Using “low code”, not only computer specialists can be involved in the digitalisation of business processes
The rapid development of technology and the Covid-19 pandemic have created conditions in which companies need to be very dynamic and "digitally agile", as the traditional approach to business is no longer able to meet the needs of customers, according to Tautvids Dagis, Power Platform Solutions Architect and Team Leader at 1ClickFactory. Digitisation projects that companies had planned to carry out over 2 years were forced by the pandemic to be implemented in a matter of months - they had to adapt quickly to remote working and digital service delivery.
T. Dagis points out that "low code" opens up much more opportunities for digitisation of processes, which can be done in a much shorter time. This approach helps to create applications quickly, adapt them to the specific needs of the company and react to changes in a timely manner. "Low code" can be used for business intelligence, business applications, robotics process automation and more. T. Dagis compares the "low code" approach to the revolution brought about by the 3D printer, which made it faster, more cost-effective and cheaper to complete even small orders.
The specialist points out that when creating applications or bots with the help of "low code", ready-made samples are used, so not only computer specialists can be involved in their creation, but also company employees who are familiar with business processes, deal with process improvement, and are well acquainted with working in Excel.
For this reason, it is expected that more than 500 million applications will be created in the next 5 years, more than in the last 40 years combined.
"Although "low code" helps to improve processes quickly and relatively easily, it does not mean that computer specialists will no longer be needed in the future; they will still have to take care of system security, develop more complex software, train and advise their colleagues," says T. Dagis.
Global research and consulting firm Gartner has studied that since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the demand for application and software development has increased fivefold and most companies are struggling to attract highly skilled computer professionals. The research also shows that many people plan to continue working remotely or to combine remote and face-to-face work in the future, as the crisis has shown that this is possible.