7 reasons to choose Low-Code
Jan Willem Cornelis & Christian Bell
Low-Code is growing by the day. How can you ensure that Low-Code helps your business thrive? This blog post looks at the main reasons to choose Low-Code.
High degree of control
Low-Code is several steps beyond building a spreadsheet. With Low-Code, you document workflows and entity models, determine the fields to include and the people to involve, and test the software, giving you more control than setting up and sharing a spreadsheet.
An additional tool in the toolbox
Large companies often struggle to make core system changes quickly enough to achieve ROI. When the shelf life of an application is not long enough to make it economically viable, no code gives IT teams another option. By empowering employees to develop the software they need, the company can move forward quickly, allowing the IT department to focus on other priorities.
Encourages innovation and close gaps in technical skills
By democratizing software development and opening it up to your employees, the people who understand the work best gain more control over the tools they use and results they deliver. From solving problems directly related to their work to scaling solutions to organizational problems, ideas can be formulated, tested and prototyped quickly. Low-Code helps close the software development skills gap, something many organizations struggle with.
Less risk, more functionality
Unlike offline spreadsheets, software developed in Low-Code is backed up in the cloud and offers detailed auditing, change controls, rolling back and version control
Permissions can be granted to give the right people access to the information they need. Decision-making workflows can be implemented that provide control over how work is completed and next steps taken. In addition, data can be maintained in the proper structure using permissible fields
Low-code platforms also provide the ability to link fields to establish relationships between different types of information. Platforms are usually designed so that if a link between two fields is broken, the other field adapts to ensure that the platform is still fit for purpose.
All these factors combined provide a much more sophisticated solution for spreadsheets.
Many tasks can be digitized through an application, automating processes, reducing manual intervention and streamlining work. And with much less risk of manual coding errors, Low-Code is fast and easy to use - up to 10 times faster than traditional software development, according to Forrester.
Integration of data and systems
If you have an existing platform that needs to be integrated with new functionality, Low-Code is an excellent choice. By using APIs and Web extensions, you can link to multiple systems, extending the reach of your new and existing software and ensuring data is always up-to-date.
If you opt for an enterprise solution, the costs quickly add up. Monthly user licenses typically cost hundreds of pounds per person, quickly adding up to tens of thousands per year. And with additional, complex functionality that your team often won't use, enterprise solutions aren't always the best use of your money.
Low-Code is much more cost-effective because of its speed and proper build standards, giving your teams everything they need and nothing they don't.
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