The low-code development market is booming and is expected to worth $15 billion by 2020. Recently, we discussed how low-code app development platforms have firmly laid their ground in the market as a solution that makes it simple for non-technical users to design and deploy fully-functional enterprise-grade mobile apps.
Unfortunately, many companies have already been burnt by traditional solutions that promised simple app development processes and seamless deployment, only to be met by complexity, limited functionality, data silos and lack of resources.
However, the best low-code app development solutions eliminate and mitigate several of the issues common with traditional processes, immediately bringing value to your business processes by providing:
Drag-and-Drop Visual Design Capabilities
It’s no surprise that complex traditional app development platforms usually take more time and money than originally budgeted. Low-code tools that require little programming background drive value by giving citizen developers, or non-technical business analysts the ability to work alongside IT and development teams to design and deploy fully-functional mobile apps.
For example, citizen developers can create apps using a visual drag-and-drop design environment, saving time and minimizing the workload for IT. By working together to develop apps with the features wanted, organizations can deploy apps much more quickly than when done with traditional tools and by IT teams alone.
Faster Time To Value By Leveraging Existing Systems
Most organizations rely on large, complex ERP and CRM systems such as Salesforce, Oracle and SAP to store and access critical business data. Having access to these systems away from your desktop and on mobile devices is crucial and necessary when choosing the right low-code app development platform.
Further, your users need access to data from multiple systems, not just one. With simple configurations, users can connect to all of their existing data sources, complex workflows, and define an object model, giving your employees access to all of their data without Wi-Fi connection or VPN.
Built-In Scaling Capabilities
Most low-code development platforms give enterprises the ability to scale and manage apps for multiple users. Enterprises can develop simple form-based apps for basic processes to complex business workflows related to a legacy ERP system that services thousands of employees. As business needs grow and change, these apps can be easily scaled in real-time. With this kind of capability, organizations can scale from one app to one hundred apps in a short amount of time.
Low code app development platforms bring several benefits including collaboration and alignment between IT and business. With these collaborative processes, enterprises can save time, money, resources and improve workflow processes that meet complex business requirements. Ultimately, low code solutions are helping organizations tackle their goals, improve operational excellence and drive digital transformation that brings business value.