By Zee Rizvi, Chief Executive Officer of Odesso
Over the last few years, advancements in the digital space have pushed small and medium businesses across all industries out of their comfort zones. They have been forced to adapt, innovate, and pursue digital transformation. These changes, however, don’t happen overnight. It can take months or even years before companies can transform and meet the needs of a digital world.
Leaders in digital transformation, like Odesso, an enterprise SaaS software development company, understand no-code/low-code software is a crucial enabler of digital transformation. No-code platforms are the future and can solve unforeseen challenges while speeding up the process for businesses. It can offer improved agility, less business costs, increased productivity, and an overall more vital customer experience.
Here are factors to consider when choosing no-code/low-code software:
Software that quickly engages with the market
Today’s market is rapidly changing. Your selected no-code or low-code software must be able to keep up with the sudden appearance of market opportunities. It must be able to keep tabs on any compliance requirements that may pop up along the way.
This eliminates any additional technical debt that you would normally encounter with less efficient technology.
Efficiently deploys technologies across multiple devices and platforms
You need software that allows you to build an app designed specifically for your business needs. Odesso, for example, provides options far more customizable than standard no-code/low-code software, allowing for more complex functions.
Odesso has excelled in its design of a transformational adapter to extend legacy IT with cloud-native architecture. This allows organizations to manage their operations and connections across public and private clouds, which isn’t typically offered on standard no-code/low-code software.
Unites disparate systems
Your low-code or no-code software should be able to effectively bring disconnected systems together and make them work as one. This makes the workflow smoother, and it ensures that all of your data is in one place.
Choose providers that eradicate inefficient business processes by optimizing operations through business process management tools. With a streamlined workflow thanks to the right software, your business can operate more efficiently.
Actively listens and has effective detections
Low-code or no-code software should be able to detect any issues immediately. With active listening, the software will detect any anomalies within the system and take the necessary measures to correct them.
A platform that offers seamless integration will be able to pinpoint any glitches or snags and inform your organization as soon as possible. This allows you to quickly come up with strategies to repair any damage.
Assists and empowers your business’s front line
Coding language can be quite daunting to those who aren’t familiar with it. With the right low-code or no-code software, your business’s front line can be equipped with the tools they need to address and respond to any issues that the business may face without needing to know how to code.
These factors are geared to maximize the efficiency of businesses and optimize performance. No-code software is an excellent app development solution for organizations that have minimal coding knowledge, so best to watch for these possible setbacks:
Lack of flexibility and customization options
Most software can only offer basic functionality and is often too restrictive when it comes to more complex use cases.
Because of these limitations, businesses can be limited when it comes to streamlining their operations. More complex integrations and workflows often require more than a no-code/low-code platform.
Possible security issues
App building and workflow automation can leave organizations vulnerable to security issues, especially if there aren’t any security protocols in place.
No-code/low-code software can also create shadow IT. Shadow IT is an IT system that is outside of the list of platforms approved by a company’s IT department. One example is the use of cloud services that don’t meet company data storage protocols. Another example is third-party Software-as-a-Service applications outside the control of an IT department. Though shadow IT can make employees more productive, it can eventually expose a company to security threats.
Selected no-code/low-code platforms must have built-in security protocols that prevent business owners from creating potentially unsafe apps. Additionally, IT teams must be able to keep tabs on the created apps seamlessly.
Digital transformation is simple with a no-code approach
Today’s fast-paced digital world can be overwhelming for small and medium enterprises, but adopting no-code software will help make digital transformation easier and much smoother.
With the right provider, your business can become more self-sufficient, and you can ensure that all operations are running as smoothly as possible. You will also be able to optimize your workflow, set the groundwork for scaling your business, kick-start automation, and encourage digital transformation.