Appollo: Fostering Citizen Developer-friendly, Low-Code Digital Transformation

Mario Herdt, Managing Director
Headquartered in Germany, Appollo offers a holistic graphical low-code platform enabling companies to seamlessly orchestrate digital transformation.

Owing to software development based on traditional IT, application development and process digitalization for organizations across industry verticals like banking, healthcare, and logistics has historically occurred at a much slower pace. Their development efforts are clasped with backlogs as process demands rapid changes. Factors like poor communication between business and IT in addition to the lack of IT professionals further complicate and stagnate application development.

To this end, instead of enlisting a legion of developers for traditional coding, leveraging ‘citizen developers’ and low-code platforms make more sense, especially as enterprises are in dire need of a more powerful and agile solution to propel faster and easier digital transformation. This is where low-code specialists like Appollo makes the difference.

"Our platform enables citizen developers to take part in software development and empowers businesses with ten times faster delivery than traditional development." says Mario Herdt, Managing Director.

Built to stimulate 'design thinking,' the company's eponymous low-code platform houses over 20 model types representing aspects such as organizational models, value chain, and system architecture. Together with its integrated issue management, the platform enables a graphical business analysis & requirements engineering for a seamless transition into low code development without any media break. In essence, Appollo helps foster a holistic IT-business alignment and therefore, enables faster implementation with reduced time to market.

Appollo discerns itself from competitors as the only low code platform where citizen developers can effortlessly build highly complex enterprise-grade software. “Our platform enables citizen development for large scale projects by two major aspects beyond low-code – project management and governance.” says Herdt.

Agile project management is provided by model-based issues tracking and Kanban boards to easily drill down to the graphical element and resolve the issue in-place. It contains important government features to track development, security risks and delivery through an auditable version management and fine-gained access rights.

For high-speed development UI pages or particular application functions can be generated in a matter of clicks. Large scale applications can be modularized into subprojects to be easily incorporated into larger ones via drag and drop.
With Appollo’s embracing microservice architecture, companies can publish particular application functions on-the-fly without system downtime or disable a particular application function on demand. This enables them to keep major parts of their applications fully functional and online even during maintenance and updates. All these benefits translate to massively reduced total cost of ownership and total cost of change in software development.

The success stories that Appollo has scripted are plenty. Herdt recollects an instance where a client in the healthcare sector encountered issues managing medical supplies. With Appollo, the client built an efficient application that went above and beyond user expectations by also implementing an enterprise resource planning system with warehouse management modules for better inventory maintenance. The prowess of Appollo was such that the client was able to build the entire solution in two months with a two-person team that wrote no more than 1.500 lines of code.

Appollo enables citizen developers to take part in high complex and large-scale software development projects with ten times faster delivery than traditional IT development

Scripting numerous such client success stories, the company is continually helping enterprises streamline digital transformation. To sum it up – Appollo is disrupting application development.

For the future, Appollo is planning to take application development to the next level by integrating intelligent process monitoring by machine learning and AI capabilities into their platform. This would improve oversight on software development, help companies detect anomalies and react faster to the predicted outcome. With a foot on the door to Industry 5.0, the firm also has a no-code IoT integration in the hopper for industrial level automation systems and robotics. "Appollo will be industry-first low code platform to provide the developing of smart, vertical business solutions for Industry 5.0, through the no-code integration of IoT, opening up numerous new opportunities for end-to-end connectivity of people, machines and objects. We also plan to expand in the US, Chinese, and Indian markets," concludes Herdt.


BY, Germany

Mario Herdt, Managing Director

Appollo offers a holistic low-code platform easy-to-use by all team and stakeholders, including business and requirements engineering, agile project management and governance features enabling companies to seamlessly orchestrate digital transformation