Future of work + low-code development

The rapid need for digitalization combined with an overstretched global workforce drives businesses to embrace more intuitive ways of programming. Future-forward enterprises seek adaptability, and turn to no-code and lowcode development as the winning strategy. By empowering employees to learn and develop applications without formal IT training, these enterprises save time and resources.

Gartner predicts that by 2025, low-code application development will be responsible for more than 65% of application development activity.1 The research company reports that businesses are relying more heavily on employees outside of IT, with 41% of employees developing or customizing solutions.

Low-code development decreases the time and cost of software development and offers a more agile and streamlined process to get applications built and deployed. Looking to the future of work, low-code tools reduce development time by 90% and save enterprises on average $1.7 million annually in operational costs.

This ability is quickly transforming the way companies do business. Users can use dragand-drop functions with visual code blocks and pre-built integrations and connectors. Instead of manually coding applications, engineers can embrace their passion for science, building, and testing applications—fundamentally changing the future of work.


1. Gartner, Forecast Analysis: Low-Code Development Technologies, Fabrizio Biscotti, Paul Vincent, January 22, 2021. 

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2. IDC, Understanding the Significance of the Low-Code Developer Forecast, 2021-2025, Doc # US47546621, March 2021

The growth rate for low-code developers is expected to reach 3.2 times that of traditional developers, according to IDC.2 The solution is poised to boom with more than 500 million applications and services created over the next four years. Having flexibility at the core, employees can learn low-code development anywhere, anytime that fits their schedule.

To capitalize on the trend, businesses must invest in learning and development opportunities for employees and encourage participation across all skill and training levels. The return on the investment is an engaged workforce that’s nimble, adaptive, and fueled by opportunities to progress within and outside of your organization.

Future of work + low-code development

Use case in action

Take remote work to the future

Provider Assist’s team built its MyVitals application by using the simple click and drag-and-drop functions of low-code development. The benefits of this development process are two-fold. First, employees get first-hand experience in learning to develop the application. Second, end users get streamlined access to funding and healthcare services, improving patient outcomes.

Future of work + low-code development

Use case in action

Drive client experience with digital transformation

Bendigo Bank, an Australian financial institution, focused on driving customer experience by enabling its employees and citizen developers to create 25 customer-focused enterprise applications using a low-code platform. To speed innovation, the bank relied on the agility and flexibility of low-code tools to develop applications for everything from ATM, fraud, and credit card management to loan and mortgage processes.