With the introduction of an open collaboration platform that works under the “self-service” approach, it was just a matter of time that users requested a similar approach to build their own enterprise applications.
Besides their communities, user groups wanted to execute more sophisticated operations, through the integration of our collaboration platforms with transactional systems. They need to fill gaps that other platforms do not cover or cannot offer a customized approach as required by those communities.
Through the use of IBM Forms Experience Builder and its integration capabilities, CEMEX has developed a framework which intends to provide business groups the possibility to create their own business applications.
The framework is intented to be self-sustainable. Through the provision of do-it-yourself guides and case studies in a shared community, many applications (including some connecting to SAP) have already been built in 30% of the time needed under traditional IT scheme
Luis Garza (CEMEX)