May 30, 2018

Low-Code Application Platforms: IT’s Answer to Cost, Speed and Adaptability

Low-Code Application Platforms: IT’s Answer to Cost, Speed and Adaptability

By John McDonald, VP of Strategy and Go-To-Market at Arrayworks

If you’re like most companies, your IT department probably feels a bit like Doctor Frankenstein – connecting legacy technologies with custom coded patches and putting out fires where integration is difficult. There are many reasons for this. Think of it this way, the old model of high-code programming still exists, but it’s intricate, time consuming to create and test, expensive to maintain and even harder to keep working when even small changes are required.

Taking Center Stage:

As the demand for applications continues to explode across all industries, organization are turning to low-code application platforms to alleviate tech backlogs, augment overburdened IT staffs, and contain related projects costs. For smaller businesses especially, the time and effort it takes to launch new applications needs to pay off.

Here are a few of the reasons that low-code application platforms are experiencing rapidly growing demand:

  • Expense. The budget is always the first consideration for company boards and those in charge of finance. While the IT department often sees that the investment in new technology will pay off in ROI, in order to push through new technologies, you have to be able to justify the cost. At this point, low-code solutions makes a lot of fiscal sense.
  • Ease of Use. This is key. When we say “ease of use” we’re not talking about making your programmer’s life easier, though that is a big part of it. We’re talking about your end user experience. Arrayworks’ low-code platform allows user feedback to be incorporated into the application at any phase of it lifetime, ensuring superior user and customer experiences.
  • Streamlined Development. Low-code takes less time from concept to market. It simply does. And it’s more cost effective. Not only that, but it’s more fluid. Your programming needs change continually. With low-code, your technical talent can develop and evolve applications that actually meet user requirements, faster and with less expense than by any traditional methods.
  • More Productive for In-House IT Staff. Technical talent love the ease and speed at which they can create and deliver elegant solutions. Augmented by consultants and business users, developers can continuously improve solutions so that what gets delivered actually meets user requirements.

Organizations of all sizes have begun to understand that they must prioritize digital transformation initiatives, not only to remain competitive, but more importantly, to actively participate in new and continuously evolving markets places. There is no end to digital transformation, making it critical to have a platform strategy that foundationally acknowledges change as the only constant.

Low-code platforms empower both your developers and business users with simple yet powerful declarative tools to deliver applications faster and without compromise. Done right, low-code platforms enable an iterative adaptability which can depressurize the entire design process and the need to “get it right” the first time, significantly improving project success rates, lowering total cost of ownership and delivering the required agility to respond to relentlessly altering table stakes.