Now Platform Custom Business Applications Create, manage, and distribute custom applications for your business. You can create custom applications to extend existing functionality delivered with the core platform or introduce new functionality. ApplicationsApplications are a collection of files and data that deliver a service and manage business processes.Creating applicationsThe ServiceNow platform allows you to create applications to meet your business needs.Application managementThe system offers several ways to manage applications. You must have the admin role to perform these procedures.Application toolsThe platform provides several tools to create, manage, and deploy applications.APIs and scriptsAPIs are used in scripts to change functionality and to provide new features and applications to your instance. Web servicesHTTP-based web services allow diverse applications to talk to each other. ServiceNow supports both inbound (provider) and outbound (consumer) web services.