Norderstedt, April 3, 2023 – Lufthansa Industry Solutions (LHIND), a service provider for IT consulting and systems integration, has become a new solution partner of Mendix, a Siemens business and global leader in modern enterprise application development. As part of the strategic partnership, LHIND will rely on Mendix's low-code technology to drive the digitization efforts of its national and international customers. The Mendix platform enables the Lufthansa subsidiary to develop customized applications quickly and efficiently. The company will use low-code as an alternative to traditional application development.
More agility through low code
For Lufthansa Industry Solutions, the decisive factor in choosing Mendix was its flexibility and the rapid implementation options for individual apps for a wide range of application areas. In addition, the IT specialist sees further advantages of the low-code platform: because it also allows business engineers with a high IT affinity but little programming experience to develop applications, it also drastically shortens the time-to-market of new applications and thus meets the need for the greatest possible agility. This is of benefit to companies that operate in highly dynamic markets and have to constantly adapt to them.
New business potential with Mendix
LHIND is building on broadly diversified areas of application for low-code apps: from process optimization to the comprehensive digitization of business models. This is because larger industrial companies with complex IT landscapes face numerous challenges in digitization and automation that make it difficult to successfully implement IT projects, such as IT governance, shadow IT, system integrations, legacy systems or diverse interfaces. The Lufthansa subsidiary sees new opportunities for its customers in the integration capability and speed of solutions within the Mendix platform..
"We focus on industrial companies in the DACH region, especially in the automotive, logistics, aviation and freight, MRO, retail and rail transport sectors. Many of our customers operate internationally and therefore have a high demand for cloud applications that are flexible and can be used from anywhere. For these cross-industry use cases, we are always looking for state-of-the-art technologies and solutions. That's why we decided to partner with industry leader Mendix, whose low-code platform will provide crucial added value in many projects," says Anis Rahimic, Director Air Cargo Logistics at Lufthansa Industry Solutions.
Mendix's partner business is steadily gaining momentum in the DACH region. It is a major catalyst for the proliferation of low-code applications and turbo for the realization of a wide variety of digitization projects by companies across all industries. Together with partners worldwide, an extensive Mendix ecosystem has emerged that is constantly evolving with new business opportunities. Market forecasts for low-code technology also show the potential for partners: Gartner analysts, for example, expect 70 percent of new applications to be developed via low-code/no-code by 2025.
"Low-Code will continue to establish itself in the market, especially through strong partners. We are therefore particularly pleased to be working with Lufthansa Industry Solutions, with its broad industry expertise and recognized consulting, technology and implementation competence. In the future, we will also work together to address new customers and show companies how they can leverage the many benefits of low-code," adds Thomas Renk, Country Manager DACH at Mendix.
In a digital-first world, customers want their every need anticipated, employees want better tools to do their jobs, and enterprises know that sweeping digital transformation is the key to survival and success. Mendix, the low-code engine of the Siemens Xcelerator platform, is quickly becoming the application development platform of choice to drive the enterprise digital landscape. Mendix’s industry-leading low-code platform, dedicated partner network, and extensive marketplace support advanced technology solutions that boost engagement, streamline operations, and relieve IT logjams. Built on the pillars of abstraction, automation, cloud, and collaboration, Mendix dramatically increases developer productivity and engages business technologists to create apps guided by their particular domain expertise. Mendix empowers enterprises to build apps faster than ever; catalyzes meaningful collaboration between IT and business experts; and maintains IT control of the entire application landscape. Consistently recognized as a leader and visionary by leading industry analysts, the platform is cloud-native, open, extensible, agile, and proven. From artificial intelligence and augmented reality to intelligent automation and native mobile, Mendix and Siemens Xcelerator are the backbone of digital-first enterprises. The Mendix low-code platform is used by more than 4,000 enterprises in 46 countries and has an active community of more than 300,000 developers who have created over 250,000 applications.
About Lufthansa Industry Solutions
Lufthansa Industry Solutions is a service provider for IT consulting and system integration. This Lufthansa subsidiary helps its clients with the digital transformation of their companies. Its customer base includes companies both within and outside the Lufthansa Group, as well as more than 300 companies in various lines of business. The company is based in Norderstedt and employs more than 2,300 members of staff at several branch offices in Germany, Albania, Switzerland and the USA.