4 Low-Code Stats Business Leaders & Developers Need to Know
Low-code has been a sensational development for business leaders and developers alike and it is a game-changer for all types of organizations. The reason that people are enthusiastic about low-code is how it enables new audiences—people who might not traditionally be considered IT leaders—to turn their ideas into applications.
Mendix recently conducted a survey of 2,000 IT professionals across six countries to understand what people are excited about when it comes to low-code. Read on to learn more about new low-code statistics and new trends in low-code application development:
1. Low-code hits the mainstream
First on our list of low-code platform trends is the popularity of low-code itself. Low-code has finally hit the mainstream. You can see features on low-code written up in publications like Forbes and ZDnet. And, according to our survey, low-code is now in use in 77% of organizations.
Low-code is now in use in 77% of organizations.
Not only that, low-code is swiftly integrating as part of people’s daily workflow. According to the survey, 64% of IT professionals agree that low-code is their go-to work-around development solution. Low-code platforms offer a visual approach to application development, enabling a spectrum of developers of varied experience to create applications for web and mobile using drag-and-drop components and model-driven logic through a graphic user interface.
2. Low-code empowers diverse groups to work with IT
IT professionals know that low-code is bringing welcome diversity into the field. According to our survey, 48% see that low-code empowers people without a college education to work in IT. And 40% of IT leaders say their IT department will become more diverse because of low-code, with a greater range of ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds represented.
40% of IT leaders say their IT department will become more diverse because of low-code.
Low-code model-driven development is a language that business developers can understand and communicate. With such a short learning period, the business can quickly collaborate with IT and traditional developers and build applications much more quickly. It is clear from these stats that low-code application development enables non-technical business people to easily turn their ideas into applications, as well as it enables traditional software developers to utilize their skills to provide a better development experience for others involved in the application lifecycle by developing reusable code extensions.
3. Collaboration is where low-code shines.
59% of projects using low-code are a collaboration between IT and business teams.
4. The time for low-code is now
Low-code is now so popular that 75% of our surveyed IT professionals say it’s a trend they can’t afford to miss. Another 45% of IT professionals report feeling a new sense of urgency. It is becoming clear that business-as-usual software development cannot meet the growing demand, which is why organizations are turning to low-code.
75% IT professionals say low-code is a trend they can’t afford to miss.
Low-code offers businesses the opportunity to meet the challenges of digital disruption head-on. A surveyed 58% of IT professionals say that legacy systems have been transformed or replaced by low-code applications. A major reason why organizations are getting behind low-code is the future-proof solutions it offers. Digital transformations initiated with low-code ensure that organizations can update core systems in a cost-effective and resilient process.
Low-code is for everyone
- Low-code hits the mainstream: Low-code is used in 77% of organizations.
- Talent is everywhere: IT professionals see low-code empowering diverse groups to enter IT – particularly those without a college education (48%) and people of different ages (48%) and races (46%).
- Collaboration makes everything easier: As many as 59% of projects using low-code are a collaboration between IT and business teams.
- The time for low-code is now: 75% IT professionals say low-code is a trend they can’t afford to miss.