Green energy pioneer, Becour, does low-code cloud app development with just a click

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Challenge – Background story: As a start-up and tech company, Becour needed an application development platform that would fulfil the following requirements: easily accessible, stable, flexible, future proof and able to scale with the company’s growth.  The most important requirement was that the development platform of choice had to provide as many of the tools required for rapid application development as possible. Due to the nature of their business, the platform needed to be able to integrate to various internal systems whilst also being able to connect to external platforms via API. This includes government agencies and utility providers etc.  

Becour was familiar with Neptune Software and its original offering for SAP customers, having used it to great effect previously so it was a natural decision to leverage Neptune Software’s cloud service when the time was right.

Solution/Approach

Becour, as a company, started almost at the same time as the Neptune DXP – Open Edition was first released. Before introducing their product that would run on Neptune DXP Cloud, they first spent some time first on development and piloting in the market, followed by starting to promote these pilots and then migrating into the final production system.

Image: Becour working with Marbly, their product built on Neptune Software’s low-code platform

After rigorous testing and feedback, Becour had confidence to do all development on Neptune DXP – porting everything into Neptune DXP – Open Edition on AWS. With the introduction of Neptune DXP Cloud in 2020, they were among the first wave of pilot customers to utilize Neptune DXP Cloud. As such, Becour has closely collaborated with Neptune Software to validate key concepts and provide feedback & suggestions for continuous improvement leading up to the GA (general availability) version.

With the public launch of Neptune DXP Cloud, Becour was one of the first Neptune DXP Cloud customers which led to the successful launch of their product – Marbly* – in early May 2021.

Results & Business Outcome

Becour based its whole development exclusively on Neptune. What makes Becour a unique customer, is that they only use Neptune – end to end – in their development.

How has Neptune DXP supported Becour in its development journey?

  • through easy implementation
  • easy system administration
  • superior customer support & responsiveness (trusted vendor)
  • providing a flexible solution at a transparent & predictable cost
  • low risk investment in a critical start-up phase
  • supporting the customer’s need for rapid development and proof-of-concepts
  • making it possible to run all the core business systems on Neptune DXP Cloud

Image: Becour’s apps developed with Neptune DXP

With Neptune DXP Cloud customers can turn their IT departments into agile application factories that rapidly deliver predictable business outcomes – without having to worry about the technical complexity of operating a modern enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure.

Neptune Software’s DevOps experts operate the underlying cloud infrastructure on behalf of customers ensuring business continuity, so that customers can focus on developing differentiating custom apps.

An important aspect for Becour is that the company continues to iterate all the time to improve their offering and meet changing customer demands and with Neptune DXP Cloud they have the perfect toolbox to do just that. They can be customer centric and can collaborate with their customers while they are developing at the same time. There is no need to focus on operating a cloud, instead Becour can focus on the operating value providing tasks.

What is Neptune DXP Cloud

Neptune DXP Cloud is a managed, public-cloud offering operated by Neptune Software on Microsoft Azure. Neptune Software’s DevOps experts operate the underlying cloud infrastructure on behalf of customers ensuring business continuity, so that customers can focus on developing differentiating custom apps. No underlying expertise is needed. By fully managing Neptune DXP as a service, Neptune Software provides a transparent managed service with predictable costs. To get started with Neptune DXP Cloud one requires a new or existing Neptune DXP subscription. We offer development instances and productive instances with a monthly operation fee per instance.

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