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May 15, 2018
If you’re searching for the best way to drive the growth of your business, consider the aqueduct. Aqueducts were important structures in the ancient Roman world, enabling Rome to grow from a sleepy town into a massive empire that spanned the known world. Villages throughout Europe used aqueducts to access water sources many miles away, spurring their growth into cities by fueling trade and industry.
What enabled the Romans to build these impressive structures was their discovery and mastery of the arch. Normal buildings would collapse under the weight of a city’s water supply, but an arch allowed this weight to be distributed along the length of an aqueduct. This game-changing innovation allowed Roman engineers to build magnificent structures that outlasted the Empire itself.
The Aqueduct of Segovia in Spain is a 1st-century Roman aqueduct that was still supplying water to the city as late as the 19th-century. Photo by Bernard Gagnon / CC BY SA 3.0
In the modern business world, companies rely on established business processes. The foundation of these processes is data, and the weight of business operations is spread across the different sets of data your company works with every day. If you think about it, data is the life-giving water that allows your business to grow. The way you choose to store, organize and process your data is incredibly important.
The ubiquity of spreadsheet applications like MS Excel is a testament to this importance. Billions of people use spreadsheet software in their everyday business life to keep track of and analyze their data. As business processes became more complex, spreadsheet applications have evolved to include capabilities such as generating charts and graphs.
A spreadsheet is at its most useful, however, as a database. You’ve probably used spreadsheets to keep and organize data like contact information, or an inventory for office your equipment. The problem is that spreadsheet applications are not the best way to store complex data.
Increasingly, businesses need full database functions for situations that require sophisticated search queries and data sequences. They also need to provide secure online access to multiple users and dependable scalability. The difference between a spreadsheet application like MS Excel and a robust and custom online database is like the difference between a ‘water pipe’ that merely moves data along, and an ‘aqueduct’ that links important business processes on a foundation of data.
Why then do businesses use spreadsheets instead of developing an online database themselves? Because building a custom online database used to be a time-consuming endeavor that required extensive experience in coding. The good news is low-code development is now mainstream, making it easy for anyone to build online databases quickly, without the need for coding.
Business professionals are discovering that applications created with low-code platforms make their organization more agile and customer centric because it provides everything needed to capture data, share information and automate business processes. Today, more business professionals are now using low-code platforms to build database applications that allow them to innovate and overcome their business challenges.
Here at Caspio, we foresaw an era where business users are driving the application development process. We also understood the importance of streamlined data management processes to modern businesses. That’s why Caspio’s low-code platform was founded in 2000 to provide business professionals a better data management experience by empowering them build their own custom online database application through a simplified application development process.
Using a point-and-click interface, we eliminate the need for hand coding by automating tedious steps and turning them into intuitive workflows. This allows anyone to create feature-rich custom cloud database applications that are robust, secure and infinitely scalable. You can even sign up now and get a free online database to get you started. Try it commitment-free and see how your business can benefit from custom-made apps.
By giving business professionals like you the power to build your own custom online database applications, you are able to align your applications to your unique business requirements and bring your own application ideas to life.
Caspio is the world’s leading cloud platform for building online database applications without coding. Start a free trial today and experience the power of no-code.
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