Uses and Scenarios

A solution for this need can be used for almost any business application that customers need.

Some uses include:

Replace individual department level applications in Microsoft Access, with the ability to support from a central platform.

Replace applications in Lotus Notes, with the ability to support from a central platform.

  • Set up a time-sheet capture and approval application.
  • Set up an expense capture and approval application.
  • Set up order entry and invoice processing application.
  • Set up a customer relationship management application.
  • Set up a referral program management application.
  • Set up a product catalog application.

How MaxBlox helps in a faster development, reducing operational effort and costs?

MaxBlox is a Platform-as-a-Service application development environment that helps startups and ISVs take their product to the marketplace as a cloud offering.  

To build a working cloud software product, a development firm has to solve a large number of infrastructure requirements. They can be hardware, operating systems, database, development language and others. In addition, a large number of operational services have to be planned: hosting services such as power, telecommunication, backups, performance tuning, load balancing, physical and software security monitoring and updates, version upgrades, provisioning and decommissioning, etc.

The software being built must have some complex architectural elements built-in: multi-tenancy, company, role and user security, audit capability. workflow, process scheduling, web and mobile access, etc. 

In addition, any software to have a viable presence in the marketplace a large number of tools have to be included that the development team has to build and incorporate. Tools will need to include, Report designer, Analytics/BI, Query designer, Document storage, Tasks and alerts, Notes management, Email capability, Dashboard designer, etc.

The above are the basic needs, for a cloud-based product. MaxBlox provides all of the above and dramatically reduces the effort and risk in initiating and running a cloud based SaaS product.

On top of this, it also includes a point-and-click ability to create working screens for table and data maintenance and menu setup. A large amount of building a working application can be done with no code.  This also reduces the development time and risk of the product, plus provides a high quality solution since no coding was done to make use of these functions.

 How MaxBlox has helped entrepreneurs accelerate their product development process, at Founder Institute?

Founder Institute is a global startup launch program with more than 125 chapters and more than 2000 companies launched. MaxBlox is a partner of Founder Institute and facilitates the Chennai chapter.Almost all companies now have a technology component to their solution for them to be competitive. So the necessity to solve technology solution needs becomes part of their plan.

Many Founder Institute Founders simply don’t have the breadth of technology experience to plan for and execute all the necessary steps in creating a product company. They have to know, plan and execute for: hardware, operating systems, database, development language and others. In addition, a large number of operational services have to be planned: hosting services such as power, telecommunication, backups, performance tuning, load balancing, physical and software security monitoring and updates, version upgrades, provisioning and decommissioning, etc.

The software being built must have some complex architectural elements built-in: multi-tenancy, company, role and user security, audit capability. workflow, process scheduling, web and mobile access, etc.   In addition, any software to have a viable presence in the marketplace a large number of tools have to be included that the development team has to build and incorporate. Tools will need to include, Report designer, Analytics/BI, Query designer, Document storage, Tasks and alerts, Notes management, Email capability, Dashboard designer, etc.

MaxBlox already has answers and working solution for all the above challenges. So MaxBlox de-risks the technology risk for these startups. In addition, the rapid development environment allows the founders to prototype their application quickly without the need of significant technical skills. 

What are the security measure that Maxblox has undertaken to make its platform secure?

MaxBlox is hosted on the largest provider of hosting services in the world, 1&1. The organization provides hosting services in multiple locations around the world. The data centers are protected by physical security measures as well as measures to protect against malware and other threats. A document is attached to pick up some key factors.

Most security violations come from inside the customer organization. So we provide excellent user level security management inside MaxBlox, including role based security, object and record level security, organizational hierarchy sed security, etc. Rigorous password and expiration policies allow strong management of the application use by customer. Higher level security such as separate databases or separate servers can also be configured based on customer needs 

How robust is MaxBlox and what are the applications currently running on it?

There are multiple SaaS products such as QCommission and Easy-Commission built on top of MaxBlox today and many more in development. These solutions have been in the marketplace for more than 4 years so the platform is robust and tested.Currently there are more than a 1000 customers that are using products built on the MaxBlox platform and more being added daily.