No-code solutions, as the name indicates, is a software approach that is easy to use by any user of any programming level, requiring few programming skills, and allowing one to quickly build a platform. This allows employees who have business knowledge but lack the knowledge of programming languages to create platforms such as websites or apps or to add on or modify existing ones.
In other words, no-code solutions allow marketing teams in organizations to create applications without formal development training. All tools needed are available without any interference from the IT department!
No-code solutions are similar to website design companies and graphic design apps that have simplified hard work into easy-to-understand tools and user-friendly designs, allowing anyone to lunch a platform in minutes.
In no-code solutions, the heavy work remains unseen to users. It is done by the no-code tool providers, such as drag and drop tools that use data abstraction to hide the complexity of what users accomplish through simple maneuvers.
It became obvious that no-code solutions are very helpful if you need to build an app without waiting 3 to 6 months for an IT to deliver it. And since it requires minimum training anyone in the organization can do it.
So, here are five key advantages of no-code platforms.
1- Best Usage of Internal Resources
With no-code solutions, organizations can work well without IT interference. When using no-code platform, any developer with basic skills can develop applications according to their business’s requirements without the need to outsource.
2- Fast Delivery
Compared to conventional coding methods, no-code solutions reduce the development time, because developers don’t need to hand-code each line of code.
3- Quick Change Application
No-code solutions allow businesses to keep up with the changing demand, greatly reducing the loss of money and time. With no-code, developers can integrate any change easily and enhance functionalities in the applications whenever required. This fast process helps businesses provide better experiences for their customers.
4- Reduction in Total Cost of Ownership
No-code platform is a cost-effective substitute for traditional coding that integrates digital demands and reduces the efforts of an organization. Because no-code platforms don’t require the same effort needed in conventional coding, it allows companies to optimize and automate their business processes by developing applications at the enterprise level.
5- No-code Platforms and Covid-19
The global pandemic forced organizations to rethink their ways and processes to survive, including rethinking their approach in app development. Organizations are concerned with conducting business with tighter budgets and thinking of new ways of doing things. No-code is also being preferred because of its overall efficiency factors, lowering the development time by 90%. The pandemic forced employees to work remotely which brought logistical challenges that may be solved with no-code solutions.
Concerning the organization itself, there are a few more advantages:
1- On Communication level:
No-code solutions help bridge communication gaps. Using traditional app development creates some level of disconnection between leaders and IT teams. Usually, business teams outline directives and the IT team works on building projects that may or may not hit the mark. No-code solutions promote transparency and cross-team collaboration because it requires zero coding experience which allows all teams to be involved.
2- On Structure level:
IT work has always been inaccessible to other business teams. Usually, everyone brings their ideas to the IT table and IT teams bring those visions to life. This process can overwhelm IT teams and overload project backlogs without other teams noticing the impacts of this extra workload. No-code makes everyone part of the app development process regardless of experience. As a result, the number of people working on application building businesses increases, and they can start chipping away at their project backlogs, saving time and money.
Conventional software development requires defining all entities from the start. This makes it more difficult, to begin with the project, creating labor-intensive tasks, including a constant need to modify and update. No-code platforms and schema-free databases give you the flexibility to start building immediately, with the full capability to adjust and redirect whenever you find it necessary.
In short, with no-code, you won't spend countless hours negotiating the structure of your documents again, because the database is schema-free, which makes it easier to group together data that would require much more work in a relational database.
So, what platforms can you build with no-code?
No-code is mainly used to build simple applications for a specific function, such as:
- Back-office apps
- Web applications: online shopping and restaurant reservations
- Mobile applications that let workers access back-office apps from the field
- Workflow management
- Business process automation functions
- Human resources functions
Is no-code solution the future of application development?
In short, YES! Because once you realize you can move 10 times faster, go much further with less energy, why would you ever go back?
No-code tools are playing an important role in delivering apps at high speed. It is predicted that by 2023, 50% of medium to large enterprises will have adopted a low-code or no-code as one of their strategic app platforms.
If you are interested in a “no-code” QMS solution, contact Intellect team or request a free demo
Now that you've learned about the top 5 benefits of a no-code platform, learn about "The Best No-Code Platforms of 2021 That Serve Different Purposes".
Written by Peter Hargittay
Peter Hargittay is the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and VP of Corporate Development at Intellect. Peter is responsible for rebranding the company as Intellect from Interneer and for positioning the company for significant growth. Peter joined Intellect in 2013, and is responsible for corporate, product, and online marketing, business development through the Intellect partner channel, demand generation, sales enablement, and go-to-market strategies. Peter has more than 15 years of experience in building successful software and services businesses. Prior to Intellect, Peter served as the VP of Marketing and Sales Operations at Arise Virtual Solutions, and previously held executive marketing roles at Aegis, PeopleSupport, Intersil, and FileNet. Peter received both his BA in Economics and MBA from California State University, Fullerton.