5 Ways Low-Code Delivers Real Value to Enterprises

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Low-code app development is good for your business. The ability to build forms and other business applications without the need for a full development team allows businesses to be nimble and better respond to changing market factors.

Low code development can be valuable to your enterprise in many ways. We’ve selected 5 to highlight.

Low-code Means Shorter Production Cycles

If you are stuck in the thinking that it takes a year to create an application for your business, then it’s time to explore low-code development. It used to be the case that writing custom code to build applications could take months and months. As Forbes points out, that model is simply not feasible any longer. “New products must be imagined, workshopped, and launched in monthly timeframes.”

Low code is the answer. With drag-and-drop functionality and other development tools, low-code platforms allow for rapid application development, easy workshopping, and fast deployment of custom applications.

As Barry Hughes explains, “Low code means the client doesn’t have to phone up the IT department or hire programmers every time they need a word changed in a form. It’s putting the power to get the job done back in the hands of the people who actually use the software.”

Reduced human error

People make mistakes. From missed emails to bad code in a business app, accidents and errors happen. Automating business tasks is a great solution for reducing errors.

One of the benefits of low code software development is that it makes automation of tasks, workflows, and business processes much easier than ever.

Allows innovation

There are 2 ways that low code app development fosters innovation. First, it’s easier, faster, and less expensive to make an app. All of this means that your team can make an app, see if it works, and make changes.

Secondly, low-code is built on the idea of “citizen developers” and the concept that anyone can make a business app. If the folks who will be using the app and the ones developing the app, it’s much easier to ensure that problems are being solved. Forbes says, “Citizen developers are closest to the business and they understand the processes, so they can come up with the best ideas”

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Thoughtful Internal workflows

When was the last time you really thought about your internal workflows. How confident are you in the way that an order moves from sales to fulfillment? Might there be extra steps in the process that aren’t necessary? Could your team benefit from extra QA?

An in-house citizen development process for a business app pushed teams to examine workflows. Since low code development is often about automation, part of the process involves evaluating process management.

Reviewing how we do things and thinking of solutions to make our processes better is always good for business.

More affordable

Low code development platforms save money over traditional app development methods.

Analytics Insights explains “Low-code platforms enable companies to create fully functional applications that support all the latest tech innovations without hiring expensive AI experts, software developers, and other technical specialists.” As a result, low code app development is simply more affordable.

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