Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 57 - Page 17

INDUSTRY VIEW or simple drag and drop interfaces and allow people with little to no programming experience to rapidly build business applications .
Some of these platforms are stand-alone , while others include low-code capabilities as part of a wider offering . The Liferay Experience Cloud , for example , helps companies create , launch , and optimise digital experiences for their customers , employees , suppliers , and sellers . Alongside its low-code capabilities , it also includes content management , account management , analytics , commerce , and personalisation .
For the business as a whole , low-code comes with a number of obvious benefits . Chief among them is the fact that it allows people who understand what customers ( or employees ) actually need in an application , without having to translate those needs to developers .
For the business as a whole , lowcode comes with a number of obvious benefits . Chief among them is the fact that it allows people who understand what customers actually need in an application .
A low-code approach also eliminates some of the most challenging aspects of application development , including creating frameworks and linking databases .
A good low-code platform should also allow for greater flexibility . To do so , it should support low-code creation of custom sites and content , low-code customisation of users and accounts , and low-code creation of custom business objects .
While that may leave some IT departments feeling as if they ’ ll end up surplus to requirements , that definitely doesn ’ t have to be the case .
Supercharging IT
In fact , many of the things that make low-code so powerful can also be advantageous to IT departments . The fact that applications can be developed faster and with fewer errors than with traditional code , which can make IT teams more agile . That , in turn , means that they ’ re able to respond quicker to market changes .
And because low-code platforms provide standard components such as forms , report templates , and ready-to-use code snippets , they also mean that the IT department can ensure a much greater degree of uniformity across the organisation ’ s digital offerings . Cumulatively , the time these changes free up for IT departments means that they have more freedom to explore new digital avenues that the organisation could benefit from .
That can only happen , however , if IT departments are given the freedom to be proactive and innovate rather than simply react to problems .
It ’ s clear then that while low-code may result in lower workloads for the IT department , it only results in quick and agile working for the teams . While there will , of course , be some organisations that use lowcode to cut costs , they won ’ t necessarily be the ones that benefit from it . Instead , it will be the organisations that use the benefits of low-code to free up their IT departments for innovations that will do well in the long run . •
The fact that applications can be developed faster and with fewer errors than with traditional code , which can make IT teams more agile .
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