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Data Automation vs EUDAs

End-User Computing or End-User Developed Applications (EUDAs) are, as the name suggests, applications created and maintained outside of a firm’s IT department. Spreadsheet-based reconciliations are one such example, but EUDAs can leverage other programmes, such as databases or reporting tools.

The slow and painful business requirements documents process for change often forces users to create applications that house mission-critical processes and data. It’s not hard to see the issues here: EUDAs shroud operations in opacity, create key-person dependencies and undermine governance.

Data automation removes the need for these workarounds and replaces them with a powerful set of tools that end-users can leverage to perform the same tasks more efficiently, with the correct governance and control. The end-user is still very much involved in the process, thanks to the no-code nature of the technology, but they are building processes on a platform designed for efficiency, compliance and transparency.

With data automation it is possible to automate the data and processes that created the need for EUDAs in the first place.