The CIOs Guide to Low-code and No-Code for Digital Transformation

by | Apr 11, 2022 | Blogs

Many organizations working on digital transformation strategies understand that transformation is not a one-and-done matter, but a continuous process. The role of the CIOs is no longer just about managing IT and being technology experts, but helping organizations improve business processes and extract more value from digital solutions.

Organizations face the challenge of staying competitive while keeping up with technology demands when there is a labor shortage for developers. To take charge of this challenge, CIOs can leverage low-code and no-code tools to empower employees to create applications internally.

Research from Gartner suggests that the use of low-code and no-code tools will nearly triple by 2025 with 70% of new applications developed by organizations using a low-code or no-code platform. What do CIOs need to know about low-code and no-code development?

What are low-code and no-code tools?

Low-code and no-code tools (LC/NC) are visual development platforms that enable users to build apps. Instead of writing code line-by-line, users can drag and drop reusable features that represent steps in a process, link them together, and create a workflow for an app. Non-technical users, also known as “citizen developers”, aren’t required to have experience with programming or machine language to use the tools.

How does low-code no-code advance digital transformation?

The real value of LC/NC tools is that it allows CIOs to take advantage of the technology and resources already available. LC/NC breaks down the technical barriers to app development and enables organizations to build applications or improve existing applications quickly.

What are the benefits of using low-code no-code tools?

1. Anyone can use low-code or no-code tools

The demand for business apps outweighs the talent available to develop them. The beauty of LC/NC tools is that it frees up the time of developers because even users without technical skills can create apps successfully. With a user-friendly drag and drop interface, users can easily create apps, workflows, websites, and automate processes.

2. Speed up app development

LC/NC helps organizations build apps rapidly, get to market faster, and with fewer costs. Apps typically spend months or years in development, but with LC/NC tools apps can be configured, tested, and launched in a much shorter period of time.

3. Foster problem-solving and innovation

Enabling users across the organization to use LC/NC tools gives teams the opportunity to solve their own problems and explore ideas for improving processes. Introducing LC/NC helps organizations solve problems and become more agile and innovative.

Low-code and no-code digital transformation

The CIO digital transformation journey includes helping organizations improve business processes and gain greater value from digital solutions. Low-code and no-code tools are a CIO’s secret weapon for meeting an organization’s technology demands, particularly during a time of labor shortages. With a low-code and no-code strategy, organizations can build apps faster and with fewer resources because technical skills aren’t required to use the tools successfully. As a result, organizations have the opportunity to empower employees to solve problems and become more innovative.

If your organization is finding digital transformation a challenge, working with a technology consulting partner like Speridian can put you on the right path. Speridian is a global business and technology solutions provider with a proven record of solving business challenges with our unique, industry-based consultative approach.