Using a low-code development platform offers businesses the best opportunity to be agile and cost-effective in an ever more competitive environment. There aren’t enough coders to meet the growing demand for apps and services. Taking advantage of a low-code development platform will allow any company to create not only apps but also streamline processes and services.
By using a low-code development platform, your business can reduce its reliance on programming languages and professional IT services. Low-code development, a phrase used for about six years, describes an application tool that provides a simple interface to create new apps and services quickly. That’s why using a low-code development platform is critical and allows businesses to pivot so they can cut costs, speed development, and improve productivity while also improving safety and boosting customer satisfaction.
Using a low-code development platform like Planton Solutions’ Sysbupro saves money by allowing your business to merge the new platform with your existing resources. You also can migrate data easily from your legacy system to the new app built on this platform.
Sysbupro also allows your business to quickly build apps with fewer or even without developers (depending on app complexity). This reduces hiring costs. This environment does not require long testing and rebuilding phases.
That’s because the system’s intuitive visual tools make it easy to automate your business’ processes. Using Sysbupro will allow you to customize your system so you can add custom business logic, visually create your new application to meet your business needs.
The Sysbupro low-code development platform makes it easy to visualize any application you want to build and then create it without technical skills. The system’s just in time capabilities let you make changes and address any issues without costly delays.
Because low-code development platforms can turn anyone into an app designer, your business can build apps quickly using your existing staff. You’ll no longer need to compete for the few available coders or rely on vendors.
Instead, you can use platform tools that let you take the fullest advantage of your existing staff. Using a low-code development tool creates consistency and ensures you can develop apps to meet your high standards.
The low-code platforms eliminate coding for many projects by using prebuilt components that are more visual and easy to use. By using a simple interface, users no longer need to write new code to create an application. That means your business can build simple apps in minutes using drag-and-drop components. It also allows you to build apps that can be deployed on multiple devices, from laptops and personal computers to tablets and smartphones.
The platforms also reduce testing time. By using a pre-tested template, you can eliminate the program logic testing usually needed for a new app.
Planton Solutions’ vast programming and IT experience can help you quickly define the business process you need to streamline and then build an application to automate them. Speed is critical to ensuring your company remains competitive.
Using low-code development platform to reduce development demand time on your IT department does more than speed up new app creation. By freeing them up, you’ll make it easier for your IT department to focus on mission-critical tasks that will help your business thrive and expand. Using low-code development tools also makes it easier for your IT department to control user data and access as well as reduce any issues created by Shadow IT.
Low-code also allows your IT department to work faster and more efficiently. Your team will be able to spend more time building apps rather than get bogged down with repetitive work or spend time debugging code. Low-code development systems allow your coders to quickly and efficiently create and maintain high-quality mobile and web applications. Rather than write code, your developers can focus on configuring the app’s functions to meet either your business needs, your customer demands, or both.
One study estimates 70 percent of users with no programming experience can learn to use low-code platforms to build an application in a month or less.
An incredible 28 percent can learn to do so in two weeks or less. That same study revealed low-code platforms let developers build applications in 90 days or less rather than the six months or more it typically takes using traditional development tools.
While many business owners think low-code means the work is only suitable for simple apps, the reality is your business can use low-code solutions for scalable, mission-critical apps. The platforms can be used to generate insurance policies or create mobile apps that easily integrate with legacy systems to provide greater convenience for customers.
Consider, for example, how a tool like Reconwizz, a bank reconciliation application, can help any bank link unlimited sources of data and automatically reconcile them to simplify the bank’s reconciliation process. Doing that allows the bank to be more efficient and cost-effective.
Enhanced Customer Experience
Simple, easy-to-use apps also improve the customer experience. Using a low-code platform allows your business to make changes to apps quickly, so they provide an easy to use and understand interface to serve your customers’ needs better. You also can quickly build new apps to meet any new customer demands.
Low-code development impacts more than the IT department of your organization. Using low-code systems lets your company adapt to market changes or customer needs.
For example, using low-code development makes it easier to enhance apps to meet customer demand without forcing your company to rebuild or reimagine the application. Think of digital Legos that you can use and move about to build the application you need. These blocks make it easy for your business to make changes without the need for rebuilding with complex code.
When customers have questions or need help, they want it now. They don’t want to file a help ticket, spend time on hold or wait from an answer to an email. Customers lack patience and demand speed and efficiency. Businesses that want to attract and retain customers, especially Millennials and Generation Z, need to be able to quickly pivot to answer questions, provide new services, and ensure customer data is always secure.
Effective Risk Management
Internet security is a massive issue for both businesses and consumers. Keeping up with evolving regulations can be challenging for any business. Using low-code development platform will allow your business to change quickly to ensure you keep up with the latest safety requirements.
Low-code platforms ensure cybersecurity through architecture design, testing, and implementation. The developer puts security first, so the platform has been tested thoroughly before your company begins to use it. That provides a foundation that’s easy for your company to use and to monitor, which reduces security risks to your business and your customers.
Be sure to choose a low-code platform that not only clearly outlines how it collects and preserves data but also how that data can be audited and accessed. For best results, choose a low-code development platform system that will allow your business to define how it wants to collect, monitor, and use data.
Disadvantages to using a low-code development platform
By 2024, experts estimate roughly three-fourth of all app development will be done using low-code platforms. And, although there are many advantages to using a low-code platform, there are at least two reasons to exercise caution when choosing your provider.
First, make sure you choose an option that allows for customization. Second, select your vendor wisely.
Many businesses fear low-code platforms won’t give them the flexibility they need. And, customization options do vary based on provider. Choose wisely to ensure you understand any system limitations.
Determine how much you’ll be able to customize any applications your company intends to create. Look for a program that allows you the flexibility of drag-and-drop design while also giving you the ability to integrate your new applications with any existing ones easily.
Ask whether you can add code, business logic, APIs, or custom calculations to make the program work for your business. The answers to those questions will determine whether the software can meet the needs of your business.
Some businesses hesitate to use low-code options because they fear they will be committed to the one vendor they choose. When selecting a vendor, look for one that uses the latest, most advanced technologies and modern, top-ranked coding languages. That will ensure that the platform is on par with the current market. This way you future-proof your apps.
In the event that your app requires some coding, be sure your organization has this capability and is able to do that for you using the coding language the platform is offering. Should you have a lack of IT resources, Planton Solutions can help you customize any app or even further tailor it around your specific business needs and environment.
Choosing the right platform
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed. But choosing to use a low-code development platform from Platon Solutions offers your business speed, agility, and the opportunity to cut costs all without making you feel locked into an unwieldy system that fails to give you the flexibility you need. Using Sysbupro will allow you to quickly and efficiently automate your business processes and rules so that you can minimize mistakes and losses.