Low code development platforms
For modern businesses, the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing world has become essential. How your business responds to these changes, and how quick your response is, can make or break your long-term success.
As the requirement for digital transformation continues to become more of a necessity, businesses need to embrace it so they can meet customers’ growing demands and keep up with the competition.
Businesses can implement these changes in various ways. Using low-code development is an increasingly popular approach for businesses to adapt to changing conditions.
What is low code development?
Low code development is an approach to software development that allows businesses to build digital solutions with limited coding required. It’s a significantly different way of quickly turning innovative ideas into market-ready products, without dependence on legacy technology or a new, extensive IT undertaking.
Low code operates in a model-driven, drag-and-drop interface which means all development skill levels, including people with no prior development experience, can use a low code development solution to build value-driven digital solutions. From creation to deployment, a low-code development platform reduces the amount of time required to build and deploy changes.
Gartner 2022 forecasts the low code development market to grow 23% in 2022-23. According to Gartner’s latest estimate, the global low-code development technologies industry will be worth $13.8 billion in 2023, up 23% from 2021.
What are the features of a low code platform?
Low code development tools allow businesses to create and roll out new digital customer experiences without having to undertake costly, complex and time-consuming development processes.
From Visual Modelling Tools to API’s, low code platforms provide businesses with a suite of ready-to-go features.
Visual Modelling Tools
Visual modeling is the use of rich, graphical, and textual design elements to capture software designs. The most common visual modeling tool is a drag-and-drop editor which can be used to create user interfaces, workflows, and data models.
No code is required, no risk of syntax mistakes, meaning instant cross-platform accessibility, total reusability, and easy updating. Add hand-written code for further customisation and your digital solution is ready in days or weeks instead of years.
Integration and APIs
Using ready-made connectors, businesses can connect systems and centralise data to deliver seamless integration with third-party applications.
Businesses can also create custom integrations using API protocols to retrieve data, automatically handle their structure and database updates, and launch workflows based on events or predefined business rules.
Open API combined with visual modeling tools makes it faster to create new digital experiences and modernise legacy systems.
Businesses can instantly discover customer insights and make data-driven decisions by using built-in AI capabilities, such as classification, and scoring recommendations to ensure a better user experience.
Businesses can also build machine learning models to generate accurate predictions with a low code requirement and without hiring a data scientist. You can also create chatbots and conduct sentiment analysis using natural language processing tools.
Invite your business users to participate in the digital transformation journey. With the right low code governance tools in place, this will fuel innovation and development growth across the business.
Create user roles and manage access rights, set up application approval processes, and use built-in application and infrastructure monitoring tools. You can also use auto-generated recommendations to optimise apps and workflows for better performance.
Using off-the-shelf security tools, businesses can build secure applications, ensure they are compliant with industry standards, and configure the security at all levels of the application.
With a low code development platform, the built-in security tools provide visibility and insights into all activities on the platform and have the highest level of certifications & accreditations such as GDPR. The vendor will also conduct regular penetration testing and vulnerability scanning, so you can develop solutions at a faster rate.
Application Lifecycle Management
From Faster Digital Transformation to Higher Productivity, there are several benefits when using a low code development approach.
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