Business applications are a type of application that are used to improve the operations of a business. They can be used by employees, suppliers, customers, and come in all shapes and sizes. Examples of business applications include applicant tracking systems, help desk applications, inventory management platforms. Business applications are different from internal tools, because they can be used by external stakeholders, where internal tools are specifically used by employees within an organization. Internal tools usually consist of a single screen, where business applications can consist of multiple screens.
How to create business apps in 4 simple steps
Prepare your data
Connect to a SQL database, use a Rest API, or use Budibase's built-in database to create the data layer for your business app.
Design your business app
Design fully custom, beautiful business apps that people enjoy using, with over 30 powerful pre-made blocks.
Automate manual processes
Integrate your business application with your internal stack and automate manual processes.
Scale with confidence
With SSO, advanced RBAC, the Budibase app portal, and self-hosting, you can scale with confidence.
Business app features
Budibase's low-code platform makes it easy to build fully custom business apps that perfectly fit your operations.
Create beautiful, multi-screen business applications
Create custom roles, and control what users have access to
Show different components to different users, and a lot more
Choose from a number of beautiful themes that are customizable
All components / building blocks are accessibly tested
Apps work on mobile
Create business applications that work on all devices
Add your SMTP credentials and automate user onboarding
With Budibase, SSO is free and available to everyone
Deploy your business apps
Deploy your business app via Kubernetes, Docker, Digital Ocean. Or choose the Budibase Cloud and let Budibase manage everything for you.
Host with Budibase and let us manage everything for you - easiest and quickest way.
Deploy Budibase to your own infrastructure using Docker and Docker Compose.
Use the Budibase helm chart to deploy Budibase directly into your Kubernetes cluster.
The simplest way to self-host Budibase on your own infrastructure - 1 click install.
Free business app templates
Explore our favourite free business app templates. With Budibase's intuitive low-code platform, you can customize your design in just a few clicks.