Low Code Platform - What is it and what do you need it for?

Definition of Low Code Plattform

A low code platform is a software development environment that uses graphical editors to build an application from building blocks using drag and drop. The difference to the typical methods of software development is that it manages without code. Using a low code platform can save time, resources, and the cost of creating applications. In addition, the quality of applications is also improved, since already tested components are used.

Low Code Plattform

The history of Low Code Plattform

The history of the low code platform began in 1989. Since this year the founders of the company GEDYS IntraWare questioned all existing methods for the development of individual software solutions. They developed alternatives that would save customers money in software development. This concept has been continuously developed over the years and matured into the low code platform.
The naming for the “low-code platform” first came in 2014 and was introduced by Forrester Research for this particular type of software development.

“Some companies are turning to new ‘low-code’ application platforms that accelerate the delivery of apps by dramatically reducing the amount of hand coding required.” (Forrester Research, June 2014)

Which aims has a Low Code Plattform?

Strengthen agility

As customer requirements change, and also the requirements of the market change quickly,
low code platforms have the advantage of providing a “shell” for applications.

Ensure fast learning

Learning a programming language takes months to years.
Opposite a low code platform you can build complete applications after a few days.

Allow comfortable working

What you see is what you get. Therefore, low code platforms provide the ability to instantly see how customizations affect the application.

Save resources and costs

With a low code platform, applications can be quickly adapted to the individual needs of customers. As a consequence, man-days in the development of new applications can be saved. Especialy costs of programming can be saved and the company has more budget for other things.

Ensure quality

The use of tested modules reduces the error rate. As a result, trust and thus user acceptance are increased.

Achieve fast ROI

In addition, applications based on low code platforms help deliver faster revenue through faster processes and optimization, and increase competitiveness.

What are the typical features of a low code platform?

Cloud or On Premise

Low code applications provide the flexibility to deploy applications in both the favored cloud and on their own servers.

Model-based development

Visual methods can be used to design data models, business logic, user interfaces, and more.

Reusability

By using templates already created solutions can be reused and easily adapted.

Support for the entire product life cycle

A low code platform supports the entire product lifecycle from creation, deployment and maintenance to eventual resumption of projects.

Business App – an example of a low code platform

Business App is one of the most advanced and powerful low code platforms. It provides a set of tables, screens, views, navigation, permissions, and more with the designer by configuring the applications. The special feature of Business App: there are templates for different application scenarios. For example, a basic application for managing contacts, companies, objects, or documents, Project Reporter for project reporting, Reference Manager for creating reference stories, or Talent Manager for HR Development. These can be adapted to individual requirements simply, flexibly and without programming.

More information about the low code platform

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