With modern-day demands for compatibility across devices and the possibility to customize BPM applications, low-code is the only way to go. Referring to a concept which first appeared in the 1990s, low-code entails greatly reducing the amount of programming required with a piece of software. Adhering to low-code enables rapid creation, setup and deployment of applications with a minimum amount of traditional coding. In the context of BPM, low-code is quickly becoming the standard for innovative companies hoping to stay ahead of the curve. Here are a few reasons why in today’s business and tech climate – when it comes to code, less is more.
Low-code applications such as Proces.io allow for customers to use visual tools to design their own processes with simple drag and drop functions much more quickly than would otherwise be possible with traditional coding and with a much higher degree of customization. This is because, by using a visual builder, users without technical skills are able to model their own processes. Considering that the people who are most qualified to design software are not usually the most qualified to run a business (and vice-versa), using low-code enables those who understand the best ways to streamline business processes to be directly responsible for creating these processes in an application.
With low-code, the process that is created using a BPM product is actually a part of the application itself. What this means is that altering a process within an application like Proces.io applies change automatically in real-time. Without traditional coding, there is no need for debugging and testing which means a much shorter development cycle and an opportunity for continuous and perpetual improvement without any delays. Regardless of whether the person modifying processes is a techie or a business person, low-code grants the opportunity to “guess and check” their work in order to ultimately set up the most effective process.
Low-code also means lower maintenance and, perhaps most importantly, lower costs. Without the need for working with code, the development of new processes is not a complex affair. A company may choose to manipulate the processes themselves or seek help with their product provider, in the case of companies which offer such a service (including Proces.io). Either way, the costs of running a low-code application are much lower than with traditional software options.
The most obvious advantage of low-code is the ability for complete customization and flexibility to adjust and add processes as your business develops. The rigidity of traditional software means that no process will ever be a perfect fit for a given user. In contrast, low-code allows for processes to be completely customized. To avoid a steep learning curve, most applications such as Proces.io provide multiple templates on which to base initial process management.
One final reason why low-code will undoubtedly gain in popularity going forward is due to its adaptability. Applications such as Proces.io allow for data to be managed on the back-end while allowing users to use their application on a variety of platforms in the same way – from their PC to tablet to mobile. With some already referring to a post-PC world, the adaptability of low-code applications to multiple platforms can only mean that low-code will continue to increase in popularity.
The advantages of low-code over traditional programming cannot be overstated. Generally, we can distinguish between two main kinds of coding in regards to BPM applications. You can either choose a traditional software option which will cost more, take more time to implement and be muddle with complexity or you can choose the quicker, cheaper and easier option. If you have ever heard the expression “less is more,” the choice should be easy.