September 29, 2017
SAP announced at the SAP TechEd Las Vegas that it has joined hands with Mendix in a new deal designed to provide a scalable app development platform to enterprise customers. According to the agreement, SAP will be utilizing Mendix systems to offer business clients a solution for "rapidly creating and continuously improving mobile and web applications."
The agreement will help enterprise clients to build applications based on the SAP Cloud Platform without having to wait on the same timescale as more traditional app development models.
"Businesses across all industries must constantly find new ways to innovate, and today's market leaders are putting low-code development platforms at the core of their digital strategy," said Derek Roos, CEO at Mendix. "Customers can now accelerate their digital transformation initiatives by building apps on SAP Cloud Platform at considerable speed and scale, and leverage SAP's strong ecosystem."
Mendix’s PaaS solution can be used for many IoT applications, Big Data, Machine Learning, and other new technologies, and counts KLM, Medtronic, and Philips among its customers. As per the agreement these solutions will be sold under the name SAP Cloud Platform Rapid Application Development by Mendix.
"We identified low-code development as a key enabler of digital transformation, and found Mendix to be an ideal fit for customers aiming to speed application delivery," said Björn Goerke, CTO at SAP and president of SAP Cloud Platform. "We decided to offer the Mendix platform in the SAP Cloud Platform portfolio because we share the same technology vision and leverage open standards like Cloud Foundry and Docker."