MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Microsoft Ignite (Booth #347) – CorasWorks, a global leader in solutions that maximize visibility and strategic insight into business operations, today announced it has launched its beta version of CorasCloud, a cloud-based solutions engineering environment in which users can design, build, modify, share, acquire, and use business applications. Built to initially capitalize on Microsoft Azure, CorasCloud enables business users, analysts, and IT professionals to address a wide variety of operational requirements quickly and to scale dynamically based on demand.
CorasCloud allows users to create applications and make them available to others through an integrated “app store” model. These user-built apps will complement dozens of pre-built CorasCloud apps focusing on common business functions such as project/portfolio management, IT request management and capture & proposal management and deliver a similar user experience most are used to receiving on their mobile phones. Business users and analysts can address their own needs to manage data and processes, making them more productive, and IT professionals can quickly deliver solutions to their customers, providing better and more cost-effective service.
“This release represents a significant evolution in CorasWorks, which is already used by over 1,500 customers globally, supporting over one million users,” said Dan Naselius, CTO of CorasWorks.
CorasCloud has a comprehensive set of features and capabilities that allows users to quickly and easily move to the Cloud and begin realizing immediate value. A key design feature of CorasCloud is its ability to be provisioned quickly and scale dynamically based on demand. Once CorasCloud is provisioned, users benefit from these great features:
- Ready in Minutes - Create and start using your CorasCloud in minutes
- Use Apps Immediately - Access pre-built apps and begin using them immediately
- Design and Create Apps – Design, create, and manage with drag-and-drop, point-and-click designers
- Share Your Apps – Share apps with your team, across the organization, and even submit to the public App Store
- Role-Based Apps – Apps for specific roles, with specific purposes and actions
- App Templates – Save hundreds of hours by creating new apps from templates
- Mobile-Enabled – Designed to be Mobile first, CorasCloud works on all of your devices and screens, no matter what you’re using.
One of the key features of CorasCloud is the ability to create an “app store” model. There are multiple sub-models a service could leverage, including a “my app” store, local app store, or public app store. In any of these models, users have access to any existing apps built by users, the vendor, or other partners. Multiple layers of security can be added to ensure only allowed users have access to view, download, and use the stores or applications. Like other app stores, users can navigate to the app stores, search for applications, and download them into their CorasCloud environment.
“We see this as a game changer. Imagine being able to instantly provision business apps across your organization and evolve apps in real-time, at the speed of the business, without the complexity and cost of traditional software development,” said Jim Benson, COO of CorasWorks.
CorasCloud also includes an application development platform where end users design, build, and customize applications. The platform includes a series of drag-and-drop, point-and-click wizards and designers that allow end users to quickly and easily design and build applications. No coding is required. The complete development process is accomplished through configuration.
The Visual Design Canvas is the core of the application development environment. The canvas provides direct access to a variety of features and capabilities and is accessible through every individual application and used for modifying or updating any app. The canvas provides access to a set of wizards and designers that are used to build applications. These are used in place of typical application development tools and significantly reduce the need for custom code or deep coding experience.
Free Trial Information
CorasCloud is available as a free trial and for purchase through www.corascloud.com. Once registration information is provided, CorasCloud will automatically provision an application and take the user to it. The entire process – from sign-up through provisioning – will take less than one minute.
CorasWorks is a global leader in work management software and solutions that maximize visibility and strategic insight into business operations. With our software, solutions, and professional services, organizations can deliver solutions in less time, at less cost, and with less risk than custom application development. Our customers span the commercial, Federal, Federal Contractor, and association/non-profit markets. CorasWorks is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner headquartered in McLean, Virginia. For more information, visit www.CorasWorks.net.