The demand for IT capacity in companies is usually much higher than the available capacity. CIOs and their departments often have to perform a number of tasks simultaneously, such as operating and developing existing applications, making strategic technology decisions and ensuring IT governance. This includes the development of new applications for enterprise digitalisation, which are required at ever-shorter intervals. The result is that IT departments are confronted with considerable conflicts of objectives. This problem is aggravated further by the lack of IT specialists.
Digital services in our private lives are usually fast and easy-to-use digital solutions that have helped to make speed a matter of course. These expectations apply to almost all areas of life and are also manifested in the preparation and provision of applications. Conversely, development time is increasingly becoming the deciding factor as to whether a project is successful.
The Low-Code paradigm is about making the development of applications accessible to people with zero or little engineering background – known as ‘citizen developers’ – and using the majority of their working time for functional purposes rather than technical basics. To make this happen, Low-Code platforms provide four components in a homogeneous and perfectly integrated environment: drag-and-drop development for the interfaces, graphical modelling of (business) logic, application generation and one-click deployment as well as standardisation, reuse and integration. When correctly used, there can significant benefits:
In order to properly take advantage of the listed benefits, choosing the right platform for Low-Code is not all that needs to be done, but rather a number of preparations need to be made in terms of the process models, responsibilities, quality assurance and integration in order for the Low-Code promises to be kept. For example, new working methods require us to think in new ways and the resulting change is underestimated, unrealistic expectations of the skills required for application development lead to frustration in the entire team or the easy operation of the Low-Code platform leads to the development of considerably more applications than actually required, putting added strain on IT capacities rather than reducing the workload.
adesso’s technology consultancy answers the questions and problems listed above and thus helps you to keep the Low-Code paradigm promise and to unleash the full potential of Low-Code in your company.
adesso offers you solution modules that combine Low-Code with established technologies and methods. This allows us to provide you with turnkey results with a new quality:
adesso contributes its extensive experience in software development and integration to the consultancy it provides for low code, be it in data integration, development processes or scalability. If you do not have sufficient development capacity, adesso can quickly bring the appropriate resources into the project. This avoids inefficiencies and provides flexibility.
The low-code paradigm is spreading internationally with globally distributed platform providers. The adesso teams works at your location to ensure effective cooperation and builds the bridge between international platforms, local on-site usage and expertise from the international adesso group.
Low code uses concepts that are still being researched such as the graphic modelling of logic and applications. We provide you with new insights as soon as they are available.
adesso is not committed to any product provider and can provide you with independent consultancy because not every platform is suitable for every purpose.
We support you in the areas of technology, experience, collaboration and business as and when they need it, or from the first low-code evaluation through to efficient product use. This means you receive a solution that has maintained a holistic view and considered all of the key aspects.
The low-code paradigm opens up application development to a much larger group of people to reduce the workload of IT departments and shorten time to market. This is precisely where we come in and help you to use low code successfully and at your speed.
In combination with the disciplines of architecture, user experience and collaboration, disruptive technologies can unleash completely new potential. Our mission is to make this potential available to you as a one-stop shop. We use scientific methods to analyse and evaluate disruptive technologies and their benefits and make them applicable in concrete terms. With this offer, we want to help you increase your business success, help shape social trends and increase the satisfaction of your employees.
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