Article by * Alan Mariño – Principal Consultant at Connectis
Digital solutions that are faster to implement have gained notoriety in the face of social isolation, due to the pandemic. Companies quickly adhered to applicable software that, among other advantages, allow collaboration between professionals with little or no knowledge of the programming language. It is here that low-code begins to take center stage, as it allows the rapid creation of scalable and fully functional applications, favoring organizations in creating more agile and flexible solutions. With that, we observe a horizon with many opportunities for new developers wholly conceived in low-code.
Forrester Research estimates that 75% of software developed by 2024 worldwide will be created using low-code. By 2030, this development model is expected to grow at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth) of 31.3% globally. The information is from the Low-code Development Platform Market Research Report — Global Industry Analysis, Trends and Growth Forecast to 2030 survey, by Research and Markets, which pointed to the beginning of this increase during the covid-19 pandemic.
Companies that help their customers to adopt low-code will certainly be one step ahead. Constant innovation in the era of digital transformation and industry 4.0 requires technology and high performance in the market. With this, IT management needs and should be easier, with efficient software and application development processes that increase their demand every day, making low-code a fundamental requirement for being able to support high demands at speed. necessary.
Thus, through an intuitive interface and drag&drop tools, anyone can build these systems, even if they don’t have specific code development skills.
But why is this important for business?
Digital Transformation is a good example that has been happening for some years now, but it became even more evident with the pandemic, with the significant increase in demand for more modern tools and remote use, in addition to the need to launch digital applications in tune with the new reality of everything being found on the internet, from streaming consumption to renting wines, cars and services in general. To meet this new scenario, in a very simple way, from the use of low-code, businesses can develop applications and software, delivering products and services in times impossible to imagine in traditional development. Therefore, low-code has been essential to achieve the desired goals, with improvements in workflows and efficient use of resources.
Companies that choose to use this technology no longer need to worry about non-functional IT requirements, the platform itself is responsible, so it becomes clearer that low-code can now be considered the future of developing solutions for any type of business or vertical.
Another benefit of low-code is maintenance. For example, if a customer wants to upgrade an environment implemented 8 years ago, not many service hours are required; in low-code, only 80 lines of code solve the demand, different from development in Java, which can reach more or less two thousand and five hundred lines of code.
However, let’s go further. Have you ever thought if even the business area could create solutions? With low-code, and perfectly. Gartner even estimates that by 2024, 80% of technology solutions will be created by non-technical professionals.
But to get the most out of low-code, you need to apply it to the right problems. For example, repetitive operational activities, which do not justify large investments, due to the low added value, such as web applications, systems and workflows.
It is also worth noting that a company prepared to be a low-code partner will also be aware of the need for companies’ development policies to mature, after all, non-technical people will be more involved in the creation of applications and thus, the tendency will be to increase each control, which is always necessary, which in the long run may be difficult to carry out maintenance, especially if there is no documentation for new applications.
Remember that even if it’s not apparent, the code is always there.
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Author Profile: Connectis Consultant for PLM Solutions Management, with more than 12 years of experience in the Digital Industry segment. Starting in 2021, he focused on low-code as a key driver on the path to digital transformation.