To understand why low-code development platforms are revolutionizing the market (and not only the technology-related industries) you have to keep one thing in mind: SPEED!
Living in the world during the Covid-19 crisis means you got to be used to uncertainty and ready to change, constantly. For enterprises, the agility to keep up with all of these changes is the most valuable business asset now.
And that is what most advances in technologies are all about.
In theory, low-code (or no-code) is a way to create applications faster, with minimal need for code writing.
Low-code development platform utilizes a graphical approach for programming, usually allowing the user to build the application with a simple drag-and-drop system.
This alleviation of hand-coding efforts is great by itself, but also brings other advantages, like:
Reduces programming efforts and time
Faster code development, setup and deployment
Allows the integration of non-coding employees in the app creation
Reduction of human-errors
Considering that 24% of IT budgets and time go directly to manage technology duties, is easy to understand why every company, no matter the size or sector, is turning its attention to low-code.
While there are companies that still spend around 75% of their IT budget just maintaining legacy systems, some others already started to enter the digital transformation, thanks to technologies like low-code and business process automation (BPA).
Although no-code is largely promoted as a tool for citizen developers (no-coding experienced employees), a new Gartner survey shows that 66% of low-code development platform usage still remains linked to the enterprise’s IT department, or in other words, professional developers (with a lot of coding experience). With less programming and coding effort, developers have time to be innovative and get things done.
In 2020, low-code development is already considered the fastest way of building healthy enterprise-level applications and has been used by all kinds of organizations to accelerate their processes.
According to a freevo’s research, these are the numbers in favor of a low-code development platform implementation in business:
Accelerate digital innovation and transformation
Reduce current IT backlog and Increase responsiveness
Reduce dependency on hard-to-hire technical skills
Escape legacy debt
according to Appian latest release
of business and IT stakeholders agree IT involvement adds value
of business stakeholders say less than half of their IT ideas are implemented
of IT and business stakeholders agree their organization would benefit from the capabilities offered by low-code platforms
Source: Digital Disconnect: A Study of Business and IT Alignment in 2019
To have an organized business process, to make precise decisions, and operational speed, to implement these changes, are what every company could wish for.
Today, the COVID-19 made that skillset mandatory for any enterprise that even aspires to succeed in the actual economic scenario.
That includes adapting the way we do business and, most importantly, where we do it.
The social distancing challenges employees to work disconnected from each other, with disjointed business processes and enterprise data. Low-code helps address the urgency for a proper WFH (work from home) structure.
What was just a quick way for departments to develop small apps with limited functionality has now become a powerful tool and a way to re-establish these connections immediately via digital remote work platforms.
And WFH is just one of the fields that could benefit from less coding. According to Gartner:
devolute.cloud uses low-code development to offer the most complete Business Process Automation and management platform in the market.
other features include:
digital forms to collect data
workflows and RPA to automate business processes
sso to facilitate and manage access
apps integration, including zapier and many other