Low-Code/No-Code: the future of your business one click away

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Low-Code/No-Code: the future of your business one click away

In just a few years, Low-code/No-Code has established itself as one of the levers of digital transformation. Used by all sizes of companies, these solutions deliver agile and fast work, as well as huge flexibility. Indeed, thanks to Power Platform, (part of Microsoft’s Low-Code platform) it is now possible to bypass the complexity problems associated with the design of business applications.    

However, the idea is not to do without developers, but to increase autonomy in other areas! As a complementary approach and culture to Citizen Developer, these solutions aim to offer each of your employees the opportunity to create applications without writing a line of code. By relying on an innovative methodology, developers can also take advantage of this solution and move from an artisanal approach to a more agile mode.  

Low-Code/No-Code … let’s talk numbers: 

Low-Code/No-Code technology is growing rapidly, and companies are now looking to use it to complete projects faster and with less effort. In fact, according to a study by Gartner, the Low-Code market is expected to be worth an estimated $5.8 billion worldwide. These figures illustrate the current demand for simpler and more agile digital solutions. 

In fact, 70,000 companies have already started a Low-Code approach and are using Power Apps (Gartner). These figures are quite promising and encouraging for public bodies and companies, who wish to turn to new, more efficient, simpler and transparent ways of working, especially as the same study confirms that 41% of Low-Code users do not work in IT, which confirms its simplicity.   

According to Gartner, the Low-Code market will grow further in the coming years. The study predicts that the market will grow in the next five years and that 500 million Low-Code applications will be created. This growth is closely linked to technological progress and the fact that companies want to achieve their goals swiftly. This trend is confirmed by the study, which predicts that 65% of applications created by 2024 will be Low-Code.   

This market for software creation will therefore continue to develop in the years to come. Low-Code will continue to provide solutions to companies in the creation of their applications.   

Low-code/No-code is appealing to IT employees, but not only!  

Low-code is intended to be a tool open to all. The idea is to allow anyone to create applications without advanced computer knowledge. In fact, one of the major advantages of Low-Code is that it is not necessary to be an expert developer to create applications and to become a Citizen Developer. This solution involves creating applications with 0 code (or almost 0) and is therefore suitable for beginners in software development.   

However, this solution is also interesting for IT professionals. Indeed, it allows them to bring their expertise to bear on the business side and to focus on their core business rather than on the technology-based development side. They are the ones finding solutions to the problems posed by clients and managing the delivery of projects.   

Also, this solution is not only attractive to developers. Business analysts, architects and testers can also benefit from this type of application creation. Business analysts can retrieve all customer data and thus detect new customer needs. Architects can customise systems as far as possible without having to question the technology used to run the application.   

Low-Code is also attractive to designers, as they can use their graphic skills to create aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly interfaces. Testers play an essential role in this type of Low-Code application development as they have to validate the solution delivered within the framework of the organisation’s constraints.   

Basically, everyone in the organisation can benefit from the building of Low-Code applications and can bring added value to the organisation by creating functional and agile applications. It’s a real collaborative effort between actors from different professions.   

With the pandemic, usage is accelerating! How is this happening? 

With the spread of Covid-19, companies were required to adapt their processes to align with global governance standards. These procedures have led to major changes in the organisation of companies. Organisations were faced with an increasing need for collaborative working and project management tools to manage their operations. The shift to new work patterns has led organisations to look for support solutions for their project management, task management, knowledge management, etc. 

In the face of all these changes, users expressed the need to create solutions to their problems themselves. They were therefore made familiar with the various Low-Code solution creation tools and saw this as a way for them to reduce the time spent on implementing internal tools and a way to create custom solutions for their company. Innovation was born and driven by the users. 

Nowadays, innovation is more than ever at the heart of organisations. It is at the core of strategic thinking of business leaders. The key to success is a culture of innovation. This must be shared with all employees and all levels of the company. Business leaders should be prepared to support every employee at all levels to develop and implement new ideas. The Low-Code is a tool that is particularly suitable for this purpose. It is a tool that allows users to design their own application without technical knowledge. Thus, it enables every user to become an innovator. 

Companies have now recognised the power of the innovation culture. The Low-Code is now a lever to foster this culture in organisations. It is a tool that allows the creation of applications in a simple, fast and sustainable way. Mastering Low-Code requires no hardware investment and no specific training. 

Low-Code has only recently reached its full growth. The technology is still evolving, which makes it easier to integrate into organisations. It allows applications to be designed with

In conclusion, today this technology has become a more cost-effective tool for all companies and public bodies because it has reinvented itself. It allows the creation of applications and functional solutions at a lower cost. In the coming years, this technology will have to evolve further to keep up with and anticipate user needs. It is therefore far from being an insignificant subject, this technology is an essential tool for companies willing to invest in digital technology and thus to develop and conquer new markets. As a major player in the digital sector, Timsoft anticipates these technological developments and provides innovative solutions for its customers. 

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