Few weeks back at a college re-union of sorts, I met an old friend, Prashant, who is now a General Manager at a large 100-year-old brick and mortar company. While we had kept in touch occasionally, it was during that evening we could catch-up on a variety of topics including the good old college days, friends, families, and profession. One topic is of special relevance here – his perspective as a head of a business function on the Enterprise Application his company uses. He asked me – “Why do you IT guys take so long to implement even something small that our business needs?”
Sounds familiar? Read on to understand my response to him. I convinced him that things are not the same with IT anymore. Because Low-code Application Development is here.
Prashant is not alone. All business leaders often struggle with the lack of agility in their enterprise application development. I’d summarize the key challenges with traditional IT Solution development as:
While all these challenges look very different, the root cause of all of them boils down to one common issue – these applications belong to the old era of High-Code. Each application is hand-coded with lots of programming lines, written in different languages and for different platforms, wired together with complex integrations.
Prashant’s company needs a Low-code Application Development strategy to enable rapid application delivery with minimal coding, setup, training and rollout.
Low-code application development is a way to build modular business apps quickly, by reducing the need for hand-coding. Today’s Low-code application development platforms use visual tools, powered by drag-and-drop interface designers, process modelers, out-of-the-box integrations with cloud services, simple packaging, distribution, and single-click deployments. All with a “Mobile First” approach, modernizing the user experience. Apps built using Low-code Application Development platforms have rich user experience, delivered in a significantly shorter time and with lesser resources.
Prashant almost did not believe this was possible until I explained how Low-code platforms exactly work. A Low-code platform can significantly cut down coding and application development time with the following features and capabilities.
With these capabilities under its belt, a Low-code platform empowers rapid innovation and provides IT with the much-needed ability to keep pace with business needs. Organizations that leverage Low-code can quickly build, launch, and deploy powerful apps within weeks by removing barriers between business and IT.
At Princeton Blue, we have helped many of our clients with their Low-code Application Development journeys with business-critical innovation delivered within weeks. Get in touch with us if you wish to accelerate innovation within your organization with Low-code.
As with Prashant, he got really excited with the potential he saw in Low-code application development. He felt he could finally accelerate the pace of technology innovation to keep up with the speed of business. By the time we finished our conversation, the bar was open. We both agreed that it was “Time to get high on Low-code”!
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