Wednesday 11 September 2019

Anglian Water selects Appian low code platform

logoIn the Digital Enablement via Low Code Platforms report we emphasised how the low code development approach was making its way deeper into organisations and being used for more business critical tasks. The announcement that Anglian Water has selected the Appian low code platform to digitise and automate its capital projects is further indicator of this trend.

Water and water recycling company Anglian Water plans to invest in new water treatment and delivery capital projects over the next five years to meet growing demand for the environmentally-friendly production of clean and safe water. It will use the Appian low code platform to  develop and deploy its Totex Delivery Workflow (TDW), a digital, automated, mobile solution “to increase speed, efficiency, and risk mitigation in the management of these projects”. The aim is that TDW will provide a single and intuitive view of all relevant project data, no matter where it resides within underlying legacy systems, and will manage requests, decisions, and business processes across the lifetime of a capital project, using automation to handle complex workflows. The intent is to improve the employee experience, provide better visibility into project status and operational effectiveness, and support auditability requirements mandated by Ofwat.

The size of the contract was not disclosed but the TDW is intended to be the first of several developments over the course of the next five years. Significantly, the contract is a showcase for the use of low code development for the digital enablement of business critical tasks, chosen to accelerate projects and reduce total cost while meeting the need for better decision making. It is also a practical example of the evolution from simple to complex digital projects. This was a theme within the recently published 2019 editions of the UK SITS Market Trends and Forecasts and Enterprise Software Market Trends and Forecasts reports. 

Posted by: Angela Eager

Tags: contract   software   development   low-code  

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