Gartner predicts that by 2024, three-quarters of large enterprises will be using at least four low-code development tools for both IT application development and citizen development initiatives. Also by 2024, low-code application development will be responsible for more than 65% of application development activity. So what exactly is a low-code platform, and what sets it apart from traditional development platforms?
Clay Richardson from Forrester Research defines it as one that enables fast application development and delivery with a minimum of hand coding. Basically, low-code platforms allow developers to develop and deploy new solutions quicker and with fewer resources. This allows various benefits to be passed on to customers like:
- Lower acquisition cost
- Lower maintenance cost
- Guaranteed roll-out success
- Faster implementation and training times
- And increased usability
Low-code does not mean less functionality. When done right, software built on low-code platforms can integrate with legacy platforms just as well if not better, faster, and easier than traditional platforms. Product customizations are still possible with a great level of functionality. Low-code also does not mean it’s only for smaller applications. Low-code platforms are built for scale and can accommodate millions of transactions and thousands of concurrent users.
CityTech Solutions, which is built on the low-code development platform Claris FileMaker, offers:
- The development speed of an off-the-shelf app
- The personalization of custom app
- And the power to support even the most complex enterprise use cases.
Lower cost and faster project completion significantly minimize the risk that your software project may be one of the many that fail. Sounds like a win-win to us!