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‘Turn ideas into apps fast, without writing code and without breaking the bank.’
AgilePoint, Inc (Formerly Ascentn Corporation), founded in 2003, has developed the first comprehensive BPM solution for the Microsoft platform. AgilePoint’s deep enterprise experience and its utilization of the latest Microsoft technology enable it to provide the first secure, reliable, scalable, and affordable BPMS solution on the market.
AgilePoint’s solution is designed to enable business users to quickly implement and deploy cross-functional and cross-organizational business processes in the form of process-based applications, all while in an easy-to-use process-modeling environment running on their desktops using reusable business activity modules and executable functional parts built by IT. The result is the first Microsoft based BPMS to rival its J2EE counterparts in functionality, scalability, and extensibility while surpassing in usability and manageability, all at up to five times cheaper than its J2EE counterparts.
AgilePoint founders are technology industry veterans in delivering value producing process-centric business solutions. AgilePoint aims to redefine the boundaries of enterprise-class BPM performance and affordability by delivering a highly effective yet extremely affordable BPMS to enable any enterprise to quickly achieve operational excellence and maximize return on investment. AgilePoint’s objective is to help any business attain the highest level of end-to-end business operations efficiency by becoming a process-managed enterprise faster, better, and cheaper. AgilePoint’s management team has more than 40 years combined prior experience building similar solutions. Prior to AgilePoint, AgilePoint’s team has deployed J2EE and Windows based business process solutions to many Global 2000 companies.
AgilePoint changed its name from Ascentn to AgilePoint in 2009 to align with the name of its flagship product ‘AgilePoint.’ The company is located in Mountain View, California.
What is AgilePoint NX?
AgilePoint NX is the best-value in the low-code platform market, allowing you to quickly build anything from simple eforms and workflows to complex, multi-tenant SaaS apps, IoT apps, and composite LOB systems without writing code and at a price almost any enterprise can afford. It easily incorporates into existing systems and data, and lets you add your own custom code when necessary. Built by a team of driven people who relentlessly strive for innovation, AgilePoint NX is the vehicle of digital transformation for thousands of enterprises in twenty-eight countries and on every continent.
Drag, Drop, and Configure App Development: AgilePoint NX utilizes a visual drag-drop-and-configure approach to assembling apps from pre-built components. (Think building something out of Legos®, for example.) AgilePoint has pieces and parts that let you assemble almost any kind of app you want. You can even build apps that incorporate activities from other applications and systems, such as SharePoint and Salesforce.
Responsive Software Assets: AgilePoint NX utilizes a true, model-driven architecture, meaning that as you are building a model, underlying code is modified on the fly. This approach results in apps that have responsive characteristics, meaning they can actually adapt at run-time, not just to devices and browsers, but to changing technical and business conditions.
aPaaS: AgilePoint is more than just a platform for building apps for your own on-premises usage. And it’s more than just a low-code PaaS, which would allow you to build and use apps hosted in a public cloud. Rather, AgilePoint NX is a low-code Application Platform as a Service (aPaas), enabling you to build and deploy multi-tenant apps on a SaaS subscription basis.
Even if you want to build apps for your own enterprise, the concept of establishing departments as tenants is powerful, enabling security and extending rights management to various tenants. For channel players and software vendors, alike, the ability to create multi-tenant apps and deliver them as a subscription-based service is a game changer.
Microsoft and Beyond: Positioned among the top five low-code platforms across all low-code segments, AgilePoint NX is the only one of the top five to feature extensive integrations with major Microsoft products, such as any version of SharePoint, Office 365, Dynamics 365, OneDrive, and Yammer, as well as integrations with systems from other vendors, such as Salesforce, SAP, NetSuite, and Oracle.
Flexible Licensing/Subscription Models: Unlike other elite BPMs, AgilePoint NX takes a decidedly low-code approach to licensing, providing a wide range of options that allow you to get in with small upfront investment and little long-term commitment. Put another way, with AgilePoint NX, you’ll never have to pay for value you haven’t received.
“AgilePoint NX enabled us to deliver our contracted services on time and on budget, the result being that a high percentage of submission packets were flawless and resulted in timely funding of individual projects. More importantly, though, our AgilePoint-based system enabled properties to be quickly repaired or replaced, resulting in thousands of families being able to resume their pre-Sandy lives and thousands of businesses to resume operations.” – Jim Blottman, VP, Sales, Soho Dragon Solutions.
Meet the Master
Jesse Shiah, President, CEO and Founder: Jesse’s passion is changing the world, something he has been working on since he founded AgilePoint.
He has had a fascination for building things, testing them and putting them to use, from Lego through to .Net. Now he has got a product that’s helping him realize my dreams.
Jesse has ensured that AgilePoint’s solutions focus on enabling IT and Business to form rewarding and lasting partnerships, starting by enabling IT to empower “citizen developers” to easily and quickly create responsive and future-proof apps.
At AgilePoint, his team embraces these values when serving customers and share his passion for changing the way that businesses work, for saving time, for making things easy, for empowering people to do great and innovative work. Turning business process upside down, and inside out.
“We believe that corporation–wide solutions that maximize return on investment should not be exclusive to large enterprises.”