Low-code development is a way to build software applications faster by reducing the need to write code. For some time now, we have seen an increase in platforms categorised as “low-code/no-code” software.
Why are they becoming so popular?
Low-code platforms are designed to empower business users to design, visualise, automate, and optimise processes without depending solely on expensive IT resources. They are gaining popularity because
- Of their flexibility and capability to automate complex processes in a very simple way
- Enable businesses to scale faster by building business applications that solve business problems
- Reduce the IT spend and empower the business users to enable change
- Achieve and showcase quick ROI because of low IT investments and quick returns
- Accelerate transformation with faster development cycles which run into weeks and years
The biggest myth surrounding low-code platforms
However, we want to clarify the myth that low-code platforms do not need any IT involvement and are entirely code free. To get the full power of low-code, you can’t just replace Java with a low-code platform and run everything the same way you always have.
Where are low-code platforms most useful?
Traditionally BPM has addressed the high value, high complexity & high volume processes, which account for less than 20% of what the organisation does from an “effort” perspective. A large part of the operational cost relating to fulfilment, servicing and administration remains untouched. However, the benefits of automating the long tail of unstructured processes can significantly impact business performance. For example, automating these seemingly more minor processes can help improve customer satisfaction, reduce the cost of complaints and help businesses scale quicker and at a lower cost.
The picture below illustrates the long tail of the most suitable processes for automating using low code platforms.
Low code platforms provide a self-service approach to process management, allowing knowledge workers to drive change without IT constraints. Get in touch with ABP Consultancy to determine if you could accelerate your transformation with the power of low-code.