What is Acho?

Learn about what Acho is and how it can streamline your data journey.

Why do you need Acho?

Connecting, warehousing, cleaning, orchestrating, and productizing data can be very time-consuming and expensive. Without the right IT infrastructure and efficient interface, one may not be able to realize the full potential of their valuable data assets.

  • Acho is a data application development platform that can help you turn business data into mission-critical applications in automation, business intelligence, data science, internal tool, and client-facing products.

  • Start from integrating different databases and third-party apps -- all in one place. You can then make endless changes to your database and share access with your teammates.

  • As your analytics get more complex and sophisticated, Acho can help you run queries and manipulate the data tables in a low-code environment.

  • Turn your data into an interactive business app to extract more value and insights. You can build both internal and client-facing applications, allowing users to interact directly with your data.

The origin of Acho

The name for Acho is an acronym for AI-driven, Custom software with High-scalability, and Optimized performance. The idea behind Acho was incepted during our batch at Y Combinator in 2020. Since day one, our goal has always been to help teams build amazing applications that can drive results.

The technology behind Acho is defined as ASSEMBLE, which stands for AI-powered, Serverless, Scalable, Event-driven, Business Logics Engine. We designed this system to help non-technical users build complex business applications at scale. In fact, Acho started building a Modern Data Stack for teams that needed to connect, transform, and orchestrate data. After the first year, however, we learned from many of our customers that traditional Business Intelligence dashboards are insufficient for delivering mission-critical services. In the following two years, we started investing in the ASSEMBLE project and aimed to help our customers scale beyond BI dashboards with custom applications.

How AI helps you build apps on Acho

To provide the most frictionless, and intuitive experience. Acho incorporates GPT's large language model to help users construct components needed for their applications. By interacting with Acho's App Builder via natural language, complex data feeds, business logic, and visual components can be generated within seconds. It drastically improves the efficiency of writing SQL, and backend/front codes, and therefore helps users of different backgrounds realize their vision faster than ever.

What're Acho's product offerings?

Acho is a platform for developing business applications in several different verticals Here're some examples for what Acho can do.

  1. Automation

Automating business processes and workflows is one of the main capacities of Acho. By connecting data from your product systems (e.g. csv, xlsx files, relational/non-relational databases, application APIs, remote folder, etc), you can construct a data pipeline for activating events via a third-party system.

For example, many Acho customers use Acho to pull data from various systems and send it to their CRM application so their employees in sales, marketing, and customer support can receive fresh new data records of a source without manual entries.

Another example is using a full-productized custom application to " activate" operational events. An accounting team for example can benefit from a "finance reconciliation" application that helps them approve, and reject payment by going through lengthy processes.

Beyond automating data, and events, Acho's also very good at RPA. Within the App Builder, the "interaction" console is where digital workflows can be designed, deployed, and automated. You can do data scraping, email automation, interactive alerts, and many other applications with it.

  1. Business Intelligence & Data Science

Being a data application development platform, Acho's primary focus is to productize data into interactive applications that can provide valuable services to the entire company. Business Intelligence is one space where Acho can add more value against the incumbent.

Beyond just charts, visualizations, and simple reporting, you can use Acho to build highly sophisticated self-serve BI services with interactive filters, natural-language search systems, dynamic paging, real-time streaming services, access controls/privilege separation, and other advanced features.

If you have an existing Python model, Acho can help you productize it within a few hours. No need to write complex API services or build a backend to host, tweak file configuration, and deploy your application on the cloud. Acho can host any Python model directly on top of the connected data resources on Acho.

  1. Internal tool

Building internal tools on Acho is easy. Whether it's a searchable database, customized CRM, ticket tracking system, APM, or something very complex, Acho can provide all the toolkits to help you develop a tool that can yield a high return on investment.

There are many categories of internal tools Acho can deliver. The main value Acho can deliver is highly scalable customization. If you're unhappy with some of the off-the-shelf solutions in CRM, ERP, CMS, and HR, you can leverage Acho's App Builder to completely customize it to cater your own business needs. The customization may take much quicker than you think because of the hundreds of templates, and AI assistance on Acho.

  1. Client-facing Product

A client-facing product can be very complex and demanding. To fulfill ever-changing clients' requirements, a low-code system can be beneficial in terms of agility, flexibility, extendability, scalability, and affordability. It's hard to commit to a full-code project without a well-defined design, prototypes, and infrastructure. On Acho, client-facing products can be developed at a fraction of the cost of a full-code project while not sacrificing a lot in terms of flexibility, and scalability.

Some notable client-facing products we've built include data terminals, SaaS platforms, progressive web apps (PWA), E-Commerce stores, Customer portals, Customer feedback & surveys, event registration, and management systems, Job listing & Applicant Tracking Systems, and more.

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