What Is One of The Most Important Qualities a Low-Code Platform Can Help Your Company Achieve?


What Is One of The Most Important Qualities a Low-Code Platform Can Help Your Company Achieve?

Today’s customers want more from their business applications. Engagement, speed, accuracy, and integration across systems for any product or service they utilize are assumed, yet relying on IT departments to deliver on all these expectations just isn’t realistic.

The end result: businesses are not as efficient as they need to be ultimately leaving errors, inefficiencies, unsatisfied employees and customers.  Linking all of these elements together with the business data is a daunting task for even the most mature enterprise IT departments and the growing developer and IT skills gap amplifies that challenge every day.

Business and IT, both need a business application platform that can enable fast delivery of both simple and large, complex application requirements to ultimately deliver customer solutions that are reliable AND work for their business, their way.

As a result, companies are increasingly turning to low-code platforms, which are growing in popularity and expected to reach over $10 billion[1] in revenue by 2019.  Most people are already aware of the benefits:

A low code platform empowers teams to visually configure new apps through a model, build proof-of-concept at low costs and offers rapid deployment and scale.

But underneath all the jargon, what does this actually mean for your business?

Independence.

With low-code platforms, you won’t have to depend on the skills of an expensive application developer to write native code in order to bring your app to life. You won’t have to funnel precious resources into a project that may or may not work the way you want. In other words, you can actually grow your business without being at the mercy of a third party AND you will get improved flexibility to make changes to your application as your business changes. Whether you’re a small company or a giant corporation, this independence, speed, and flexibility is invaluable.

As you internalize the significance of this bigger picture, it becomes equally important to choose the right low-code platform. K2 has consistently proven to be a leader in this space, as reflected by the recently published The Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Development Platforms, Q2 2016, where we have been positioned as a Strong Performer. In this wave, Forrester’s analysts Clay Richardson and John R. Rymer interviewed 14 vendor companies and surveyed 42 companies to show how each provider measured up based on their visual and model-driven declarative tooling, freemium offering and ability to support many different types of business apps with a strong enterprise customer base for viability.

K2 has put its Strong Performer title into practice by empowering thousands of companies to achieve autonomy.   K2 is helping customers to significantly reduce their IT backlog by enabling tech savvy users to accelerate the creation of business applications by using visual designers and reusable components.

One such case being KCE Electronics, a manufacturer and distributor of printed circuit boards, which uses the K2 software to automate multiple internal business processes in conjunction with the company’s line-of-business systems.

According to Pilam Rajatanavin, managing director of Thai Business Solution (KCE’s IT service provider),

“Without the K2 platform, building these processes…would take months of solid developer time. Instead, we can build very complex, meaningful applications in about four to six days per process.”

As a result, the company plans to use the K2 platform as a foundation to build all the process-driven applications for the entire organization – all without depending on an outside contractor.

K2 is a well-established vendor and has more than 1.5 million users in over 84 countries, including 30 of the Fortune 100 who use K2 to increase productivity and build complex business application that incorporate mobile, workflow, and data faster. K2 enables savvy tech business users that are adept at creating and customizing workflows, building and reworking business processes in a way that makes the most sense for their business without having to rely on expert developer or worry about IT backlogs that cause long delays.

With K2, we help customers to turn complex work into powerful business process applications.  Organizations can use visual designers to rapidly build and deploy low code business applications that are agile, scalable and reusable, resulting in modern processes that quickly and easily connect people, data, decisions and systems.  K2 delivers information to the right people at the right time, empowering them to accelerate their work and become more efficient online, offline and from any device.

At the end of the day, it’s important to look beyond just the tangible benefits and focus on the big picture: to remove unnecessary roadblocks and allow your company the independence it needs to maximize its performance.

To learn more about how K2 can help your business unlock its independence, read the white paper: “Are low-code platforms fast and scalable?”  

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[1] Vendor Landscape: The Fractured, Fertile Terrain Of Low-Code Application Platforms Predicts 2016: Business Transformation and Process Management Bridge the Strategy-to Execution Gap Vendor Landscape: The Fractured, Fertile Terrain Of Low-Code Application Platforms