How to Streamline Development with Low-Code

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Organizations are streamlining development efforts to keep pace with the rate of change. This means companies are relying on applications to drive business outcomes.

Maybe these applications enable work from home or open up digital avenues as more consumers move to online consumption.

Whatever the reason, you need more custom apps. But this creates more pressure on you and your IT teams to increase delivery and time to value.

The long development process

From ideation and design to deployment, software projects can take anywhere from 4 to 9 months to complete.

Size and complexity are the primary contributors to delays and shifts in timelines. Another large factor in long development cycles is a lack of close business-IT collaboration. It’s hard to build the right application when the people who will be using it aren’t involved in its development.

But with low-code development, teams can streamline development and remove bottlenecks and inefficiencies. Low-code also reduces the risk of delayed or lengthy delivery of roadmap items.

How low-code streamlines development

According to Gartner, “by 2025, 70% of new applications developed by enterprises will use low-code or no-code technologies.” That’s up from less than 25% in 2020.

The reason why many leaders are turning to low-code is due to the nature of development. By empowering developers of all experience levels to co-create, teams can streamline development and reduce time to value.

Most low-code platforms align with the Agile development methodology. So each iteration is between two to four weeks in length and has a fixed completion time.

Additionally, low-code platforms empower developers to build applications in a governed manner. This includes all aspects of development, from business logic to integration. Teams can build multi-channel applications that integrate with key systems and data sources to better serve end users, all under IT’s watchful eye.

Ultimately, the right low-code platforms will speed up the creation of sophisticated enterprise-class applications that:

  • Incorporate complex business logic
  • Automate workflow and case management activities
  • Integrate with existing information systems
  • Enable a slick user experience

Start streamlining application development

The Gartner Critical Capabilities For Enterprise Low-code Application Platforms report measures the strength of capabilities for web, mobile, data, business logic, and external services. And it specifically targets B2B and B2E scenarios with an intended goal of delivery in and around eight weeks.

Mendix’s low-code platform stands above the rest in this report because it supports holistic, streamlined development. Mendix also:

  • Gives you an actionable understanding of your data landscape
  • Enables you to create fit-for-purpose applications across channels appropriate for your users
  • Supports developers of all skillsets
  • Allows you to infuse business logic into applications to create end-to-end business processes
  • Lets you choose the cloud or deployment type that best matches and scales to your organization’s needs
  • Is imbued with artificial intelligence to speed up development

Each facet of our low-code approach simplifies what has become a complex landscape, and accelerates an app’s time to value. To further support this, Mendix runs hand-in-hand with Agile development with integrated project management.

Agile sprints culminate in work and feedback over a period of time. Mendix feedback mechanisms promote iterations during sprints to increase development speed and accuracy, and reduce time to value.

Additionally, Mendix empowers teams to build and deploy enterprise multi-channel applications faster with:

  • Visual model-driven development
  • One-click deployment
  • Reusable components
  • Easy integration capabilities

At Mendix, we understand the value applications bring to your digitalization efforts. This is why the Mendix Platform equips you with the tools you need to address change as it hits.