TrackVia: A True Rapid Application Development Platform for the Enterprise


I got my first look at the TrackVia platform in early 2010. Having come from a background in enterprise applications, I was struck by the number of systems, on which I’d either worked on or built from scratch that had the potential to be hosted fully on the TrackVia platform. It was this potential that inspired me to realize the vision what I knew TrackVia would ultimately become: a leading low-code application platform.

It me took some time to fully understand all the capabilities that the platform provided and how this toolbox could be leveraged to build a hosted application. I was impressed by the breadth of tools that were available, but there was a lack of continuity in the system. We knew that in order to build a platform that would be capable of serving the needs of today’s top organizations, we would need to a system that is best in class in terms of: scalability, security, performance, mobility and ease of use.

These ideals have shaped all of the decisions we’ve made in the product. Having worked on or with mature and complicated enterprise systems, our preference has always been to focus on simplifying the user experience while also providing the powerful capabilities of the platform. This approach has led to our signature drag-and-drop solutions that provide thousands of TrackVia customers the ability to build and modify their own applications.

Applications can be characterized as data and as the behavior, which shapes that data. The application-based behavior in TrackVia has traditionally been defined by relationship between data, tables, forms, views, workflow logic and user permissions. While this type of behavior provides the majority of functionality needed by most customers, it’s common to need additional types of behavior to close any potential gaps. So we set out to fill those gaps and build an even more robust low-code platform.

In the last year, we’ve added or enhanced several features to enrich the TrackVia platform even further. Some of these features include:

Calculated Fields provide the ability to have real-time calculations across fields and tables. Since calculated fields are executed in real-time you know that the results always reflect the most current values.

Triggered Fields provide the ability to have write-time calculations across fields and tables. Triggered fields enhance the performance of your application by doing the calculations only when data changes affect the results.

Lambda Functions provide the ability to execute custom Java code on system events. Lambda functions are ideal for integrations into this other systems.

Today, we’re excited to announce TrackVia’s newest and most powerful feature, Application Scripts.

Application Scripts provide the ability to execute custom behavior inside the TrackVia platform with guaranteed transactionality. Application Scripts are compiled Groovy code, which add a dimension of customization to your application that previously could not be achieved. This means that you can tailor the application to support your business processes and needs with our integrated code editor. You can also use the integrated log viewer to debug your script or view status messages.

These new features coupled with our drag-and-drop functionality make TrackVia today’s leading low-code application platform—that true to our initial vision is leveraged by many of today’s leading organizations to support their unique operational workflows.

If you’d like more detail on how the TrackVia system can help your organization streamline and digitize your critical operations with speed and ease, please visit our website to request a call with a member of our team.

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