No Code Platforms are the Key to Rapid, Agile Development
Some snippets from a recent infographic on no/low code application platforms. Click on any image to see the full graphic.
This new Forrester report by Clay Richardson focuses on the re-framing of Business Process Management (BPM) initiatives for not only internal process improvement, but also focusing enterprise architects on:
This ties into my previous post which gave an overview of the trends in BYOA and Customer Facing Apps. The full report can be downloaded here:
She sits in her office, and stares at the calendar. “There is no way to get all these projects done on time,” she mumbles to herself.
Enter the life of today’s development manager. There just aren’t enough hours in the day, days in the month, months in the year. With IT departments struggling to keep pace with the speed of their internal and external customers, low/no code app platforms are quickly becoming necessary in all aspects of business. Of particular importance are those apps that are customer facing, driving interaction with products and services, as well as personnel from sales, marketing, support and operations.
“Low-code platforms are a converging category, not a new one. Most vendors of these products established their technologies with internal-facing applications. Customer-facing applications are quickly becoming a popular new use case for these platforms because these types of applications demand rapid delivery and evolution.”
So how can these platforms be leveraged? See below for some key benefits:
The above are just a few of the benefits. Below is an overview of how an organization can leverage a no code platform to deliver functionality in short order for external users:
“In the age of the customer, everything runs as quickly as customers and markets – and software delivery must keep up.”
A recent Forrester report, “New Development Platforms Emerge For Customer-Facing Applications,” discusses how many companies are choosing low-code platforms over traditional hand-coded development platforms due to the speed with which low-code applications can be assembled, deployed and tested. With customer-facing applications at the top of IT priority lists, traditional programming platforms simply cannot keep up with the “short schedules and rapid change cycles” such applications require. The report goes on to discuss the challenges that application and development (AD&D) leaders face when formulating strategies for customer-facing applications, and advantages that low-code platforms provide, including the ability to lower barriers between requirements and delivery, and provide business leaders with a way to test and experiment with new ideas at a low risk and cost.
Want to read it all? You can download the entire report and whitepaper here: