Press Release - 28 October 2021 - Betty Blocks announced today that Forrester Research has named them Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Development Platforms For Business Developers, Q4 2021.
Betty Blocks is a key thought leader of the enterprise citizen developer movement
“Citizen development is in our DNA and it’s great to be recognized as a leader for what we consider to be our efforts to grow the citizen development movement. Betty Blocks is founded on the notion that everyone should be able to build an app, and everything we do is set in place to reach our goal, from the way we keep building the platform, to the partnerships we have,” says Chris Obdam, CEO of Betty Blocks.
According to Forrester, “Betty Blocks has contributed substantially to the industry’s emerging practices for scaled citizen development and closely partners with practitioner-strategists, [such as PMI and Capgemini], in the space. Betty Blocks is ideal for firms wishing to pursue a citizen developer strategy through fusion teams and a foundation of strong software delivery lifecycle (SDLC) processes.”
Betty Blocks has a strong methodology to start and scale citizen development
The platform is built in such a way that experienced developers and business users can easily collaborate in fusion teams. Citizen developers build with pre-built building blocks, and experienced developers support them via coded customization. Once an experienced developer builds a customization, they can easily ‘blockify’ it and share it with the organization via the Block Store, where citizen developers can use it in their apps via the drag-and-drop interface.
The powerful low-code capabilities on top of the intuitive ease of use of the no-code platform, all running in the same IDE, is what sets Betty Blocks apart as the best-in-class solution for enterprise-wide citizen development. With the business building apps in a strictly no-code environment, and IT supporting them - when needed - with the extensive low-code capabilities of the platform, you truly empower the entire organization to build serious apps. Centralized IT leads the way, while more and more business users onboard on the platform in a secure and governed way.
Betty Blocks provides a platform to build serious apps with modern architecture
There’s a plethora of no-code and low-code tooling that allows for easy app development. But, the trick isn’t in building an app. It’s everything around it to make sure business users can build architecturally safe and sound apps that adhere to the IT department’s security policies. Apart from that, adoption within the business is vital as well.
“What we hear from clients is that business users love using the platform, leading to faster success and greater ROI. This success is attributed to the perfect balance we strike between feature richness and ease of use. When the business uses Betty Blocks, they can build serious apps that solve their challenges. They are really engaged in the development process because development is so intuitive. If you truly want to empower citizen developers, app-building shouldn’t just be easy, it should be fun as well,” says Victor Küppers, VP of Strategy and Citizen Development Expert at Betty Blocks.
Betty Blocks boasts an impressive arsenal of features that allows citizen developers to build state-of-the-art apps. According to Forrester: “Features for UI development are superior, with componentry based on modern frameworks; beautiful apps are Betty Blocks’ strength.” The platform received the highest scores possible in the criteria of:
- Startup experience
- Databases and modeling; experience
- Integration tools, connectors, adapters: functionality
- Forms and UX development: functionality
- Environments, deployment process, and versioning/rollbacks
- Product vision
- Market approach
- Partner ecosystem
About Betty Blocks
Betty Blocks is the number one citizen development platform for enterprise organizations. By empowering new types of developers, Betty Blocks enables organizations to generate exponential growth and drive consistent innovation. Business-side employees can use Betty Blocks as a no-code platform, enabling the business to be self-sufficient in building their own applications. Experienced developers can use Betty Blocks as a low-code platform to build advanced applications faster. Cloud-based and easy to use, with Betty Blocks you can start building in minutes. Leading organizations use Betty Blocks to build a modern layer around existing legacy systems, speed up application delivery, and reduce costs.