There has been a substantial increase in the adoption of low-code platforms, including Crust, in the past few months. Lock down and enforced WFH (working from home) has led many companies to make the move to low-code platforms. This enabled them to adapt quickly to the new situation. Prior to the pandemic many organisations already adopted the model of Smart Working (flexible location, flexible hours, job sharing). Now, with work forces are still distributed, even more organisations are looking to low-code solutions.
Main Benefits of Low-Code
The 7 main benefits of low-code for sales teams are:
Developing apps with a good low-code platform is easy and fast. Thanks to low-code you can speed up the development process and build apps in hours/days instead of months. Additionally, the agility of low-code platforms mean processes can be adapted easily. Digital transformation can move ahead without complexity and slowdowns, and solutions can be deployed faster than before.
2. Low-Code Platforms Empowers both the Users and Tech Team
A big benefit of using low-code is around IT-Business alignment. With low-code, everybody in an organization can collaborate to deliver the best solutions. Low-code platforms, such as the Crust Low-Code Platform, offer visual development. This satisfies most needs of new developers or business users with a technical background. Even those without a technical background, often known as “citizen developers,” can use the pre-built functionality and build simple apps. Therefore, low-code empowers these users to create a lot of what they need. However, they will still need the tech team or their low-code partner to support and build more complex apps.
3, Better User Experience
A poor user experience can harm your employees’ productivity, efficiency, and motivation. So, good low-code platforms will provide you with ultimate control of the experience to the users themselves. For example, Crust providers an intuitive user interface that’s so often missing from enterprise software applications. It’s all about the user!
The agility of low-code platforms means you can easily adapt processes. Therefore, digital transformation can move ahead without complexity and slowdowns, and solutions can be deployed faster than before. Low-code makes it easy to integrate all kinds of components into your apps. So, your customers can interact with your business however they wish.
5. Improved Customer Experience
Low-code development platforms give you the flexibility to adapt to market changes and customer needs quickly. You can deliver or update apps without effort. So, firstly, you won’t have to distract the IT team with these requirements. And secondly, you will have no time delay due to having to join the internal request queue.
6. Multi Device Compatibility
The ability to safely run your app on different devices is for many companies important. So, like most low-code solutions, Crust allows you to run the app across a wide range of devices.
Finally we look at costs. It’s more important than ever to keep your operating cost as low as possible. By enabling faster development you reduce the demand on your internal IT department. With it, you reduce your costs substantially. Additionally, if you compare the Crust to propitiatory solutions, you can even save more. Firstly, Crust is open-source and free. 100% free and not freemium, like some others. Secondly, Crust has no limits. Not on number of users, number of apps or anything. And thirdly, Crust has no vendor lock-in. It’s completely standardised.
So, a low-code platform is a win for all. Businesses save money, non-technical users take some of the burden from IT and proactively create their own solutions, and IT builds faster with greater agility and less frustration. Try out a low-code demo, or contact us for any questions you may have for us.