Software Vendors, System Integrators and Dev Teams
100% Open-Source Low-Code App Development Platform
Build complex native web apps fast. Own everything you build. No vendor lock-in.
Build complex native web apps fast. Own everything you build. No vendor lock-in.
Corteza makes it easy to build native web apps and expand your third-party software ecosystem with complete flexibility, freedom and control over your platform and everything you build on it.
No vendor lock-in and no requirement to sell your apps through our marketplace. Export and import complete app configurations, workflows and record data without limits.
Build as many applications as you want. Use Corteza or any part of it in your commercial products for free. Use, modify, distribute or sell Corteza or any part of it as you like.
Have full and complete ownership rights over your Corteza to do what you want with it. Market and sell the apps you build under your own license and trademark.
Ledgertech, launched by the founder and former CEO of EZSource, which IBM purchased in 2016, provides enterprise solutions to insurance companies using blockchain, AI and machine learning technologies.
“As a software provider, we required a flexible, feature-rich, standards-oriented low-code solution to accompany our blockchain-powered Digital Insurance Framework. The result – built in Corteza – is a customizable and migration-friendly Agency Management System that seamlessly integrates with Ledgertech’s game-changing technology.”
Unify all your data and create unlimited apps with our drag-and-drop low-code platform.
Connect with data from any machine-readable source, regardless of format.
Transform your data into a standardized JSON format that’s easy to work with and share.
Deploy or export apps instantly with one click and redeploy as often as you like.
Corteza lets you connect with any data source for you to create and deploy unlimited record-based apps.
Build limitless data-based software apps from the ground up, on top of, next to, or to replace existing software and databases. From simple reporting, productivity and communication tools to complex workflows and enterprise-level ERP and business process management tools.
Improve software innovation and productivity by iteratively applying unique business logic for any level of complexity. Corteza’s powerful drag-and-drop tools allow developers to focus on creating innovative solutions in less time, so you can respond to changing business and customer needs.
Eliminate the need for expensive software teams. Save up to 90% on software development costs compared to traditional coding by using small, agile teams to create custom solutions in less time with reduced technical debt and without giving up control over what you build.
Boost productivity – build and iterate maintainable and scalable software apps fast using Corteza’s built-in block-based and visual production tools, flexible data models and reusable components instead of traditional coding, without sacrificing quality.
Herotel is the largest fixed wireless internet service provider in South Africa, connecting over 100,000 homes and businesses. Corteza acts as an integration and application hub at the heart of Herotel’s national infrastructure.
“Herotel requires a solution that can connect to all our key data sources, manage the flows between them and deliver department-specific applications around them. This incorporates the whole lifecycle from logistics through to customer relationship management and post-sales service. Having looked extensively at Salesforce Lightning, we decided that Planet Crust’s Corteza platform gave us more reach, flexibility, control and cost-effectiveness.”
We are the creator and driving force supporting Corteza. As experts in Corteza, we provide support services to software vendors, system integrators and internal development teams who work with Corteza. We also offer Corteza in the cloud.
We handle maintaining the code and supporting and improving the platform so you can focus on your core area of creating software for your customers.
We have expertise in and expert knowledge of Corteza, which you can rely on without having to expend your own resources – with no vendor lock-in.
Have an integral say in determining our roadmap and where it will go over time to make sure you get the platform you need to grow your business.
Advance digital freedom across the planet and spread the global adoption of open standards by every organization that uses Corteza or apps built on it.
We offer three levels of specialized support based on your needs and what you want to get out of Corteza.
Standard Support is designed for small to medium-sized businesses who want a no-code approach to building their key applications where speed of development, application stability and security are a priority. Standard Support will suit you if your work concentrates almost exclusively on data model building, page building and visual workflows.
Advanced Support is designed for software providers and enterprise software development departments who want to build multiple complex applications and use Corteza’s scripting and template components, third-party integrations, enterprise search and discovery, multi-site deployments and other advanced features.
Premium Support is designed for software providers and enterprise software departments who want to deploy Corteza on an unlimited basis and want to become experts at Corteza at the source-code level. We will work with you to understand your use-cases, get your structure in place, co-develop features with you and consult with you on our roadmap.
KiKxxl, Germany’s largest independent call center, communicates across all channels, including phone, e-mail, SMS. KiKxxl uses Corteza at the heart of the operations.
“After investigating the current Low-Code market offerings in depth, KiKxxl concluded that Planet Crust’s Corteza platform was a more competitive and flexible alternative. It delivers similar functionality and, being open source, ensures greater control for KiKxxl as we deploy across our 2000 users.”
Stay flexible, standardized and integrated at all times while retaining complete control over all your data and intellectual property.
Build unlimited apps quickly,
All data models are stored in Corteza’s backend and are separated from the UIs you create with Corteza, so that you can reuse models, insert additional elements on the fly and factor them into the UI retrospectively without impacting your production model.
Grab data from anywhere. Use the data anywhere.
Reach any part of Corteza via an API and transform and control the data as you like via our Integration Gateway. Corteza’s REST API lets you push data in or pull data out of any Corteza application, so you can grab whatever optimized data you want and put it where you need it. Or transform and use data for your own purposes to handle iPaaS (Integration Platform as a Service) type use cases with the Corteza Integration Gateway.
Collaborate across and between organizations.
Corteza is 100% standards-oriented, meaning that users can collaborate across any organization or even between organizations. Corteza follows best practices for:
Easily work with any data you pull in.
Share records between any Corteza-based systems in a standardized, usable way with no bottlenecks or compatibility issues. Corteza connects with data from different sources in different formats and transforms it into a common open format that makes it easy to build apps that can effortlessly communicate with each other.
