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Cracking low-code

Four things every business should know about the future of app development and automation

Daniel Fisher

Daniel Fisher

Principal, Advisory, Digital Lighthouse, KPMG US

Rey Villanueva

Rey Villanueva

Principal, Advisory, Digital Lighthouse, KPMG US

Rajesh Santhanam

Rajesh Santhanam

Managing Director, Digital Lighthouse, KPMG US

 

Low-code may be the most important technology investment your organization will make over the next few years.

Low-code development platforms typically feature a graphical, drag-and-drop user interface and prebuilt functions, allowing for quick development of applications that can automate workflows, integrate with other systems, and fill gaps in off-the-shelf software systems. All this makes low-code the single most versatile technology you can buy to resolve pain points across your organization’s digital infrastructure.

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Here are four key things to know about low-code:

 

1)  Solving complex business problems requires multiple technologies—low-code lets them sing in harmony

Low-code makes it easy to connect software siloes together—from legacy mainframe systems to modern technologies like artificial intelligence/machine learning and blockchain—and everything in between.


2)   Low-code doesn’t mean low skill

To implement low-code applications at enterprise scale, it takes a business-first approach to solving client challenges. Our experienced low-code professionals, bundled solutions, accelerators, and responsive methodologies help ensure your builds are meaningful, flexible, reusable and maintainable over time.


3)   Low-code should be part of all your software-as-a-service (SaaS) implementations going forward

SaaS solutions by necessity are less customizable because they must be standardized for multiple users. Inevitably, this creates gaps in capabilities for individual users—and those gaps can be filled quickly using applications developed on low-code platforms.


4)   With low-code, the important metric is speed to value

Because of its simple building-block approach, low-code allows even complex projects to be accomplished quickly, sometimes in as little as a few weeks, often in stages—potentially shaving six or more months from every project.


Click here to discover how KPMG is already helping companies across numerous industries define their low-code strategy and how to make it happen,—using low-code both to accelerate digital transformation and to integrate business processes front-to-back to become a connected enterprise.