Why Organisations Can No Longer Ignore the Low Code Movement
Low-Code has been a familiar topic of conversation among business leaders today with Gartner predicting that 70% of new applications developed by organisations will use low-code or no-code technologies by 2025. Below we explore why the low-code movement is becoming one that organisations can no longer ignore.
Low-code development has been a buzzword amongst business leaders in recent years. Low Code or No Code platforms are types of software development platforms that allow users with little or no coding knowledge to build mobile or web applications and workflows through an easy-to-use visual drag and drop interface. This type of application development has gained a lot of traction as a quick and easy alternative to traditional software development. Gartner has predicted that 70% of new applications developed by organisations will use low-code or no-code technologies by 2025 (up from less than 25% in 2020) and that by 2024, 75% of large enterprises will be using at least four low-code development tools for both citizen development initiatives and IT application development. With the rate of digitisation rising, the low code movement has set itself apart as one that organisations can no longer ignore.
Why Has Low-Code Development Risen in Popularity?
In today’s business landscape, almost every industry is noticing the skills and talent shortage in relation to IT. McKinsey noted that IT is the second-largest area for businesses to address potential skills gaps after data sciences. This is backed by a Gartner report that notes that the market demand for app development will grow 5x faster than IT capacity to deliver them. This is where Low-Code can help by enabling business users to develop solutions without the need for IT intervention and reducing the development time by up 90%. As the talent war continues with companies competing to hire those with IT skills and experience, it may be time for organisations to look at helping this issue through the use of low-code development in their business to reduce the reliance on recruiting and retaining IT talent. While it won’t eliminate the need for those skills entirely, these platforms allow citizen developers to contribute to the need for new business applications
What are the other benefits of Low-Code?
The impact of low-code goes beyond helping to bridge the IT skills gap. By reducing development time and the burden on IT departments, Low-Code can increase the speed of delivery for organisations and therefore increase competitive advantage and customer satisfaction. Low-Code platforms make it much easier to automate processes in the organisation improving operational efficiency. Employees no longer have to wait until an already busy IT department can make small improvements to their working day to boost productivity, with Low-Code regular business users can be empowered to make these changes. 82% of organisations agree that custom app development outside of IT is important. This can increase innovation and collaboration among employees. Further, this allows organisations to focus more on business development themselves.
From addressing IT skills gaps to helping your business become more efficient, it appears Low-Code development will only continue to grow in popularity and if organisations want to keep up with the market, it may be time to get on board.