Surviving the Global it shortage
How Beesion uses smart, non-developers to build applications with its Low-Code Platform
GROWING DEMAND FOR BEESION’S LOW-CODE SOFTWAREBeesion Technologies, LLC is an innovative technology company that pioneered a suite of 30 enterprise software applications for telecommunications service operators. The suite doesn’t use traditional software development. Instead, it relies on a unique set of modules – with pre-built functionality – that are combined, expanded and reused to create software applications. Applications are then customized and integrated in run-time, using visual tools and “in memory” configuration, requiring little to no custom code. In fact, the software suite may be the first low-code Business Support System. It’s used in more than 20 countries.
Up to 95% of every application is pre-built with existing modules, and customized primarily with run-time configuration. About 5% of the customization requires coding.
Because of growing demand for Beesion’s applications globally, the company needed more developers. However, it found recruiting enough IT employees very challenging, especially in Argentina where it does a lot of its development. At the same time, the company was very concerned about the global IT shortage.
CREATE THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS PROGRAM WITH SMART, YOUNG ENGINEERSThe company realized that its low-code platform didn’t require the traditional software developer, with a background in coding. Instead, it could find talented young professionals from different disciplines – electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, business administration, and others – and teach them the principles of Beesion’s low-code technology, called SWARM (see www.Beesion.com/Swarm). Thus, the Young Professionals Program was born. Beesion identified the types of skills that most lead to success, and began recruiting graduates – 23-29 years of age – had exceptional analysis abilities, and a strong background in technical or business disciplines. Many are pursuing post-graduate degrees. The company also recruited engineers from multiple Latin American countries to increase the diversity of ideas.
The Young Professionals Team from Argentina. Getting ready to discuss how to configure applications for Beesion’s Low-Code BSS Platform.
It provided the young professionals with an intensive two-month training program, covering computer science and IT fundamentals, as well as the company’s software approach and philosophy. Then, it assigned them to work groups to develop applications, or demos for clients.
A STRONG WORKFORCE THAT LOVES THEIR JOBS, AND CAN CONFIGURE SOFTWARESince the program started in February, it has trained 26 Young Professionals in Argentina and Spain, that now work on the same level as junior development engineers for the company.
of the Young Professionals are ‘Satisfied’ with the program; 38% of which are ‘Highly Satisfied’.
feel they have been trained well, and can configure applications for Beesion’s low-code software.
The program also has reinforced Beesion’s ties with universities, generating a steady flow of potential workers, who bring a lot of enthusiasm to the company, and look at processes and ideas with new eyes. Their different cultures also contribute to a very dynamic, multicultural environment. A young professional, Víctor Sáinz, joined the program in Spain, and is now working on a point-of-sale application demo, and a pre-paid recharging demo. Prior to Beesion, he had no coding or software development experience. His education was in business administration, and had several internships in Italy and Spain.
“I never did any coding. However, I am now able to understand and modify applications using runtime configuration.”
Another Young Professional, Micaela Farisano from Argentina, is working on a team building requirements for new application functionalities. Prior to Beesion, she studied industrial engineering.
“The program is a great challenge. What I like most is that I am learning something new every day.”
Omar Merchan, Beesion CEO, is pleased with the program’s outcome.
“The Young Professionals Program is a great strategy for our Telecom BSS Suite. Not only does it provide us with a steady pool of talent, it stands behind our promise that non-developers can configure applications for the Beesion low-code platform.”
To learn more about Beesion’s low-code BSS platform, or learn more about the YPP Program, please visit www.beesion.com or contact us via mail to email@example.com.