Mendix, the low-code platform, is driving enterprise innovation through many segments of the industry. Low-code development is no longer just for early adopters, but pushes mainstream innovation. Low-code adoption has become increasingly common with IT teams that have been stretched to the brink over the past few years. And, organisations of all sizes have found that rapid development platforms for low-code enable new ways to improve productivity, save time and money.
Digital transformation initiatives are one of the key drivers behind low-code adoption. The aim is to use technology not only to recreate an existing service in a digital form through digital transformation, but also to use technology to turn the service into something substantially better. And it's not just about technology: the progress of these projects is equally important for transforming business practises and corporate culture. Again, low-code comes in to play, as it allows iterative, agile steps to be taken and then enables users to test along the way.
This implies that technology adoption strengthens and encourages conventional work patterns and processes, allowing innovative, modern work patterns and hybrid, cross-functional processes to actually enable, even help accelerate. Initiatives for digital transformation allow employees to drive innovation with tools throughout their organization that enable them to identify and redefine their roles.
Traditionally, organisations had to rely on developers if they wanted to develop an application that meets their requirements. Skilled developers is a scare resource that’s in short supply, not to mention costly to engage. As a result, this conventional "high-code" route would often lead to unsupportable lead times for the project, particularly if multiple applications had to be built at once. Consequently, in-house IT teams become a bottleneck through no fault of their own.
By utilizing low-code rapid application development with minimal hand-coding and drag-and-drop editors with visual development tools, they eliminate the need for time-consuming months-long deployments or hiring expensive external consultants. The real advantage comes from the fact that non-techie staff can develop apps.
Using low-code tools to get things done can be a relief with IT departments stretched to the max. As a consequence, incorporating tailored backend integration or complex business logic is all the technical staff has to do.
With organisations pursuing digital transformation, it is important to recognize that low-code is a viable tool for solving the challenges of transformation. Industries such as manufacturing are already benefiting from adopting low-code to meet these challenges.
Software is powering the world, and low-code development is the single most disruptive force in application development today and enabling digital transformation for enterprises to meet tomorrow’s business demands. Therefore, low-code application development is mainstream and here to stay.