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What is the future of no-code platforms

What is the Future of No-Code Platforms?

We expect the adoption of no-code platforms to continue to rise, mainly because the end-users/process experts appreciate easily customizable tools that are less time-consuming for IT to manage. Folks will be reluctant to return to the bureaucratic way of doing things once they experience the power to solve their problems and improve their productivity. With more people now working from home, or at least not from a centralized office, there's a clear motivation to take the bull by the horn and develop a solution on their own as opposed to waiting for someone else to fix a problem. No-code platforms empower the user to create customized solutions that don't involve the continuous back and forth among groups of disinterested parties, who, unlike the end-user, don't burn with the passion for just getting the work done.

Pandemic Effects

There was a sharp line between home and office in the past, but that line has blurred since the pandemic. The result is that folks realize saving time and energy with custom technology benefits them as well as the organization. In addition, people see that time saved during the workday translates to time saved in their entire lives. This realization won't easily be forgotten as offices and businesses continue to open.

An abundance of new platform offerings has fueled the growth in the no-code marketplace. In addition, there seems to be an eternal backlog of tasks and people, citizen developers, looking to overcome their workplace challenges. The global pandemic has created a "do it yourself, for yourself" mentality that has established itself within our business culture.

What are the advantages and benefits of No-Code Platforms?

  • Fast development: Applications can be developed or extended relatively quickly because the developer is usually the process expert as well. They intimately understand the workflow - how it works, what works, the bottlenecks, etc., so they're building from a place of personal experience and personal gain.
  • User adoption/acceptance: The idea that colleagues champion and actually build the tool tends to be well-received because teams share the same frustrations and goals. It's easier to build trust and respect internally than it is externally.
  • Improved productivity: No-code applications generally solve repetitive and mundane work like tracking time and expenses, managing projects, and organizing tasks and to-dos.
  • People empowerment: Employees will feel a sense of satisfaction when they spend less time on administrative tasks and can focus on the work that motivates and inspires them. Their value and contributions are easily recognizable.

What Problems Does Low-Code Solve?

  • Administrative responsibilities: tracking office expenses, distributing notifications, managing approval processes, etc.
  • Complex tasks: extending capabilities of third-party applications through integration for processing orders and itemizing inventory

Why Make the Leap to a No-Code Platform?

  • Ease of use: Graphical user interfaces and drag-and-drop functions make it easy for users to develop and deploy professional-looking applications with minimal training.
  • Security: A superior no-code development platform will provide the latest and greatest technology available to secure the data within the apps. The tool will also provide data validation mechanisms and various user privileges settings.
  • Cost-efficiency: There's virtually zero financial risk with no-code development platforms. Many providers offer a freemium pricing model whereby the tool is accessible to users for free in a limited capacity to encourage trials. And paid versions are relatively inexpensive since there's more control over the functions and number of users.

At The Support Group, we offer custom app development services for those who have an idea and want some help to implement it. We work with different tools to empower project managers and team leaders to make the best use of technology. We have experience with Honeycode, a no-code development platform, FileMaker, a low-code platform, and common web technologies like HTML, XML, JavaScript, and PHP.  

We leverage technology to help solve problems. If you'd like to learn more about how we can help you, contact us today for a free consultation.

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