Far from developers being resistant to low-code, Ragu says, “Our developers are very happy with OutSystems, as it gives them a consistent development approach at multiple layers—front-end UI/UX, backend services that you can expose via APIs, and easy integration to consume APIs.”
Now that Gen Re’s development team has reached its racing stride, they’re delivering apps for multiple use cases, including:
Gen Re uses OutSystems to compose novel solutions that integrate multiple systems, including Azure Active Directory for authentication and authorization, Office 365, Documentum, RPA (Automation Anywhere), SAP, Dynamics 365, and numerous internal applications.
“We’re accelerating our retirement of Lotus Notes, which massively consolidates the number of applications we have to support,” says Ragu. “By shutting down Notes, we’ll make considerable support and infrastructure savings.”
The company now has a roadmap to reduce technical debt, and the team delivers applications in weeks rather than months or years.
Asked to sum up how low-code development has improved Gen Re’s development and delivery capability, Ragu says, “We wanted to modernize at scale while simplifying and optimizing our application landscape. Thanks to OutSystems, we’re working closer to users, with much faster feedback loops, so agile development and business agility are greatly improved."