A growing challenge has permeated the Information Technology sector in recent years: the demand for software is exceeding the delivery capacity of organizations and compromising time-to-market.
Although this is a reality for companies, this does not have to be the reality of your business.
Companies around the world are investing in low-code development platforms as a way to accelerate their digital transformation strategies. And the main reason is the numerous advantages that this technology provides.
As an alternative to creating systems in the traditional model, low-code development platforms appear as the main alternative to considerably increase productivity and alignment between IT and the business, since the most complete solutions on the market integrate several consolidated development components on the market on a single platform.
In other words, the most robust low-code platforms allow the creation of applications that automate end-to-end processes. Instead of using a variety of tools to support the development process, a robust low-code platform will support the entire development process, business process management, deployment, execution and management, with the ability to integrate into other systems, from integrated manner and with multiple automations, giving organizations the ability to deploy and use applications faster.
Speed in software development is, without a doubt, one of the main features that has made low-code an advantageous choice. And this is for an important reason: the possibility of building applications with reusable components or allowing less experienced developers to create their own applications in a fast and robust way, among other characteristics, due to the development in a visual and easy to understand way.
But speeding up development time isn’t just about the development environment. The integration with other solutions and the management of data in different sources can significantly slow down the process, if the platform does not have a structured, reliable and facilitated way to handle these points.
On top of all that, in a distributed solutions landscape, the right low-code platform shouldn’t lock you in or limit you to a specific cloud scenario. Enterprises need the option to choose where to deploy their applications and the ease of migrating to any cloud of choice, as needs change constantly and applications need to scale on cloud services suited to these changing needs. It is necessary to understand that there are several types of low-code platforms, with different characteristics and capabilities. In this way, for critical applications for your business, it is essential to verify if the chosen platform allows this flexibility and portability for implementation in all types of cloud.