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How is live wireframing transforming the pace of enterprise software developments?


Wireframing is something quite new. A wireframe is a visual representation and skeletal framework of a web application. Wireframes are used to help applications designers, users and stakeholders to come together. Wireframing Apps (also known as ‘Wireframing Tools’) are a form of prototyping software tool used to support the creative process of producing applications.

Live Wireframing

Live wireframing is a modern Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) methodology for creating applications software developments that takes the activity of ‘bringing users, stakeholders and developers together on the same page. The key phases of Live Wireframing are:

  1. Scope
  2. Design and Deploy
  3. Operate
  4. Review

Live Wireframing has some unique characteristics. These include:
Use of Application Constructs; pre-defined structural page designs that adhere to a common lexicon of language that both IT and Users can understand. These include:

  • Start Wizard
  • Keynote
  • Landing
  • Highlights
  • Workpage
  • Data Entry (standard, wizard)
  • Assembly
  • Library
  • Views, Previews and Maps
  • Reports
  • Users
  • Share
  • Export
  • Meta

The need to cross the chasm between ‘IT’ and ‘the business’

According to PwC research from its 6th Annual Digital IQ survey of nearly 1,500 business and technology executives (2015, as the expectations of the business increase, IT’s ability to respond decreases. In their article ‘The New IT Platform: Bridging the Gap Between Business and IT,’ PwC argue that businesses are facing rapid change, technology-empowered
consumers and increased ease of access to cloud-based technologies.

Pressures for change is putting pressure on IT functions to evolve. Yet:

  • Only 16% of Digital IQ respondents rate IT as “excellent” for its ability to manage business requirements to integrate digital capabilities into the core business
  • 47% of technology spending is now outside of the CIO’s budget.

PwC concludes that, ‘IT needs to evolve its skills, update its operating model and institute more flexible architecture and technologies. The New IT Platform will serve as a bridge to bring the business and IT together.’

How Live Wireframing works

Encanvas Live-Wireframe

LIVE-WIREFRAME™ is cloud-ready prototyping software designed to enable DevOps business analysts to orchestrate processes with new applications in near-real-time. The solution enables users and stakeholders to test a ‘live system’ with meaningful data. Once developed, DevOps teams can either deploy the solution on Encanvas AppFabric secure-cloud enterprise application platform, or create it using their preferred tools.

Here’s how it works:
Imagine walking into a workshop where business people are busy explaining to an analyst how their new app needs to work. Across the desk, is an analyst is busy crafting the application in near-real-time.
After an hour or so, the new app is online and ready for people to use. Does it sound a little far-fetched? Oh. (Awkward).
Because people have been creating solutions to their IT needs this way with encanvas since 2003.

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.

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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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Further reading:

[The New IT Platform: Bridging the Gap Between Business and IT] by PwC