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Low-code it is one of those deceptively simple terms that is not always easily understood outside of the IT team. This article sets out to explain how low-code works and, more importantly, what it can do for you and your business.
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What is low-code?
Low-code is a type of enterprise software that enables you to create and deliver high-quality web and mobile apps in a much smarter, faster way. The technology achieves this by allowing you to build apps using modular, visual “building blocks of code”. In simple terms: you can drag and drop these pre-coded components into place to build the custom app you need, rather than having to write and maintain line after line of code.
Who is low-code technology designed for?
Low-code platforms have been designed for everyone to use. As a business user with no coding experience or knowledge of software programming languages, you can use low-code tools to build a simple app, with little or no training at all. You can also easily collaborate with more experienced developers to speed up the app development process and make sure the results meet your expectations.
As a professional developer, you can use low-code tools to rapidly build and deliver the apps your organisation needs. As the name suggests, low-code makes this possible by substantially reducing the amount of code you need to write and maintain.
How does low-code compare with traditional development?
Low-code can completely replace the traditional method of hard-coding an entire app. As a result, seasoned developers are able to work at greater speed and scale, and non-IT users can make a far greater contribution to the app development process.
In unique and complicated scenarios, experienced developers can augment low-code solutions with additional code or combine them with other technology capabilities, such as machine learning, to deliver the exact functionality required.
In these ways, low-code technology can be used to speed up the process optimisation and automation cycle, to support modern digital transformation goals like hyperautomation.
How will low-code impact my existing developers?
There is no need to be concerned about low-code technology replacing your existing developers. The goal of low-code is not to made developers redundant, but rather to provide them with smarter development tools, so they can accelerate their work and add more value to the business. When developers no longer need to write and maintain repetitive lines of code, they have much more time for other work, including complex and high-priority projects.
Can I use low-code to develop apps for all devices?
With low-code tools, you can build one app and it will automatically be optimised for mobile and web, on all devices. There is no need to write and maintain different code bases for different devices. Once again, this speeds up the delivery cycle.
What can I build with low-code technology?
Low-code technology helps you build web and mobile apps for customers, clients and colleagues – from self-service portals for your customers to enterprise apps that transform a range of business processes.
Within your organisation, you can build apps to modernise and automate work for any team, department or business function, including:
- Human Resources
- Sales & Marketing
- Information Technology
How can my organisation gain maximum value from low-code technology?
As low-code automation experts with more than a decade of experience in this unique technology field, Velocity IT is well positioned to help your organisation harness the full potential of low-code technology.
We can work with you to:
- Choose and implement the most suitable low-code technology
- Identify and prioritise opportunities for low-code automation
- Build, run, manage and scale your low-code solutions, setting you up for success
Which low-code platform is right for my business?
As a vendor-agnostic process automation consultancy, we are not tied to any specific platforms and can help you select the perfect technology for your needs.
Some of the low-code software partners we often work with include (but are not limited to):
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Using our skills and experience of these and other technologies, we can help you to deliver results FASTER and take full advantage of your low-code investment.