The advantages of Low Code/No Code software Development

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Marketing Team on 29 Aug 2019

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Low Code/No Code software development platforms enable the development of software using a graphical interface that enable programmers and software engineers to rapidly create software applications without traditional programming methods. There are several advantages to this approach in methodology.

The first advantage is hugely important, and this is the ability to rapidly create prototypes. End users are able to better interact in the early development life cycle and tangibly see and test requirement assumptions early on by using the prototypes. This eliminates the need for changes to be made later in the development life cycle, thereby resulting in significant time and cost savings.

The second advantage is pretty obvious, and that is the significant reduction in time needed to create applications, by using graphical drag and drop features, without having to use programming code.

Another major advantage is dependent on the type of low code development platform that is used. At BPWORX, we develop using a platform called OUTSYSTEMS, which enables us to develop in one environment and create software that works on almost any platform, be it web based as well as native mobile applications for iOS, Android and Windows phones. This is hugely significant, not only is the application development only done once, resulting in significant cost savings, but ongoing maintenance takes place in one environment only, resulting in ongoing annual savings for our clients, said Juan Le Roex, CEO of BPWORX.

A further advantage using these environments, is that an organization can transform their business by rapidly creating apps that replace redundant legacy systems, create far better user engagement, and making the company more competitive and nimble.

We all know replacing an entire legacy system can be a huge undertaking that could incur large risks. It is possible to use these development platforms to first create front end apps that integrate with the old legacy systems, and then gradually replace the old systems. This approach mitigates risk, and creates the customer engagement front end that is so essential in improving the competitiveness of the organization.