Pulpstream, a Silicon Valley startup coming out of stealth mode today, is introducing a native app platform that aims to solve the challenges enterprises face when trying to bring their workflows to mobile devices.
Pulpstream’s platform offers a zero-code solution for digital operational processes. It modernizes legacy workflows and runs in most browsers and versions of Android, iOS and Windows.
According to Pankaj Malviya, CEO of Pulpstream, its offering works for companies that need to streamline operational processes to remote workers. Its native mobile and browser-based interface features offline data syncing for limited connectivity situations, which is useful for remote workers who might not have access to the network.
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Malviya used a real-world scenario to demonstrate how Pulpstream can help businesses manage their tasks across all divisions. For instance, a business leader or project manager can use Pulpstream to file an incident report, assign corresponding tasks, and schedule deadlines, all tracked from the start of the process to the end. Businesses that depend on remote workers to perform tasks like field reporting or incident management will be able to streamline these processes without the need of pen and paper, PDFs, or e-mail.
Additionally, Pulpstream was designed to work out of the box with Salesforce.com’s data, as well as DocuSign and EchoSign, so enterprises will have additional support for things like customer service, onboarding and more. Pulpstream is also designed to be fully integratable using REST APIs for inbound and outbound access. Using the Pulpstream Visual Rule Builder gives team members access to Salesforce and Workday, along with other systems that can be configured easily.
“Companies are now much more distributed than they were,” said Malviya. “If you think about people out there in the field, what are they doing? Well, if there is a construction company, or an insurance company, or a human resource company, each one of these companies have employees in the field either assisting other employees [or] completing a work order activity.”
Malviya said that today, enterprises need good applications to “truly digitize their traditional paper processes,” and Pulpstream wants to turn those processes into workflows that can run on mobile devices, the web, and seamlessly transfer information from devices to the enterprise system, he said.
Even though Pulpstream is a zero-coding platform, Malviya said that IT and developers can still benefit by using the platform as a bridge between IT and business. IT architects can use Pulpstream to cut short the typical development and test production time, and they can use the native app to check out working versions of processes and make changes to a processes without moving away from the system, he said.
Changes can be made to the process without doing any coding. IT architects can create multiple versions of processes, which gives the “strength of a traditional development environment, without moving away from the cloud and without doing any programming at all,” said Malviya.
In order to keep up with the pace of DevOps, Pulpstream also facilitates discussions that come up during various project stages, so the platform encourages a complete, integrated collaborative environment.