Low-code is defined as a visual approach to application development that can enable citizen developers with little to no prior coding knowledge to create powerful, high functioning enterprise applications without the interference of a skilled software developer.
According to Gartner, 75% of large enterprises will be using at least four low-code development tools for application development and citizen development by the year 2024. There are numerous powerful low-code platforms currently available in the market, such as Crust low-code, Zoho, Mendix, and Knack.
Must-Have Features Of A Low-Code Platform
1) Data Security and Encryption
One of the most important features that your business should consider before implementing a low-code organizational platform is security. Your business is responsible for ensuring that your organization and consumer data and personal information is kept secure and encrypted.
Many low-code platforms are already equipped with extensive security measures that your business can utilize to keep information secure. Crust’s low-code platform can allow your business to self-host enterprise applications on the cloud or behind their own firewall.
2) Workflow and Business Process Automation
According to McKinsey, 45% of work activities can be automated using existing technology. Workflow automation can help your business automate and streamline various repetitive, time-consuming business processes that would have otherwise had to have been performed manually by an employee.
Workflow automation can help eliminate the possibility of human error in day-to-day organizational tasks, allow employees to work on higher-level, more intellectually stimulating business processes and increase organizational efficiency and productivity.
Corredor, Crust’s end-to-end automation engine, can help your business automate and streamline various business processes.
3) Visual Application Development
Visual application software development can enable citizen developers to create their own enterprise applications using visual on-screen tools, such as drag-and-drop builders.
Drag-and-drop builders allow citizen developers to “drag and drop” certain visual features that they want to be included in their enterprise applications, with the associated coding language being automatically inputted and supported in the application’s source code.
4) Increased Development Speed
Low-code applications can help significantly increase development speeds and reduce the length of the enterprise application development cycle. According to Redhat, low-code or no-code application development platforms can reduce overall application development times by up to 90%.
Furthermore, low-code platforms can enable citizen developers to continuously address bugs and install updates without compromising agility, security, or speed. The use of APIs and visual editors can make application development much more accessible than ever before.
Corteza – The Best Low-Code Platform For Your Business
Planet Crust’s open-source, low-code software development platform Corteza is the perfect tool to help your business automate and streamline various repetitive and time-consuming business processes.
Corteza low-code platform is equipped with graphic visualization features, such as chart-making tools, data-rich dashboards, etc. They can provide your business with a 360-degree overview of all customer data and information, and end-to-end automation engine, and much more. Get a free trial so that your business can take advantage of the various benefits of low-code software solutions today.