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Bye bye 2020, welcome 2021

Bye bye 2020, welcome 2021

2020 was a special year in many ways! But it is now behind us and we have every reason to hope for better times for the one to come.

The entire Simplicity team wishes you a very happy year 2021, full of projects, successes and, hopefully, happiness!

To attack well, let's go back to last year in a few lines...

2020 a pivotal year, under the influence of Covid

When a dangerous virus first confines us, we take the time to explain in an article the reasons why we think that “low-code” will be an asset for the “next world” (an expression a bit overused, it is true...), an article published by Siècle Digital.

We are also taking advantage of this first period of confinement to create a whole series of videos that present the platform, who it is aimed at, who our customers are followed by an overview of an example of the different “views” of the platform according to user profiles. To watch the videos again you can go directly to this page:

Nouvelles vidéos de démonstration de la plateforme Simplicité

Limiting contacts limits events...

We had renewed our membership in the prestigious DSI Decision Club, but covid obliges the event in which we were supposed to participate (Technological Innovation Meeting scheduled for March 2020) has been postponed. So see you in September 2021 (we hope so) 👀!

Our user club, which normally takes place once a year, will also not take place in 2020. We prefer to postpone this event so that we can meet again (in person!) When the time comes, during 2021 we hope so too. This year is a special year but we won't tell you more for now... ☺️

In-house developments in all directions

In order to professionalize our training we decided to launch a redesign of our dedicated site. So exit the “training” site based on WordPress, we are building our own training portal.

Clearer, more educational, more interactive. We redesign everything from A to Z. All orchestrated thanks to Simplicity with lesson content hosted on Git.

Le nouveau site de formation Simplicité : h
Simplicity's new training site:

We are also taking the opportunity to release our Simplicity App Store!

App Store Simplicité

This first brick is intended to be a catalog of example of Simplicity applications. These include business models, APIs, examples of integrations with third-party services, connectors, and data lists.

We summarized all of this for you in this article.

More partners for more customers!

2020 also marks a strengthening of our partnership strategy and we are very happy and very proud of the trust placed in us by our partner ecosystem.

In addition to our historical partners (Partenor Digital, Velvet, we have established strong relationships with major IT players such as CapGemini and Orange Business Service. These renowned partners allowed us to change direction and win large-scale projects. We thank them warmly, we are sure that our co-investment bodes very well for this new year and those to come.

In order to be in line with this reality of strong development of the Simplicity designer community, we have simultaneously implemented and developed our certification program.

You can find out more about certifications in following this link.

Finally, we are also looking forward to welcoming many new customers:

Facom, Calexa, EPIDE, EFS, LADOM are among Simplicity's new customers

V5 — Good News!

We wanted to end and especially start the year 2021 on a positive note, the official release of our latest version, the V5 of Simplicity, which we decided to simply call “Good News” 😌.

And as a change of digit involves major innovations... We have summarized the most important ones in this webinar.

Introducing V5 — Good News

Note that we are speeding up our development processes. No more versions with pacthlevels, we are now moving to a clearer and more conventional scoring system: 5. X. Y

  • The number (here) 5) is the major version number
  • The X corresponds to the minor version number (it is the equivalent of the patchlevel levels of the old versions)
  • The Y corresponds to the revision number, it did not exist in previous versions (the Git commit ID was used to track the revisions, which was not very intuitive), it will be increased each time a revision is made.

Until we can tell you more about the beautiful things we are planning for 2021, we wish you a year without tech headaches, a year that is always agile and full of JAVA! 🤞