Top Trends That Will Drive Low Code Adoption In 2023

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According to a Gartner report, by 2025, 75 percent of of large enterprises will be using at least four low code development tools for both IT application development and citizen development initiatives.

Today, most enterprises rely on low code to accelerate their digital journeys, given the benefits it stands to offer. Here are the top trends that will drive greater interest and investments in low code in 2023:

•Application Development at Scale
Enterprises need to quickly develop hundreds of applications to meet various customer demands and keep up with the changing market dynamics.

Digital transformation platforms with low code capability enable rapid application development and deployment while ensuring security and compliance. Pro-IT developers can leverage the platform to build complex business applications, including end-user portals, multiple complex business processes, a large number of business rules, and multiple integrations with third-party systems. Furthermore, the platform provides a common, modern master data module (MDM), allowing IT to govern and manage data. It also offers a deployment engine and dashboard that enables IT to control each application from a single, easy-to-use console.

•Continuous Improvement through Intelligence
Ensuring continuous improvement and innovation is a goal for every enterprise as they strive to become leaner and faster. This goal can't be realized without a thorough assessment of tasks, analysis, and identification of operational bottle necks.

A low code platform with features like analytics based process discovery, connected application development, and one click deployment is key to driving continuous innovation. Enterprises should invest in a platform with AI capability to optimize day-to-day operations and ensure intelligent decision making by infusing AI into core processes and customer journeys.

•Intuitive UI Connected with Business Operations
The user interface (UI) is the bedrock for delivering a great end-user experience across channels and devices. However, ensuring a seamless UI can be daunting, especially when enterprises keep upgrading and revising their processes, many of which are implemented in disconnected legacy systems.

Investing in a low code platform that facilitates a headless approach, allowing a process orchestration layer independent of UI, can play a key role. This way, enterprises can build seamless, curated UIs using any technology outside the system over the process layer while the digital platform orchestrates the back-end processes across multiple legacy systems and UIs.

•Integrated Technology Stack over Isolated Technologies
Industry experts reckon that 18 to 20 technologies are vital for accelerating business processes and scaling them to the next level. These include data management, analytics, robotic process automation, and more. However, investing in these technologies in isolation will not help.

Enterprises need a super modular yet integrated, full stack low code platform equipped with these abilities. This way, businesses can build complex business-critical applications based on their requirements with AI/ML, intelligent document processing, telemetry, and many such capabilities to enhance operations and enrich user experience.

•The Great Resignation Wave
The IT sector globally witnessed a resignation wave this year, and enterprises observed high attrition rates. Not only did this result in slower project deliveries, but it also hurt the overall business. According to the Talent Exodus report by TeamLease, “Over 2 million IT employees in India are expected to leave their jobs by 2025.”

To curb the impact of the Great Resignation wave, enterprises can embrace low code application development platforms, allowing the IT teams to perform a large volume of tasks at speed and scale. Also, we are likely to witness a shift in talent hiring across enterprises, from core IT developers to low code developers. This will help enterprises leverage their low code investments to the fullest.

Getting Ready for Future Changes
In 2023 Gartner anticipates that $30 billion in revenue will be generated by products and services that did not exist pre-pandemic. Innovation will be key for the coming year and beyond, and low code platforms are indeed the best bet for enterprises. Investing in low code will help enterprises experiment, study, and redeploy enhanced products and services, accelerating their digital transformation.