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How Low-Code Applications Like Power Apps are Changing the Game

By Elantis on August 20, 2021
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When looking at the transition from custom code to low-code automation, this progression tells the recurring tale of any evolving technology. This evolution is no different than how WYSIWYG word-processing software took the complexity of formatting and typography, packaged it in a user-friendly form, and put it in the hands of the everyday person.  Low-code software takes away the complex coding that underpins an application, turning this coding into legible building blocks for organizations to integrate into their applications.

This is a natural evolution is the future of application development, as low-code automation has quickly become one of the most innovative shifts in the tech world in this century. The pandemic has accelerated the shift to low-code automation, and the low-code development technologies market is projected to grow 23% by the end of 2021. This article will explain the significance of low-code automation and why many organizations are shifting to low-code software like Microsoft’s Power Apps and Power Automate, and Nintex forms and workflows.

Low-code automation has disrupted traditional forms of custom coding in the development of apps. Before low-code, app developers would have to hire a devops team, a group that oversees the growth of an application and adjusts the app in order to scale to this growth. Traditionally, a devops team is required to manage servers in order to sustain this growth, and this perpetual service can often result in challenges as application growth continues to scale. Low-code automation, has disrupted the traditional sense of a devops team, allowing companies to outsource their devops by making customizable modules to add to applications, allowing seamless scaling at any stage of growth.

Aside from the most obvious benefit of decreasing maintenance cost of applications and servers, the benefits of shifting to low-code automation can be condensed to these main reasons:

Rapid Market Reactivity

Power Apps and Power Automate provide a growing number of templates that can be instantly used as building blocks to design an app with customized functionality. These building blocks are readily at your disposal, without the buffer period of having to delegate the task to a devops team.

Optimized Productivity

With the increased speed at which organizations can create custom applications comes the increased productivity of the organizations. Not only are you able to create apps more quickly, this frees up more time for your organization to focus on other facets of operations.

Flexibility

In traditional custom code settings, a company may invest a lot of time and money into the development and maintenance of a certain application, and this can lead to hesitancy to change course. Power Apps takes away the risk of investing in an app’s development, taking away this initial investment and, instead, allowing you to shift with market trends with a fraction of the cost.

 

Embracing The Future Potential

As we mention in the beginning of this article, the low-code movement is only beginning. This rapidly growing field will soon be used in nearly every department of organizations. Familiarizing yourself with this soon-to-be ubiquitous software will allow you fully unlock its potential and set you apart from your competitors.

If you’d like to know more about how low-code software like Power Apps and Power Automate, please contact us to set up a chat!

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