Low-code development platforms are gaining a lot of traction right now and for good reasons. This technology makes it simpler for those with limited experience to create applications for both mobile and web. They have been becoming the next big thing or a game-changer for enterprises.
Enterprise low-code is truly a game-changer and allows the company to fast-track the digital transformation journey. For a business to be able to achieve its goals, the business and IT team have to work together to make sure that the business is functioning faster than ever before. Low-code development tools make it easier to create apps, whether in a business setting or during app development by coders. Likewise, the platforms improve business agility by getting rid of the complexity of building business apps. This helps to make a faster transformation and make the business stand out in a competitive market.
Besides that, as a business, there is a myriad of concerns and questions that need to be dealt with on competitiveness and especially in turbulent times such as these when the priorities and demands change by the day. Therefore, the rise of the low-code platforms seems to have provided a soothing touch to businesses all around the world; and to help them to find the solutions that fit them the best. In order to find the best answers, many companies are looking at the scope of projects they need to develop to stay competitive. They will evaluate the need for highly-skill internal development teams and whether they have the necessary staff and expertise they need (and whether they can afford it). They will compare that to low-code development options for some projects or whether outsourcing project development is a smarter, more cost-efficient way of getting the job done.
Clearly, enterprise low-code gives businesses a lot of benefits in order to develop solutions to meet their needs quickly and efficiently. Among too many benefits that have been told out there, Kyanon believes that these three values: Speed development, agility, and cost-efficiency are what you should care about the most when considering low-code development.
Speed is the most obvious benefit of low-code development. With a low-code platform, developers can create new applications in hours or days, rather than weeks or months. With enterprise low code development, you can get your finished product out there fast. Developing an enterprise mobile app is as easy as dragging and dropping. This means our customers are able to deliver omnichannel apps for 50% less time than traditional mobile app development platforms or custom-building.
Low-code platform organizations can develop software at 10 times the rate of traditional processes due to user-friendly features like drag-and-drop functionality and user interfaces. By using a simple interface, users will not need to write new code to build an application. That means your organization can create simple apps in minutes using drag-and-drop components. It also lets you build apps that can be deployed on multiple devices, from smartphones and tablets to laptops and personal computers. The platforms also reduce testing time. By using a pre-tested template, you can eliminate the program logic testing usually needed for a new app.
Low-code also permits your IT team to work faster and more efficiently. Your team will have more time to spend on building apps rather than getting bogged down with repeating work or spend time debugging code. Low-code development platforms help your coders to quickly and efficiently build and maintain high-quality mobile and web applications. Rather than writing code, your IT team can focus on configuring the app’s functions to meet either your business demands, your customer needs, or both.
2. Greater Agility
Besides allowing your IT and engineers to work more efficiently and to have more time for other projects, low-code development platforms also make your business more agile and flexible.
Agile means being able to deal with problems and find solutions quickly. Speed is necessary to business success as discussed above. The company that moves faster to solve a problem, and creates a product to respond to a need will be the business that wins in the market. Therefore, businesses are looking for platforms that decrease cycle times and enhance organizational agility by delivering applications at the pace of business. As a solution delivery, low-code provides fast application development using the drag and drop function and offers the ability to edit generated code.
APIs nowadays create the essence of business applications and application platforms. With an API-driven app development approach to integrating Private Cloud and DIY maintenance, most low-code platforms support APIs at the best.
- Create and reuse custom components or business logic across applications using reusable API “Prefab” modules and team collaboration capabilities including version control and shared projects.
- Integrate with third-party REST APIs with the assurance that the low-code platform provides full lifecycle support including authentication and authorization.
- Enable two-way integration with automatic API creation for existing business logic.
To respond quickly to business needs, using low-code platforms with API-driven approaches can help you to create auto-responsive apps for websites, and mobile devices at the desired speed.
3. Cost Efficiency
With two benefits discussed above shows that by enabling faster development you reduce the demand on your internal IT team. And absolutely thereby helping you reduce your costs substantially.
Instead of hiring external coders and expertise – which often is a costly choice – the low code solution gives you a tool to build the system with internal staff forces. A fact that crosses out the entire process of hiring new employees and all the budgets that come with it, and which also makes it easier for project managers to predict the whole cost of a project. With less manual coding taking place, it also lowers the risk of grave mistakes during the development process, a factor that also saves time and undoubtedly money.
According to Forrester Research, 70% of the organizations stated that they find low-code platforms more affordable than the traditional development platforms, and 80% mentioned that these platforms can meet requirements within budget. Low code platforms decrease the demand for more developers, thereby reducing the hiring cost. Also, facilitating immediate changes helps in reducing the cost of application maintenance.
So, a low-code platform is absolutely a win for all. Businesses reduce cost, non-technical users take a number of the burden from IT and proactively make their own solutions, and IT builds faster with greater agility and less frustration.
In conclusion, this blog has been written to help you comprehend enterprise low-code platforms and their benefits.
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