There is currently a massive disruption in software development, which has recently been fueled by several factors, especially the Covid-19 Pandemic. Organizations today are resorting to Low-Code Development in a bid to eliminate complex business processes, automate workflow and increase productivity.
Low-code development, which empowers individuals with no prior knowledge of programming to become citizen developers, is helping to address the overwhelming requests for IT solutions that businesses face. Aside from the overload of requests, below are a few more reasons businesses are jumping on this new trend in software development.
Growing Need for Digital Experience
More than ever, there has been an incredible increase in the usage of digital products in recent years. Businesses now rely on digital products for marketing, and innovation, to boost user experience and increase revenue. IDC forecasts that by 2023, about 500 million applications will be created. Low-Code Development will play a massive role in fast-tracking this.
Shortage of Professional Developers
Mendix, a global leader in the Low-Code/No-Code market in 2019, reported that 77% of IT professionals and 71% of business owners admitted that IT teams had a huge backlog of IT solution requests yet to be resolved. These backlogs were due to the shortage of IT personnel. There is not enough hands-on deck to meet the massive demand for digital needs. Low-code development saves businesses stress by empowering individuals to become citizen developers.
Regulate Shadow IT
Shadow IT refers to the use of computer hardware or software by a person or department in an organization without the knowledge or permission of the central IT department of that organization. Low-Code Development allows for creating a recognized citizen development program that can be monitored and controlled by the central IT department.
Low-code development speeds up processes more than ten times what they would typically be. It promotes efficiency and effectiveness and helps to eliminate the usual backlog of IT solution requests. Therefore, it is very instrumental to the productivity rate of organizations and is also a great way of saving resources.