The Swiss Army Knife of Software
From the beginning, platform technologies were developed to enable IT to address a wide range of application and business process use cases. They are effectively the “Swiss Army Knives of software” with an array of capabilities that teams can use in isolation or combination to address their particular needs. To aid product teams in the analysis and evaluation of platforms for new initiatives, Digital Forge recognizes thirty high level platform capabilities across two discrete areas that help narrow down the required functionality without overwhelming team members. “Core Platform” capabilities are those that comprise the underpinning of the platform itself and without which no application can be developed or operated. “Platform Applications” are those capabilities that the platform vendors have developed as licensable applications on their own technologies that help teams accelerate certain types of use cases.
Core Platform Capabilities
The underlying capabilities of the major players in low-code/no-code platform market are comprised of twelve core functions. These functions are all integrated with one another to meet the application-specific requirements.
Platform Applications Capabilities
Designed to serve as a starting point for particular types of applications, these capabilities can be purchased as separate licensable modules from various vendors.
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Chip Taliaferro is the Founder and Chief Digital Guy at Digital Forge. You can connect with him on LinkedIn or directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org