Low-code development: A faster way to build

In search of greater speed, efficiency, and innovation, organizations no longer must depend on a centralized information technology (IT) department for software updates, coding, and application integration. Low-code development and the citizen developer help organizations keep up with the rapid pace of digital transformation and reduce the workload on IT departments and professional programmers.

Low code has emerged as a viable approach for organizations of all sizes as they hire a new type of developer, or upskill or reskill current employees. McKinsey & Company estimates that around 40 percent of workers will require reskilling in six months or fewer. These efforts help close the skills gap by training employees in areas they might not have experience with. Low code has lowered that barrier to entry.

Low-code solutions accelerate an organization’s path to a more agile, profitable, and sustainable future. By embracing low-code development, companies can move faster with more productive employees. Plus, they’re in a better position to drive innovation and revenue.

Low-code development: A faster way to build

By embracing low-code development, organizations gain the following significant benefits:

  • Speed and agility: Low-code tools enable non-programmers to develop the software they need and solve their technical challenges with drag-and-drop features. In a 2021 survey on low-code/no-code by Creatio, 29% of respondents found low-code development to be 41%–60% faster than traditional development.
  • Quality: Less is more, even with code. Pre-built and tested components drastically reduce the risk of bugs and developer error. Building software with low code significantly simplifies the software development process. With less code, citizen developers can avoid steps like planning systems architecture, setting up backend frameworks, hard coding, and endless rounds of testing. Instead, they can focus on creating quality applications.
  • Talent pool: By lowering the barrier to entry for a new class of developers, organizations can address the growing skills gap while investing in growth for current employees. 

Low-code development is the way to the future. It creates new jobs, making it easier and faster to develop innovative applications and solutions. And it transforms how developers build, update, and combine applications.