SAP buys “no code” pioneer AppGyver

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The Helsinki-based AppGyver specialises in helping people build applications without coding.

SAP announced this week that it has acquired AppGyver Oy, a pioneer in no-code development platforms. Theirplatforms enable users with no coding skills to build applications for Web and mobile uses.

With the acquisition, SAP aims to “help customers and partners adapt their IT systems efficiently to their specific needs.”

AppGyver develops and sells a no-code app development platform that creates applications for the Web and for mobile use. The company offers a visual development environment that is extraordinarily user-friendly, according to SAP. The AppGyver platform allows business users with no coding experience to build efficient applications that can be easily configured. These apps also work seamlessly across all operating systems – without writing a single line of code.

AppGyver will be an addition to SAP’s “low code” offering

AppGyver’s solutions will become part of SAP Business Technology Platform. They will broaden SAP’s offering in the area of business process intelligence. The company said that the new acquisition will be a complementary addition to SAP’s low-code offering. This offering is provided by partner Mendix, part of Siemens AG.

“AppGyver helps us expand our no-code capabilities and establish a comprehensive offering in this area,” said Michael Weingartner, president, SAP Business Technology Platform Core, SAP.

“Going forward, we can deliver a full range of simple and integrated application development tools that allow customers, partners and our own teams to enhance process automation and further improve the experience for users of SAP applications. By adding AppGyver’s solutions to our own no-code capabilities, we facilitate the creation of workflows, forms, robotic process automation and lightweight case management.”

The acquisition also broadens SAP’s new offering, the RISE with SAP package, they said. This offering includes as key parts SAP Business Technology Platform and business process intelligence. The new offering helps companies perform holistic business transformations that make them resilient, agile and intelligent.

SAP and AppGyver agreed not to disclose the purchase price or other financial details of the transaction.