Low-code is a phrase officially accepted by Forrester research group 2014. Low-code describes programming technique with the use of a small amount of code, for which advanced knowledge of programming languages is not required. As a result, the users of low-code can create processes and applications without support from coding experts.
The low-code method is used in dedicated platforms. Such platforms are characterised by the following features:
Low-code platforms allow for modelling the business processes, often called ‘workflows’ with the use of graphics, which are representing steps in the process. Such form of process visualisation is much simpler than writing several pages of code. Additionally, the visual presentation of the process is more understandable for third parties.
Low-code platforms transfer information by relational databases and SQL requests. Moreover, the data from external software interfaces are automatically sent to the low-code platform.
Features which are offered by low-code platforms decrease the risk of problems appearing while creating, improving and modifying processes. Developed platforms also offer many intuitive tools which make process management and process scaling easier.
The low-code market is constantly growing in its popularity. It is characterised by increased turnover, development and growing interest among businesses. In 2017 the research group Forrester pointed out 67 main low-code system suppliers. However, the number of companies offering low-code solutions is higher, but they are not enough advanced to be placed on that list.
Why low-code is becoming more popular?
According to Forrester Research (2019) around 20% from 2,438 European and American developers, who took part in the survey, said that they are planning to implement a low-code platform in the company they work at. Another 20% already uses such a platform. The other 60% remains sceptical.
Why? Perhaps, they have not been presented all of the advantages of low-code. We will try to change.
Modern enterprises face a constantly growing number of challenges. The companies are expected to:
Low-code platforms have the biggest influence on the functioning of SEM.
In companies, where a lot of new processes are created, or often modify existing processes to increase their effectivity. Also, companies, in which there is not enough management, implementation of new processes take too much time, and used IT solutions are not directly connected. Low code improves the teamwork, integrates processes and improves the speed of completing the tasks.
When choosing a workflow platform, you should answer several questions:
Low-code should not only meet the current requirements of the company but also be ready for any modifications that may be required during the business growth. Low-code platforms should be universal and perceived as useful in every industry.
JobRouter is a workflow system that exists since 2003. Through its development, it has been also named a low-code platform. JobRouter allows the business to optimise its workflow, effectively manage documents and data, and automate internal and external processes.
JobRouter is divided into modules, when combined, they create a working environment which is suited for each industry and company’s requirements. JobRouter functions within the modules, are also tailored to the individual needs of the company and can be extended with additional features at any time. Programming ‘Low-code’ within JobRouter is simple, intuitive and above all, flexible.
Modelling processes with the help of an intuitive interface is very simple. Additionally, in JobRouter it is possible to save process as templates that can be used and modified in the future.
No need to write the code, or even correct it and test the application later, saves an employee’s time.
Each employee can be trained in creating and editing processes. As a result, employees do not have to ask the IT developer to find time to make changes to the processes.
Programmers are a high expense for the company. Their workload can be reduced by introducing low-code solutions.