What is no-code technology all about and how will it improve the business? Can it make up for developer shortage and cut the ties between business and IT? Learn why no-code platforms will be one of the hottest tech trends of 2020.
Digital transformation is already a buzzword. It’s almost impossible to find a business article with no mention of it. Not surprisingly, entrepreneurs all over the globe take it for a cure for the economic slowdown, a way to build a competitive advantage, provide better customer experience, and finally – generate savings. However, digital transformation is not an easy process. It not only needs an enterprise’s organization and mentality to change. It also requires human resources that are getting scarcer and scarcer every year. According to The App Association, today, only in the US almost a quarter of a million vacancies remain in IT. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that this number will rise to over one million in 2020. It is not much better in Europe, where the programmer shortage is expected to reach half a million next year.
Is there any way to break the deadlock? It appears that there is. A trend reappearing in almost every 2020 forecast – the democratization of IT. It is a phenomenon involving everyday nontechnical workers gaining access to the latest technology, with companies giving up closed IT systems and moving to self-service technology. How does it work? With no-code, obviously!
How is it possible that no-code technology allows even the most advanced solutions to be created by people with no programming skills? You will be surprised. No-code platforms are extremely simple – to build an app, users simply drag and drop visual components from the menu. You would think that it is a limited solution… and you would be right! Luckily, here at Qalcwise, we found a way. What makes our solution different? As the first and the only ones so far, we have introduced an interface that utilizes functions similar to those known from spreadsheets. We have provided our platform with features like spreadsheets, the possibility of integration with existing databases and IT systems, as well as the function of document circulation tracking and decision communication (workflow). This way, we created a completely new IT solution for business.
Developed by everyday workers who know their stuff, no-code apps can automate all kinds of business processes (planning, analytical, administrative, etc.). Without long-term analyzes, consuming financial resources or complex development projects. No-code platforms do not necessarily mean the end of traditional programming, but they will gain in importance in the coming years. Especially, among companies whose budgets don’t allow for the outsourcing of services. According to IDC FutureSpace, a generation of no-code specialists will rise by 2024. They will outnumber traditional programmers by about four to one.
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