"Today's digital trends are not just about technology but about uncovering breakthrough innovations to augment human capabilities and improve lives," said Sam Yen, chief design officer at SAP. "Build aims to be the definitive resource for enterprise design innovation to help an underserved enterprise IT market learn, adopt and scale design thinking and user experience for the digital transformation."
Customers and partners including ATB Financial, Convergent IS and Linklaters are successfully using Build in their businesses to quickly and easily build applications that meet the requirements of end users.
"Build tools and design guidance helped cultivate the creative thinking needed to build a solution that made it two to four times easier to create a new business partner," said Trevor Gartner, director, Customer Relationship Management, ATB Financial. "This creation of time for our team members is being used to listen and learn about our customer's stories, which in turn has created happiness for our clientele."
"Build enabled our stakeholders and users to visualize design and help shape the front end before any development was started," said Jo Rose, SAP and business systems manager at Linklaters. "We found it really valuable for creating prototypes and analyzing feedback."
Shaun Syversten, managing partner at Convergent IS, said: "Build is the tool our business users and customers love because they can get involved and provide feedback all the way through the design process to ensure the solution meets their needs. The tool is what our development team needs to scale our overall UX and application factory."
Build provides business analysts with the ability to:
- Create interactive prototypes collaboratively, leveraging a rich library of embedded design patterns and controls, and simple drag-and-drop features
- Gather continual feedback from end users as well as track usage analytics
- Leverage a growing gallery of application prototypes from SAP and the community to modify for their own needs
- Learn from a robust catalog of design content ranging from online learning around the core principles of design thinking to practical design best practices that can be implemented immediately
- Jump-start development with auto-generated starter code, which can be quickly developed into a fully running application on SAP HANA Cloud Platform
UXaaS is an integrated offering of SAP HANA Cloud Platform. Unlike stand-alone design tools, it offers the advantage of direct access to critical development and service functions of SAP HANA Cloud Platform, which helps reduce the risk of a difficult transfer from design to development.
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