Creating your own tools on no-code platforms is a perfect solution for small and medium-sized enterprises that do not have advanced IT structures. The lack of any programming knowledge is not a problem, because building applications that guarantee an efficient workflow is based on ready-made elements and functions. By using the visual interface of no-code platforms and the Drag & Drop method, you can quickly automate any business processes.
Generic tools in most situations do not work, and what is worse, they limit the natural development of the business. The ability to adjust the application to the specifics of the industry and the workflow system to the structures in the company is the advantage of no-code and low-code solutions. How are these solutions different? How to independently build an effective flow of corporate information on the Qalcwise platform? What to look for when choosing a no-code platform? We answer all these questions below.
What are the differences between no-code and low-code platforms?
The above-mentioned low-code platforms are a hybrid solution that combines a visual interface characteristic of no-code with the possibilities of traditional coding. This provides potentially much more functionality for the tools, but therefore raises the entry threshold. Using low-code platforms usually requires at least elementary knowledge of IT architecture and data modeling. Building your own workflow or creating more advanced applications on low-code platforms is not possible without the help of programmers or Citizen Developers. No-code solutions are a much simpler solution that allows you to automate business processes even for non-technical employees. This is especially useful for prototyping and optimizing tedious and repetitive processes.
What business processes can be improved thanks to no-code?
Creating a no-code application is a great way to quickly and efficiently streamline any business process. Ease of use of no-code platforms noticeably shortens the time of building an application, and also allows you to turn many years of experience of employees into a precise business tool. When deciding to build your own solution, it is also easier to minimize the implementation time. The global digital transformation of businesses is just one of the reasons why no-code platforms are so popular. Tailored to the needs and specificity of the business, the workflow system allows you to improve work at any position. It can be, for example, a system for managing business trips, expenses, purchases, budget, recruitment, finances, fleet, etc.
What exactly is a workflow?
Workflow is a term used to describe the way documents (or data) flow between employees in a company in the context of a specific business process (e.g. recording working time or applying for vacation or access to a company vehicle). No-code applications are a great way to optimize with which you can minimize human error. Inference is a business process that involves the time and resources of at least a few employees in a given company, which naturally slows down the implementation of tasks.
How to build a workflow on the Qalcwise platform?
Planning an appropriate workflow is the first step in automating business processes. The workflow system consists of user-defined states and actions. For example, if you want to optimize a business process such as inference, you only need to combine the following parameters:
States – new application, acceptance, approved and rejected
Actions – create an application, transfer, accept and reject
Assigning an appropriate sequence of steps at the entry or exit of a state or action allows you to fully adjust the workflow system to the structures and processes in the company. It is also very important to define the appropriate accesses (i.e. define who can infer and who can consider), which, thanks to the intuitive no-code interface, does not pose any major difficulties.