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How Low Code Speeds Application Development

July 31, 2020

How Low Code Speeds Application Development?

ISB Global OutSystems Partner How Low Code Can Supercharge Application Development

Empower your entire organization to become more agile and efficient by fostering a low-code culture shift.

How Low Code speeds application development – A period of disruption and uncertainty is ahead, one that will mean taking more digital risks and adjusting to new customer behaviors and preferences. Therefore, hand-crafting your organisation’s business applications is simply not an option. Coding is a largely manual and inflexible process with long lead times. Quickly spinning up a mobile application to address a new business requirement or updating an existing system for faster response time is not attainable with hand-coding.

Low Code offers a way forward for the business agility enterprises need now, especially since industry analysts are predicting that demand for mobile apps will grow significantly in the coming months. Developers can build applications with a simple drag-and-drop visual interface, one-click deployment, and simple connectivity to legacy and cloud systems. It supercharges your application development so you can respond to digital urgency and changes in business direction.

Barriers to Innovation

Enterprises with large IT organizations, well-established business processes, and embedded systems are challenged by rapid change that can impact growth, revenue, and market share, placing them at a disadvantage against newer, more nimble competitors.

  • Growing customer expectations
  • Shrinking development cycles
  • Rigid application development processes
  • Security and data governance
  • Heavy investment in legacy infrastructure and applications
  • Vendor lock-in

8 Ways Businesses Use Low-Code to Advance Organisations

To put it simply, low-code turns typical development on its head. Instead of focusing on building an application one line of hand-crafted code after another, your IT team is empowered to focus on the big picture: the business value of the application itself. Let’s look at how.

  • Rapid development
  • Connectivity
  • Security
  • Iterative development processes
  • Lower IT costs
  • No lock-in
  • Future-proofing
  • Delighted users

The Low-Code Organization: What to Expect

Low-code compresses development time and speeds time to value, so your organization must learn how to keep up. While these changes will certainly impact your IT team and its processes, it also requires a broader cultural realignment across the organization. Mark DeArmon, Head of Adoption and Transformation at OutSystems, put it this way in a recent blog post: a “low-code platform introduces disruption to existing organizational ‘muscle memory’ — a process and set of behaviors that reflect development being the longest step in the application delivery timeline.” Here are five considerations to keep in mind when deploying a low-code development solution:

  • Agility
  • Continuous Software Delivery
  • Sound Governance
  • Change Management
  • Leadership Buy-in

Enterprise low-code application platforms make it simple to deploy enterprise-class applications and systems and integrate them with cloud services. Your organization can build operational systems for departments, core digital systems, or digital experiences that serve millions of users. Enterprise low-code also delivers high performance, scalability, high availability, disaster recovery, security, and much more.