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FirstCarbon Solutions Delivers Applications Three Times Faster Using OutSystems Platform
|By Business Wire
|May 14, 2014 09:10 AM EDT
the open application platform provider, has announced that FirstCarbon
Solutions (FCS), a pioneer in environmental, social and corporate
governance (ESG) business solutions, is rapidly delivering new software
modules for its Sustainability Workbench platform by using OutSystems to
develop web and mobile applications. Part of the ADEC Group, a
multinational organization focusing on healthcare, sustainability and
education, FCS is using OutSystems Platform to deliver innovative
business applications within its portfolio that will provide new levels
of flexibility, scalability, service, and support to its customers.
FCS President Robert Francisco comments, “FCS is focused on providing
the solutions our clients and partners need to improve their business
and operations. As software is part of our overall solution that also
includes professional services and data management and business process
outsourcing, we aim to deliver the best possible technology experience
for our customers quickly and efficiently. We want to go beyond a
one-size-fits-all approach and provide our customers with more
customized, fit-for-purpose applications that are closely matched to
During the selection process, FCS evaluated 25 providers, including
open-source options. OutSystems and two other vendors were shortlisted
for a proof of concept, where the FCS development team was tasked with
building an application on each platform in five hours. FCS selected
OutSystems Platform because it was easy to use and highly intuitive. The
development team was able to build an application with OutSystems
Platform much faster than the other platforms.
Scott Darrow, ADEC Group CTO, comments, “We needed a platform that would
scale and enable us to develop multiple modules and applications serving
thousands of users across diverse product sets. OutSystems Platform met
this requirement and more. OutSystems has given us the ability to
produce complex applications in a much shorter period of time. As a
result, we are now able to respond more quickly to market trends and
develop applications faster than our competitors. Compared to
traditional development techniques, I can confidently say that speed to
market using OutSystems Platform is at least three times faster.”
As part of its decision, FCS required its Sustainability Workbench
platform be made available as a public, private or on-premises offering,
which OutSystems supports. In addition, OutSystems is an open platform
that integrates easily with Eclipse and Visual Studio for weaving in new
or existing code. The ability to seamlessly integrate with many of its
in-house systems, such as Oracle Financials, BMS, Smart Meters, and a
number of custom-built management systems, was another key reason
OutSystems was selected.
Darrow added, “We appreciate the OutSystems commercial philosophy
combined with its open, agnostic and non-proprietary approach. With
OutSystems, it feels like we are working in partnership rather than
being locked in to one particular development environment. Because the
Platform provides flexibility, versatility, performance, and usability
and can be delivered as a platform as a service (PaaS), choosing
OutSystems was the right decision for FCS.”
About ADEC Group
ADEC Group is a global provider of onshore managed services and offshore
outsourcing solutions for governments and businesses worldwide. With
locations in Australia, North America, Europe, Africa and Asia, ADEC
Group provides a wide range of comprehensive and scalable business
solutions, including business process and knowledge process outsourcing
services, sustainability and environmental solutions, pharmaceutical and
healthcare outsourcing services and customized education and e-learning
services. With over 5,500 employees worldwide, processing over 30
million transactions each month, ADEC Group works seamlessly to provide
comprehensive services and solutions to help companies reduce costs,
optimize resource use, improve operational efficiencies – and, for
partners, increase revenues.
FCS advances sustainable practices around the world and helps
organizations responsibly grow and operate their businesses. Seamlessly
delivering fully integrated, cost-effective consulting, data management
and software solutions, FCS helps clients save time, reduce costs,
optimize resource use, and drive operational efficiencies in a world
where sustainability matters. With more than 30 years of environmental
and sustainability consulting experience, FCS has offices throughout
Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia and North America to ensure we meet our
clients’ ever-evolving environmental and compliance needs in energy, air
and carbon management; environmental assessments and planning; supply
and life cycle assessments; permitting and compliance; software and data
processing. For more information, visit www.firstcarbonsolutions.com.
About OutSystems – OutSystems provides the only open, high-productivity
application platform (PaaS) that makes it easy to create, deploy and
manage enterprise mobile and web applications - helping IT deliver
innovative business solutions fast. OutSystems Platform enables rapid
delivery of beautiful applications for all devices and empowers IT to
attack changing business requirements. The Platform is available as a
public cloud, private cloud and on-premises solution. Hundreds of
companies in 24 countries across 22 industries use OutSystems Platform
to create and deliver custom, mission critical applications. For more
information visit us at www.outsystems.com
or follow us on Twitter @OutSystems.
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