What really makes the best low code platform

What really makes a low code platform

When a company reaches the same old point that “we need to find a way to reduce our costs while still enhancing productivity”, this apparent paradox usually leads to the conclusion that had driven the hand of the market in the last few years: the urgent need for the automation of every business process.

So, if we are talking about effective solutions for automation, one could say that the primary way to do it is by choosing and implementing a low-code development platform. Well, yes. Kind of. In this article, we’ll take a better look at what should ‘really’ be the factor when choosing a low-code platform.

Pros and cons of low code technology

Low-code, or no code, is a visual approach to software development, where you don’t code an application line-by-line. Instead, you draw it - like a flowchart - usually with a drag and drop system.

It’s undeniable that there are benefits when adopting that kind of technology, otherwise, that wouldn’t be a booming market, but that is just one side of the coin, the business side.

The promise to allow any employee to build intuitive and highly functional apps, even for people with no knowledge of coding - also known as Citizen Developers - is dangerous and may be hiding some other things to consider, especially if you’re looking for a more development mindset for your business (and you should).

These tools can help improve the production of your IT team, that won’t need to spend hours coding apps from nothing - and that part is great- but most of all, it should bring effectiveness all-around your departments.

That is why, if you choose to adopt a low-code platform, there are some important things to consider.

Identify the right people to operate with no code

Low code does not necessarily mean that its design for non-technical users.

For an optimal result, you generally need someone able to use reporting software and understand data organization, logical flows, and creating solutions for other users. Even if they do achieve these requirements, that kind of key user would be way more effective as someone who gives input on the process, other than an actual builder for the app.

Keep the platform complexity alive (it’s good for you)

While implementing this - and any other strategic solution to your business - first you should think about the role it will have on the architecture of your process and rationalize the tools that are currently used in-house.

With that in mind, the low code technology needs to be treated as an optional tool, helping unleash the innovation potential of your developers, rather than a stiff and restricted library for your team to build within, costing user experience.

Besides, this could easily lead to one of the side effects of picking an all-in-one solution: you got locked in with the limitations of your vendor.

devolute.cloud brings a new approach to low code

Different from other platforms in the market that keep emphasizing functionality over creation, devolute.cloud takes a user-centered and design-led approach. So, instead of locking our users in, we provide them with open source tools and on-premise options.

That means it allows you to create a strategy that combines:

  • automation of your everyday business process
  • migration from your own in-house IT-projects to a (multi) cloud platform,
  • Integration of your existing apps and services (NO vendor locked-in)
  • data documentation and communication between previous and future apps and services.


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