2018 has been marked by several milestones and ambitious plans for the new year. In this three-part blog series, I provide my perspective on the past and coming year. Today, part two: hands-on demos, on-the-go applications, and testing Triggre’s security measures in practice.
Building mini-applications on the spot
As a Guide, I often hold demos for potential customers. What I’ve noticed over time is that people understand the concept of Triggre very quickly – they can easily see the benefits of creating an application without the hassle that IT is traditionally associated with.
But I regularly found myself explaining to them where to start. What are the steps that lead to a fully-fledged application? Which steps can you skip when you automate a manual process? Such questions often required further explanation.
Therefore, we switched from merely showing the final result to broadly sharing how and why Triggre works. As of 2018, we follow this with a question: ‘Can you give us a fairly simple example of a (dragging) process you’d like to automate?’ Then, we build a small yet tangible application on the spot to demonstrate how Triggre works in practice. Sometimes, we do this in person – other times, through Skype. Because in 2018, we also started giving more and more online demos.
Automating on-the-go processes
A growing number of people use Triggre on their mobile devices. Our applications have always worked on smartphones and tablets, but the ‘mobile user trend’ has led us to further simplify applications so they are perfectly aligned with mobile users.
For example, one of our customers has made an application with Triggre that allows all on-the-road sales managers to create contracts from clients’ locations. It only takes a few clicks to register the agreement made, put together a contract, and have a PDF version sent to the client automatically through email.
Passed with flying colors
Our first two healthcare customers put Triggre to the test. In healthcare, the handling and security of personal data is more important than in any other industry. It was a great practical test that we passed with flying colors: we didn’t need to make a single adjustment to our software. In other words, our security measures are as thorough as we’d designed them to be!