What problems did IT leaders want low-code app dev to solve in 2020?
- Streamlining workflows
- Faster app releases
- Reduce time spent on repetitive tasks
- All of the above
How do they expect to attain this…
… low code made it easy for admins and developers to deliver the technology they needed overnight.
Low code is the simple version of traditional code. It leverages drag-and-drop functionality so anyone can build, without needing to call on developing skills to code.
Why low code? Why now?
Low code is revolutionizing the pandemic for small and large businesses alike. It brings thousands of people the services and goods they need by providing a quick way for new apps to get into the market. When walk-in hair salons shifted to booking appointments digitally, or when loans needed to be processed at a moment’s notice, low code made it easy for admins and developers to deliver the technology they needed overnight.
This inspired 92% of IT leaders to seek low-code solutions at their organizations. According to one software executive, low code “improved time to market, increased reusability of code, and reduced technical complexities allowing faster digital transformation.”
IT leaders prioritized low code to build apps quickly, streamline workflows, and get to market fast
Let’s go back to those uncharted waters. You have your map (which is your product), and you see the destination of land (which is where you want to go). Low code is like an extra boost of wind that helps you get there faster.
Tech leaders recognized this and began prioritizing how to use low code to reach their goals. A majority wanted to use low-code development for streamlining workflows with about half of executives also wanted to release apps faster and reduce the time developers spend on tedious, repetitive tasks.
Another way low code invites collaboration is in its relevance to any industry. Software saw a leap of 44% in low-code usage since the start of 2020, and education services increased their use of low code by 66%. With the power of technology, organizations were able to adapt their business model and shift their brick-and-mortar operations to digital. Low code solves real problems: from tracking attendance to tracking bug reports, it has nearly all the capabilities of traditional coding with none of the traditional hurdles. Low code allows anyone, with or without formal training, to build apps. It enables businesses of all sizes to bridge digital gaps and work from anywhere in a short period of time.
What it takes to increase adoption of low-code development in the future
Low code presents an opportunity for tech leaders to solve strategic business problems. We saw that IT teams who used low code in 2020 reported higher levels of productivity, efficiency, and lower development-related costs.
Digital solutions give businesses an opportunity to grow their presence in the market like never before. If you don’t have a low-code implementation plan at your company, there are plenty of tools to get you started. Low code provides ways for you to stabilize your business and exceed your goals, even in a challenging environment, so you can weather any storm that comes your way.
Source credit: Salesforce
92% of IT leaders seek low-code solutions at their organizations.
We estimate the [low-code development] market will be around $14 billion by the year 2024.
SENIOR ANALYST JOHN BRATINCEVIC, FORRESTER RESEARCH