Once upon a time, deploying a new business application required writing thousands and thousands lines of code. Usually, your business would need to outsource the project to a web developer, which would cost time and money. None of that is necessary with no-code apps.
With no code apps, all you need to do is click and drop ready-to-use elements. Even enterprise applications can be created by people with little to no experience in app development. It’s very similar to the Elementor plugin on WordPress.
But the benefits of no code apps don’t end with a gentle learning curve. Businesses across the country began to embrace the technology at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic because it allowed them to quickly pivot as employees began working from home and customers moved their shopping online.
Here are a few more ways why no code apps are worth exploring for your business.
1. No Code Apps Are Easy to Update
Technology changes rapidly. We’ve hammered this point home quite a few times on this blog, but you really can’t emphasize it enough.
While it’s true many of us grew up in an era of rapidly advancing technology and have, as result, become accustomed to the speed with which the environment changes, not all of us understand the work that goes on behind the scenes to make sure devices from previous generations can keep up.
For app development, this might entail adding new code or revising existing lines of code. You might also need to create an upgrade schedule and monitor for new bugs. Thankfully, with no code apps, it isn’t necessary.
Because the elements of the application are premade, the developers make sure they are updated on a consistent basis while also ensuring emerging threats are squashed. You also get to avoid the resulting downtime that was once necessary any time an app went through a maintenance phase.
2. No Code Apps Free Up Your IT Team’s Time
We’re fierce advocates valuing the time of your IT team on this blog. Moving away from the traditional form of app development can make their schedule a bit more manageable.
Under the new form of app development, your IT team won’t need to constantly wait at the beck and call of your company’s business side. Rather than having the IT team tinker with your applications based on collected feedback, your team can instead make the changes on their own. Not only does this eliminate unexpected requests for your IT team, but it also removes an additional layer of interpretation, meaning your team can implement changes that align with their own vision.
Once your IT team no longer needs to concern themselves with routine app errors and feature requests, they can place a greater focus on helping your company improve its technological competitiveness. Needless to say, in 2021, you can’t compete if you aren’t competing with technology.
3. Get Applications to the Market Faster
Previously, a company’s IT team drove the process of developing an app and introducing it to the market. They would introduce a minimum viable product (MVP) to the market, collect feedback and make adjustments accordingly.
It’s a tried and true process, and it continues to this day. But with no code apps, you can greatly increase the speed with which you release the app to the general public. Your business team will now be able to offer significantly more insight into how they want the app to drive business outcomes. From there, they can work in tandem with members of the IT team to design the app with both business considerations and technical functionality in mind.
If your company wants to rethink how it deploys its business apps in 2021, we can help. Our business software specialists can help your company create a solution tailored to the needs of your workforce and customers.
Contact Timac Business Systems today for a free consultation!