Traditional software development is a pricey and sluggish process, and developers are in short supply. These issues make it difficult for small businesses to access the software necessary to support and grow their business. Low-code application platforms or LCAP offer small businesses the opportunity to create applications for their distinct needs.
Users create specific apps that help them do their job with little to no code. Using a visual interface with simple tools and dragging and dropping, users can create apps they can begin using within hours. No particular IT skills are necessary.
The business benefits are numerous. It reduces the errors manual coding introduces to the process and the time required to find and fix them. Costs decrease as all development done in house by the internal team who know what they need.
Low-code compresses the time to app completion as the design can take place in conjunction with the business requirement formation. Cross-platform deployment is uncomplicated. If you’re worried about scalability, it’s usually simple to adjust or build a similar app to handle increases in business.
It’s not hard to find a platform to use to fit your business. Top-rated LCAP platforms are The Filemaker by Claris, OutSystems, Zoho Creator, and Pronto Forms. What features are best?
If your business has many complexities, the best platform will offer a process, case, and rules management capability. Any platform must be continually upgrading, as nothing is static nowadays. The ability to integrate is an absolute must, and the platform needs to play nice with AI and machine learning.
Author: Kris Keppeler, a writer who finds technology fascinating and loves humor. She writes for Crossing Genres on Medium.com and Does This Happen to You? on Channillo. Award-winning podcast producer who enjoys telling stories. Follow her @KrisKKAria on Twitter or on LinkedIn.