GBS AppDesigner goes to the Cloud: Develop and use web applications intuitively via Microsoft Azure

Frankfurt, Germany

GROUP Business Software’s collaboration experts announce the immediate cloud availability of their GBS AppDesigner. GBS has also just introduced new apps for Apple iOS and Google Android, making mobile use of all the cloud has to offer easier than ever before.

GBS AppDesigner who was declared Social Business Leader 2014 and 2015 by the Experton Group, simplifies platform and device independent development of business applications. Now, companies can use this solution via Microsoft Azure as well.

"Thanks to comprehensive linkage with Microsoft Azure, companies are able to use the GBS AppDesigner more quickly than ever before and can integrate it into their own infrastructure more easily. Users simply sign into GBS AppDesigner online, create new web applications in the cloud intuitively and refine the apps for use on smartphones and tablets," says Andreas Richter, GBS’ EVP Marketing & Product Management.

Using AppDesigner via Microsoft Azure not only offers companies more agility and flexibility but improves the economic efficiency of application development as well: Thanks to its high scalability, the solution grows in pace with a company’s needs and the user-based pricing is scaled accordingly. GBS AppDesigner features intuitive drag & drop operation with workflow support and complies with common standards, such as BPMN 2.0 and modern web technologies, including HTML5. Newly developed web applications can be used via a browser in no time – no programming knowledge required.

"GBS AppDesigner is the backbone of a modern application strategy. Its usage in combination with web, cloud, mobile or collaboration technologies provides companies with numerous new advantages for the digitization of their business processes," according to Constanze Zarth, GBS’ COO.

Users can sign up for a 30 day free trial at To support new users who have just joined the world of AppDesigner, GBS provides sample applications for a variety of different B2B scenarios free of charge as well.

GBS continues to press ahead with the integration of GBS AppDesigner into Microsoft SharePoint. Once integrated, web applications created in Microsoft Azure can be used through SharePoint directly without further modifications.

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