Embracing Low-Code Development

Published on 05 Mar 2022

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Markets are rapidly evolving. Organizations must constantly innovate in order to compete.

As a result, IT departments are trying to keep up with demand at a time when developer resources are scarce around the world.

However, forward-thinking firms know that digital business needs are increasing – and that waiting is no longer an option. They are taking action by enabling corporate users to create and automate new solutions using a collaborative, user-friendly, low-code application development platform.

The Definition Of Low-Code

You've probably heard the term "low code," which pervades workplace discourse. But what exactly does it mean?

Low code is defined by Forrester as "products and/or cloud services for application development that uses visual, declarative methodologies rather than programming." Furthermore, Gartner defines it as platforms that offer "rapid application development (RAD) characteristics for development, deployment, and execution - in the cloud."

In essence, these tools make application development accessible to non-programmers and business users. Anyone, regardless of technical expertise, may create workflow automation apps with drag-and-drop flexibility, straightforward process flow features, and visual advice. This enables many individuals outside of IT to take responsibility, expedite typical development activities, enhance productivity, and, eventually, free up development resources.

Given the benefits, it's easy to see why an increasing number of firms are implementing these solutions. According to Gartner, "by 2023, the number of engaged citizen developers at large businesses will be at least four times that of professional developers." 

Low-code development platforms can help organizations outmaneuver the competition by allowing them to quickly adjust how they serve clients in their chosen channels – whether they be mobile apps or self-service portals. As a result, they provide their staff with the tools they need to accomplish their tasks more efficiently and effectively. It's a win-win situation for everyone.

The Advantages of Low-Code Platforms

Both IT and business leaders can use low-code platforms to outrun standard development timeframes and achieve results more quickly:

Create Apps More Quickly

Using an Agile methodology, you may streamline your application development process.

The practice stresses frequent, brief releases. Business users and citizen developers can adapt swiftly to new market issues by using visual design components and pre-built/prescribed templates.

Work Smarter And More Collaboratively

Scale online, mobile, email, and chat applications efficiently, iteratively, and seamlessly. Allow consumers to transition across cloud platforms or to a hybrid cloud.

Integrate With Other Technologies Using Open APIs

IT leaders may build guardrails and control work with centralized, role-based authoring tools. Furthermore, built-in DevOps technologies empower you to continually integrate and deploy at any size.


Download Pega's whitepaper to learn more about how to embrace low-code development.