Businesses keep generating more data – about their customers, about product performance, about the systems and services they rely on for optimal operations. Managing that data and extracting actionable insights can be tedious, repetitive and time-consuming.
Enter low-code/no-code services. These cloud-based tools allow employees who are intimately familiar with company workflows to automate processes that are either time consuming or repetitive. Automating those processes allows them to put their focus on tasks that require more engagement.
These citizen developers, typically employees whose areas of expertise are outside application development – yet may need highly customized applications to serve their expertise – can take advantage of these low-code/no-code platforms because they are put together like building blocks using familiar drag and drop processes to link together the sequential steps of that process.
In reality, low-code/no-code platforms all have code underneath the automation process. The user interface, which enables citizen developers to either drag and drop or put these workflows together step by step, depends on that code to work properly and interface with the various services it accesses.
The low-code part of this process is enabled in many of these automation services by allowing either the citizen developer or a formally trained coder to dive in behind the scenes of the automated process to tweak the code to make the process more efficient for that implementation.
In this report, ITPro Today begins by explaining how low-code/no-code services help boost a company’s bottom line and the ways they drive innovation during digital transformation. Then we offer hands-on comparisons of three different no-code workflow automation services, PowerAutomate, IFTTT and Zapier. Finally, we provide assessments of low-code/no-code services from Amazon, Microsoft and Google.
The report should provide a thorough introduction to a class of tools that provide a two-for-one value: better management of the data critical to business operations and better management of employee time. Fill out the below form to access the free report.