PwC Leverages WeWeb to Build with Agile, Secure, and Compliant Apps

How PwC France leveraged WeWeb to build internal tools and their own app store of B2B products.
PwC is a global network of firms delivering world-class assurance, tax, and consulting services. It is present in 151 countries with over 364,000 employees.
WeWeb, Supabase
Use case
Internal tools & B2B products

The consulting world is inherently fast-paced and dynamic, a reality that is amplified at a global giant like PwC.

The firm regularly develops applications both to empower clients with tailored solutions and to enhance their internal operations.

This ongoing need to innovate software solutions places PwC at the cutting edge of technological advancement in consulting.

The Challenge

Developing and deploying applications at the scale PwC operates can be immensely challenging.

In conversation with Matthieu Arzel — previously a developer, now a Digital Project Manager at PwC France — we gained insights into the complexities involved.

Historically, each application’s development cycle could extend over years, often bogged down not just by coding, but by exhaustive security and compliance checks, tech stack configurations for each project, and extensive approval processes.

Post-development, significant time was also required to train personnel, leading to prolonged time-to-market, non-standardized tech stacks, steep learning curves for non-technical staff, and overall inefficient resource allocation.

The Solution

In response to these challenges, PwC France turned to no-code technology, specifically WeWeb, to transform its development process.

The primary goals were:

  • User-Friendly Interface: WeWeb’s platform is designed to be intuitive, allowing both developers and non-technical professionals to efficiently build applications.
  • Simplified Security and Compliance: The ability to use WeWeb’s front-end development tools while self-hosting the backend aligned perfectly with PwC’s stringent security protocols, streamlining the compliance process.
  • Rapid Deployment and Iteration: WeWeb enabled quicker development and deployment cycles, facilitating faster iterations and updates, both for internal tools and client-facing apps.

Implementation with WeWeb

With WeWeb, PwC has successfully reduced the complexities traditionally associated with application development.

The no-code tool has enabled PwC to:

  • Accelerate Development Cycles: What used to take up to 3 years now takes between 4-8 weeks, with WeWeb’s drag-and-drop interface and pre-built components.
  • Ensure Robust Security: By integrating WeWeb’s solutions with PwC’s existing security frameworks, the firm maintains high security and compliance standards more efficiently.
  • Democratize Application Development: WeWeb’s ease of use has empowered a broader segment of PwC’s workforce to participate in application development and maintenance, fostering a more innovative and inclusive corporate culture.

The Results

The adoption of WeWeb has led to transformative outcomes for PwC:

  • Enhanced Productivity: Teams across PwC have reported significant gains in productivity, with the ability to launch applications faster than ever.
  • Improved Flexibility: The agility to modify and update applications quickly has allowed PwC to better respond to client needs and market changes.
  • Reduced Costs and Time: The reduction in development time and the ability to leverage in-house talent for application builds have resulted in considerable cost savings and more efficient use of resources.
"Adopting WeWeb’s no-code platform has revolutionized how we approach application development. It’s not just about speed; it’s about empowering our teams to deliver more innovative, secure, and compliant solutions faster and more effectively than ever before."

Matthieu Arzel, Digital Project Manager at PwC France

PwC’s integration of WeWeb’s no-code solutions exemplifies how traditional industries can leverage modern technology to dramatically enhance their operations.

The firm continues to pioneer within the consulting sector, setting a benchmark for others to follow, and proving that innovation and tradition can coexist and complement each other in driving business success.