Low code offers you many advantages: Functionalities are delivered faster, less work needs to be invested in technical basics, agile working is supported and companies benefit from a close collaboration between departments.
These advantages are primarily used to
- optimise inefficient, manual and paper-based processes,
- modernise organically grown IT landscapes and
- deliver digital experiences on the market as quickly as possible.
Fail to prepare and prepare to fail
To properly take advantage of the listed benefits, choosing the right platform for low code is not all that needs to be done. Instead, a number of preparations need to be made in terms of the process models, responsibilities, quality assurance and integration in order to ensure that the low code promises are kept.
The low-code paradigm deals with two challenges: on the one hand, there are the frequent capacity bottlenecks in IT departments resulting from the wide range of tasks, for example, IT strategy and governance, new developments, supplier management and operations. On the other hand, speed is a success factor, for example, in order to be able to react quickly to market changes, customer requests or regulatory requirements.
There are some disadvantages resulting from this conflict:
- The digitalisation of business ideas takes too long.
- The IT costs for basic features are too high.
- Permanent overburdening of the IT department leads to frustration.