Low Code Platforms

The new world of automation and how low code platforms are part of it

  • Today, enterprises live in an information age. With the increasing volume of information and data across all channels and networks coupled with various technologies that enhance the data inflow and outflow like the 5G and 4G networks etc. This has caused a rise in the number of interactions and other business processes with a growing demand for the information to be processed quickly. This is overwhelming for a human to deal with. This has created a need for enterprises to reduce their workloads by means of automation to ensure smooth business process continuity.

    What does automation mean to enterprises?

    The word automation does not mean to replace IT individuals within an enterprise carrying out a specific set of tasks. It acts as a tool to give them an edge to be more efficient and productive to the organization. An automation strategy within an enterprise should focus on simplifying the work of its people and provide them with a platform to help business process continuity.

    When we look at business process management, it helps improve process agility, cost efficiency and operations overall to sum up the workflows inside a business. In many ways, this is the first. Step towards automation with the help of BPM, the low hanging fruit or the less complex processes can embark on a journey towards automation.

    With the right automation strategy inplac, enterprises will begin to see a world of difference in their day to day activities and reap long term benefits like time saved, low cost, better use of resources and eventual growth in the industry.

    The role of lowcode platforms in automation

    The adoption of lowcode platforms by enterprises is a growing trend as they are beginning to experience short and long term benefits to their application requirements. Lowcode platforms help enterprises having complex application reduce the number of intricate functions and instances.

    Workload automation

    A variety of custom packaged applications in the enterprise use data volume, time and accuracy challenges to determine the framework in which workload automation operates. Using lowcode platforms, a mini app can be created which can integrate with batch schedules to avoid resource conflicts and forecasts when jobs can be completed. By using automated provisioning to respond to incidents and resource shortages ensures that jobs will conclude on time.

    Business logic creation

    With lowcode platforms, a developer only needs to focus on defining business rules, expression and logic. This gets rid of the complexities, and allows the developer to create automatic cascading of changes if a user changes a field name, formulae rules or logic flow through the app.

    Easy data integrations

    Developers no longer need to build applications by adding data manually or with continued involvement. With Lowcode platforms, developers can easily import and integrate a variety of data files like SQL, mySQL etc.

    Ready design layouts

    With low code platforms, developers have the ease of choosing from a wide selection of various themes and layouts for their app pages. These can be changed at anytime during the development of the page and comes out of the box. Developers do not have to go through the hassles of designing a new theme or template each time.

    Deployment challenges

    In traditional cases, when an application is created it has to be manually exported and deployed on the cloud setup or on premise setup. Lowcode platforms have overcome this problem by allowing developers to deploy to cloud services using a single click deployment to services like MS Azure and AWS. At the same time also giving you the flexibility to manually deploy the application as well.

    The use of a lowcode platform for enterprise application development needs translates to,

    • Reduced cost and time to develop applications
    • Faster time to business or application delivery
    • Involvement of citizen developers
    • Better use of resources
    • Easy maintainability of applications