• 23 April، 2021

Why low code is becoming the digital transformation MVP

Is your organization lacking the kind of digital agility required to effectively respond to the new rapid pace of business? Are you still relying on code-heavy applications, manual processes, and siloed data?


If so, changing that could require heavy financial investment, months or years of waiting, and enterprise-wide change management. With no guarantee, you’ll end up where you need to be. The events of 2020 further compounded these challenges. The digital transformation had been well underway, but 2020 really pushed the accelerator to the floor and created a whole new pace of business.

How can you keep up?


A key benefit of low code = SPEED 


A new tool, referred to as low-code application development, has made a timely entrance onto the scene. At its most basic level, low code is an approach to application development that leverages platform-based visual design elements — such as drop-down menus and checkboxes — to quickly and easily develop, change, and deliver business applications with minimal to no hand-coding.


This powerful capability is allowing organizations to circumvent lengthy development cycles and rigid legacy systems to rapidly stand up new business applications that meet immediate business needs.



Low-code development offers several benefits, but perhaps most importantly, it brings an element of speed that organizations today desperately need to succeed at the new pace of business. This type of technology enables rapid application development that, as the name implies, provides an ability to rapidly develop new solutions.



Overcoming the buy vs. build dilemma


Buying something off the shelf can be quicker, but it will also be expensive and likely will not be a perfect fit. Building something internally will likely provide a more perfect fit, but will take more time and command valuable IT resources.


Low code introduces a new alternative that allows you to maximize ROI from your existing tech stack. It offers the ability to squeeze even more value from existing solutions. With low-code applications, you create powerful data relationships from internal and external sources, centralize that information, and provide an ability for users to take action on it. You also leverage your existing technology solutions to bring data together and stand up for new applications that put the right information in front of the right people at the right time.


By optimizing the user experience, you increase user adoption. And the more people use the solution, the more effective they are at their jobs, the more you maximize your ROI.


Leveraging low code alongside core systems


A critical component to low-code integration is the ability of your app-building platform to access and use all the latest data and content from your entire content and application universe.


The best low-code strategy is one that integrates your organization’s critical content repositories with your applications and line-of-business systems — complementing those systems and maximizing your investments. Content and documents are often the most pervasive and challenging-to-manage elements across business units, which makes a content services platform ideal for launching effective applications.