Corteza also integrates seamlessly with legacy environments, accepting connections from any data source so that developers can tailor the use of legacy data prior to its deployment in data models and associated applications.
Share federated data in real time.
Corteza can federate data records on a many-to-many basis, allowing organizations to share selected data at scale between any Corteza-based systems in a standardized, usable way in near real-time to stay ahead of problems or to accelerate innovation.
Scale horizontally or vertically.
Corteza is cloud-ready and deployable via Docker, so that Corteza can run on any major OS and is easy to maintain.
Don’t be stuck with one databse.
Corteza currently supports the following databases:
Others will continue to be added along with support for multiple, simultaneous database sources.
Easily export fully apps, workflows and records.
Export and import complete app configurations, workflows, record data without limits.
Corteza uses its Envoy subsystem to import data and map imported legacy data to new application data models.
Build better apps faster.
From simple data models to complex records, easily build unlimited, highly configurable data fields and create relationships between them. The results are a solid app architecture, improved data quality and better app performance.
Work with Corteza apps on any device.
All application user interfaces you create in Corteza are mobile responsive by default.
Ensure that anyone can work with your applications
Corteza Compose (the low-code developer backend), the Corteza Admin Console and any applications you build with Corteza are all WCAG 2.1 accessible by default, making Corteza the only such open-source platform in the world.
Use Corteza and deploy apps in any country of the world
Corteza is internationalized according to the i18n standard, which means that Corteza can support localization into any of the Earth’s 7,000+ languages so that any culture, group, organization or nation can use Corteza.
Build apps, create workflows, automate processes, extend your platform and more with intuitive built-in tools.
Easily create unlimited apps.
Corteza comes with an easy-to-use, block-based drag-and-drop app builder that sits above the data model layer. This lets you easily add, resize, move and arrange blocks – from forms to lists, charts, social media feeds, iframes and more. You can add as many components as you want to each page, create and link modules, build a UI and deploy with a click.
Customizing apps is also easy. Just define the data you want to save in modules, use the page builder to create the UI, then add charts and workflows as you like.
Create and manage complex business processes.
Ensure your apps do what you want them to do and achieve what you need them to achieve. Easily create intuitive workflows and automations within and between applications that are tailored to your exact requirements. Corteza Workflow also interacts with our Integration Gateway, providing the key component of a Corteza iPaaS (Integration Platform as a Service), where Corteza can be used as middleware between third party applications and not only as a delivery platform for applications.
Implement custom business logic.
Corredor is a Node.js scripting environment for creating customized automation scripts. Corredor lets you reach and manipulate any component on the Corteza server with no need to learn a proprietary scripting language that locks you in and increases your developer costs.
Easily add on to and extend Corteza.
The Integration Gateway can connect with any third party source, irrespective of whether it supports a REST API. Additionally, you can use the Integration Gateway to pre-filter the data payload it receives from third party systems – or use it to call on Corteza Workflow to process data or perform further actions on it, including post-filtering and sending it to a third party system. This fully-flexible integration capability makes Corteza the perfect vehicle for an iPaaS (Integration Platform as a Service) offering.
Create complex and detailed reports.
Easily create charts, tables, lists, explainers and cross-module reports and add them to your dashboards across one or multiple pages. Corteza Reporter generates reports across database tables and across Corteza applications with no limits on the number of reports you can create or export. And since the build process is similar to that of the application build process, there is only a marginal learning curve.
Present your data so that users will easily understand it
Turn your data into visually striking charts. Our advanced chart builder lets you add dashboard components such as charts and metrics to all application pages you create. You can also resize your charts and customize colors as you need.
Search for anything anywhere in Corteza.
Corteza Discovery lets you search all applications on your Corteza platform, including data that has been federated from third-party Corteza instances. It also includes a geo-visualization and navigation feature.
Corteza Discovery uses OpenSearch/Elastic as its backend.
Manage your security and privacy.
Manage users, authentications and access across all applications and system features with role-based permissions and two-factor authentication. The Admin Console also includes the system audit/action log, amongst other features.
Corteza comes with a liberal Apache 2.0 License that gives you extensive freedom and flexibility to use the platform as you like with no obligation to publish new code.
Use Corteza or any part of it in your commercial products for free.
Release your modified version of Corteza under any license of your choice.
Use, modify, distribute or sell Corteza or any part of it as you like.
Claim copyright over your configurations and issue binaries as proprietary software.
Corteza is free to install on your own server to use as you see fit.
Free yourself of the operational risk involved in maintaining your own cloud and let us bear the burden instead. Start your free trial today. No credit card required.
Corteza Coud is ready to use the moment you sign up. We update Corteza Cloud automatically every quarter so you’re always up-to-date.
Our cloud pricing is simple and straight-forward with no extra charges, no data tariffs, no API tariffs and no hosting restrictions.
We monitor and maintain the cloud infrastructure, allowing you to focus on creating software without the additional cost and HR burden.
If required, we can help plan and support the Planet Crust cloud infrastructure for you to host for your own customers.
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Let us know when you sign up if you need more than 250 users or 250 GB of data so we can provide you with custom pricing.
Rely on our expertise in Corteza to ensure that you get the most out of the platform. We offer three levels of support based on your needs.
Monthly Fee (per developer)
Min. # of Supported Developers
# of Supported Apps
Supported Production Instances
Each Extra Instance (per month)
Data Module Builder
Role-Based Access Control
Corredor Scripting Engine
Local Development Environment
Intellectual Property Guidance
Core Team Access