Using a Low-Code Platform to Streamline Your Business Processes

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A low code platform streamlines a business process

Are you looking for ways to streamline your business processes? A low-code platform may be just the solution you are looking for.

InfoWorld explains that a “low-code platform is an ideal solution” when:

  • A business user wants to create their own applications
  • No solution currently exists that solves their problem precisely
  • The application they wish to make falls within the parameters of “normal business use” for the low-code platform.

While there are many benefits to low-code development platforms when it comes to business processes, let’s look at four ways that low code can work for you.

Develop more quickly

With a low-code solution, day-to-day tasks that would previously have required coding can be done by business users in a click-and-drag environment. This means that you won’t need a full development team to create and manage the applications that you wish to make for your business. In fact, some of the best low-code platforms are so user friendly that, once they are set up and configured, nearly anyone in your organization can be a “citizen developer.”

Low-code tools often feature drag-and-drop functionality, allowing business users to create complex tools, like forms and workflows, without knowing a programming language at all. This makes for rapid application development and implementation. Or, as Forbes puts it, low-code platforms ”enable improved productivity as organizations will be able to develop application functionalities much faster.”

Make changes when needed

Because there’s no need for a software development team to maintain applications in a solution such as, citizen developers can make changes to their applications at any time. If a team member realizes that the application isn’t working as they expect, it can generally be changed and re-deployed in-house.

Customize your tools

Because low-code application platforms tend to feature a drag-and-drop user interface, or sometimes a graphical user interface like a wireframing tool for workflow automation visualization, users can select the features of the platform that work for them.

Rather than being stuck with a one-size-fits-all solution that includes features your team won’t use, a low-code platform makes it easy to create the tools that you need. Or, as Harvard Business Review puts it, a low-code platform is “like a custom suit or dress, offering a close fit to business requirements.”

Automate Your Workflow

Once your low-code development platform is configured, it’s time to start streamlining your business processes. Using the app you developed, you can quickly move a task from department to department with a customizable automated workflow.

Some low-code platforms and solutions include tools like robotic process automation, allowing users to “outsource” some tasks to computerized bots. Letting a bot handle email replies may free your sales team up to manage, well, sales.

If you are ready to streamline the way you work and accelerate your business’s digital transformation, talk to us today. We’d love to show you how can make your operation run more smoothly.

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