Mendix is a Low-Code Leader – Again!

In their 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms, Gartner points out that enterprise IT leaders need to meet “the march of progress to higher abstraction levels for application development and embrace low-code platforms to accelerate application development.”

Further, low-code platforms “provide opportunities for organizations to stay up to date with the most recent practices – for example, platform engineering and technology innovation like AI-assisted application development and, specifically, the recent trend of generative AI.”

The competition in the enterprise low-code space is more tightly packed than ever. Enterprises must understand the options and what a Leader is made of.

It’s why Mendix is proud to be named a Leader for the seventh year running. Specifically, Gartner has positioned Mendix furthest in the Leaders Quadrant for Completeness of Vision and highest for Ability to Execute!

How to make the most of low-code

Our understanding of Gartner criteria for this report is that three critical trends are driving enterprise LCAP usage:

Enterprise adoption

Democratizing development leads a lot of enterprises to look at low-code. Often, that looks like speeding up development using business technologists. Low-code offers a faster, more straightforward entry point than traditional development.

At Mendix, we also see “adoption” as how widespread usage is. One Mendix app is fantastic. But, our customers see even more success applying those learnings. Orgs can use that first app to learn how to build more impactful solutions. From there, the landscape becomes deeper and better. It’s the proverbial rolling stone.


Automation is a great starting point for any organization looking at low-code. LCAPs can excel in helping to connect systems and help automate manual processes.

A key is considering all use cases, though. Mendix customers often have automation as their starting point. However, that first success can lead to more use cases and more solutions.

Composable business

Composability means using a set of building blocks you can use and reuse repeatedly. LCAPs are a natural fit.

Mendix supports the composable enterprise through and through. Yes, that includes our microflows and connectors. But it’s more than that. We complement our platform with our commitment to process. Examples include building fusion teams and digital execution.

What’s the right fit?

Organizations looking to use a low-code platform must consider several criteria. Those include immediate use cases, future needs, and potential users.

Are you looking to start with a single application? Can that expand out into other parts of the business? Who do you want to work in the platform? How will they collaborate?

Combine innovation, aspiration, and execution with Mendix

Mendix has helped organizations develop more, better, and faster for nearly twenty years. But that’s table stakes now.

We believe that low-code platforms must expand beyond single-use cases and simple automation.

Mendix provides built-in functionality for collaboration, portfolio management, governance, and more.

We also have a comprehensive partner ecosystem. Our partners have helped organizations worldwide design, execute, and implement.

Further, we hold strategic partnerships with AWS and SAP. Those help us to connect to the services enterprises need most.

LCAPs must be robust enough to take on emerging technologies like artificial intelligence. Tools like our Machine Learning Kit will help enterprises integrate AI for years to come.

Mendix: a low-code Leader

At Mendix, we think combining our best-in-class tools with vision and proven processes helps enterprises tackle complexity.

Our belief is that being placed highest on the Ability to Execute axis and furthest on the Completeness of Vision axis shows why Mendix is a low-code Leader.

If you’re going to bring low-code in, our POV is that you should go with a Leader.

But don’t take our word for it. Read the full Gartner report for yourself!

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms, Oleksandr Matvitskyy, Kimihiko Iijima, Mike West, Kyle Davis, Akash Jain, Paul Vincent, 17 October 2023.

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