Low-code - the app development software that uses visual modelling to save your developers from needing to code from scratch - comes with a tonne of advantages. Some benefits are platform-specific, but the overall value low-code brings to businesses comes in the form of enterprise-grade applications that streamline and digitalise processes, enable frictionless experiences that delight users, and advance digital transformation.
Here we go a bit deeper into the top five benefits you’ll see if you adopt low-code in your organisation.
The standout benefit of low-code app development is undoubtedly the ability to accelerate the delivery of new software and applications. It’s been claimed that with low-code, software development has the potential to be 30% faster than traditional methods. How? Let’s look at the low-code capabilities that speed up development:
- Drag-and-drop functionality, pre-built user interfaces, and models for business processes, logic, and data models enable the rapid development of full-stack, cross-platform apps.
- Easy-to implement APIs and connectors integrate with third-party tools that developers already use, so no time is lost due to a learning curve.
- One-click application delivery automatically tracks all changes and handles database scripts and deployment processes, eliminating many time-consuming deployment and operations processes.
Speed isn’t just valuable for saving time and money, it also enables organisations to respond and adapt to market changes and keep up with competitors, as well as opportunities to use innovative, digital solutions that solve business problems. Being an agile enterprise has never been more important in this time when even the disruptors have been disrupted. Low-code helps enterprises pivot to new digital initiatives caused by abrupt market changes and new consumer and customer needs.
The speed expanded upon in the first benefits partly explains how low-code enables this agility. But another feature to mention is the software’s adaptability. You can go back and change and adjust applications with ease, even after weeks of development, so you can respond quickly to dynamic business conditions.
Low-code’s agility also enables you to deliver modern cloud applications that integrate with legacy systems, so you are better able to meet the changing needs of customers. It’s possible and easy to integrate all kinds of components into your applications so your customers can interact with your business however they wish. Low-code enables you to modernise core systems by taking advantage of technology generally associated with agility, such as microservices, containers, serverless, and more.
3. Multi-experience made easy
‘Multi-experience’ as defined by Gartner is when customers can interact with your business their way. It’s a critical benefit of low-code as it enables you to deliver integrated, omnichannel customer experiences that rival your competitors, even those with big budgets and expensive development teams
Remember, though, multi-experience is about the user, not the channels. The goal is the delivery of frictionless experiences across multiple touchpoints - low-code makes this easy.
With pre-built templates, automated refactoring, and easy chatbots and AI integration, you can ensure that all the ways that customers touch your business are consistent, and that customers can transition between different forms of engagement and interaction without having to relearn or duplicate steps. Low-code speeds up the process and removes the complexity of providing an optimal experience to every customer or user every time.
4. Democratising development
Thanks to low-code offering visual development, everybody in an organisation can collaborate to deliver the best solutions, unleashing new creative potential. It’s possible to build apps with very minimal coding thanks to this pre-built functionality. This also removes the dependency on developers as you don’t need expert coders to get started on creating something.
However, more seasoned professionals can choose to switch over to hand-coding when they need to build something not included in the solution’s design library. This is a big draw for those who want to save time over traditional hand-coding.
5. Automated governance
Built-in automated governance is when IT teams are able to monitor and control all projects with help from a central console that provides visibility of infrastructure, environments, applications, IT users, and security. In addition, developers can build and design their applications securely in and, helpfully, it’s even possible for more than one developer or team to work on the same module at the same time. This central governance and secure collaboration smooths out processes and aids that agility and speed we mentioned before.
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Low-code consultants of Fruition Partners have a great deal of experience with rapidly building low-code business applications for all kinds of businesses. With their practical hands on approach, their strong social skills and deep understanding of low-code, they have surprised and convinced customers in all kinds of businesses with extraordinary solutions.
To give a few examples:
- For a famous restaurant in Rotterdam we have developed a smart booking app, that enables customers to book both a table and a timeslot.
- For an agriculture specialist, we created a smart app that advisers can use to support customers in their sales process. Customers can now make faster purchase decisions based on their specific business situation.
- For our own organisation we built the ‘FRAPP’, an app that employees can use to register for lunch in the office, find colleagues, book business trips and internal services like the hairdressers, massage and many more.
At Fruition Partners, our preferred low-code platform partner is OutSystems. This blog post and the information in it was curated from OutSystems’ own post Top 5 Benefits of Low-Code