Monday: Business Management Software with Eran Zinman
Modern software is built with cloud services, APIs, and other high level tools. Technical software development is moving beyond the realm of writing code. Individuals who do not have a background in computer science or programming can create increasingly complex tools.
Higher level APIs include Twilio for managing phone communications, and Stripe for managing financial workflows. Platforms such as Shopify can be used as the core system for building an e-commerce business. Low-code tools such as Wix can be used for building web sites.
Monday.com was started in 2012 with the goal of making software for managing business workflows. Business workflows link together different teams and processes within a company. Monday allows non-engineers to automate workflows that are traditionally automated by engineers. For example, Monday can be used to build workflows that link together SalesForce and Twilio, or to trigger actions in MailChimp based on how a user interacted with a Shopify web site.
One of the biggest developing trends in technology is how non-engineers are becoming empowered to have more impact within an organization. The advances in these kinds of tools present us with an opportunity to rethink team structures, and invent entirely new roles for a software company.
Eran Zinman is the CTO and co-founder of Monday.com and he joins the show to describe the vision for Monday and how the product fits into the changing enterprise software trends around APIs and “low code” tools.
Monday has grown exponentially over the last 7 years, with the most recent growth curve looking almost vertical. Eran’s experience scaling the product and improving performance makes for excellent storytelling. Full disclosure: Monday is a sponsor of Software Engineering Daily.
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