As innovation continues to drive business growth by minimizing processes and increasing speed, industries begin to appear like game settings; you snooze, you lose. Organizations that cannot simplify complex business processes and agility to grant real-time requests to their clients might as well count themselves out of business.
However, with the demand for more speed comes a need for an enormous number of applications, software, and swift responses to IT solution requests. But all these lofty expectations can be far beyond the reach of organizations solely relying on a team of IT professionals.
Hence, the need for Low-code development, a software development system that enables individuals with little or no knowledge of coding to promptly develop custom applications that meet their organization’s immediate needs.
Although the word Low-Code didn’t come into existence until 2014, Low-code development has existed for a while. However, it was shot into prominence by the Covid-19 Pandemic and the challenges it posed to businesses.
The Covid-19 restrictions necessitated engaging customers, clients, and even employees of organizations over the internet and automating many of the manual business processes that the lockdown hindered. Consequentially, it has brought about a surge in the use of Low-code development platforms as they are the fastest means to meet the volume of demand developers currently face.
Due to the intuitive visual graphics Low-code development platforms come with, they can speed up the software development process ten times as much as traditional software development. Now, citizen developers can create applications a lot faster using model-driven logic and pre-built modules.
Low-Code development platforms accelerate business processes rapidly, so elements developed for an app can easily be reused elsewhere by simply dragging and dropping them on the interface, thereby ensuring scalability and uniformity of applications across an enterprise.
Businesses today can take advantage of this, as citizen developers in the business units can create solutions to software needs without relying on traditional professional developers. Thus, such developers can pay more attention to the tasks with higher values.