Pillir Chief Revenue Officer JR Butler says the new low-code EdgeReady Cloud platform reduces the total cost of ownership on an SAP platform by 30 percent and increases the speed of application development by a factor of 20 times
The “massively disruptive” Pillir low-code platform—which eliminates decades of high-cost, proprietary SAP Advanced Business Application Programming (ABAP) proprietary code—is paying big dividends for SAP customers anxious to migrate to a modern cloud architecture, said Pillir Chief Revenue Officer JR Butler in an interview with CRN.
“We have the first-ever low-code platform that takes that [ABAP] logic and translates it automatically to a low-code object that runs in the cloud,” said Butler.
That low-code game-changer is fundamentally rewriting the long-standing rigid economics of moving complex SAP ERP systems to the cloud, said Butler. That means finally giving customers a way to get out from spending as much as 80 percent of their SAP IT budgets on maintaining current SAP environments, he said.
The Pillir EdgeReady cloud platform has forever changed the way that customers are modernizing their IT environment, said Butler.“Getting rid of custom code saves 30 percent of the total cost of ownership of managing SAP, no matter where it runs—on-premises or in the cloud,” he said.
The new Pillir platform also speeds up SAP application development by a factor of 20 times by moving customers to a low drag-and-drop scratch object platform that opens the door for nonprogrammers to add business processes to SAP, said Butler.
“What we are doing is democratizing enterprise IT and accelerating the speed to market for business transformation,” said Butler. “It is literally digitizing the way you are running your business, truly democratizing it for your business stakeholders.”
Here are nine things Butler said partners need to know about the Pillir low-code SAP revolution.