Building a coherent IT-landscape is an exhaustive task for every organisation and a challenge for the people in charge of the construction. How wonderful life would be with one system that magically execute all the needs that your business requires without all the fuss and complex cross system integrations; yet reality offers something completely different. Many organisations oftentimes work with a myriad of systems; some may be old legacies from the dawn of the – early – digitalisation era, acting as the backbone of the business and essentially holding everything together. Some are new, pre-configured, pre-built systems that are meant to provide user-friendly bridges between old information, new organisational needs and everything in between.
With the rapidly changing business landscape – pushed on by the pandemic along with the daily changes in movement restrictions on a national and international scale, the political changes, climate changes and change in policies on all levels – the time and space for developing new apps and auxiliary systems have grown significantly smaller. To help businesses on their digitalisation paths and to reduce development time there’s been a rise in platforms that helps building systems at a quicker pace, commonly known as no-code and low-code platforms.
No-code platforms are designed to enable business users with no coding experience to assemble applications using reusable, functional building blocks.
Low-code application development is a streamlined approach to developing applications that focuses on rapid design and development with minimal manual coding. App developers use a drag-and-drop tool to visually represent the business logic, integrations, and User Interface (UI) behind the application.
We know that businesses must be willing to adapt and re-think their business models to be able to survive, a process that requires the digital tools that quickly enables this. So rather than choosing a pre-built system that often tends to be static and difficult to adjust to the unique demands of an individual business, more and more are turning towards low code app development platforms. According to an analysis made by Gartner, low code app development will account for 65% of all app development activity by 2024. In addition this this, they are also estimating that by the same time three out of four large enterprises will be using at least four low code platform tools for IT application development. By the sounds of it, low code platforms have a busy future ahead.
A low code platform requires little code and less development time which means that you can shape an already existing system without having to ask for external consultancy that both requires a lot of time and extra money. Instead, have it changed in-house and make the tweaks according to what your organisation specifically requires, there and then. And rather than going on the hunt for one more system that will answer to a new demand – turning the IT infrastructure more complex and more deeply entangled by each deployment – a system built on a low code platform will be easily adjusted and simply exclude the need for additional help.
It’s easy to add new features during development with a low code platform, something that also enables every stakeholder participating in the process to be more deeply involved. To truly embrace a successful advancement into the digitalisation era it’s necessary that the digital tools do not exclude anyone – every department within a company needs to be able to evolve, plan and build projects with a full understanding of what can be done to grasp the opportunities that lies ahead.