Date Published: 09/29/2021
Pre-pandemic, your IT department may have been fully staffed with a team of developers who had time to tackle any and every project – developing and launching production-ready applications. Then, as the pandemic swept in, managers were forced to pivot and quickly reevaluate how work was being done, and what work was necessary based on consumer demand. Sustainability became front and center, with growth secondary.
Today, as we move into pre-pandemic processes, growth is again in the forefront but in a different landscape. The need to deliver robust applications swiftly puts even more pressure on already stressed IT departments.
With some high-tech leaders forecasting that 65% of applications development will be low-code by 2024, the team at RunMyProcess sat down with some of their IT specialists, asking them why low-code platforms are so important in today’s landscape and what it means for the future.
“We’ve seen two years’ worth of digital transformation in two months.” – Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella regarding quarterly earnings in 2020.
“Fast” doesn’t even describe the speed at which businesses and software developers had to move throughout the pandemic and afterward. IT departments found agility they didn’t know they had, matching platforms with consumer demand in almost real-time.
Many positive things resulted from the pandemic. Company processes become transparent, revealing waste and unneeded, over-complicated processes that require more staff and time. Faster development of applications using low-code platforms began, reducing the time it takes to go to market.
Akorbi Digital has reacted to the positives by adding RunMyProcess to their portfolio. With RunMyProcess, you can build applications in a visual development environment, using drag and drop modelers that reduce the need for writing code. This means faster development time, which in turn means faster-to-market.
When the pandemic hit and every business was racing to identify how to deliver their goods and services to their customers in a completely new way, owners and managers had to get creative. Before then, the creation and development of applications and processes often took several months. To survive in 2020, developers had to learn to create business apps in weeks. This is when the adoption of low-code increased.
Low-code platforms like RunMyProcess are appealing to the manager or business owner for the following reasons:
Offering IT a standardized set of tools, environments in low-code or no-code platforms for fast-track applications can allow them to develop what they need more than four times faster than if they started from scratch. In return, this expediency makes the development process more affordable and easier. And let’s not forget about the value of a happy employee! Professional developers realize that low-code is not equal to limited functionality. A low-code platform allows the developer or IT team to work on creating a business-functional design.
In a nutshell: user experience. Consumers most likely won’t know – or even care- that the app they are using was developed using low-coding. However, what they care about is that the app works fast and the way they need it to, achieving the desired outcome. Poor user experience is the number one reason people abandon apps. If your app or platform is slow, clunky, and doesn’t provide the help or functionality it promised the user, abandonment and uninstalling will happen quickly. Getting them to come back and engage with it again is nearly impossible.
If you’re wondering if a platform like RunMyProcess could beneﬁt your business and your IT department, contact us today.
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