manual business processes, unreliable core systems, and many other factors could be the catalyst for change.

    External factors also play a role. Statista found that boosting operational efficiency during COVID-19 was the top priority for companies across the globe, which accelerated the adoption of digital technologies.