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therefore put on the Government to adopt cost-effective processes that would
keep data current.
Responsible for this digital transformation were a ‘Paperless Team’ of public
officers, consisting of only three primary developers. The team urgently required
ways to deliver in-house solutions under tight deadlines. Their long search led
them to various SaaS tools, but not many were suitable, either having steep
learning curves, or being too limited in scope. Furthermore, not all vendors offered
on-premise capabilities, which would cause issues regarding the Government’s
strict data regulations.
After several months of research, Plant an App’s diverse use cases attracted the
attention of the Government’s David Wellman, Assistant Director of the
Department of Information and Digital Technologies. Meeting David’s criteria, the
Plant an App platform was one even a small team could handle, with nobody
would being left alienated.
Partnered with Plant an App, David shared how he and his small team were able
to start prototyping dashboards within short time periods, using the platform to
leverage their individual talents and areas of expertise. With mentoring from
Plant an App’s low-code experts, the whole team could contribute their combined
skill and knowledge towards application design.
“The Plant an App low-code development platform has allowed my three
developers to deliver sophisticated applications within the first several weeks of
using the platform,” David said.
Using Plant an App, the small group were empowered to quickly develop
paperless solutions, using visually-aided tools and sophisticated workflows to
create customer portals. These applications could be functional within a day,
complete with complex back-end data.
Using Plant an App, the team’s wider achievements included:
Being able to act like a group triple their size
Managing to save the Government thousands of dollars
Being roughly two years ahead of schedule
Maintaining strict governance standards regarding data usage
Creating applications that generated citizen interest and engagement