Future-proof Your Organization with Low Code

Utsav Turray, Head of Product Marketing – Newgen Software | Tuesday, 29 March 2022, 12:16 IST

Agility in businesses has never been as important as it is today. How quickly a company can adapt to the changing market conditions and customer needsin the shortest possible time is game-changing. And the pandemic has taught us that business rigidity is the biggest bane of all.

Traditional software development process is slow andcan hold down business growth due toits resistance toquick changes, security and compliance risks, and high maintenance costs. It is the key culprit that stimulates needless complexity. Enterprises today need to move towards low code platforms which can help organizations attain the much sought-after agility and nimbleness. This is supported by Gartner that 70% of new applications developed by organizations will use low-code or no-code technologies by 2025, up from less than 25% in 2020.

Low Code is the Future

Low codesupports innovation and delivers value with speed. Agility can be easily achieved with low code because it enables enterprises to develop new business applications rapidly and offers scalability.

Low code platforms are gaining popularity because they provide organizations the ability to achieve faster time to market, optimize costs, and are versatile. Low code platform employs a visual technique rather than programming to develop applications and speeds up delivery. As it takes less time than traditional coding, the pace of pro developers is accelerated and equips business experts to respond to solution delivery quickly. Low code platforms bring speed to organizations without compromising on capabilities. Such platformscan accelerate application development, catalyze changes with good versioncontrol, and support deep integration.

But not all low code platforms are the same.

The spectrum of business applications and requirements can vary from simple and transactional to complex mission-critical and transformational.Therefore, it is critical for organizations to understand what kind of low code platform would be best for the long term. For instance, selecting a low code platform to create simple departmental applications (such as data entry, surveys, approval workflows, etc.)would not work well when the business need is complex (requiring multi-step workflows, complex decisions, integration with multiple systems, and more). As the need for the number of applications rises along with varying complexity, it is necessary to have standard architectural practices and technical capabilities to support it.

Low code platforms area great fit for both small-scale as well asmission-critical applications.A low code approach can help business leaders simplify any level of complexity. It can be fit to fulfill multiple purposes for an enterprises’ development needs such as mobile app development, partner support portals, customer-facing applications, content-driven workflows, and extensive volume back-end processes,

To Conclude

Business applications, simple or complex, form the backbone of business operations and therefore is up to the organizations to ensure it is appropriately powered to respond to evolving market conditions. Enterprise-scale low code platforms offer great potential for organizations, but since platforms can differ, enterprises must invest their time to examine and validate options.

An ideal low code platform must govern the end-to-end life of software application development right from application design, development to deployment, all from one place. It should have advanced data modeling and intuitive UI design capabilities, support complex process design, provide advanced analytical capabilities, and integrated DevOps that can position the business to operate efficiently and provide a seamless customer experience.