Genus is the most comprehensive low-code development platform to rapidly build and continuously improve enterprise applications.

The platform provides a complete, integrated set of tools to develop, deploy and execute applications, services, and business solutions without the need for traditional application programming skills. Genus is suitable for a variety of application scenarios, ranging from tactical to strategic and stand-alone to integrated.

This page provides an overview of the platform and its main components and features. If you are curious about the details, head over to our evaluation guide for a more in-depth introduction.

The Platform

Genus is built upon a declarative model-driven design, where the developer builds a model to describe the data, functionality, and user interface of the application. This model represents the application and is interpreted at runtime (metadata interpretation). Such segregation between “App Model” and technological implementation allows business functionality to be implemented quickly without sacrificing quality.

With Genus, you can focus on solving real ongoing business problems without the delay caused by technical details in implementation. You get faster time-to-value, greater business agility, and immediate business impact.

Sustainable software

We live in a fast-changing world that constantly evolves like shifting sand under our feet. Businesses continuously face new technology paradigms, changing business models in their industries, and promising opportunities to optimize or digitally transform their ways of doing business. Genus is built to support long-lived sustainable enterprise software that meets your needs in the present while promising the ability to adapt to both anticipated and unanticipated changes in technology and business requirements.

Main components

Genus Studio

Feature-rich visual IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for creating and managing all the parts of the application stack: data model, business and application logic, user interface, integrations, security policies, and more.

Genus Desktop

Microsoft Windows® desktop client with rich functionality and advanced control and customizability, suitable for advanced applications and professional users.

Genus Web

Web client for multi-channel user interfaces, supporting all devices with a modern browser.

Visual development

Visual development is the process of describing applications through models rather than code. With traditional programming languages, the programmer is forced to think like a computer – whereas visual development lets the developer describe the functionality in terms that make sense to humans.

One of the cornerstones of Genus has always been to bridge the gap between business and IT by providing a common language for application development. Visual representations of the application allow developers and domain experts to collaborate closely in the process of evolving the business application. As a bonus, visual development is proven to dramatically increase the implementation speed – allowing more functionality to be delivered by smaller teams in a shorter time.

With Genus, you can develop almost any business application within a single integrated visual development environment (Genus Studio) where you define your applications Data Model, Business Logic, User Interface, and Integrations.

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On any device

Genus is built to support the modern workplace and empower the employees, making software a natural part of daily life at work. An important aspect of this philosophy is to support a modern and professional user experience.

Through the integrated visual development environment, you can develop professional enterprise applications once and access them from any device. Starting out from a single, shared data model, the applications may be provided with a user experience tailored to both the device and the end-user.

Our multi-channel approach contributes to the sustainability of your business applications, so you don’t have to worry about the costs and risks of emerging devices and platforms.

Deployment options

Get your low-code initiatives up-to-speed quickly and seamlessly by choosing the deployment option that best fits your business needs, budget, and resources. Genus can be deployed on-premises for maximum control, or in the cloud for faster time-to-value.

Public clouds: Bring your own license

Bring your own Genus license to build and deploy low-code applications on the cloud of your choice, and take advantage of the infrastructure services offered by public cloud vendors.

Private cloud and on-premises

Some industries and solutions require full control over enterprise and customer data, or they have specific requirements for security and regulatory compliance. Genus can be deployed on your own infrastructure to meet the specific needs of your business and leverage existing data center investments.

Enterprise-grade security

The Genus low-code platform is built with security at top of mind, and trust in our platform is the ultimate currency. It is essential that your business-critical data are protected from anywhere, on any device, without sacrificing choice or experience.

The platform includes enterprise-grade security features for application security, identity management, access control, and auditing.

With Genus, you can rest assured that your data is well protected from all types of attacks – whether you deploy your application on-premise or on the Cloud.

Integrate with anything

Application interoperability is the key to sound enterprise architecture. Thus, streamlining information and data exchanges between applications has become a vital factor for modern organizations and companies. However, the integration of databases, systems, and software is often time-consuming and error-prone.

With Genus, integration is easy. We have made sure that Genus fits naturally into any enterprise IT landscape, with codeless native support for SOAP web services and REST APIs. Integrate with your core systems, extend legacy systems, or connect with popular cloud services – the choice is yours! All integrations are automatically instrumented and provide error logs and performance metrics.