Why build Internal Tools for your Organization?

Gayatri on December 27, 2020

The reason we develop internal tools is not unique from developing any other piece of software- we want to automate and simplify our internal business operations. But the road to the development of internal tools is not an easy task due to various constraints on budget, timelines, and available resources.

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In this article, we will highlight four primary reasons for enterprises to build internal tools:

  1.       Internal tools boost employee productivity
  2.       Internal tools empower frontline workers
  3.       Advanced Analytics helps to build smarter apps
  4.       Creating internal tools has never been so simple

Internal tools boost employee productivity.

The capabilities of your employees are critical for business success, but the tools they use in their work also make a significant difference. Selecting the right tool will help them to make their work easier and quicker. Internal tools reflect the internal business processes of an organization. Right tools can help to make your business even more efficient and effective by optimizing the workflows and reducing errors.

Low code platforms enable employees to create their own custom tools to facilitate business processes. These platforms give businesses and IT leaders a shared place to align and collaborate to build solutions for their business-facing and customer-facing processes. Opting the low-code development strategy improves active involvement and productivity in two ways: business processes will become more efficient and employees will learn how to use new internal tools.

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Internal tools empower frontline workers to transform the dimensions of organizations

Frontline workers know their business challenges and also know the ways to overcome them. They are the salespeople who experience problems while managing and collecting data when in the field, they are the store operators who face difficulty while managing inventory. Internal tools are usually specific to the requirements. It’s not like one size fits all. All organizations have distinct ways to accomplish various business processes.

Frontline workers can transform the organizational landscapes by using low-code platforms to create business tools. With their requirements in place, they can create business solutions using a model-driven development approach under the guidance of their IT departments to solve their business problems.

Advanced Analytics helps to build smarter apps

Data analytics combined with AI and IoT allows businesses to logically infer business intelligence to have competitive advantage and edge over their competitors. Business Intelligence powered by data analytics can inform businesses of various strategic opportunities or inconsistencies that can get resolved. e.g. sales data can be used to derive insights like what’s the best time to talk to a particular customer or best time to pitch a product to a customer based on previous data and instances.

Many Low code platforms provide access to advanced analytics to help you gain valuable insights to grow your business. Using low code, enterprise users can unify disparate data into one single platform for improved analytics and decision making to visualize trends to formulate strategies.


Creating internal tools has never been so simple.

New marketplaces are game-changers in the IT industry. Businesses with decent purchasing power tend to buy ready-made solutions for internal apps rather than developing internally using IT resources, considering the cost, skills and efforts.

So how did the development of internal tools get so “simple” owing to the fact there are few skilled developers around the world who can address and meet requirements?

The solution to this problem and the answer to so-called “simple” development lies with the emergence of new application development models. One such model is Low-code development, which gives enterprises access to powerful tools to build business applications.

Building an application requires more than just a UI. For functionalities like workflow, automation, push notifications, and more, you need infrastructure that power business logic, integrations, security, and the potential to bring various microservices into the application. Such services are delivered in a simple SaaS model by the low-code application development platform so that enterprise users can easily create the entire application at speed. It is a model-driven approach to cloud services that helps to make Low-code application development platforms so simple and effective.

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DronaHQ helps you to achieve your digital transformation objectives using low code technology. Automate and streamline any vertices of your organization using advanced low-code features to create smart internal tools.

Build approval systems on top of your databases, extend your existing systems, automate your business processes, integrate apps with your legacy software, databases and various third parties using ready connectors and APIs. Bring more efficiency into how you work.

If you are looking for a solution to build your internal tools, drop us a message or write us your requirements at inquiries@dronahq.com.