Siemens business and low-code software platform Mendix has helped to build an online-only banking portal called RaboDirect for Netherlands-headquartered Rabobank.
The portal manages customer-facing and back-office transactions for Belgium- and Germany-based customers.
Mendix said supplying the low-code platform to create the RaboDirect portal has helped to reduce Rabobank’s IT costs by 50% and deliver a seamless digital customer experience.
Rabobank used Mendix’s low-code platform to essentially rebuild its online channel, enabling its IT division to conduct weekly release cycles.
Rabobank International Direct Banking (IDB) IT Architect Joost Landman identified Mendix’s low- or no-code capabilities as ideal for the European bank.
He said: “We were able to build functionality and release it in a fast cycle … to do it with a relatively small team with mostly—and this is important to me—business-oriented developers rather than code-oriented developers.”
“This would enable us to get a really good cooperation with the business people, the product owner and the end user. That’s why we liked that idea so much.”
Hans de Visser, vice president of product management at Mendix, said: “It’s a significant milestone that the division’s IT department is able to work in short sprints in the application development process. It was rewarding to see developers and business professionals working very closely together with the Mendix platform to create satisfying products for Rabobank’s customers in Germany and Belgium.”