By 2024, Low-Code Application Development Will Be Responsible For More Than 65% Of Application Development Activity.

Date: June 24, 2022

This isn’t just about streamlining development, it’s about developing solutions that move the needle for the business.

Low-code is a visual approach to software development that optimizes the entire development process to accelerate delivery. With low-code, you can abstract and automate every step of the application lifecycle to streamline the deployment of a variety of solutions. By breaking down traditional silos of business and IT (promoting continuous collaboration), your organization can develop solutions that meet the needs of your business


Achieve unparalleled time-to-value

  • Rapidly deliver apps that your business needs with the existing talent
  • Improve developer productivity with low-code attributes, such as a development toolkit (based on developer experience), a visual user interface, reusable components, and more
  • Enable faster decision making among cross-functional teams with baked-in collaboration tools

Build more at scale

  • Develop a variety of solutions ranging from process automation apps to mission-critical systems modernization, without incurring heavy costs
  • Deliver continuous improvements to end-users with engaging web, mobile, conversational, or immersive experiences
  • Build maintainable solutions that are easy to scale on cloud-native architecture

Shape a new way of developing

  • Break down silos to foster a strong business-IT partnership
  • Empower more developers throughout the organization to build applications and contribute
  • Stay agile to respond quickly to changing business and customer needs

All-in-one Low-Code Platform

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Who can build on low-code?

Anyone with an idea can use low-code to build applications. With dedicated development environments for business users and professional developers, low-code is designed to augment and synchronize the work of multiple developers.

Professional Developers

A recent Gartner survey states that 66% of low-code development platform users are professional developers from an enterprise IT department. At their core, professional developers want to build creative software solutions to solve complex problems. Low-code provides developers with a dedicated IDE and a sophisticated toolbox that is tailored to meet their development needs. Then be that to extend apps with custom code, consume data from multiple sources, build mobile apps, or leverage microservice architecture.

Citizen Developers

According to a recent Gartner report, 61% of organizations either have or plan to have active citizen development initiatives. Rather than waiting for IT, business users prefer to build their own apps. Instead of risking shadow IT, business and IT can partner together to build a formal citizen development initiative on a low-code platform. Low-code’s simplified development environment for business users — a nocode IDE — allows them to build basic productivity apps, while IT still has the visibility into the company’s app landscape.

The Value of Low-Code Development

Great software solutions create immense value for the business. They can help organizations drive new revenue, enhance customer satisfaction, mitigate risks, cut costs, and more. But constantly delivering impactful solutions is hard.



of business and IT stakeholders agree IT involvement adds value



of business stakeholders say less than half of their IT ideas are implemented



of IT and business stakeholders agree their organization would benefit from the capabilities offered by low-code platforms



new annual revenue delivered by a UK-based waste management company via an eCommerce portal built on low-code

Source: Digital Disconnect: A Study of Business and IT Alignment in 2019


Principle 1: Model-Driven Development

Transform ideas into applications that deliver business value through abstraction, automation, and openness.


Principle 2: Collaboration

Leverage a shared visual language to support the interchange of knowledge and ideas between business domain experts and developers.


Principle 3: Agility

Manage the full enterprise application development lifecycle with agile workstreams to eliminate bottlenecks, support iterative delivery and achieve shortest time-to-value.


Principle 4: The Cloud

Cloud enables the ease and speed of application deployment that customers demand.


Principle 5: Openness

Anything can be integrated with an agnostic enterprise application development platform — this removes limitations on what can be built.


Principle 6: Multi-User Development

Multiple developers should be able to work on an application at the same time. The platform must support and synchronize their work streams.


Principle 7: Experimentation & Innovation

Development tools need to be affordable and nimble so innovators everywhere can experiment, explore, and create.


Principle 8: Governance & Control

Robust governance and control processes and protocols are essential.


Principle 9: Community

A platform without a community is no platform at all.