By 2025, 70% of new applications developed by enterprises will use No/Low-code technologies.
No/Low-code development platforms have seen tremendous growth since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and the arrival of the Great Resignation. The simple point-and-click configuration of these tools replaces traditional development practices, enabling non-developers to contribute to application development and build applications faster. It empowers technical and non-technical professionals in an organization to develop applications without writing long lines of code.
Gartner believes that “while No/Low-code application development is not new, a confluence of digital disruptions, hyper-automation, and the rise of composable business has led to an influx of tools and rising demand.” Modern-day organizations are adopting such tools to address some of the most daunting business challenges – primarily the need to digitize operations, manage customers’ and employees’ changing requirements, and boost efficiency at the workplace, all the while considering the shortage of developers. Therefore, we have come up with some of the most anticipated No/Low-code trends for 2023 that can give organizations a competitive edge.
Major No/Low-code Trends to Watch out for in 2023
1: Ensuring the Security of Applications built with No/Low-Code Tools
Businesses can empower their users to independently develop business applications and rapidly automate processes with No/Low-code development tools. However, ease of development shouldn’t compromise organizational data security. As business users are allowed to develop, governance of apps built leveraging such platforms has become essential in the existing threat-scape. In 2023, IT departments will have to be more vigilant in maintaining the security posture of No/Low-code apps and have a governance plan in place. For organizations integrating their existing business applications with third-party No/Low-code tools, it is crucial to implement cyber security best practices (such as training the workforce on maintaining data security in a work setting).
2: Rapid Application Development will be the Norm
Between 2018 – 2023, more than 500 million apps will be created. That’s more than the previous 40 years combined.
Over the last few years, rapid app development has progressed from a competitive advantage to an industry norm. However, in haste to create apps and simplify their processes, organizations should not let user experience take a backseat. The creation of easy-to-use and visually appealing apps is the next frontier for No/Low-code app development. While platforms with point-and-click configuration mitigate the usual shortcomings of the app development process and deliver cost-effectiveness, UI/UX experts need to ratify the developed apps.
3: IoT Systems & No/Low-code will Unite
According to Forbes, the number of cellular IoT connections is expected to reach 3.5 billion in 2023 and will surpass 25.4 billion in 2030.
Physical devices like mobile phones, laptops, tablets, scanners, smart watches, smart televisions, and others have become important data contributors. These devices accumulate a lot of data by working in real-life scenarios. In-depth analysis of such data can help an organization better serve its customers and grow business. However, the data can only be beneficial when it is visualized and analyzed properly. Leveraging No/Low-code tools, organizations can aggregate the data from multiple sources, structure it and visualize it graphically and glean analytical insights. These analytical insights can help business users in making faster and better decisions.
4: No/Low-code platforms will simplify Business Processes Automation
According to a Research & Markets study, by 2024, No/Low-code application development will be the root of more than 66% of application development, including approval and request applications. Over the years, organizations have started leveraging No/Low-code platforms to automate complex business processes and seamlessly change workflows. As these platforms are easy to adopt, integrate with existing IT infrastructure and APIs, and deliver faster results, they are considered one of the most critical business process automation investments.
5: No/Low-code will Enhance AI Products
According to the latest survey, the market for global Artificial Intelligence healthcare products is expected to hit $187 billion by 2030. In 2023, No/Low-code application development platforms will contribute heavily towards the proliferation of intelligent systems. Businesses will adopt AI technologies more extensively in their operations, and No/Low-code platforms will enable quick reporting and visualizations.
No/Low-Code Development Is Going to Be at The Core of Businesses In 2023
No/Low-code platforms will continue to grow in 2023. However, the extent of its influence would depend on an organization’s approach and the application/s in question. Leading organizations can capitalize on the emerging opportunities for No/Low-code applications by connecting with the leading industry experts. As a Global Systems Integrator, AgreeYa has been helping organizations worldwide to transform their operations with its stack of No and Low code offerings. Our offerings enable organizations to automate workflows quickly, empower business users to streamline tasks and maximize ROI. Contact us to learn more.
Associate Director – Product Development
Amit Gupta plays a key role in incubating and establishing best SharePoint practices at AgreeYa. He is closely associated with the Product Development and Delivery team and works to find new solutions based on Microsoft technology and optimize performance and responsiveness for our clients. He can be reached at email@example.com