Low-Code: The future key, Part I

How to configurate applications with minor coding skills

It happens every day: New applications enter the market. They change our daily life – and our business processes. Since many companies do not have enough IT experts on staff who could develop those applications, low-code platforms are gaining in importance. These platforms simplify the creation of applications by using preassembled elements. 

Smartphones are everywhere these days – and with them multiple applications.
The opportunities they offer have spoiled us as users a great deal. Technologywise, we constantly keep craving for more. This, of course, holds true for customers as well as their requests. The demand for digital services has been soaring for the last couple of years. It will continue to do so in the future.

Digitization of Business Processes

Currently, the digitization of business processes is one of THE crucial tasks for enterprises of all industry segments. One keyword in this context: pace. Those who do not push their digitization forward fast enough, will not last in the competition for customers.

For this reason, your company should make sure that all your development departments are organized accordingly. Unfortunately, many companies lack a sufficient number of IT experts.

So, if the IT department cannot take care of that due to constant work overload and understaffing – who will create the applications?

Low-Code – High Efficiency

Best case scenario: the specialty department create applications themselves. With low-code-technology, a technology which – as the name suggests – requires only a small amount of hand-written programming code.

Its decisive advantage ist he configuratory approach. In other words: the user can simply put together preassembled elements per user interface – just like with a construction kit. Thusly, he is able to create his own solutions without having to possess extensive coding skills.

All it takes is a rudimentary grasp of technology and some training.

The three major advantages with low-code:

  • Development department is relieved and can concentrate on strategic tasks
  • Massive saving of time and money
  • Minor change requests can quickly be implemented by users themselves

Demand for Low-Code platforms keeps growing

The term “Low-Code” was coined by US analyst Forrester Research. Over the last five years Forrester observed annual growth rates from up to 35% in this sector. In total, both customer interest and acceptance of companies towards low-code-development platforms are high.

Their usage, in connection with the increase of efficiency they entail, may have an impact on rising revenues and elevated growth rates.

A market analyisis published by Forrester points to a fast-growing market with predicted growth rates from up to 55%.

Configurations of applications with Simplifier

The web-based configuration environment used for the low-code platform simplifier facilitates the creation, deployment and servicing of applications crucial for digitization processes up to ten times faster.

By the application of easy-to-use elements of the User Interfaces (UI) you are able to “drag-and-drop”your individual solution.

To this end, various long-established functionality elements are at your disposal.

Summary

If you are in need of an inexpensive and – moreover – practical solution for creating your own application, a low-code platform is your best bet.

Specialty department staff with a basic level of technological understanding can be trained easily in order to develop their own applications.

If you would like to learn more about Simplifier and how Siemens uses the low-code platform, click here!

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