The Low-Code Movement in Digital Transformation
The ability of organizations to adapt to a rapidly shifting work environment is a key competitive differentiator and a key indicator for long-term success. To unlock its potential through a wholesome digital transformation program, it becomes imperative for organizations to adopt rapidly and agility is a requirement for transformation. Low code development solves exactly that, the case as described above, to accelerate delivery. Low code development brings people, processes, and technology together in an agile fashion, and enables organizations to meet the transformation goals. A low-code digital transformation means that multifunctional teams can build rapidly together, creating fit-for-purpose solutions now and in the future.
Low-code development relies on key pillars- focusing on business impact, design thinking, existing capabilities, and connecting people, processes, and technology. The low-code apps save time, and helps organizations learn quickly, and process feedback from the market faster, and better.
So, what are the Benefits of low code development? We can name a few:
Enemy of Siloed Applications
Low code enables contributors from outside IT departments to not only assist in the creation of programs, but also in their design. IT will always need to maintain a level of control and visibility, but with compliance and controls in place, development can be placed in the hands of business users, sometimes known as citizen developers. This has a huge advantage since who knows how to enhance processes better than the people who use them on a regular basis?
Low-code apps provide a new option for maximizing returns on investment (ROI) in existing technology stacks by leveraging existing solutions more effectively. Companies may construct powerful data relationships from both internal and external sources, centralize that information, and give people the ability to act on it using low-code applications. It also enables businesses to use existing technology to combine data and develop new apps that deliver the right information to the right people at the right time.
The downstream impact will improve customer experience, as organizations can quickly adapt to market changes and customer needs. Costs are reduced since apps may be developed in less time with fewer people, resulting in resource and time savings.
Culture of Experimentation
According to global research conducted by Stripe, maintenance and dealing with technical debt consume over 75% of a developer's week. Because low-code development makes scaling and maintaining software easier, the strain of updating legacy systems is decreased, as is the accumulation of technical debt.
Low-code requires less hand-coding than traditional methods, increasing the speed of development. Components are standardized and pre-tested, reducing the risk of bugs and integration issues. So, what used to take months to develop, can be reduced to days, mitigating time as a barrier to innovation.
With that, how can Organizations realize value?
Whether or not a company can reap the benefits of low code relies on how they approach and invest in the notion. Furthermore, many low-code tools are designed to tackle a wide range of problems. Some systems enable process standardization by focusing on distinct business functions. Consider low code, which includes APIs and connectors that enable process owners to get the most out of their experience in areas where the core capabilities fall short. People and business processes drive digital transformation in a customer-centric world.
Don’t Go Too Low!
Low code can also create a mess in coding and structure.
You need a Digital Twin of Your Organization, a Target Operating Model to keep an overview on your low code developments and applications.
Mavim makes business processes dynamic to help you understand and optimize your business. With standardized processes designed in Mavim, the development of low-code tools could prove to be incredibly valuable to organizations previously supported by legacy software and IT systems. Low code allows for easy transition from paper processes and legacy systems, building “solid support for process automation within the organization
Low code is great, if you go high on Mavim to manage and visualize things well.
Written by: Sashank Ramesh, Value Engineer at Mavim