There are many benefits of low-code software development which we will discuss further. Adopting a low-code tool can help you meet your business demands much more efficiently than traditional software development. In some cases, with platforms like Warewolf, the complete SDLC is up to 4x faster when compared with traditional hand coding.
Below are some of the many benefits of low-code software development which our customers love:
Visual and self-documenting, saving time
Most low-code tools have powerful user interfaces which allow full visibility and control of your work-space. You can see your workflows and services as they are developed and because they are visual, they are essentially self-documenting. They reduce the SDLC and eliminate the need for lengthy specs and time wasted on writing them. Plus business execs can understand their systems and add value where it is most needed.
Much faster system delivery
Drag-and-drop tools and data integration connectors are already built-in, significantly reducing development times. Developers can focus more on solving business problems and less on the rather mundane “doing” to implement the solution. Having the ability to develop systems 4x faster than traditional methods, you can meet your business needs and demands much quicker. Developers have the capacity to get systems developed in a matter of weeks, not months.
Brings IT and business together
Maximum value can be added when business can fully understand their processes and systems. Systems can be aligned accordingly and decisions can be made quickly. Business and IT can build solutions more efficiently and iteratively, making changes when necessary. Enormous synergies exist when visionaries and implementors are aligned and speaking the same language. Low-code can do this for your business.
Seriously addresses the IT skills gap
It’s no secret that the demand for IT-related skills is growing much faster than the supply of these skills. Developers of all different levels and different programming languages can work together using one, language agnostic tool. A specific language and level of experience isn’t required for developers to understand how most low-code development platforms work. With a little training software will be up and running in no time.
Business and system IP is transferable and stays in the business
A huge frustration for IT managers is that there is a massive dependence on a few individuals who know how things actually work. If someone leaves or is sick, it can have disastrous effects on the business when something needs to change and no one knows how to find that part in the system. With low-code development, your systems are completely visible and your IP stays in the system, not with one developer. Developers can easily pick up where others have left off. The transition when a new developer joins is quick and easy.
With systems being developed faster, you can reach your target and the demands of your customers far more efficiently than using traditional development. The costs of developing in a low-code tool are more affordable, and your IT resources can get through far more than they could before, adding to your bottom line.
Low-code software supports and encourages digitalisation, helping companies keep ahead and meet the demands of their customers by innovating and improving their processes and working within the dimensions of low-code.
From both a business and IT perspective, it makes logical sense to adopt a low-code approach straight from the start or phase it into your broader strategy.