Speed Enables Volume
Naturally, with application delivery timelines shrinking, AD&D teams are concurrently increasing the number of apps they deliver. For 23 percent of respondents, the volume of apps delivered increased between 600 and 800 percent. A full fifth of respondents (20 percent) cite even better results, with the number of apps delivered rising more than 800 percent.
Quality is Maintained
Importantly, reducing delivery timelines and increasing the number of apps deployed did not negatively impact the reported quality of apps. On the contrary, survey respondents cited notable improvements in quality when using a RAD platform. More than a third of respondents (39 percent) indicated at least 600 percent improvement in application quality. This is an important point because the ability to deliver more apps more quickly is of li le value if quality suffers. With AD&D reporting increasing application delivery speed, volume, and quality in conjunction, RAD platforms appear to deliver on all levels.
Conclusion: RAD Platforms Deliver
The demand for enterprise applications shows no signs of abating. Fortunately, top RAD platforms such as Outsystems offer an effective way to meet this demand, enabling substantial improvements in app delivery speed, volume, and quality. As more companies recognize the value of RAD platforms, the technology will garner more attention from analysts and the media, some of which may sound to good to be true. However, as these results indicate, the proven benefits of using a RAD platform are anything but hype.