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"Platform as a service
"Agile Software Development
|Derek Roos, "CEO
Marcel Karssen, "CFO
Johan den Haan, "CTO
Number of employees
|Approximately 300 (2017)|
Mendix is a "low-code software platform developed by the company of the same name. Low-code application development makes it possible to build web and mobile applications reducing the need to code with traditional procedural computer programming. Organizations use the platform to develop applications that help improve operational efficiency, customer experiences and introduce new digital products.
Mendix describes its focus as providing a comprehensive set of tools and best practices for the entire application lifecycle , from building, testing, deploying and iterating. Mendix’s cloud native architecture simplifies deployment of applications on any cloud or on premise.
In October 2011, Mendix raised $13 million with its first round of venture capital funding. The funding was led by Prime Ventures, with additional participation from HENQ Invest, which provided an unnamed sum in 2006.
In January 2014, Mendix closed a $25 million Series B, led by Battery Ventures. According to company officials, the new funding will be used for continued global expansion, product development and sales efforts. The company also reported triple-digit growth for the fifth consecutive year.
In 2014, Mendix accelerated plans associated with its partner ecosystem. The company announced 20 new partners worldwide, including Bodhtree, UST Global, Pegamento and Pariveda Solutions. This list complements the company’s existing partner network, including Accenture, Capgemini, and others. Subsequent partner additions included Mphasis, Blue Box, Sogeti, HP and most recently, Pivotal.
The Pivotal partnership is part of the company’s strategy around Cloud Foundry. Mendix has also announced its membership in the Cloud Foundry Foundation. The company plans to help evolve the open source standard as well as integrate Cloud Foundry’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) framework with its rapid app platform-as-a-service (aPaaS).
Already established within the market, Mendix has received a number of mentions, most recently from Forbes – listing Mendix as one of the top ten companies disrupting industries through technology – and from Always On Network – including Mendix within the top 100 OnMobile Private Companies.
The Mendix application platform is based on visual, "model-driven software development.
The platform-as-a-service (PaaS) tool for rapid application development prioritizes speed and agility and utilizes a “no code” principle. The use of visual models in Platforms-as-a-service tools simplify app creation and migration, and allows business users to more directly participate in the development of applications. The result is a significant reduction in time to market, allowing IT teams and business leaders to collaborate on building effective applications.
At the request of Mendix, QSM Research made an independent benchmark of the product as compared with the average of software projects in the QSM industry database. According to this report, Mendix required smaller teams and shorter projects, and reduced development effort with respect to the average.
The company offers a "free software "community edition of the Mendix application development tools. The company simultaneously announced their new cloud ecosystem for teams, business analysts and other partners.
Most recently, Mendix announced enhancements to the Mendix platform for "multi-channel app development and "mobile application development. Features of the new mobile release include pre-defined Layouts for smartphone, tablet and desktop user interfaces.
The Mendix App Store also offers new widgets to access native device functions, such as contacts, camera, geolocation and bar code scanner for use even by staffers "with no technical knowledge." The company also released the Mendix Developer App to test mobile apps. With it, developers can scan a QR code to pair their target devices with their development environments to test native device functionality.
In December 2014, Mendix was cited as a “Leader” in the Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Public Cloud Platforms for Rapid Developers, Q4 2014 report. Gartner also listed Mendix as a Visionary within its 2015 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Platforms as a Service.
Recently Mendix announced a reseller agreement with SAP through which, "SAP will resell the Mendix platform under the name "SAP Cloud Platform Rapid Application Development by Mendix. This is to enable customers to develop custom developments quickly.
29. Glassdoor, "Working at Mendix", Glassdoor, July 2017