As we move more into the digital age, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) becomes increasingly important. It is no longer a supporting element but rather an agent of change that can contribute immense value. This then leads to higher user engagement as well as new demands for solutions or changes in existing applications. When we change how things work around here, it always affects our interactions with customers and employees. In some cases, we need to update old processes for the sake of improving the user experience.
Low Code and No Code offer a convenient way to implement solutions that meet growing demand. In other words, they can bring benefits at the organizational and strategic levels, as well as the technical and operational levels. Therefore, it is extremely beneficial to consider if our organizations have a plan in place to use and take advantage of the Code. Perhaps they have done different proofs of concept (PoC) but now want to increase their efforts. The global market is ever-changing, with new technologies appearing every day. One such technology is the low-code development platform, which according to a study done by Expert Market Research, will grow at a CAGR of 25.26% from 2022 to 2027 and exceed $64 billion in 2026.
On a technical point, the Low Code Platform is a new tool that allows for building solutions faster and more efficiently than the traditional development cycle with programming. Not only does this present a clear advantage in many cases, but Low Code also allows ‘expert users,’ or what we call Citizen Developers, to take action and build a solution–not just sit idly by and describe the problem over and again. We’re making excellent progress with developing and deploying applications. By writing less code, users are more involved in the entire process resulting in a solution that’s better fitted to their needs and we save time during development.
In addition, fewer code requirements help to spur the use of complex functions such as AI/ML in design composites that are backed by SaaS solutions. If you stop and think about it, this actually turns into a positive point in the medium to long term because it forces developers to search for logic within existing components rather than creating them from scratch.
In contrast, low code development can be seen as the advantage of more experienced technologies. These tools make it possible to create intricate business flows or forms that would otherwise be difficult or time-consuming to complete. With new demands comes the need for different workflows, this is where LCNC steps in. We have the perfect toolset for current requirements, especially when it comes to low code integration between systems, workflows, and interactive front-ends. All of which are necessary components of digitization projects.
In order to improve productivity, fewer code lines need to be included in solutions that prioritize time and cost efficiency. In fact, there are many examples of low-code applications being used to solve pressing problems within weeks. For example, other methods would take months for projects supporting vaccination against COVID or managing electrical recharging of batteries.
In other words, low code is essential for digitizing organizations because it allows you to create solutions quickly and efficiently, without getting bogged down or delayed in the process.
With the recent acceleration of innovation, many different development platforms for this technology are becoming available on the market. However, it’s important to keep in mind that deciding which platform to use should not be our top priority. We should always first clarify the challenge and objectives within each organization before making a decision—each one has its own unique set of preferences and criteria.
Therefore, it is essential to have a partner who knows and has experience with these types of platforms if you want to be successful.
If we take into account everything we mentioned earlier, and think about all the initiatives we haven’t been able to successfully complete, it’s easy to see how things could have gone differently with less code. We would have been able to prototype in a few days by reusing components and implementing new technologies like AI. In the worst-case scenario, we would have anticipated the problem and saved time and money. But in the best-case scenario, I am confident that now we will finally have an adequate solution – one that allows us to focus on new challenges.
Taking everything into account, if we consider the initiatives that haven’t been successful in the past and how they would have turned out with less code, prototyping in a few days becomes very attractive. With the ability to reuse components and integrate new technologies like AI, at best we will be able to foresee problems and save time and money. And even at worst, I’m sure we’ll come up with an adequate solution while also having to face new challenges.
By adding the following code to our abilities, we can make it a crucial part of how we develop new ICT solutions that will let us excel in our businesses.