Low-Code: An Innovative, Powerful Tool to Add to Your Organization’s Arsenal

Low-code application development platforms first entered the game more than ten years ago. However, just recently, these platforms have gained the maturity necessary to solve unique business challenges. It’s no longer risky to opt for a low-code platform, which means more and more leading enterprises across the world are embracing this technology to solve the particular puzzles of today. In fact, there’s not much you can’t do with an enterprise-grade, low-code development platform. These solutions are robust enough to handle nearly any use case a business can throw at it.

As a direct result, traditional approaches of pro-code development, which can take months if not years for trained software developers, engineers, and coders to strategically develop, should be reserved for the most important foundational, underlying software infrastructure. There are many advantages of taking the time and energy to build novel, foundational code from the ground up, especially with respect to underlying systems of record; however, the agility gained through a low-code application platform better utilizes citizen developers and business analysts which can create a significant value advantage when developing systems of innovation and end-user engagement.

Instead, to compete and win in the digital transformation arena, it’s imperative to add low-code tools to your organization’s arsenal. Doing so empowers citizen developers and business analysts, or those who do not have the professional expertise in software development, engineering, or coding, to join forces with IT departments and help solve business problems as different market needs arise, providing flexibility unlike ever before. These citizen developers are trusted process experts who already know what’s particularly strong and weak within the organization itself and have a deep understanding of how the business should operate at its peak. The knowledge citizen developers bring to the table is invaluable. Involving them in the application development process frees up generally strained IT resources, allowing them to focus on backend input and output of data.

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Think of it like this: low-code application platforms give your organization crucial building blocks to deliver unparalleled value in the current marketplace. This is due to several factors:

Productivity of developers towards advancing your solution is drastically enhanced

  • Low-code allows you to plug and play from a library of standard applications to solve common functional needs
  • This allows businesses to pivot dramatically faster in the face of rapidly changing market and supply chain requirements

Low-code solutions deliver reliable results at a highly-accelerated pace as a wider range of people are able to work on projects

  • Communication and collaboration are much more efficient as more people are tackling projects to get things done
  • The productivity of a single developer simultaneously skyrockets as he or she is able to do more work, speeding up critical processes on the IT side of the house

Low-code strengthens your organization, conditioning it with stronger muscles to flex faster

  • Rapidly adapting to changing supply chain dynamics empowers you to take control of your business processes at the speed of today’s market changes and industry demands
  • Citizen developers are able to build, personalize, and deploy applications featuring consumer-grade as well as mobile interfaces and comprehensive security is built-in

It’s undoubtedly an exciting time for low-code application development, as the popularity of these tools continues to grow exponentially. Low-code has already proven itself to be a game-changer for forward-thinking enterprises as they continue to depend on this emerging technology to gain and harness a competitive advantage in their specific marketplace. Furthermore, business leaders and the public are demanding to bring digitization and automation to their operations, providing real-time data to customers and end-users. In order to meet these increased expectations, organizations need to be able to quickly build, orchestrate, and iterate workflows, processes, and applications. The combined efficiency, flexibility, and speed low-code solutions provide in this space is undeniable, and the way of the future.

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