One of the contributors to Sakata’s increased speed of development is the reuse of code across applications. “A good example is a clock-in/clock-out system used at our research center,” explains Kenichi. “We replaced a legacy twenty-year-old system that we had been quoted several hundred thousand Yen to replace. Having built it on OutSystems, we were able to reuse modules when building several other systems, including visitor management, meeting room bookings, and an internal app for image sharing.”
Mobile app development is also on the rise at Sakata. “We’re currently developing a mobile application to check inventory levels. Other innovative projects include a knowledge management solution to retrieve unstructured data such as documents and images from a NoSQL database. Sakata’s developers are building the front-end with OutSystems.
Looking ahead, Sakata expects to integrate hundreds of applications into OutSystems and continue to eliminate duplicate and overlapping applications that had sprung up in different departments. The company sees OutSystems as central to its cloud migration objectives.