EPM Low Code Process Automation

What is Low-Code Automation
and How Could it Benefit You?

Low-code automation is a means of automating business processes that requires little coding, making it easier for non-technical business users to get hands-on with automation projects and decreasing reliance on developers and software engineers. Rather than relying on complex code to automate business processes, users can implement visual tools, such as model-driven application design with drag and drop features.  

“Low-code platforms can help development teams work faster and increase enterprise-wide software production by empowering “citizen” developers.”

What is the Definition of Low-Code Automation?

Low-code automation is a means of automating business processes that requires little coding, making it easier for non-technical business users to get hands-on with automation projects and decreasing reliance on developers and software engineers. Rather than relying on complex code to automate business processes, users can implement visual tools, such as model-driven application design with drag and drop features. 

Forrester Research describes low-code automation platforms as “Application development platforms that enable rapid application delivery with minimal hand-coding, and quick setup and deployment.”

“Low-code platforms can help development teams work faster and increase enterprise-wide software production by empowering “citizen” developers.”

The low-code market is set for rapid growth. Gartner predicts that low-code application building will make up more than 65% of all app development functions by the year 2024 and with about 66% of big companies using a minimum of four low-code platforms.

How does Cloud Computing Support Low-Code Automation?

Cloud-based platforms have helped support a recent surge in the use of low-code platforms, as the secure, yet flexible solution allows users to collaborate across the organization. It’s easy for citizen developers to gain access to the software, and it can be scaled up or down as required with regular updates to ensure users are always using the latest version.

A key benefit of using the cloud is the ability to spin up and test new services. And if the solution does not work, it can be turned off without worrying about wasting money on physical infrastructure to support the services that may or may not work. This means you can experiment with new solutions in low-code, supported by low-cost and low-risk deployment on the cloud.

What are the Benefits of Low-Code Automation?

Ease of use – As users do not require an in-depth knowledge of software development, it’s easy to get to grips with low-code and can be used throughout the business, without relying on skilled developers.

Empower citizen developers – The software can be used enterprise-wide without the need for IT intervention, which means users can create their own automated processes to aid their work.

Save money – Costs can be saved on initial training, and money doesn’t need to be spent on hiring skilled developers who demand a high salary. Additional cost saving can also be seen from the faster time to market and a solid ROI.

Improve productivity – Intuitive features like drag and drop interfaces means it takes less time to build processes and allows users can see results fasts.

Ensure best practice and compliance – Templates play a large role in low-code automation, so providing best practice for users to follow when building and automating processes means they will be created in a compliant manner.

Improve agility – The simple approach building and amending processes means you can make agile changes to process without having to worry about changing complex code. This helps to keep up with regulatory changes, adapt to market changes or respond to customer needs.  

Knowledge Base

How it Works

Enterprise project management focuses on the organization, prioritizing and highlighting its business goals and managing and grouping projects to ensure they meet those broader company objectives. The end objective is not necessarily a completed project but a project that effectively provides value to the organization.

Large enterprise organizations typically run multiple complex projects simultaneously. Although these projects do not necessarily seem connected, they all impact the same enterprise organization. Enterprise project management (EPM) refers to the practice of managing projects on a companywide scale. It generally involves implementing strategies and processes to streamline and improve the effectiveness of project management on a large scale.

Traditional project management practices focus on seeing one specific project through with a defined, measurable objective.

Enterprise project management focuses on the organization, prioritizing and highlighting its business goals and managing and grouping projects to ensure they meet those broader company objectives.

The end objective is not necessarily a completed project but a project that effectively provides value to the organization.