Low-Code Governance
at Every Level

Mendix offers the most trusted governance tools and controls of any low-code application development platform.

What is low-code governance?

Low-code governance is a set of guardrails or rules an organization sets to ensure the secure, compliant, and effective use of a low-code application development platform.

Robust governance and controls are essential aspects of low-code platform security because the technology makes application development more accessible to people outside of IT. With more people building apps and more apps being built, enterprises need a low-code platform that provides visibility, insight, and control over every aspect of the application development lifecycle.

Low-code governance with Mendix

By applying governance to the four Ps of digital transformation—people, process, portfolio, and platform—Mendix provides the foundation enterprises need to implement a low-code governance strategy.

People: Your team

The people you choose for your Mendix team are crucial to success, which is why governance starts with ensuring that you can find, understand, and develop talent. It’s also imperative to have full control over what people in your organization have access to. The ability to control who can plan, develop, deploy, and manage apps is critical to delivering the right governance framework.

  • Train and encourage existing talent

    The thriving Mendix Community is home to thousands of users and active contributors. Here, you can find talent and partners to help you reach your low-code app development goals. The Community also features updates on product releases, meetups, documentation, webinars, and Mendix Academy content.

    • Browse Mendix developers’ profiles to see certifications, skill levels, portfolios, and activities
    • Tailor the employee onboarding experiences
    • Utilize Mendix Academy, our global learning academy for self-paced or classroom training
  • Control access

    Mendix Control Center provides a centralized overview of organizational activities. Accessible only to Mendix admins, Control Center is where you can manage who is allowed access and what they are allowed to do in the Platform.

    • Set up identity and access management (IAM)
    • Analyze members’ Mendix certification levels
    • View and manage external members who have access to your apps
    • Gain insights into developers’ activities
    • Deactivate members’ access to the platform

Process: Your DevOps

Mendix supports cross-team collaboration by ensuring that developers of all skill levels can deliver value-driven, successful projects. With our DevOps capabilities, a single team can develop, maintain, and support apps while adhering to enterprise governance standards and requirements.

  • Manage the app development lifecycle

    The Mendix Developer Portal is a central hub for teams to collaborate, deploy, and maintain applications. From ideation to delivery, developers can configure and manage the delivery of Mendix projects throughout all stages of the low-code application lifecycle.

    • Control user access and project roles
    • Configure how you deploy, monitor, and receive alerts
    • Collaborate with team members
    • See development progress with version control
    • Manage and prioritize feedback from end users and testers
    • Choose when and how you upgrade your apps
  • Control your DevOps practices

    To accelerate app development and delivery, standard DevOps tools and services are available out of the box, and many are fully automated in the Mendix Platform. Open tooling also enables teams to create and implement their own bespoke DevOps practices.

    Mendix also features built-in automated testing, proactive quality monitoring and consistency checks, and an extensive toolset and APIs to help you establish your own DevOps strategy.

    • Manage the process of delivering app requirements with Mendix Epics using Agile project management methodologies like Kanban or Scrum
    • Integrate third-party DevOps and CI/CD tools with open APIs
    • Enable multiple developers to work on the same project in parallel using Git version control

Portfolio: Your apps

Mendix features tools to plan, manage, secure, and scale your low-code application landscape. With planning tools to align development priorities and a centralized view of your entire app portfolio, Mendix helps teams prevent technical debt, shadow IT, and wasted resources.

  • Plan and build your app portfolio

    What will you develop next? Mendix Portfolio Management includes a central overview of all the apps your organization is planning, building, and maintaining. Use the Platform’s value assessment, effort estimation, and resource planning features to prioritize projects that make the most sense for your organization and your end users.

    • Prioritize projects and resource allocation
    • Organize and structure your app landscape
    • Plan, categorize, and find value in the solutions you want to deliver
    • Communicate business value and stimulate the creation of more apps
  • Manage your apps and data

    With Mendix, you can view everything that’s happening with your app portfolio in real-time, including activities, app roles, version information, data sources, and cloud resources. Mendix Connect and Control Center make it easy to govern both your application and data portfolios.

    • Monitor app status and related activities
    • Proactively check for updates and maintenance
    • Manage cloud environments via Control Center
    • Leverage Mendix Connect to scale your data portfolio
    • Control who can own, manage, and curate data sources

Platform: Your setup

Mendix is a trusted low-code Platform with built-in security and governance features. The Platform handles all the aspects of technical security so your developers don’t have to, and enables teams to provide bespoke experiences for both Platform users and end users.

  • Govern with a trusted Platform

    As the most secure low-code platform on the market, Mendix is based on standard security and accessibility best practices to ensure that your apps meet the highest possible standards. The Platform complies with third-party security certifications and assurance reports and handles known security threats in both the runtime and cloud.

    • Reactive, preventative, and defensive controls
    • Monthly Platform pen testing
    • Vulnerability management
    • Integrated identity management support
    • Continuous monitoring of your security posture
    • Vulnerability disclosure program (VDP) via HackerOne
    • Compliance with third-party security certifications, reports, and standards
  • Customize Platform and app experiences

    Mendix provides built-in security controls that give teams the freedom to tailor both the Platform and your apps to meet your organization’s governance and compliance standards. You can also extend the capabilities of your Mendix apps by integrating your own components or third-party services, and deploy to the cloud environment of your choice.

    • Deploy to the environment of your choice: Public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud, or on-premises
    • Create tailored platform experiences for developers and end-users
    • Implement guidelines and policies to mitigate risk
    • Centrally manage organizational branding across the Platform and services
    • Build a design system for use within your team or enterprise with custom themes, branding, and UI behavior

Your New Governance Framework

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