Low-code, democratizing software development, ensures that businesses become agile and resilient, helps to combat tech talent shortage, and drives their innovation and digital transformation. Moreover, it relieves the highly taxed IT teams that are overburdened with multiple requests and backlogs.
With citizen development gaining momentum, an increasing number of organizations are finally getting ready to invest in a low-code platform. With the increase in demand, the pool of low-code providers with similar features is expanding rapidly, and all with their strengths and weaknesses, making it rather confusing for businesses to choose the right low-code platform that would suit their business. To choose the best-fit ones, businesses need to take a targeted approach in evaluating the platforms.
In this blog, let’s take a look at a few considerations to keep in mind when choosing a low-code platform for your enterprise.
- Cross-platform Support
If a business is willing to beat out its competitors across different channels and media, it will require a cross-platform solution. Cross-platform solutions can be used for building web, mobile apps, desktops, or application architecture or devices- native or web is the one that the business will benefit from in the long run.
- Drag-and-drop visual interface
The biggest advantage of a low-code development platform is that it allows non-coders (citizen developers) to develop enterprise-grade applications rapidly. Hence, a platform that offers a visual interface with drag and drop tools would be the most ideal. It would also make it easier for users to select and add elements to the application template by clicking a button while configuring the business logic by choosing actions and data from the drop-down list.
- Target user group
A key factor to consider is the user group that would be developing applications on the low-code platform. What is the extent of coding skills as well as other skillsets of the user group- are they professional developers or citizen developers? Low-code platforms simplify much of the engineering complexities of app development by minimizing things like hand-coding and setting up a build environment. Though it significantly reduces the coding skill requirements to use them, other “softer” skills, like attention to detail and project management are vital to getting a usable product up and running.
To develop apps that can meet the business’s unique requirements, organizations must use open, scalable, and flexible platforms in which all the widely used programming languages are enabled if an organization is willing to extend the application development framework.
- Request a demo
Another most important factor is the demo, especially if you are looking for a custom low-code solution. Demo enables enterprises to do a technical deep dive and helps to understand the platform architecture and technical capabilities, as well as the experience the developers can expect.
- Free trials
The best way to get a hands-on experience, in addition to a demo, is by getting a free trial or basic version of the low-code platform. It gives the user groups an opportunity to work with it outside of the demo or proof-of-concept environment to better evaluate it in a real-life business setting and do a side-by-side comparison of all aspects of application development, from designing or building through to evaluating the user experience.
A low-code application development framework is pivotal for an organization that’s willing to match the requirements of the digital era. Intelion Systems has partnered with the leading low-code development platform- Mendix to create powerful solutions that enable enterprises to deliver high-touch convergent experiences that are not only human but also insightful and data-driven. We help businesses create better software faster by abstracting and automating the development process with Mendix, the all-in-one low-code platform.
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