HPaPaaS Explained

You probably already know what a high productivity application Platform as a Service (HPaPaaS) is.  You just know it under a different name.


Gartner coined the term High-Productivity application Platform as a Service (HPaPaaS) to describe rapid application development platforms that provide business developers with the tools to build enterprise applications rapidly – offered as a service – with one rapid deployment and other composite capabilities. Other than for the delivery mechanism, deployment methods and operational behaviours – Low-Code and HPaPaaS have overlapping capabilities and can be interchangeably used from a neutral point of view.

Capabilities of HPaPaaS


HPaPaaS platforms are provisioned on a subscription model with support for multi-tenancy and resource sharing.

Mobile & Multi-Chanel Support

The applications built using HPaPaaS should be able to seamlessly deploy on multiple devices without the need of writing code for different devices or operating systems.

Data and Process Modelling

The platform should have the capability to manage data models, documents and business processes. As these three form the base for most enterprise applications, it is imperative to natively support them.

Citizen Development

The platform should enable business developers to easily build enterprise applications. It should support for a model-driven, drag-n-drop environment which simplifies the app development process.

Integration Development

As most enterprise applications will need to integrate with internal and external systems, HPaPaaS should support all integration mechanisms including API, Microservices, EDA, etc.

SDLC Automation

HPaPaaS essentially replaces traditional methods of software development. Thus it is imperative they provide for automation tools for each phase of traditional SDLC i.e. Design, Requirements, Versioning, Testing, Integration, Deployment, etc.

Developer Collaboration

HPaPaaS enables developers to build apps easily and rapidly. The platform should enable developers to collaborate and leverage prebuilt apps, development accelerators, marketplace, communities, etc.

About Encanvas

Encanvas is an enterprise software company that specializes in helping businesses to create above and beyond customer experiences.

From Low Code to Codeless

Better than code-lite and low-code, we created the first no code (codeless) enteprise application platform to release creative minds from the torture of having to code or script applications.

Live Wireframe

Use Encanvas in your software development lifecycle to remove the barrier between IT and the business. Coding and scripting is the biggest reason why software development has been traditionally unpredictable, costly and unable to produce best-fit software results. Encanvas uniquely automates coding and scripting. Our live wireframing approach means that business analysts can create the apps you need in workshops, working across the desk with users and stakeholders.


When it comes to creating apps to create a data culture and orchestrate your business model, there’s no simpler way to instal and operate your enterprise software platform than AppFabric. Every application you create on AppFabric adds yet more data to your single-version-of-the-truth data insights. That’s because, we’ve designed AppFabric to create awesome enterprise apps that use a common data management substrate, so you can architect and implement an enterprise master data management plan.

Customer Data Platform

Encanvas supplies a private-cloud Customer Data Platform that equips businesses with the means to harvest their customer and commercial data from all sources, cleanse and organize it, and provide tooling to leverage its fullest value in a secure, regulated way. We provide a retrofittable solution that bridges across existing data repositories and cleanses and organizes data to present a useful data source. Then it goes on to make data available 24×7 in a regulated way to authorized internal stakeholders and third parties to ensure adherence to data protection and FCA regulatory standards.

Encanvas Secure&Live

Encanvas Secure and Live (‘Secure&Live’) is a High-Productivity application Platform-as-a-Service. It’s an enterprise applications software platform that equips businesses with the tools they need to design, deploy applications at low cost. It achieves this by removing coding and scripting tasks and the overheads of programming applications. Unlike its rivals, Encanvas Secure&Live is completely codeless (not just Low-Code), so it removes the barriers between IT and the business. Today, you just need to know that it’s the fastest (and safest) way to design, deploy and operate enterprise applications.

Learn more by visiting www.encanvas.com.

The Author

Ian Tomlin is a management consultant and strategist specializing in helping organizational leadership teams to grow by telling their story, designing and orchestrating their business models, and making conversation with customers and communities. He serves on the management team of Encanvas and works as a virtual CMO and board adviser for tech companies in Europe, America and Canada. He can be contacted via his LinkedIn profile or follow him on Twitter.

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