The Brittany region uses Simplicité to develop its business applications

developed applications

front-office users

IS interconnection


applications developed with Simplicité*

Background information

The Brittany region is a community that has grown steadily since the decentralization of the 1980s. It goes from a budget of 175 million euros in 1987 to 1.6 billion euros in 2017. Its main budget items are education, continuing training, transport, innovation and tourism.

With an annual budget of €4 million, the ISD manages 53 agents to ensure the daily running of the region. In a customer-oriented quality approach, process organization and continuous improvement, the IT department must consider an IT control strategy to ensure: technicality, innovation, industrialization and productivity.

*since the adoption of the platform

The Brittany Region has made the choice in recent years to switch to “Low Code” development for its management applications. With a dozen applications in production now, we are fully satisfied: we have gained in agility, TTM, maintainability. No need to use JEE development “from scratch”, except for very specific needs. We have opted for self-hosting, and particularly appreciate the ease of integration into Simplicity’s information system: understandable data model, relational storage, REST API, identity management connectors…

Benjamin Buffereau

Head of the development department, Regional Council of Brittany


In this context, the IT department of the Brittany region brings together more than 17 customer departments, 141 support systems, 130 applications and 70 project requests per year. It also manages more than 30 sites and high schools, 1600 computers, 500 telephones and 23,000 support calls per year.

In fact, there are many challenges to be met: meeting the requirements of requests, maintaining applications, providing support,… . With a heterogeneous application base, aging technologies used (Flex), it is necessary to reinvent the wheel and train accordingly over 2-year cycles.

To meet these needs, it is necessary to choose a tool that allows applications to be created in a homogeneous, fast and cost-effective way according to the needs expressed by agents and users.


– Control of the information system as a strategic asset (for the IT department, the place of competence where production is organized).

– Industrialization on requests and projects.

– Minimize the technical debt of applications developed with older technologies.

– Accelerate the number of applications developed while maintaining strong cost control.

Simplicité Solution

More responsiveness and productivity.

Maintainability, shared functionalities, reliability.

Differentiated: agility / implementation, business lines better associated with development.

Maturity and adaptability