Businesses and organizations across the public and private sectors are rapidly turning to low-code technology to catch up to the competition by leveraging systems that have already been proven to work. Where before, an IT worker or team of workers would be tasked with coding and designing programs and applications to fulfill a necessary piece of the puzzle in the organization, a manager can now integrate low-code software to easily have customer relationship management (CRM), project management office (PMO), enterprise resource planning (ERP), or other tools and platforms up and running with a fraction of the time and money.
With minimal programming, organizations can harness the convenient application programming interface (API) and predefined framework of low-code software to customize functions to fit their needs. This has the potential to save an enterprise both time and money on the development end and allow coders on the team to focus on more crucial and unique projects for the business.
Low-code can be a powerful tool when adding something to a business or organization that is not unique or is not a highly significant aspect of the overall business or organizational value. A common feature is a customer portal that can take significant time and effort to code by hand. With low-code, a customer portal can be part of everyday operations in a fraction of that time.
To identify where in the organization to start with low-code, the decision-maker should assess an area that the team spends a lot of time and effort on that if solved, would free up members to focus on custom and unique projects. This way, the most skilled team members can be fully engaged in the most important parts of the business while newer members just starting on building skills can easily have a big impact by engaging with low-code solutions.
In 2021, Gartner projects that the low-code market will total $13.8 billion. It is also predicted that by 2024, low-code application development will account for more than 65% of all app development activity.
Instead of hiring additional IT team members to work on scaling a technology platform, it can be much more efficient to deploy a low-code approach to achieve solutions to common functions so that the organization can work and innovate with greater speed and flexibility.