Empowering HR consultants in the no-code era
DronaHQ raises the bar for enterprise no-code platforms helping a consultant to build workplace innovation apps with no-code.
Automation is key for businesses today. The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing companies to accelerate digital transformation to remain operational amidst a global crisis. The no-code and low-code tools in the market are playing the role of the saviours, offering features to speed up workflows, automate processes, and save time from doing repetitive tasks.
DronaHQ, a no-code platform company, is helping non-technical professionals – from departments like HR, finance, compliance, sales and marketing – to get involved directly in the digitization projects to get their processes up and running better than before.
This comes to light after an HR consultant built a virtual assessment center on the platform without any tech support. HR consultant, Aneesh Dhairyawan, works with firms on their HR processes. When the global lockdown conversation started in January 2020, to put out fires, Aneesh took the no-code road to building a customized Virtual Development Centre to help his clients keep their global leadership development plans on track. With no coding experience, Aneesh was able to create the application in two weeks with unmatched capabilities like live proctoring, case studies, role-playing, basket exercise, psychometric analysis, real-time analysis, integrations with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts as well as the client’s go-to psychometric tool.
An exhilarating journey from conceptualization, ideation, and creation
“It was an exhilarating journey, from being able to conceptualize, ideate, experiment, create multiple variations and the go-live in about two weeks time. The clients were running DC (development centre) that was moved to Virtual DC. They were amazed to see something ready in such short time and for every variation request, every iteration, we were able to go back to them almost on the same day,” says Aneesh in an interview with DronaHQ. “The kind of fast turnaround was very well appreciated. Agile delivery, the way the no-code platform works and performs, it was the icing on the cake!”
“The DC manager (could be) based out of the Middle East. Participants based in Europe. The assessors based in three cities of India. That’s how diverse the situation was. If it would have been a traditional development centre. You would have wanted all of these people to assemble at one physical location. So you can just imagine what are the cost savings and the efficiencies that you’ve been able to drive with this,” explains Aneesh in a podcast interview.
Along with a virtual solution, the clients could also save on the exuberant logistical costs such as travel and accommodation in addition to the saving of time and bringing down the geographical boundaries. The DC manager, participants, assessors can be based out of different continents and still be in sync.
“There are a lot of “low-code” players in the market for business applications. However, we are ensuring to launch feature after getting all the technical know-how right so the platforms are readily accepted by CIOs and IT teams and business users can start solving their problems. While other tools will require some coding, we are giving the platform users a battle-tested interface to build their apps without even an ounce of coding,” says Kinjal Vora, Marketing Director at DronaHQ. “We are focussed on delivering the very best platform that leverages insights from our direct customer interactions and analytics. Workers and IT teams are distributed now more than ever before. We see no-code tools as a fantastic avenue for the organizations to distribute the digital transformation workload, bringing down the barriers of distance and the barriers to adopting with visible proof.”
Aneesh Dhairyawan has close to 9 years of experience as an HR professional experience, both strategic and operational nature across Manufacturing, Technology and Financial Services sectors. This includes 5 years with Deloitte Human Capital Consulting and 2.5 years with Cerebrus Consultants. He has been responsible for leading engagements focused on Leadership Development, Talent Management, Competency Framework Creation, Total Rewards, HR Due Diligence, Employee Engagement, Retention and Manpower Planning.
He has also worked in a Corporate HR role in Citigroup Global Services at the start of his career. He has spent the last 4 years building and running Authenticook.com, a Food Tech startup. Aneesh Dhairyawan brings together a unique combination of HR Consulting, Corporate HR and Entrepreneurial experience.
DronaHQ (https://www.dronahq.com) is a No-code App development SaaS platform for building business apps (Mobile & Web) and automating business process operations for SMB, Enterprises, Business Units & IT Depts. Offering compelling development productivity gains, speed of delivery of apps while ensuring rich end-user experience. 1 million+ users of Apps built on the platform, 3000+ enterprise-grade apps. ISO 27001, SOC II certified. Presence in Mumbai, Bengaluru, SFO, London.
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