why your organization should care about low-code/no-code tools

In a digital-first world full of complex and ever-changing digital transformation options, organizations are increasingly turning to solutions like automation technology to streamline their operations. More specifically, organizations are seeking out different hyperautomation technologies to complement and boost their digital transformation efforts.

More lately to emerge with hyperautomation is the rise in popularity of low-code and no-code platforms — and with good reason.

According to a recent Microsoft study, 82 percent of low- or no-code users agree that the technology helps provide an opportunity for software users to improve their development knowledge and technical skills. Additionally, from that same study, the use of low-code or no-code apps has shown an 83 percent positive impact on work satisfaction and workload by users.

These days, companies want instant gratification, quick resolution times, and a user-friendly experience from their technologies. They also want smart technological solutions when traditional coding or technical skillsets are unavailable.

At the same time, employees are placing a new level of importance on access to new learning opportunities and skillsets in the workplace. According to a 2021 Gallup survey conducted on behalf of Amazon, 66 percent of workers ages 18-24 ranked learning new skills as the third-most important perk when evaluating new job opportunities.

With employees clamoring for remote work flexibility, too, equipping them with the tools to be successful is vital to the success of any organization.

reasons your organization should care about low-code no-code tools

With low-code and no-code tools like Workato’s integration and automation tools, organizations are transforming the way that they approach app and software development, along with empowering their employees to rethink the nature of work itself. Whereas low-code solutions require a minimal amount of human interaction, no-code tools are entirely hands-off. Both solutions, though, feature reusable drag-and-drop components and a visual interface for users to easily build out apps, software, or automation solutions.

There are many possibilities for low- and no-code solutions but in case your organization is still on the fence about it, here are some reasons why your organization should start caring about these tools:

  • Your employees: According to a special 2022 digital transformation report performed by ZDNet, it’s predicted that 60% of employees at enterprises will lead transformation and embody digital resilience in their roles by 2024, all by leveraging low-code/no-code tool and data utilization capability. What does this tell us? The adoption of low- and no-code tools is growing and it’s growing fast, and employees will be the leaders of this digital revolution.

    Additionally, happier employees mean higher retention and more productive work environments. Low- and no-code tools are not just important in helping organizations boost efficiency but are key to fostering a more engaged workforce by allowing employees to learn new skills and also take ownership over highly technical projects that were previously not accessible to them.

  • The competition: Many companies are turning to low- and no-code solutions as a way to keep up with an increasingly competitive landscape. According to Gartner, 70% of new applications developed by organizations will use low-code or no-code technologies by 2025, so it stands to reason that getting your foot in the door now will inevitably set you up for success down the road.

  • Opportunity to scale and transform: Digital transformation means transforming every aspect of your organization. Because of their simple framework, low- and no-code tools allow organizations to put strategy front and center, as well as adapt to changing business conditions or developments quickly. All in all, this means more opportunities for scaling and transforming.

  • Low- and no-code and automation go hand-in-hand: The automation word is out and that word is efficiency. Sometimes, though, even the most well-thought-out automation plans can backfire, which is why you need a combination of tools to be successful. Embracing low- and no-code in combination with intelligent automation to streamline daily workflows means higher interdepartmental collaboration and integration with existing systems.

  • Technical skills are in demand but the technical experience is hard to come by: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for software developers, quality assurance analysts, and testers is projected to grow 22 percent from 2020 to 2030. Unfortunately, while there is demand for digital-savvy roles, organizations are contesting a national labor shortage and struggling to fill in a widespread technical gap left over from The Great Resignation. Low- and no-code offers all of the functionality and design capabilities of traditional coding without the need for someone with the technical know-how to implement it. In other words, it’s the best of both worlds for organizations to be able to lean on and retain their existing staff, with Gartner predicting that by 2024, “80% of technology products and services will be built by those who are not full-time technical professionals”.

all things low-code no-code with Workato

When it comes to your organization’s digital transformation strategy, it shouldn’t feel like herding cattle just to reach that technological sweet spot. Rather, if you’re working with the right vendor or partner, it should be a piece of cake to attain.

When looking at possible vendors for low-code/no-code solutions, Workato will assuredly emerge as a clear and decisive contender. With its seamless implementation, orchestration, and management of all your company’s software solutions in one place, iPaaS is a top technology stack of choice. Furthermore, as the leading integration and automation platform, Workato is the only platform that listens to your applications for critical events and drives real-time outcomes. Workato is suitable for many industries, including:

  • HR
  • Marketing
  • Support
  • Sales
  • IT
  • Finance

Now that you know why your organization should care about low- and no-code tools, learn more about your options to get there by visiting Neostella’s Workato partner page.