Every Now Platform implementation project team or product owner will at some time consider if certain functionality is built according to best practices. Is it built to specification and can the team maintain the functionality in the future? Is it scalable and does it not impact other components of the platform in a way where it might have unnecessary impact on future development or even upgrades of the platform? How can multiple teams work on related functionality in a single platform without slowing down development?
Preferably, these are questions answered before starting any development on the platform and as such these fundamental development practices are vital to achieving success. Scoped Applications enable teams to build highly reliable, scalable and maintainable business applications on the Now Platform.
Scoped vs non-scoped
There are two different types of development approaches available on the platform. Building an application in the global scope or in an application scope.
Scoped application development is the best method to create reliable, scalable and maintainable business applications on the Now Platform. It enables you to quickly build applications that extend and utilize out of the box platform features and data without impacting the platform or any other development. The ServiceNow Store provides a channel for certified scoped Applications that have been tested, checked and approved by ServiceNow.
Critical success factors for application development and deployment on the Now Platform
At plat4mation we have extensive experience building scoped applications that are distributed through the ServiceNow Store, or build specifically on a customer’s platform instance. We enable customers to create valuable business applications by advising them on best practices, development approach and deployment strategies. We also co-create applications with customers to deliver best in class results, within the shortest possible time, taking into account the constraints of the environment.
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