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The Benefits of Low-Code/No-Code: Harnessing Its Power for Business

Jaryd Sage 26 June 2024
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Building on our understanding of what these platforms are, it’s essential to explore the benefits of low-code/no-code for businesses and the practical applications they enable.

Key Benefits of Low-Code/No-Code

Accelerated Development: By reducing the amount of manual coding required, these platforms significantly speed up the development process. This allows businesses to bring products to market faster and respond quickly to changes.

Cost Savings: Reducing the need for extensive development teams and shortening project timelines can lead to substantial cost savings.

Enhanced Agility: Low-code and no-code platforms enable businesses to quickly adapt to new opportunities and challenges by making it easier to iterate and refine applications.

Improved Collaboration: These platforms often include features that facilitate collaboration between technical and non-technical team members, breaking down silos and fostering innovation.

Business Applications & Case Studies

Low-code and no-code platforms are being utilised across various industries to address a range of business needs:

Small Businesses: Custom CRM systems, inventory management tools, and booking systems can be created quickly and affordably.

Enterprises: Large companies use these platforms for rapid prototyping, automating complex workflows, and integrating with existing systems.

Nonprofits: Organisations can develop applications to manage volunteers, track donations, and organise events without a technical team.

Healthcare: Humana’s COVID-19 Screening Tool

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Humana, a leading health insurance company, leveraged a low-code platform to develop a COVID-19 screening tool. Using the OutSystems platform, they created a comprehensive application within just a few weeks, enabling rapid deployment to assist in managing the pandemic response. This tool helped screen patients, manage test results, and streamline communication between healthcare providers and patients.

Education: University of South Florida’s Grant Management Process

The University of South Florida (USF) leveraged the Appian low-code platform to connect 4,000 agencies with a streamlined grant management process. This implementation helped the university efficiently manage grants and improve operational workflows. By using Appian, USF was able to create a system that significantly reduced administrative burden and facilitated better coordination between various departments and agencies involved in grant management.

What’s Next?

There are substantial benefits of low-code/no-code platforms, from accelerated development and cost savings to enhanced agility and improved collaboration. They empower businesses across various industries to innovate and adapt quickly to changing market demands.

As we move forward in this series, we will explore the future trends of these platforms, potential challenges, and strategic integration. Stay tuned for insights on how to effectively leverage low-code and no-code in your business strategy.

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