These reasons argue for low-code platforms

Why it is worth looking beyond the end of one’s nose.

Benefit from all of the Low Code advantages for you and your company 

Do you have a digitalisation strategy and want to drive your business forward with innovative and sustainable applications? If so, the use of low-code is an important factor that should be considered.

Ensure advantages

Make the right decision when choosing your low-code platform

Meanwhile, there are several low-code solutions on the market – but beware: not all that glitters is gold. As with all platforms, there are also black sheeps out there, therefore the decision in favour of a platform should be well considered.

Make your decision

Can your company benefit from low-code?

How, where, what? All about Low-Code!

For many, the term “low-code” is initially unimaginable. Numerous questions arise, such as: What is the significance of low-code for the digitalisation of my company? How can I create applications with it? And most of all: which ones? Is it really as simple as everyone promises?

A simple example in 6 steps
To give you a better feel for the importance of low-code, we show you how the use of a low-code platform can have a positive impact on your company’s day-to-day work with the example on the right.

Without Low-Code

With Low-Code

How does low-code speed up the creation of applications?

Low-code is more than a technology that automates the manual creation of source code. Low-code also always means process optimisation: by enabling employees to work together more effectively, workflows can be implemented more quickly and easily.

Add to this the technological advantage: with Simplifier, for example, almost all tasks, content, settings, designs, logics, etc. can be configured using a standardised user interface. This simple and fast approach offers many advantages.

To ensure that low-code also works, the technology must be integrated into the company’s daily activities. The employees of the business units who use low-code (Citizen Developers), together with the IT department, finally build a new powerful team.

What can be realised with low-code?

In fact, almost everything. Because with a high-quality low-code platform, both simple and very complex applications can be created.

A major advantage arises primarily in the optimisation of processes regardless of the industry. An employee, for example, spends around 25 hours in the office on administrative office tasks [1]. Besides that, processes that do not run in accordance with plans often result in unnecessary overtime (49 %) or in project delays (41 %). Many of these workflows are repetitive and often paper-based tasks such as filling out forms, archiving documents, gathering information, obtaining approvals, issuing releases, tracking shipments, and more.

All these time consuming processes can easily be digitalised and optimised using a low-code platform for creating new flexible applications.

[1] Adobe Digital Workplace: How technology is changing our workplace. At: http://www.adobe-newsroom.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Adobe_Digital-Workplace_Studie.pdf Status: October 2018

Sky is the limit

A modern low-code platform does not limit possibilities – it opens them up to new ones. So don’t let them tell you that low-code is just hype, it is the logical evolution of modern and flexible application development.

Low-code application examples:

You don’t have use cases?

Get to the core of your processes.

You still don’t have a clear idea of which processes in your company can be optimised with Simplifier?

Our tip: Book a process mining workshop for your team to find out which processes can be improved. We will be happy to advise you on this and also name partners who can support you effectively.

When is a low-code platform worthwhile?

A low-code platform becomes useful if you are pursuing a digitisation strategy and want to create applications on a regular base. The following criteria argue for its use:

  • Your digitisation strategy requires numerous activities and the use of numerous applications over the next few years.

  • You would like to develop a minimum of 10 applications per year

  • You are currently investing a lot of money in the development of applications

When is it not worth using a low-code platform?

If these criteria do not apply to you, we do not recommend the implementation of a low-code platform in your company. However, there is no need to completely forego it; instead, if you want to benefit from low-code but are at the beginning of a digitisation process and want to start with just a few smaller applications, our  low-code partners will help you implementing it.

Simplifier Low-Code Platform

Make the right decision

Low code does not always equate to low code!

Meanwhile, there are many different low-code providers on the market. But some of what is called low-code is actually not a low-code platform at all. Often, this technology is only used in a partial context instead of implementing the complete mapping of an application lifecycle management (ALM). For example, some of them only support the workflow management or the modeling of business processes. But typical things that should be supported with a low-code platform when building apps are possibilities for creating user interfaces, defining processes, and integrating and connecting systems for utilizing data. And if you want to have a platform that can be the central tool that doesn’t limit you in building apps from the very beginning to deployment and subsequent processes, then a multi-experience development platform, as Simplifier is, should be more in your focus.

Of course, there are also solutions that don’t require any coding skills – so-called no-code platforms, but this fact and the associated drawbacks should definitely be clear to you. If you want to have more possibilities in the flexible creation of applications, you cannot choose a no-code platform, for these requirements you would be too limited and run into a dead end. While these promise greater time savings, they have limited flexibility and are therefore not a real alternative.

For this reason, we have developed Simplifier. A low-code platform that is simple and fast – and that flexibly adapts to your business.

Black sheep exclusion checklist

Be sure to check that your low-code platform meets the following points before making your selection:
  • The complete application lifecycle is covered with the help of low-code.

  • Simple and intuitive handling so that even non-developers can create applications.

  • Graphical visualization of all – processes, databases and user interfaces.

  • Created apps automatically adapt to each device and run on all major operating systems.

  • Security of data and its use is ensured.

  • Standardized interfaces are delivered with the software, which can be customized to meet individual requirements.

Market potential of low-code platforms

Analysts report recognizes Simplifier

Forrester analysts also confirm that low-code is crucial for digital transformation. The Now Tech: General-Purpose Low-Code Development Platforms, Q1 2021 report acknowledges the efficiency of low-code in application development and recognizes low-code providers – including Simplifier.

Now Tech: General-Purpose Low-Code Development Platforms, Q1 2021
Forrester’s Overview Of 42 General-Purpose Low-Code Development Platform Providers
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