Business Review talked to Alexandru Radu, Head of Business Growth at Arggo Consulting, about the company’s low-code platform Timeqode and its benefits, and about Arggo Consulting’s clients who use or build business applications based on the Timeqode platform.
- How important is the time resource in today’s world?
We live in a period in which the way of working has changed radically, becoming more dynamic and demanding. Many of the classic activities are replaced by automated processes, online work is starting to become the norm, and the barrier between professional and personal life is increasingly blurred.
During this race to adapt to the new, ever-changing normal, we realize that our time is becoming more and more precious. With every repetitive activity that doesn’t bring real value, with every inefficient process, and with every paper printed or moved around unnecessarily, we realize how much time we lose. But more importantly, the time we could regain could be invested in activities with much greater added value – planning, strategic or creative, which would allow us to truly differentiate ourselves in an increasingly competitive environment.
- Could you explain the “Time-as-a-service” concept?
Our mission at Arggo Consulting is to inspire companies to outperform using process improvement and digitalization. As studies show that 1/3 of activities could be automated for 60% of occupations, reducing time wasted on repetitive work becomes the biggest opportunity of automation. Therefore, we propose a “time-as-a-service” model, offering companies the tools and knowledge necessary to regain and reinvest their lost time. That means that companies can now access pre-built digitalization solutions, or they can use a complete digitalization platform through an affordable monthly subscription, without the need of a heavy initial investment or a lengthy implementation. So, we deliver time-as-a-service with our business process digitalization platform, Timeqode.
- Why Timeqode? What are the benefits of using this platform?
Timeqode is a low-code development platform that allows creating web-based business applications faster and easier because it doesn’t require any programming knowledge. Anybody can now build beautifully designed applications starting from a business workflow, and the end result is readily available on any device. The platform provides native integration connectors with key business solutions such as Microsoft (Dynamics 365 Business Central and SharePoint) while enabling integration with internal or external systems already deployed within companies.
Because the Timeqode platform offers a very high level of customization it allows both the creation of simple apps such as those for expense requests and complex ones such as those that can manage the process of granting a bank loan. Furthermore, these applications are able to measure and provide performance indicators for each of the processes, helping in lowering costs within the company, but also in increasing productivity.
- How can companies access Timeqode?
We propose three ways in which time-as-a-service can be accessed. First of all, companies can use the Timeqode platform to build their own applications, according to their specific needs.
Another option is to access one of the digitalization solutions that we have already developed for different industries or business scenarios such as Expense Management, Invoice Recognition, Procurement, B2B Platforms, Mobile SFA, Banking, Construction Sites, Legal 365, and Healthcare.
The third option is that we can help with some of our time, so our team can create tailored solutions based on specific customer requirements, a lot faster and more cost-effective than the classic custom-code way.
- Is the platform already helping customers digitalize?
So far, among Arggo Consulting’s clients who use or build business applications based on the Timeqode platform, I can mention companies like Aquila, Blue Air, Automobile Bavaria, Doctor Leahu, Agrii, Băneasa Shopping City, KFC, Pizza Hut, Baumit, Libra Bank, Kruk, Klass Wagen, Klarwin, Kwizda Agro, Secom, Veolia, Viarom, etc.
And because great businesses grow with great partnerships, we have also launched a Partner Program that is open for companies that want to develop applications using state-of-the-art technologies, easily and cost-effectively. For example, Encorsa is a Timeqode Technological Partner, and we are delighted to work together, helping businesses in their digital transformation journey.