New Flow Express Delivers Drag-and-Drop Integration

Oct 10, 2016

BEST PRACTICES SERIES – a technology provider with digital solutions that enable organizations to quickly create, integrate, and scale applications across mobile, web, and IoT – introduced Flow Express. This new option brings the benefits of automation to business users and citizen integrators alike. It allows any non-technical user to quickly create an automated workflow and subsequently hand it off to a more technical collaborator who can use the platform's developer interface to add more complex logic. Flow Express complements's existing integration offering (which is being rebranded as Flow Enterprise) to provide the first end-to-end integration suite that makes it possible for users with varying technical skills to collaborate on workflow automation. By using tools that offer appropriate capabilities for each audience, workflows can be exchanged and optimized across both business and IT functions.

With Flow Express, broadens the appeal of cloud integration, offering no-code and low-code options alongside its most sophisticated developer tooling. Flow Express comprises the following key components and benefits:

  • No-Code Interface: Users can build automated workflows that connect their favorite apps through a web interface, without having to be able to code or hire a developer.
  • Flow Export: io Flow Express provides the ability to export workflows to Flow Enterprise. Any workflow created using the business-friendly tool can be further enhanced in the enterprise developer environment.
  • Multi-Step Flows: Users can create high-value workflows that connect a multitude of services together and that send data across multiple applications all at once.
  • Template Library: Users can tap into an extensive library of templates that provide the most popular and useful integrations as ready-to-use workflows.
  • Triggers: Triggers are events that initiate a workflow. For example, when a customer record is updated in a company's CRM system, Flows can trigger actions across related systems, such as marketing automation, inventory management, or a mobile customer service app. Flows can be triggered in real time or executed according to a predetermined schedule.
  • Output Formatter: Data can be transformed into different formats, including HTML, text, ordered and unordered list, tables, CSV and more. This allows applications with different data requirements to connect and interact.
  • Loops: Loops enable sophisticated workflows that iterate one or several actions over a large set of data. Process all your tasks, emails or support tickets, for example, and make sure VIPs get a timely response.