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1,458 Customers Surveyed

12,265 Data Points Collected

41 Published TechFacts

5 Published Charts

4 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


RAD Studio Case Study

Medium Enterprise Retail Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise retail company is based on a December 2017 survey of RAD Studio customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We implemented API clients for online marketplaces using the REST components in a couple of days.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Delphi:

  • Challenged with the following when developing applications:
    • Creating fast runtime application performance
  • Looked for the following features when evaluating an application IDE:
    • Visual design
    • Built-in unit testing
    • Comprehensive Component Libraries
    • A Native OS Compiler
    • Multi-platform support
    • An integration with leading version control system repositories
    • Language tooling (refactorings, code insight, etc)

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Delphi that the surveyed company uses:

  • Develops for the following platform:
    • Windows
  • Builds the following types of applications:
    • Enterprise
    • Productivity (Docs/Sheets/Notes/Payments etc.)
  • Developed over 20 applications with Delphi and/or C++ Builder.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Delphi:

  • Has helped their team in the following ways when using Delphi:
    • Reduce cost of development
    • Access pre-configured, pre-tested components
  • Realized improvements in the following areas by using Delphi:
    • Design quality: remarkable improvement
    • The number of platforms supported: remarkable improvement
    • Reducing development cycle: notable improvement
    • Prototyping across devices: incremental improvement
    • Increasing app adoption rates: incremental improvement

RAD Studio Customer Testimonial

I’ve been able to quickly prototype Android programs to see if the product idea will be feasible.

Engineering Director, Small Business Computer Software Company

RAD Studio Case Study

Fortune 500 Aerospace & Defense Company

Introduction

This case study of a Fortune 500 aerospace & defense company is based on a December 2017 survey of RAD Studio customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Our feature upgrades for hardware/software test applications were achieved in hours instead of days. The hardware development team was more productive because we could provide software they needed almost instantly.”

“Amazing flexibility and design realization times.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select C++Builder:

  • Challenged with the following when developing applications:
    • Creating fast runtime application performance
  • Looked for the following features when evaluating an application IDE:
    • Visual design
    • Built-in unit testing
    • Comprehensive Component Libraries
    • A Native OS Compiler
    • An integration with leading version control system repositories

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of C++Builder that the surveyed company uses:

  • Develops for the following platform:
    • Windows
  • Builds the following type of applications:
    • Engineering
  • Developed 11-19 applications with C++ Builder.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with C++ Builder:

  • Has helped their team in the following ways when using Delphi and/or C++ Builder:
    • Reduce cost of development
    • Access pre-configured, pre-tested components
  • Realized improvements in the following areas by using C++Builder
    • Design quality: notable improvement
    • The number of platforms supported: remarkable improvement
    • Reducing development cycle: notable improvement
    • Prototyping across devices: notable improvement
    • Increasing app adoption rates: notable improvement

RAD Studio Customer Research

What types of Delphi applications do you build?

Enterprise
63%
Industrial
35%
Productivity Apps (Docs/Sheets/Notes/Payments etc.)
31%
Engineering
30%
Scientific
19%
Utility Apps (Flashlights/Calculators/Weather etc.)
13%
Lifestyle Apps (Fitness/Music/Food/Travel etc.)
5%
Gaming
2%
News/Info Readers
1%

RAD Studio Customer Research

Top challenges customers face with developing applications

Creating fast runtime application performance
50%
Keeping up with latest platforms and devices
50%
Meeting project deadlines
37%
Deploying to multiple platforms
36%
Responsive design for multiple device types
27%

RAD Studio Customer Testimonial

The development environment is so easy to use. All the commonly used options are easy to find. In other compilers, I often know what I want to do, but have to search on the internet to find out where the option is hidden.

Paul Watson, Application Developer, Advanced Electronics Ltd



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