Chills Business Whitepaper
Updated: Sep 30, 2020
Chills offers simplified integration of applications on a Backend as a Service. Centralising integrations and controlling data flow results in reliable information. Quality information gives the business insights how markets are changing and trust to initiate organisational changes to initiate organisational changes improving your market position.
Application integration enable organisation dataflow, the first step towards digitalisation. New low code technology simplifies application integration, requiring limited programming skills, therefor reducing integration costs substantially. Maintenance of every individual integration is done on the Chills backend.
The backend advantages explained:
· Trust between Business & IT
· Become independent
· From a fragmented to an integrated organisation
· From hard code to low code technology
· Three levels low code replacing the hard code
· Recommended listening & reading
Trust between business & IT
Chills enables also the automation of repetitive tasks. Business proposals are implemented and released the same day. This creates a strong and trustworthy collaboration between business and IT. Building together an agile organisation strengthening the relationship with customers. The Chills backend shows a transparent overview of all integrations and visualises the data flow.
People in your organisation deliver the applications improvements. They possess business process knowledge and understand the application supporting it. The rapid implementation of improvements encourages them to make their work more efficient. This is how Chills mobilises your workforce, contributing to a more efficient organisation.
Mobilisation of people’s competences is a prerequisite to shape and reshape your organisation. Chills motivates people to actively participate in organisation development. Collaboration between business and IT makes it fun and exciting responding to future challenges.
Today organisations are locked in their applications delivered by numerous providers where hard-coded changes are expensive, time consuming and have a potential high failure rate. Dependency on various software providers is not the preferred situation for organisations.
Only a limited technical skill set is required to operate Chills and there is no need for extensive hard code programming knowledge. This disconnects your organisation from the expensive business model of your current application/integration providers.
The Open Source Community builds continuously new integration and automation functionality. Customers vote on the Chills backend prioritising the “most wanted” functionality.
From a fragmented to an integrated organisation
It is difficult to predict market changes, but one thing is for sure, change will happen! Your customers are daily confronted with new possibilities in terms of product and service features and the way they are offered. The good news, you are prepared using Chills.
Prepare for uncertainty using a backend to manage your integrations. This flexibility leads to your market leadership being the preferred supplier of products and services. You build an image of a forward-looking organisation people, businesses and organisations will use as an example.
From hard code to low code technology
Hard code integrations
Today most application integrations are hard coded. A hard-coded integration is
often a black box for customers and inflexible. When an application, database design or business requirements change, the integration must be reprogrammed.
Connection low code & hard code
Low code is much more business friendly. It is an interface on top of hard code integrations while simultaneously allowing access to the hard code. An integration is managed in the low-coded frontend controlling the hard-coding. This low-coded integration or automation is created on the Chills backend. A low-coded integration or automation connects databases or automates a part of a business process. The parameters and credentials you write in a hard-coded integration are now the parameters you fill in in the this low-coded frontend.
Improved Business-IT collaboration
Controlling the hard coding using the low-coded technology enables people with no or limited programming skills to work with data flow design in any organisation. This brings business and IT closer together and strengthens their collaboration.
The administrator interface manages integrations and automation done by the customer or an external consultant. Click to get a platform impression described in the technology whitepaper.
Three levels low code replacing the hard code
Chills has divided hard code into three levels of low coding. In each level you create a part of the integration/automation and hard code programming is optional.
Level 1 Backend design
At this level you create Datasources connections through their API’s. Datasources contains all tables with data from your business process applications. All data is available without storing it on the Chills backend.
Level 2 Adapter management
Adapters makes the connection between Datasources. Different Adapter types are available, each fulfilling another purpose. The pipe Adapter creates data transfer using drag and drop functionality. This enables the definition of master data transferring the same data to all other Datasources, creating data quality throughout the entire business process.
Level 3 Data Flow creation
In an Adapter you process data using the graphical interface, connecting the bricks in a visual flow schedule. In each step you manipulate data to be transferred to the next. This data flow is tested and saved as a unique version. I case of errors a previous version is reinstalled immediately.
Recommended listening and reading
Using Chills means embarking on the digital journey with your organisation. To support you we recommend videos and articles, necessary to get the right topics on the right agendas.
Capgemini talk (35 min)
In this keynote session recorded at Oracle OpenWorld 2014, Dr. Didier Bonnet, Capgemini Consulting’s global head of digital transformation and co-author (with MIT’s George Westerman and Andrew McAfee) of the upcoming book "Leading Digital," highlights how large companies in traditional industries -from finance to manufacturing to pharmaceuticals-are using digital to gain strategic advantage.
Columbia Business School webinar (45 min)
In this webinar with Columbia Business School Executive Education faculty David Rogers, learn how to harness customer networks, platforms, big data, rapid experimentation, and disruptive business models – and how to integrate these into your existing organization to thrive in the digital age.
Harvard Business Review (10 min)
What can we learn from examples of digital dreams deferred? How did these smart, experienced leaders make decisions that don’t look so smart in hindsight?
EY (10 min)
Technology is enabling this proliferating data complexity — continuing to ignore the need for an enterprise data strategy and information management approach, will not only increase “time to insight,” but it may actually lead to incorrect insights.
Dynamic Integrations (10 min)
Collaboration initiates digitalisation, people with various backgrounds must work together to define a clear digitalisation strategy. This strategy plan describes how step by step people, organisation, processes and technology combined shape the digital organisation.
This article presents 4 sequential collaboration steps; design, prepare, implement and reiterate to initiate digitalisation for organisations starting at leadership level.
Chills - Graphical Managed Backend: www.chills.cloud
Fredrik De Vries CEO / Bård Øvrebø CTO, Dynamic Integrations - AI & backend development