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Pulpstream: The Future of Business Workflows
Pankaj Malviya, CEO & Founder
Over the years, the technology landscape has witnessed the advent of a plethora of cutting-edge tools that have redefined efficiency. Widespread adoption of mobile devices is changing consumer expectations; and the ways business needs are being addressed is rapidly changing with them.
How will these new business processes and the tools through which we manage them help drive growth for enterprises?
“It starts with automating and streamlining workflows to enable work to be efficiently distributed among all workers,” explains Pankaj Malviya, CEO and Founder of Pulpstream. Headquartered in Cupertino, California, Pulpstream brings forth a zero-coding workflow platform aimed to empower business users to cater to their operational needs with minimal assistance from IT.
Applications are a central element of today’s businesses. That is indubitable. However, the development and maintenance of those applications are things no business user is enthused about. To develop applications for any business process, one needs to configure flows, forms, permissions, and rules, and additionally take into account the heavy, traditional software lifecycle. One also needs to consider how agile software development is altering the product development lifecycle. Rapid and continuous iteration requires development environments to be more fluid than ever. Further complicating the matter is the fact that new business strategies are requiring development at an increasingly rapid pace, which can create overwhelming technical debt for an engineering team.
Pulpstream’s zero-coding platform empowers business users to optimize operations with minimal assistance from IT
With Pulpstream, all these aspects are done over the web and require no coding. Users can create, customize, and publish business processes to make them available on mobile phones, tablets, or any other native platform without making any additional effort. “IT teams can configure integrations and other rules; and business users create a business process using our Stream Designer. When both are actively involved, they can digitize their business processes in ways that are efficient and empower employees, whether they are at the office or at a remote work location,” adds Malviya. Moreover, users who need to enhance an existing business process, created within Pulpstream, can use the same production account to set up and test the new version “without ever stepping on what’s there in the published environment employed by the end user.”
In addition to the option of creating workflow applications from scratch, Pulpstream also offers some pre-built, automated workflow processes such as incident and invoice management right off the shelf. One interesting feature of Pulpstream that separates it from other products in the market is that the platform is designed to function even with no connectivity, allowing it to work efficiently on mobile devices in offline mode.
One of Pulpstream's customers, Texas-based Interstate Batteries, required a solution that could improve the safety measures in its manufacturing locations. Interstate Batteries needed to fill the gaps in its existing security process across 110 locations which were done manually in Excel sheets. Partnering with Pulpstream empowered the client to get real-time insights about common issues, identify risk patterns, and enforce the immediate steps needed to tackle hazards. These developments helped save lives and allow employees to work more efficiently.
With its cross-platform solutions, Pulpstream has seamlessly evolved, using emerging technologies to leap ahead in the market. In the coming years, the company intends to work with its customers to enhance the workflow platform to open the floodgates of productivity across industries. “We are currently enhancing the platform to support data coming from IoT sensors so that we can analyze the data and trigger new business processes,” concludes Malviya.