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PEACE Out: A Leading Insurer Cuts Development Time from 6 Months to 21 Days to Help Victims of Terrorist Attacks

Terrorist attacks frequently claim innocent lives and damage property. FWD Philippines (FWD PH), a leading insurer in the Philippines, realized this clear and present danger. As a result, it decided to offer its customers a digital product that provides financial coverage for victims of terrorist attacks. The challenge? Drastically shorter development time.

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Lessons from the Trenches: Practical Advice for Replacing or Enhancing Lotus Notes Applications

Find out what two executives learned while migrating Lotus Notes to modern apps built using the OutSystems low-code platform.

As Head of Enterprise Business Systems at Surbana Jurong, a Singapore-based infrastructure and urban development consulting company, Aravind Kumar had an ambitious agenda. Replace more than 50 legacy Lotus Notes applications that his company had used for over a decade as part of improving operations. Using the OutSystems low-code platform to build better applications was a key part of meeting that goal. Yet, to pull it off he faced an unexpected challenge.

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Mind the Talent Gap: Addressing a Growing Shortage in IT

Have you noticed that it’s getting harder to find qualified professionals to meet today’s IT demands? Surveys back up this talent gap. According to a report by Manpower Group in late 2016, employers are experiencing the most acute across-the-board talent shortage since 2007. And, among the top in-demand roles globally, IT staff ranks just behind skilled trades. (more…)

A Custom Physician Portal: Why OutSystems Low-Code Platform Is the Cure

When US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) wanted to replace its legacy physician portal, it looked to OutSystems for help building a new physician portal. USACS is the nation’s leading physician-owned provider of integrated acute care. One of the company’s top priorities was to ensure that its new portal was much more collaborative, allowing physicians to complete more of their work outside of the emergency room. (more…)

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An App for the Elves: Santa Goes Low-Code with OutSystems

Santa needed an app for his elves. Every December, thousands of letters addressed to Santa arrive at post offices all over the world as eager children share their wish lists. But what is magical for a child can be a nightmare for the mailman. 

There had to be a way to help Santa’s little helpers. (No, not the North Pole elves; that’s a different story.) It was his earthly assistants at the post office who struggled to make sure every child received a prompt reply from the man in the red suit.   (more…)

What Happens When a Low-Code Platform Meets Battleships?

Do you remember playing Battleship? It’s the game where you try to track and sink your opponent's ships before they manage to do the same to you. It was a lot of fun and made the task of coordinating a navy look easy. In reality, managing a navy and all of its assets — vessels, aircraft and munitions, not to mention all of the personnel associated with operating and maintaining those assets — is a huge undertaking.

Americares Builds Mobile App to Deliver Aid to Disaster Areas

Did you know that Hurricane Matthew left more than a million people in Haiti in need of aid after the storm’s devastating destruction? Fortunately, Americares is there to help. When disasters like Hurricane Matthew strike, Americares sends in emergency response teams to work with local partners. These partners are best placed to distribute the medicine and other supplies to the people who need them most.

How TDG Rebuilt an Aging HR System with OutSystems

Over the past 40 years, Transnational Diversified Group (TDG) has transformed itself from a shipping agency into a diverse group of businesses. Today, the organization is made up of 35 distinct companies that are engaged in activities ranging from logistics to travel and tourism to information and communications technology, among others. Collectively, those companies employ 4,000 professionals across the Philippines. To gain economies of scale, large businesses need to reduce costs related to human resources management. OutSystems digitally transformed TDG’s business by enabling it to build an HR system that significantly cut payroll and time management costs as well as increased accuracy.

A View from 36,000 Kilometers Up: How SES Uses OutSystems to Build Its Mobile Apps

SES, the world’s leading provider of satellite-enabled communications, has aggressive goals for growth. To meet those goals, the company is always looking to expand into new verticals and to transform its business with innovative IT solutions. SES also knows that one of the keys to its growth is being able to serve its diverse customer base of government agencies and multinational corporations with IT applications that are tailored to the unique needs of each individual market it serves. Of course, creating those solutions with its existing resources would be no small feat. Read more about SES and their use of a low-code platform for application development and delivery.