Low-code platforms may be the missing link in today’s digital first, digital now environment—and the key to accelerating enterprise modernization, agility, and efficiency.
Even as digital technologies change our world at a breathtaking pace, some companies are finding their own digital strategy stuck in low gear. They struggle to bring their work to scale, integrate it into their legacy information systems, or orchestrate their activities in a coordinated way across the enterprise. Too often the end result, too is an unwieldy collection of siloed applications and disconnected digital experiments with only marginal business use and no measurable return on investment.
A better way forward
At KPMG, we see low-code as the future of application development and automation. Low-code platforms can dramatically speed creation of sophisticated enterprise-class applications that incorporate complex business logic, automate workflow and case management activities, integrate with existing information systems, and enable a slick user experience.
Featuring drag-and-drop functionality and prebuilt functions and integrations, low-code puts more problem-solving capabilities into the hands of non-IT professionals while allowing developers with varied levels of experience to quickly create scalable business applications in response to changing business demands.
Preparing for growth
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the number of executives naming low-code/no-code development platforms as their most important automation investment has nearly tripled.*
100% of enterprises who have implemented a low-code development platform have received ROI.**
Moving forward, we anticipate low-code platforms being used to address a majority of enterprise needs:
- Filling in gaps in existing ERP and software-as-a-service applications
- Accelerating customer-centricity and legacy modernization
- Empowering the workforce to build with confidence and infuse automation across the business