According to the technology consultancy Gartner, by 2025 seven out of every ten technological applications will be low-code. Do you know what this new trend is and what it means for companies, their daily operations and their adaptation to current changes and uncertainty? We tell you about it in this article.
What is low-code technology?
Low-code technology is a technology whose software development requires little or no coding to build applications and processes. It is designed for non-technical professionals to become hybrid profiles capable of creating solutions that facilitate daily operations in companies, as they do not need complex programming languages.
Some of the characteristics of this type of technology are:
- They use visual modelling tools to reflect details in a way that everyone can understand.
- They incorporate drag-and-drop functionality to facilitate the production process.
- They often have OOTB (out-of-the-box) functionality with reusable components, eliminating the need to create key components for applications from scratch.
- They are highly scalable technologies.
These features make low-code technology have an unprecedented application delivery time, which is of great value in a fast-moving world.
What benefits does low-code technology bring to companies?
Low-code technologies, thanks to the fact that they do not require technical profiles, achieve:
- Reduced application go-to-production times.
- Greater agility in making changes to decisions, processes and applications by reducing dependency on IT departments.
- Faster responses to changing business and customer needs.
- Reduce application maintenance time and costs.
- Improve system scalability and continuous improvement approach.
- Reduce the urgency for more digital talent at a time when the need to deploy technology is greater than ever.
As a fast and easy alternative to conventional software development, it has been gaining popularity in recent years. It allows companies to build a wide variety of applications to facilitate digital transformation, meet market and business demand, and simplify operational processes.
An example of low-code technology is Hyperautomation platforms, which are designed to allow business (non-technical) users to design, build and run Intelligent Automation services, applications and digital workers without relying on IT departments. This way they can make changes and get them into production faster, without losing business value.
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