What is Glue42 Desktop?

Benefits

Benefits for End Users

At the simplest level, Glue42 Desktop enables communication between windows from separate applications. This approach allows you to enjoy a more efficient workflow by having the right steps for the process delivered at the right time.

By integrating Glue42 Desktop in your organization’s business processes, you can accomplish drastic increase in productivity by greatly reducing the time and effort necessary for the completion of day-to-day tasks. By choosing Glue42 Desktop, you will avoid the burdensome and financially challenging task of having new apps developed or existing apps modified for your organization. See our partners’ success stories to learn why Glue42 Desktop is the platform of choice for organizations around the world!

Unified User Interface

Many applications, receiving and displaying data from multiple sources and working together within a unified user interface, which provides you with the look and feel of a single application.

Application Context Synchronization

Enabling applications to sync with each other in order to display contextually relevant data. For example, when a user interacts with one window, other applications update their info to match the user’s selection.

Unified Notifications

Glue42 Desktop can get notifications from other systems and deliver them in a single unified window, which further facilitates the daily workflow and task organization. Notifications can be prioritized and can also be customized to include user action suggestions so that you can open (with a single click!) the app or set of apps needed to handle the specific situation.

Unified Search

A single search bar in an existing application that enables searches across other systems (across existing applications and backend services) and provides a single set of results. Finding relevant information is now an easy task, you no longer need to go through the trouble of searching through multiple applications/systems one at a time.

Extending Applications

Toolbars or windows can be added to one application, which allows you to view and interact with data from another application. For example, viewing CRM data in Outlook or streaming data from a 3rd party source, such as the Reuters Eikon.

Seamless Legacy Migration

With Glue42 Desktop it is possible for a modern web app to use parts of a legacy system, or vice versa. This means replacements of legacy systems can start small by using Glue42 Desktop to deliver each piece of legacy application functionality until it is fully migrated.

User Experience Monitoring

With our Glue42 Insights tool you can follow and evaluate the user journey in order to monitor function usage, time spent in each app, navigation patterns through the application sets. This allows you to further improve the user experience and productivity by acting on the comprehensive metrics data at your disposal.

Remote Configuration and Permissions

With Glue42 Desktop you can have remote application configuration management, allowing real-time configuration changes, application restrictions and versioning. You can restrict the access of specific user groups to certain apps, for example, or you can even deliver different versions to them.

Benefits for Developers

Componentized Development and Delivery

By utilizing UX integration with Glue42 Desktop, developers can build new functionalities one piece at a time. This means that different teams can work on different pieces of functionality at the same time, with their own schedules. This is a truly agile approach to development.

Code Reuse

No, really - we mean it!!
With Glue42 Desktop, code reuse is not just a dream. UI Integration allows developers to reuse existing functionalities in new applications. Developers can easily reuse Glue42 components developed by other teams. For example, one team creates a Glue42 component that displays stock prices from a 3rd party system inside a CRM system. This component can be reused in another project, by another team, say, to display stock prices in Excel.

DevOps Release Process

Release rapidly and often, with low risk. Glue42 Desktop allows developers to release quickly and often due to the componentized nature of the Glue42 Desktop platform. The risk is low as the Glue42 window is using existing code from legacy to 3rd party systems. In addition, Glue42 allows the rollback of Glue42 apps, further lowering the risk. In fact, you can release different versions of an application to different users depending on their permissions.

Rich Functionality

You have a wide range of Glue42 functionalities at your disposal, which offers you great flexibility in developing your apps. See the Glue42 Concepts section for extensive information on the different APIs that are available for implementing data sharing between apps, as well as for advanced window management.

Metrics and User Feedback

Rapid release of new versions obviously means faster user feedback, but Glue42 Desktop also provides metrics and developer tools for monitoring application performance, which makes it easy to debug problems.

Use Existing Applications

Glue42 Desktop harnesses the underlying power of existing applications, such as Microsoft Office, Bloomberg Terminal, Salesforce, NetSuite, etc.