What is hpaPaaS and Why Should it Matter to You?

High-Productivity Application Platform as a Service a.k.a hpaPaaS.

Could it get more complex than this?

Humans have an uncanny knack of coining catchy jargon which instigates an instant recall. Gartner’s magic quadrant covering enterprise application development vendors has created lot of buzz within business and developer communities.

So what is hpaPaaS? Just another acronym or something more?
Let’s find out.

What is hpaPaaS?

Enterprise Application Development Platforms have seen a sea change in the last decade or so. The gradual transition from Workflow, BPM, iBPMS, Low-Code and now hpaPaaS, the evolution just doesn’t seem to stop.

As per Gartner, hpaPaaS refers to rapid application development platforms which provide business developers with the tools to build enterprise applications rapidly and which are offered as a service with one button deployment and other composite capabilities.

You may ask, how is it different than low-code platforms?

Well, they are not for the most part. Except for the delivery mechanism, deployment methods and usage – Low-Code and hpaPaaS have overlapping capabilities and can be interchangeably used from a neutral point of view.

Capabilities of hpaPaaS

PaaS
This one is obvious. hpaPaaS platforms should be available on a subscription model with support for multi-tenancy and resource sharing. Gartner prescribes a list of capabilities for a Low-Code or RAD Platform to qualify as hpaPaaS. You can check them there.

Mobile & Multi-Chanel Support
The applications built using hpaPaaS should be able to seamlessly deploy on multiple devices without the need of writing code for different devices or operating systems.

Data and Process
The platform should have the capability to manage data models, documents and business processes. As these three form the base for most enterprise applications, it is imperative to natively support them.

Citizen Development
The platform should enable business developers to easily build enterprise applications. It should support for a model-driven, drag-n-drop environment which simplifies the app development process.

Integration Development
As most enterprise applications will need to integrate with internal and external systems, hpaPaaS should support all integration mechanisms including API, Microservices, EDA, etc.

SDLC Automation
hpaPaaS essentially replaces traditional methods of software development. Thus it is imperative they provide for automation tools for each phase of traditional SDLC i.e. Design, Requirements, Versioning, Testing, Integration, Deployment, etc.

Developer Collaboration
hpaPaaS enables developers to build apps easily and rapidly. The platform should enable developers to collaborate and leverage prebuilt apps, development accelerators, marketplace, communities, etc.

Why should it matter to you?

As business demands become more complex and application delivery timelines shrink, enterprises are looking for better ways to develop software applications.

Low-Code Platforms and hpaPaaS provide businesses with the tools to go beyond digitization and truly transform their business. Rapid Prototyping, Collaborative Development, Live Testing, Citizen Development are few of the inherent capabilities of modern-day Low-Code Platforms / hpaPaaS.

Be part of this revolution and equip your business teams to deliver exceptional customer experience and business value to your customers.

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