CHENNAI: GoDB Tech, a software product firm specializing in mobility solutions for enterprises, has now innovated a product for the latest mobile platform - smartphones. An app that can be created by anyone using a basic Excel knowledge.
Excel is the most widely used business software in the enterprise space with over 750 million+ users worldwide. Excel is used for basic calculation, budgeting onwards to complex financial modeling.
GoDB Tech has conceptualized a product that can convert any Excel file into an App, without coding. Business managers can now use their Excel knowledge for developing mobile apps and reduce the development time from weeks to a few hours. The process is as follows:
Step 1: The user can model/design the app in Excel using the existing functions of Excel and also can define custom cells to capture image, GPS, Barcode, etc., by just naming the cells in Excel.
Step 2: Upload the file into XLApp server, which will convert it into an app.
Step 3: Share the app via Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, mail etc.
XLApp supports all leading smartphone OS like iOS, Android, Windows and PCs and is available for download from respective app stores. With one click, the apps developed with XLApp could be social enabled.
"People are more comfortable with using mobile apps, but most business processes are in Excel. With the number of smartphone users growing exponentially, it has become increasingly important for businesses to enable these processes on mobile. XLApp is a cloud-based service. With XLApp, anyone can develop a mobile app with just Excel knowledge. It is the fastest way to develop a mobile app without any coding," said Ravi Kiran - CTO, GoDB Tech.
Use case and Business model for XLApp
- Capturing data - Lead form, survey etc.
- Calculation - Premium calculator, financial tools, work order estimates
- Content - Catalogues, price list, information etc.
Industries targeted that can utilize this innovation are typical retail oriented companies like banking, insurance, capital markets, retail, distribution etc.
The current version has been developed over a period of 8 months with an investment of Rs. 1.2 crores. XLApp will be further enhanced with vertical features for specific industries. For e.g., integration with shopping cart for retail industry, Aadhar for BFSI industry.
Freemium model - XLApp is free for usage, however reports, technical support and analytics will be chargeable on subscription. A premium version for large enterprises, which will support offline apps and private hosting, is also available.
XLApp will be promoted via online/digital medium as the service is cloud-based. GoDB Tech will also empower an eco-system of partners and developers who develop customized apps for key verticals. The target for XLApp is 50,000 apps to be enabled in the first year.
XLApp Showcased at InTech50
InTech50 is a showcase of some of the most promising software products created by entrepreneurs from India. A panel of chief information officers (CIOs), venture capitalists, and product leaders from previous successes decide the 50 companies that make the cut to InTech50 selection criteria. These chosen companies will receive advice, on-going mentoring, product marketing support, and funding to scale their offering to the global markets. This year XLApp was selected as one of the products to showcase for Global CIO and was well received.
About GoDB Tech:
GoDB Tech is a leading enterprise mobility service provider. It has designed products, solutions and services that are geared to increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve business margins. The company's energies are focussed on helping their clients' business grow beyond the corporate walls. The forward looking focus of the company has made it one of the few enterprise mobility providers to implement new and innovative cloud based products.
GoDB Tech extends business data and processes to mobile devices, the way that emails are extended on push-based mobile phones. Building solutions over their proven Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP), they have been powering business critical applications at many Fortune 500 companies. Formed in 2000, they gained the trust of more than 350 customers through a strong alliance network of 100+ partners having done 200,000+ deployments doing more than 2 billion transactions annually. GoDB Tech is a three-time winner of "CIO Choice For Enterprise Mobility Service". Their customers include Unilever, ITC, ICICI Bank, Corporation Bank, Reliance Capital, Future Generalli, Royal Sundaram, Kotak Mutual Fund, L&T Mutual Fund etc.
For more information, visit www.go-db.com
General Manager HR,
GoDB Tech Pvt Ltd