77% of organizations will be using a low-code automation platform of some kind in 2024—and that number is on the rise. Experts estimate the market will reach a value of 32 billion USD in 2024, with a CAGR of 26.1%.
So we have to ask the question; what are the driving factors behind this growth? At Pliant, we believe the benefits low-code solutions offer, like…
- Rapid application deployment
- Increased agility
- Maximized productivity
- Increased collaboration between business and IT
… to organizations all across the world are responsible for the rising trend.
In this blog, we’re going to answer your questions: What is low-code automation and who is it for? We’ll close with the top five benefits offered by these platforms so you can decide if it’s the right move for your organization.
What is Low-Code Automation?
In short, low-code automation is a software development approach that uses visual development tools (like Pliant’s interface) and minimal hand coding. Unlike traditional methods that require extensive coding skills, low-code platforms enable users to quickly translate their thoughts into an automated workflow. Let’s take it a step further:
Visual Development: Low-code platforms provide a visual canvas where users can drag and drop components, reducing the need for complex coding. This visual approach allows technical and non-technical users to collaborate in application development.
Rapid Application Deployment: With low-code, applications can be developed and deployed in a fraction of the time compared to traditional coding methods. This accelerated pace not only saves time but also enables organizations to respond quickly to changing business requirements.
Increased Collaboration: Low-code encourages collaboration between IT professionals and business users. By simplifying the development process, stakeholders from various departments can actively participate in creating solutions tailored to their unique needs.
This approach opens the door for citizen developers to experiment with various software to get the same result. Speaking of which, let’s talk about who low-code automation is for.
Who is Low-Code Automation For?
As low-code automation makes coding more accessible, you open the door for a wide range of potential candidates who could use this solution.
Since engineers are the ones who understand the technical domains and the processes to automate, you get numerous benefits by bringing more of them into the process. Let’s take a look at users that low-code automation platforms, like Pliant, enable in day-to-day business operations and infrastructure.
These users (and even architects) find low-code automation helps to streamline their intricate network configurations. Network engineers use low-code automation platforms to streamline repetitive tasks, optimize network configurations, and ensure seamless connectivity, ultimately enhancing overall network performance.
An Automation Manager’s job typically focuses on orchestrating and optimizing workflows. They also use low-code automation to streamline their complex processes, which helps them eliminate potential bottlenecks before they arise.
Site Reliability Engineers
Low-code automation simplifies the implementation of proactive monitoring for Site Reliability Engineers. They also leverage it for automated incident response, accelerating issue resolution and contributing to a more resilient digital infrastructure.
IT engineers who are usually managing a diverse range of IT tasks, use low-code platforms to automate routine IT operations to save time and resources. With a visual interface for efficient troubleshooting, IT engineers can identify and resolve issues quickly with tools like Pliant Observability.
Yes, even developers can benefit from low-code automation platforms! With a focus on fast application development, developers leverage drag-and-drop interfaces to expedite coding processes and deliver software solutions faster.
Low-code automation caters to a wide variety of professionals, including many others not mentioned here. It offers them the means to improve their productivity, reduce manual effort (& errors), and contribute to the success of their respective domains.
The 5 Main Benefits of Low-Code Automation
While there are numerous benefits of low-code automation, we’re going to explore the five main advantages (according to us) it offers to a wide range of professionals and organizations.
- Ease of Use: Low-code is designed with simplicity in mind, making it accessible across the entire organization without relying on expert developers. You don’t need extensive coding skills to leverage its benefits. These platforms allow users to design and implement their automated procedures without needing constant IT assistance.
- Greater Agility: The modular and flexible nature of low-code automation platforms allows for quick modifications and updates. This enables organizations to stay ahead of the curve and adapt to emerging opportunities with agility.
- Increased Efficiency: By automating repetitive tasks, minimizing manual interventions, and streamlining workflows, low-code automation platforms free up professionals from mundane activities.
- Compliance: Many low-code automation platforms have built-in governance features that facilitate the creation of processes that adhere to industry standards and regulatory requirements. By taking the human error element out of the equation, your organization is sure to align with established industry-specific guidelines.
- Excellent Value: Low-Code Automation’s visual environment accelerates application development, resulting in faster time-to-market. The efficiency gains translate to cost savings, making it a real cost-effective solution for organizations looking to enhance productivity without a significant investment in traditional development resources.
These five benefits of low-code automation show exactly how versatile it could be for various organizations across industries looking to improve their process and save time, money, and resources.
The bottom line is that low-code automation is the way forward for many organizations looking to automate with little coding knowledge. Are you ready to embrace the simplicity and reap the great benefits it has to offer?
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