We have achieved a business model based on the use of an innovative technology, the low-code, initially designed for technology companies to reduce their programming costs and overcome the problem generated by the shortage of IT talent linked to software development. In other words, how to produce more software with the same resources or with less experienced resources: junior programmers. Needless to say, technology companies have significantly improved their bottom line thanks to the use of this technology. But what happens when non-STEM profiles dare to take control of technology, would this be possible, and what if we are also the human resources who have an important responsibility in bringing technology closer to people?
Undoubtedly, the success of a business model can start from a fortuitous event and/or from the search for a solution to a specific and urgent problem, as was the case that gave birth to Apptitudinal: a team of HR professionals who had a very specific people management problem, who needed something customized, who had a very limited response time, with a scarce budget and who went to the market looking for technology. Does this sound familiar to us? Without a doubt, the answer is yes. It is the reality that we have had to live with since the talent shortage, the strategic demands of our companies, the continuous regulatory changes in the function, globalization and digitization have entered our lives.
In this context, where the need existed, the fortuitous event arises. In our case, we met the right people at the right time to launch a technological adventure that would end up becoming a business reality. Our relationship with Caspio, an American company leader in the development of low-code platforms, has been love at first sight from the beginning… they had technology that we understood and could manage from human resources!!! From there, not without a great training effort to obtain the relevant certifications required by our Californian partners, a team of brave people decided to assault a world reserved exclusively for engineers, computer scientists and others. Oh, and by the way, since women are in the majority in the human resources function (and scarce in the world of software development), and without wanting to polemicize with gender issues, we have succeeded with a 100% female team… well, except for our CEO, but we have it totally under control.