A low code platform allows users to build apps and workflows with minimal programming knowledge or coding needed. Similarly, a no code platform takes this a notch further and lets anyone from a non-technical user to a professional programmer build apps with absolutely no coding required.
These platforms provide a visually engaging and easy-to-use interface – the drag and drop modules act as building blocks that can be configured in several ways to build feature–rich solutions for different use-cases.
In recent years, digital transformation has fuelled the popularity of low code platforms and experts believe that by 2024, 60% of all apps will be built using a low code platform.
The success of such platforms can be attributed to these factors:
- Time savings: Low code platforms can help businesses develop solutions 10x faster. The drag and drop features along with a visual interface allow fast solution development. Also, when employees use solutions designed on the same platform, they just need to get acquainted with it once, which also saves a lot of time spent on learning.
- Cost-effective: Cutting down the time on development, reduces costs significantly. Investing in a single platform that powers multiple solutions save resources that would have been used on many individual solutions.
- Cross-platform accessibility: From smartphones and tablets to various operating systems, the solutions built on these platforms are compatible across devices and platforms.
- Easy-to-use: Visually rich modelling capabilities make it possible for everyone to create digital solutions, from a non-technical employee to a skilled developer. While the immersive features minimize the employee learning curve.
- Broad coverage: A single investment allows solutions to be built for different teams and departments depending on their unique goals, KPIs, and preferences.
Low code platforms have been a game-changer for enterprise businesses that need solutions to support thousands of people across teams and hierarchies. This is also the reason why leaders in labour-intensive and asset-intensive industries are turning to low code platforms for scalable digitalization. Their benefits also make these solutions attractive for deskless workers who have traditionally had to depend on paper, spreadsheets, and clunky software that limit their productivity.
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