Why you should be paying attention to low-code/no-code platforms today!

 
 
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Whether sales, marketing, accounting, CX/UX, HR, inventory control, maintenance, fleet management, or another part of the business system, low-code/no-code platforms make application development easier, faster and often better by enabling closer business engagement and collaboration in the development process.

As long as legacy code exists and complex, sophisticated projects that require traditional programming continue, professional skilled developers and coders will always be needed.

When it comes to business strategist first, technologist second, citizen developers and low-code/no-code platforms are building proven business solutions for SMBs and enterprises alike.

Tearing down the old roadblocks 

With the explosion in digital transformation, the roadblocks to building applications are diminishing.

And the need for citizen-developed apps is accelerating.

Employee time tracking. Customer management. Process and workflow. Product offers. Lead generation.

To keep pace with the demands of digital transformation initiatives, application development (AD) teams will augment their efforts with artificial intelligence (AI) "co-developers" to streamline programming efforts. (Source)

Low-code/no-code platforms allow businesses to build and deploy cutting-edge apps that help business processes run more efficiently, with an ROI in months or even weeks instead of years.

Building apps that means business

Move past the spreadsheets and cumbersome paper tracking into digital point-and-click innovation.

For small businesses, applications built with low-code/no-code platforms can handle all sorts of functions.

Restaurants can build apps to showcase menus, let customers make reservations with a calendar and booking system or create customer loyalty that keeps them top of mind.

Fitness centers and Yoga studios can design apps to post schedule and class times, as well as send notifications to members about changes or new offers. Apps can help keep members engaged and even increase retention. 

Customers receive member benefits through specifically designed apps with dashboard and portal access to account info, order history, as well as push notifications for promotions and more.

Enterprises welcome the low-code/no code revolution

Low-code/no-code apps aren't just for small businesses. Enterprises are using these platforms to build more sophisticated solutions at a lower cost to the organization while allowing IT to concentrate on complex data issues.

By 2022, 50% of digital business technology platform projects will connect events to business outcomes using event-driven intelligent business process management suite (iBPMS)-oriented frameworks. (Source)

HR has diverse responsibilities across the organization. Apps can be designed for payroll, time and attendance, application tracking, onboarding and learning management systems, personnel and performance management, and benefits management.

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A well-design CRM system in the past was built by software engineers. Today, low-code/no-code platforms help teams build effective, customized apps to make informed, data-driven decisions across all departments. Apps can be built to target essential activities, to stay on top of sales and better manage the crucial relationship with customers, track customer activity, automate workflows, and streamline the customer journey.

Enterprises face considerable challenges with operational efficiency. IT departments are swamped with network and systems operations, automation infrastructure and governance. When it comes to business operations, low-code/no-code applications can create solutions that increase efficiency and execution of tasks related to POS, expense reporting, file sharing, invoicing, electronic document management, accounting and bookkeeping.

Manufacturing and quality control turn raw materials into fully functioning products. There are standard operating procedures that must happen in order to produce a quality finished good ready for the end-user. Monitoring mission-critical projects, auditing automation and work processes, investigating work orders for repairs and fixes to equipment, reviewing safety and inspections, improving inventory control and materials tracking are some of the many functions within a manufacturing business.

Low-code/no-code apps based solutions have the potential to boost productivity, as well as alleviate distractions that could lead to mishaps and workplace accidents.

In the $172 billion applications sector, business intelligence, collaboration and other/new enterprise process apps will grow fastest, according to the analyst firm. (Source)

 

Just the right apps to fit any budget

At Coactive we designed an all-in-one platform based on IRAD (Interactive Rapid App Development) in order to customize solutions that improve business processes.

We understand that innovative apps start with ideas. We also know that collaboration across the organization is what turns ideas into viable solutions. 

And we know that businesses need apps that function seamlessly across the organization, as well as scale as business grows.

As businesses continue to leverage digital technology, faster delivery of business applications, with little to no hand coding, and a significantly smaller investment in training and deployment means less downtime or processes left in limbo.

Whether a small business or an enterprise, business owners are looking to increase sales, improve efficiency, get products out on time and build a loyal customer base.

A no-code out-of-the-box visual programming app can start as low as a $25 monthly subscription. A low-code customized application-specific solution for building an app without worrying about user count can be one fixed application license fee.

Whatever the application need, there is a platform that fits.

More uses for low-code/no-code platforms are being seen every day. Now is the time to move ahead of the digital transformation curve with application solutions that evolve as fast as your business grows.